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Seventh Meeting: --Thursday, March 3rd,2016

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Sears think[box] Makerspace Tour

Sorry: PDH cannot be given for this Meeting

ABSTRACT:  What was once the “attic” warehouse for Case Western Reserve University is being transformed to a seven-story state of the art makerspace.  Join us as we tour the Larry Sears and Sally Zlotnick Sears think[box] in the Richey Mixon Building at CWRU.  Our student tour guides will introduce you to all the tools and facilities of think[box], which are free and open to the public.  think[box] includes fancy new tools like 3D printers, laser cutters, vinyl cutters, large format printers, automated sewing/embroidery machines, and printed circuit board routers; plus old standbys like drill presses, multimeters, table saws, panel saws, crimpers, strippers, other hand tools, and basic hardware.  The space includes project collaboration spaces, plus people resources for everything from training you on the tools to helping with patents.

The space will be open and in use, so you need to wear closed-toe shoes. (If you normally wear your safety glasses, you may wish to attach your side shields.) Please also join us for dinner after the tour!


Sears think[box] at CWRU.  Park in the visitor parking garage on Adelbert Road (lot 53).  think[box] is accessed from the Veale Athletic Center entrance (map)


Arrive:   5:45 p.m.

Tour:    6:00 p.m.

Dinner: 7:00 p.m.

Please arrive at the Veale Athletic Center entrance by 5:45 p.m. so we can start the tour on time.


Aladdin’s, 12447 Cedar Road, Cleveland Heights (at Fairmount), 44106.  Tel: 216-932-4333.  Order off the menu, individual pay.  Park in the rear, overflow in CH city lot to the west.


                    Dinner:  Individual Check


Please call Harriet Radvansky at 216-408-6013 or e-mail: no later than Tuesday, March 1st.  Let her know which tour (6:30 or 6:45) you are attending.  Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your registered tour.



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