Take a class with Tam Makers

Come learn new skills at Tam Makers, our makerspace for adults and youth in Mill Valley.

We invite you to join some of our first classes and events, before they fill up:

Here is more info about these classes and events. We hope to see you there!

Arduino 101

Learn to create interactive objects with the popular Arduino board!

This course will show you how to build simple interactive systems with an Arduino micro-controller, used by millions of makers around the world.  You will learn how to make lights blink, play sounds, move things — and bring it all together to create a fun interactive experience.

This 3-part course will be on Thursdays, June 16, 23 and 30, between 6 and 8pm. The cost is $160 for 3 classes. Arduino boards and electronic parts are included, and you can take them home with you at the end of the course (a $50 value). No experience is necessary.

Learn more here — and sign up here.

You Can Make It

Make your own gadget, jewelry, sculpture, robot or other invention!

In this open workshop, you build your own project with your own materials. Some guidance is provided by instructors and other participants.

Here are examples of projects you could make: LED GogglesMagical Mushroom LightsNeoPixel Jewelry, or Your First Robot… See our course page for more info and project ideas.

You will develop a range of maker skills, from design to electronics, maker art and light woodworking. And you will join a community of makers who like to make things together and learn from each other.

This workshop will be on Wednesdays, June 29, July 6 and 13, between 6 and 9pm. The cost is $72 for 3 nights — or $36 per night on drop-in basis.

No experience is necessary. If you have already taken our Arduino or laser cutting courses, you can also use those tools to enhance your interactive experience.

Learn more here — and sign up here.

Welcome Meetup

To hear more about Tam Makers and our other classes, please come to our Welcome Meetup on Wednesday, June 8 at 6pm.

During this free event, we will show you our makerspace, talk about our first maker classes and discuss your ideas for growing our maker community together.

The shop will open at 6pm, with quick tours of our wood shop and computer lab, as well as demos of recent projects. At 7pm, we will present the Tam Makers initiative and host a group discussion afterwards. We’ll then network informally and get to know each other, before wrapping up at 9pm.

Learn more and sign up here.

All classes and events take place in our new makerspace at Tamalpais High School: 700 Miller Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941. See map.

To learn more, visit our site at TamMakers.org . If you use Facebook, please ‘like’ our new Tam Makers page, and let us know what you think of this program.

We hope to see you soon!


Geo Monley
Fabrice Florin

Author: Fabrice Florin

Fabrice Florin is a multimedia innovator who creates unique experiences to inform and engage communities through digital media. He has led the development of many pioneering products and services in news, education and entertainment, working with innovators such as Apple, Macromedia and Wikipedia. He now consults on worthy projects, with a focus on content strategy, community engagement and product development. Fabrice is now working on an interactive art project called the ‘Pataphysical Slot Machine, a community-created poetic oracle created by a collective of artists, engineers, teachers and students based in Mill Valley. He previously worked as movement communications manager at the Wikimedia Foundation, where he managed and edited the Wikimedia blog -- and helped nurture a 'culture of kindness' across online communities.​ Prior to that, he was product manager, leading the development of many new tools for Wikipedia, such as Notifications, Media Viewer and Thanks. His previous ventures include: • NewsTrust.net, a nonprofit social news network, helping folks tell apart fact from fiction • Handtap / GoComics, a wireless content provider for mobile devices • Shockwave.com, a web entertainment site we started at Macromedia • Zenda Studio, award-winning multiplayer game developer • Apple Computer’s Multimedia Lab, a research and development group • Videowest, a producer of rock journalism and entertainment for young adults Read more: http://fabriceflorin.com/about/