Meet Your Makers
Join us at Sandwich Brewery on Thursday, April 18 at 7:00 pm.
3230 Sandwich St, Windsor, ON N9C 1A8
- Find out what we are all about.
- Meet fellow makers and founding members.
- Discover Windsor’s first member run makerspace!
Fill out our membership form and send the form and a headshot photo of yourself to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meta Makers Cooperative (M2C) is a non-profit makers space in Windsor. Our mission is to provide access to tools and resources to maximize human potential, enabling our members to be autonomous, achieve self mastery and fulfill a sense of purpose. We also believe that science, technology, engineering, arts, and math are an integral part of the making process and when people make, they become empowered. We are a social enterprise with a diverse array of skilled members who make Makers.
Members benefit from access to a co-working space with tools and resources that they might not otherwise have access to. People come for the tools and stay to explore, collaborate and make. It affords them the opportunity to socialize, learn and teach. Being a cooperative, our members are active and engaged in all aspects of our organization.
Membership terms are offered on an annual, semi-annual or quarterly basis. Day and week passes are also available. Membership is open to anyone 18 years of age or older.
Jo has over five years experience in the Non-profit/charitable sector, including the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. She is a true Jo of all trades who makes quilts, chocolate, fabric, costumes, audio recordings, stained glass, pottery, cake decorating, painting, woodworking, upcycling, leatherwork, crochet, and design.
Pauline is a multimedia maker and founding department manager at Michaels Arts and Crafts Windsor. She was a certified Wilton Industries trainer and cake decorating instructor with over 16 years experience. Her creative passions include wood inlay, pyrography, glass, plaster cast, clay, mosaic tile, pen and ink, watercolour, acrylics, beadwork, jewellery, needlework, knitting, crochet, sewing and home decor.
Nik is a software developer with an arts and music background and a joy for tinkering with electronics and audio equipment. He has experience with portraiture, photography, painting, building stringed instruments, multimedia art, and silk screening.
Shawn Wilson is an open source evangelist with 30 years of experience in practically anything that touches the field of IT. This includes everything from software and web development, to system design and aministration, to running cables. Encountering a makerspace for the first time in 2012 when building a 3D printer from scratch, he is a firm believer that makerspaces can benefit society in a manner similar to open source software. Among many interests, he likes to travel and has visited all 50 states and 10 provinces plus a few other countries.
Roberto has over 20 years experience in the field of Industrial Automation and is a licensed electrician. He is a long-time electronics hobbyist with an interest in all facets of the hobby but particularly microcontrollers. He has contributed to several electronics periodicals over the years including the submission of an open source version of the popular Arduino Uno geared specifically to bread boarding. Other interests include woodworking using primarily hand tools, 3D printing, and mechanical & electronic CAD design. He is a licensed amateur radio operator and a past volunteer instructor of the basic and advanced licensing courses.
FACILITY FACT SHEET
M2C is seeking 2000 square feet of workshop space to cater to the following interests:
- Fibre arts
- Software Development
- Computer Aided Design (CAD)
- Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM/CNC)
How to help?
As a non-profit cooperative, we operate on a 100% volunteer basis and appreciate all contributions. A business can help with the following:
- Sponsor membership
An individual can help with the following:
- Tools and Equipment
Please contact us to discuss your generous donation.
We will achieve our aims through a variety of functions including:
- STEM youth programs
- Retiree Outreach
- Community arts events
- Technology labs
- CAD skills training
- Special interest groups
We are confident that the personal growth of our members will ultimately benefit the community and that as we grow, we will expand to offer access to more tools and more resources.
M2C is committed to maximizing human potential with a long-term goal of becoming a charity.
Meta Makers Cooperative is a new makerspace opening in Windsor. Contact us to learn more.