Maximized
Makerspace

Most users don’t fully utilize their equipment, tech, or business tools, but that’s where we step in. Let’s supercharge your use of your machines, level up your business game, and explore new ways to use tech like never before. Ready to fully maximize your use of technology in life and business? Let’s chat!

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MAXIMIZE YOUR CRAFT

Ready to take your space to the next level? We’re here to maximize your use of all machines, tech, and business tools. Whether you’re diving into new equipment or seeking to optimize existing resources, let’s collaborate to unleash your full potential. Let’s explore how we can elevate your space together!

1 hour, half, and full day

Workshops

We’re dedicated to fueling the success of makerspaces everywhere. Our diverse workshops are crafted to spark creativity, sharpen skills, and unleash the full potential of your space. Whether you’re diving into a quick one-hour crash course or immersing yourself in a full-day session, our offerings cover everything from mastering machine operation to refining business strategies and exploring the latest in technology.

Our workshops can be delivered in-person or virtually, providing flexibility and accessibility for all participants. Led by industry and business professionals with real-world experience, you’ll benefit from expert guidance and insights that can be directly applied to your projects and goals. Get ready to open new doors of possibility and elevate your makerspace experience!

Machine & Equipment Workshops

Dive into hands-on workshops covering the operation, maintenance, and creative potential of essential makerspace equipment, including 3D printers, laser engravers, CNC machines, and vinyl cutters.

Most popular

CNC Machines Workshops

  • Introduction to CNC Machining Technology
  • Understanding CNC Machine Operations and Controls
  • Precision Machining Techniques with CNC
  • Optimizing Toolpaths and Cutting Strategies for CNC
  • Getting started with Vectric Vcarve
  • Gcode Senders and Sending Jobs to a CNC
  • Customizing Parts and Components with CNC Machining
  • CNC Machining for Prototyping and Small-Batch Production
  • Troubleshooting and Maintenance of CNC Machines
  • Exploring Materials and Tooling Options for CNC Machining
Most popular

Laser Engraver Workshops

  • Introduction to Laser Engraving Technology
  • Basic Principles of Laser Engraving Design
  • Advanced Laser Engraving Techniques and Applications
  • Personalizing Products with Laser Engraving
  • Creating Customized Gifts and Keepsakes with Laser Engraving
  • Exploring Materials and Surfaces for Laser Engraving
  • Getting Started with Lightburn
  • Laser Engraving for Branding and Identification
  • Troubleshooting and Maintenance of Laser Engraving Machines
  • Safety Protocols and Best Practices in Laser Engraving
Most popular

3D Printing Workshops

  • Introduction to 3D Printing Technology
  • Basic Principles of 3D Printing Design
  • Advanced 3D Printing Techniques and Applications
  • Prototyping and Rapid Iteration with 3D Printing
  • 3D Printing for Product Development and Innovation
  • Creating Customized Products with 3D Printing
  • Optimizing 3D Printing Workflows for Efficiency
  • Troubleshooting Common Issues in 3D Printing
  • Exploring Materials and Filaments for 3D Printing
  • Future Trends and Innovations in 3D Printing Technology
Most popular

Vinyl Cutter Workshops

  • Introduction to Vinyl Cutting Technology
  • Basic Principles of Vinyl Cutter Operation
  • Getting Started with Cricut Design Space
  • Mastering Silhouette Studio Software for Vinyl Cutting
  • Customizing Designs and Graphics for Vinyl Cutting
  • Creating Vinyl Decals and Stickers
  • Exploring Materials and Blades for Vinyl Cutting
  • Troubleshooting and Maintenance of Vinyl Cutters
  • Innovative Applications of Vinyl Cutting in Art and Design
  • Vinyl Cutting for Home Decor and DIY Projects

Business Development Workshops

Elevate your entrepreneurial skills with workshops focused on business planning, financial management, marketing strategies, legal considerations, and leadership development tailored for makerspaces and creative communities.

  • Crafting an Effective Business Plan for Success
  • Strategies for Successful Sales and Negotiation
  • Building and Nurturing Business Relationships
  • Effective Networking Techniques for Business Growth
  • Developing a Winning Marketing Strategy
  • Financial Management Essentials for Small Businesses
  • Scaling Your Business: Strategies for Growth and Expansion
  • Leveraging Technology for Business Efficiency and Innovation
  • Mastering Time Management and Productivity in Business
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset: Cultivating Creativity and Resilience

Software & Technology Workshops

Explore the latest in software tools and technologies with workshops covering graphic design, video editing, web development, data analytics, and AI integration, designed to enhance your digital capabilities and innovation potential.

Adobe Creative Cloud

  • Introduction to Adobe Creative Suite
  • Graphic Design Essentials with Adobe Photoshop
  • Designing Products with Adobe Illustrator
  • Layout Design and Desktop Publishing with Adobe InDesign
  • Creating Product Mockups and Client Proofs
  • Designing for Laser Engravers with Adobe Illustrator
  • Designing for the CNC with Adobe Illustrator
  • Designing Laser-Cut Wooden Signage with Adobe Illustrator
  • Creating Custom Acrylic Keychains with Adobe Illustrator
  • Designing for Tumbler Engraving on the Laser

Microsoft 365

  • Maximizing Productivity with Microsoft 365
  • Effective Communication and Collaboration with Microsoft Teams
  • Streamlining Document Management with SharePoint Online
  • Mastering Email and Calendar Management with Outlook
  • Creating and Editing Documents with Microsoft Word
  • Analyzing Data and Creating Reports with Microsoft Excel
  • Designing Dynamic Presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Organizing Projects and Tasks with Microsoft Planner
  • Enhancing Remote Work Efficiency with Microsoft 365
  • Accessing and Sharing Files Anywhere with OneDrive for Business

Artificial Intelligence

  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence in Business
  • Getting Started with ChatGPT
  • Leveraging AI for Customer Service Excellence
  • Enhancing Marketing Strategies with AI
  • Creating Effective Prompts for ChatGPT
  • Generating Images with Midjourney AI
  • Using AI for Automated Content Creation in Business
  • AI Solutions for Process Optimization and Decision Support
  • Personalizing Customer Experiences with AI
  • Ethical Considerations and Best Practices in AI Adoption

Other Software and Applications

  • Introduction to Google Workspace for Business Productivity
  • Efficient Email Management with Gmail
  • Effective Document Collaboration with Google Docs
  • Email Marketing using Mailchimp
  • Streamlining Communication with Zoom Video Conferencing
  • Creating a website Using WordPress
  • Creating an E-commerce Store
  • Getting Started Accepting Credit Card
  • Creating Professional Presentations with Canva
  • Graphic Design and Layout Using Cavan

Maximized Makerspace

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to frequently asked questions and learn more about Maximized Makerspace and our services. If you have any other questions, feel free to get in touch with us directly!

Maximized Makerspace
(mak-suh-mized may-ker-space)
common noun
A space that has been optimized to its fullest potential or capacity, with resources, tools, and services strategically utilized to enhance creativity, innovation, productivity, and business growth and sustainability.
Similar: Hackerspace, Fab Lab, Innovation Lab, Tech Workshop, Creative Studio, Collaborative Workspace, Community Workshop, Innovation Hub, Co-working Space, Home School Co-op

General Questions

Who is a good fit for your Maximized Makerspace?

Maximized Makerspace is ideal for makerspaces, coworking spaces, home school co-ops, and similar organizations looking to enhance their capabilities in everything STREAM. (Science, Technology, Robotics, Engineering, Art, and Math) We support the hardware, software, and people skills needed to fully maximize your use of technology in life and business.

Absolutely! We provide consultation and support services to help you set up and optimize your makerspace, ensuring it meets your unique requirements and goals.

Absolutely! We offer consultation services to help you select the right equipment for your makerspace based on your goals, budget, and available space. We consider factors such as functionality, scalability, and compatibility to ensure you make informed decisions.

STREAM is an educational approach that builds upon the foundational principles of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) by incorporating the disciplines of Robotics and the Arts. By integrating Robotics and Art into STEM education, STREAM emphasizes creativity, innovation, and interdisciplinary learning, providing students with a well-rounded educational experience that fosters critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration skills.

Workshop and Training Questions

What types of workshops do you offer, and how do they help makerspaces?

We offer workshops covering a wide range of areas including machine operation, business development, and software training. These workshops are designed to empower makerspaces by providing hands-on learning experiences and expert guidance with the goal of empowering users while helping you fully leverage your space and equipment.

Workshop durations vary depending on the topic and depth of coverage. We offer sessions ranging from one-hour crash courses to 1/2 and full-day immersive experiences, with formats designed to maximize learning and engagement.

Our workshops can be delivered both in-person and virtually, providing flexibility for participants to choose the format that best suits their needs and preferences.

Absolutely! We work closely with you to understand your goals and requirements, and then develop a customized workshop program to address your specific needs and challenges.

Absolutely! We offer on-site training sessions tailored to the specific needs and requirements of your staff members. Whether you’re looking to enhance their skills in machine operation, software usage, or business development, we can develop a customized training program to meet your goals. Our experienced trainers will work closely with your team to ensure they gain the knowledge and confidence needed to excel in their roles and support the members of your organization.

Yes, we do! We offer workshops specifically designed for children and youth groups to inspire creativity, foster innovation, and develop valuable skills. Our youth-focused workshops incorporate age-appropriate activities and learning techniques to engage young participants and encourage their curiosity. From introductory sessions to advanced projects, we offer a variety of workshops to suit different age groups and interests.

Absolutely! We specialize in developing customized curriculum solutions for educational institutions to meet their unique needs and goals. Our team will collaborate with you to assess your curriculum requirements, identify learning objectives, and design engaging and interactive learning experiences tailored to your students’ needs. Whether you’re looking to integrate making activities into existing courses or develop a standalone makerspace program, we can help bring your educational vision to life.

Workshop pricing varies depending on the duration and complexity of the session. We offer 1 hour, 1/2 day, and full day workshops. We offer flexible pricing options to accommodate different budgets and needs with the average 1 hour workshop starting at $99. Get in touch today to craft a plan designed around your unique needs.

Yes, we offer discounts for multiple workshop bookings and long-term support contracts. Please contact us for more information on pricing and discount options.

Support Questions

What is support and how does it work?

Our support is how we support the diverse needs of makerspaces and the people with a passion for the STREAM fields. We offer troubleshooting, consultation, and ongoing assistance for hardware, software, and business development. Whether remotely or on-site, we tailor solutions to your challenges, helping you achieve your goals effectively.

Yes, you can! Our support services can be attached to a support retainer and benefit all members of your makerspace, co-working space, or community. You get to choose how to divide up the support time between your members and we’ll manage all the heavy lifting! Whether you have a small team or a large group of members, we’re here to assist everyone in optimizing their experience and maximizing the potential of your space. Feel free to reach out to us to discuss how we can tailor our support services to meet the needs of your entire community.

Our support services are flexible and can be delivered according to your preferences and needs. We offer on-site support for hands-on assistance and troubleshooting, as well as remote support options for convenient access to our expertise from anywhere. Depending on the nature of the issue or project, we can tailor our support delivery to best suit your requirements.

Yes, we provide support services specifically tailored to meet the needs of small business owners operating within makerspaces, coworking spaces, and similar environments. Our support offerings are designed to assist small business owners in leveraging the resources and opportunities available to them, whether it’s optimizing equipment usage, implementing efficient workflows, or developing strategic business plans. We understand the unique challenges faced by small businesses and are committed to providing personalized support to help them thrive.

The cost of our support services depends on the level of assistance required and the scope of the project. Support starts at $50/hr. In addition to individual customizable support we offer retainer packages tailored to your specific needs, membership size, and budget. 

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