Goal #11: Join Milwaukee Makerspace

Posted: April 13, 2019 in Uncategorized

I accomplished this goal back in August, but didn’t write about it because I sort of side stepped the purpose of it. I joined the Milwaukee Makerspace, got trained on multiple pieces of equipment, and then never went back. I had imagined that I would meet people with similar interests and build cool projects utilizing equipment that I couldn’t afford. Why did I stop going? There aren’t any good reasons but I do have two excuses. The Milwaukee Makerspace is located 20 minutes from my house and I already have most of the tools I need in my current workshop, making it inconvenient to travel to when I could work on most projects at home. Again, those are just excuses.

This is a pretty lame goal post, so let me update you on an exciting development…

We’re moving to Boston! Alexis will be doing a two year research fellowship with the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change through Harvard Medical School. It’s the same organization she worked with when she spent a year in Haiti. She’ll also be pursuing a Master’s in Public Health through Harvard Medical School. In order to get this all funded, she agreed to come back to Milwaukee every month and take call for one week at the Children’s Hospital. We’ve found an apartment and will be moving out to Boston the beginning of July. Our apartment will be tiny (697 sq. feet), so I’ve started investigating Makerspaces in Boston. Artisan’s Asylum seems to fit the bill, and given our small apartment size I will be forced to use it if I want to continue making projects.

Comments
  1. […] #11 Join Milwaukee Makerspace Another completed goal that missed the purpose. I joined, went twice to learn two pieces of equipment, but then stopped going. I wanted to meet new makers and utilize new tools, and the goal should have been more reflective of that purpose. […]

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