The Maker Movement
Walsh Is Bringing The Maker Movement To You
If you’re a serious hobbyist, you have probably heard about Makerspaces. If you are just starting a hobby or want to learn how to do almost anything, a Makerspace is the place for you. With about 500 in North America alone, these spaces give their members access to not only a wide range of tools and equipment that few hobbyists can afford, but also a place to work and knowledgeable people to help you along if you get stuck.
Our Creative Community
Bringing People Together
At Walsh, we know the desire to learn, grow and create is alive and well among people of all ages and backgrounds. A place to explore, create and invent, the Walsh Makerspace embodies the maker movement. A dedicated workshop serving hobbyists and burgeoning entrepreneurs alike, the Makerspace is stocked with a 3D printer, robotics lab, laser cutter, woodworking tools, sewing equipment, and kid-friendly features like invention kits and a giant LEGO wall. An included amenity for all residents, the Makerspace offers classes for every age and skill level, as well as a maker-focused curriculum including guest lectures and demonstrations.
Designed in partnership with leading expert Mark Hatch (author of the best-selling book The Maker Movement Manifesto and co-founder of TechShop); this space provides the tools, resources and collaboration needed for residents and visitors to actually make stuff, and make friends.
DEVELOPING SKILLS FOR THE FUTURE
Makerspace programming includes year-round classes and events.
Classes are open to residents, local community groups and businesses. All Aledo ISD elementary, middle school and high school campuses have access to the space, and local community groups and businesses can also pay a monthly fee to explore their own skills and passions.
Lathe, band saw, table saw, planer, drill press, panel saw and much more.
Vinyl cutters and t-shirt press.
CNC Router, full spectrum laser cutters, 3D printers.
Embroidery and sewing machines.
Lego wall, mindstorm kits, snap circuit electronics and much more.