Emma and the Muse Laser

Get Certified on a Rapid Prototyping Machine (Laser Cutter, CNC Milling Machines or 3D Printer)!

Certification courses focus on the basics of the Laser Cutter, CNC Milling Machines, and 3D Printers. The curriculum addresses how the machines work, what types of materials the machine can use, file types the machines can accept, and the different applications that can be performed by the machines. Through easy-to-understand exercises, the course instructor will break down how the machine works, so you will get maximum productivity from your machine without sacrificing part quality.

This two-hour course runs from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday’s. 

Designed For

  • All levels of enthusiasts
  • Owners, operators, managers or anyone who wants to have a better understanding of how the machinery works

Class content includes:

  • Basics (How the machine works)
  • Materials to Use
  • Design Files to Import

About the Program


View Our Event Calendar to Sign Up: http://makeitlocally.org/classes-and-workshops/


Hey Ladies! Join us for a Spring Electronics workshop!


Celebrate the return of Spring by discovering the wonderful world of circuits and crafting a custom light-up card tomorrow, March 21st 2017!

In this project-based learning workshop, you’ll discover electricity, circuits, and light emitting diodes (LEDs), including where to source inexpensive electronic components for your future electronics crafting needs.

To register, please RSVP here.

If you are unable to attend the event tomorrow,  sign up for the next workshop on April 4, 2017!


About the Instructor, Jen Fox:

Jen Fox is an engineer with a diverse and broad range of experience in industry and education, ranging from a dark matter detection researcher, to a Hacker in Residence for SparkFun Electronics. Jen’s project-based educational approach gives students practical knowledge in STEM subjects, so that students continue to build on and share their knowledge and skills well beyond the workshop. Go forth and build!

Check out the event here. Register and pay in advance to reserve your spot today!

More & Better Changes: New Operating Hours!

Hello Makers! We are pleased to announce updated operating hours to better cater to you, our wonderful members.

Drum roll, please! As of next Monday (March 13th, 2017), we are open:

Tuesday to Saturday: 12 PM to 9 PM

Tours are every Wednesday and Saturday @ 11AM!

Please note that we are closed on Mondays.


Our intention is that the shop and equipment is available so you can fully take advantage of the workspace, tools, and classes at SoDo Makerspace. Please let us know what else we can do to make it more convenient to come in and put your membership to good use. 


In conjunction with the operating hours change, we are updating our volunteer process to make it easier to get involved. Check out the new volunteer form here.


As always, please let us know if you have any questions and thanks for your support! 

Hello World! Introducing SODO MakerSpace Memberships

Hello Makers,


We are excited to announce that memberships are now available!


We started three years ago with a few volunteers and a handful of tools. Since then, we’ve worked with hundreds of makers, businesses large and small, and we’ve vastly expanded the tools and capabilities we offer to our local community. We’re shifting to a community-supported membership model to further our mission to provide education, tools, workspace, and a community aimed at empowering people to make anything they can dream up. We’d love to have your support. Here are the details of our membership services, available starting February 1st.


Non-members are still welcome to attend our free tours, hire us for fabrication or consulting, and attend classes at regular price.


We are beginning with one tier of membership, and four ways to pay:


Option 1: Monthly – 3 month increments – $35/mo

Option 2: Yearly – $29/month ($348 total)

Option 3: Day Pass – $25/day

Option 4: Day Pass Multi-Pack – $100/4 days


Since we’re always looking to provide service that best suits our customers, we welcome your feedback. As such, the above rates are subject to change.


Membership will include the following (as available):



Soldering Stations

Laptops with design software

Hand tools

Access to Machines (certifications and rates vary): 

  • Vinyl Cutter – $50 Certification, $0.50/min
  • Laser Cutter – $148 Certification, $1/min
  • CNC Machines –
    • Large 4’x5′ – $148 Certification, $1/min
    • Small – Shapeoko – $148 Certification, $1/min

*After initial certification, pay just $50 (30 minutes) to be certified on the second CNC machine.

  • Sewing machines – $50 Certification, unlimited use
  • 3D Printers – $148 Certification, discounted member pricing (varies with print volume, filament, etc. Please see cost calculator on-site)


Please contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns. We look forward to making an innovative, thriving community with you. Sign up for membership today!

Make a Light-Up Valentine’s Card!

Valentine's Day Light-Up Card!

Light-up cards make the world a brighter place! Join us on February 12th from 2 – 3:30 PM to learn the basics of circuits and make a custom, light-up Valentine’s Day card for a loved one!  Plus, you’ll leave with extra materials to teach at least 2 friends how to make a light-up card! Wooo paper circuit after-party!!


More specifics on what you’ll learn: the basics of electricity, circuits, and LEDs (light emitting diodes), how to build switches, and how to source materials for simple electronics projects.

This event is open to women, girls, and LGBTQ folks ages 16 and older. Younger participants are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Thank you!


To register for the class, please visit this website: [Click here to sign up!]


About the Instructor:

Jen Fox is an engineer with a diverse and broad range of experience in both industry and education, with positions ranging from a dark matter detection researcher to a Hacker in Residence for SparkFun Electronics. Jen’s project-based educational approach gives students practical knowledge in STEAM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Art-Mathematics) subjects, so that students continue to build on and share their knowledge and skills well beyond the workshop. Go forth and build!


Skateboard Guitar Build

Resident woodworker Drew Mycroft has been working diligently on his custom-made guitar for months, and we are excited to see it all come together. The body is crafted from used skateboards donated from a local skate shop, and the fretboard is made from a repurposed wine rack. He shot and edited the video below to walk us through the build, from inspiration to finished product.  Great work Drew!


MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: Our Inaugural Costume & Prop Show & Tell



Good news everyone!


Our first Costume and Prop Show & Tell was a huge, well-attended success! And in spite of it taking place on a Seahawks game night, no less!





About thirty intrepid, diehard costumers and replica prop makers braved the game night traffic to show off their hard work and socialize over pizza. As you can see above, our local cosplay and prop community had a fair bit of stuff to share with each other.


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Holiday Scarf



Every year, I pull out my holiday scarf the day after Thanksgiving and wear it prominently all the way to New Year’s Eve. It not only helps to keep the cold out, but it is a holiday spectacle as well.


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Snowflake Wine Cork Coasters

Happiest of Holidays Everyone!

Looking for a fun up-cycling holiday gift to make? Well, consider your holiday wishes heard! In this project, we re-purpose those wine corks you have diligently collected and protected from being thrown away over the years AND learn to use the all mighty, all powerful…LASER CUTTER. A tool that is a life changer for any DIYer!
Drummer boy, please…pa rum pum pum pum…we are going to make Snowflake Wine Cork Coasters! Here’s how we made it…SoDo MakerSpace style.

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