Port City Makerspace Open to 4-H Makers on Friday Evenings for Tinker Time


Starting on May 6, 2022, on Friday evenings from 6-8pm, Port City Makerspace is opening the doors of their workshops to 4-H for “Tinker Times”. 4-H families are welcome and encouraged to stop in and work on any 4-H STEM or Maker projects you are working on, or even personal projects!

For Spring 2022, we are working on building trebuchets in 4-H. On July 17, there will be a county-wide trebuchet competition to see which team can launch the furthest projectile and the most accurate projectile, and who can build the most team-oriented design. Tinker Times is the perfect time for your team to work on building your trebuchet together!

This Spring, we are also offering Bike Maintenance Tinker Times, so your family can circumvent the bike shops’ wait times and tune up your bikes for the season. Learn how to replace and grease a chain, replace and inflate a bike tube, tighten brakes, and more. The first Bike Tinker Time is planned for May 13.

You can always float in with ANY project during ANY 4-H Tinker Time to work on it. PCMS always has knowledgeable personnel on hand to support whatever you are making.

At PCMS, your family will have access to the following workshop spaces:

  • Classroom space
  • Wood shop
  • Metal shop
  • Machine shop
  • Electronics lab
  • Auto shop
  • Bike shop
  • CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Room

You will also have access to the following shared resources:

  • 3D Printers
  • Laser Cutter
  • CNC Routers
  • Embroidery Machine
  • Hand Tools like screwdivers, chisels, hammers, measuring tools, etc.
  • Consumables like sandpaper, glue, hardware, thread, drill bits, etc.
  • Materials bins for wood, metal, plastic, fabric, electronics parts, etc.
  • See more tools on the PCMS Member Wiki

Register via 4-H Online to let us know you are coming.

A few photos of some of the workshops spaces at PCMS:

PCMS workshop space
PCMS workshop space
PCMS workshop space

 

Author(s)

Mike Harris
4-H Program Manager
Asst Extension Program Mgr
Phone: 603-679-5616
Office: Cooperative Extension, Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824

Claes Thelemarck
Extension Field Specialist - Science Literacy
Full Extension Field Spec
Phone: (603) 447-3834
Office: Cooperative Extension, Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824

Megan Glenn
STEM Docent Program Manager
Extension Program Mgr
Phone: (603) 641-4391
Office: Cooperative Extension, 88 Commercial Street, RM 332, Manchester, NH 03101