If there is a stereotypical makerspace, it might look something like this: a cinder block walled building with battered metal shelves, filled with a random array of donated [read: broken] electronics. Beneath a sad, dangling light bulb in a cage, the same three bespectacled people with no dates on a Friday night are translating The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy … Read More
If you want to satisfy the roving telecommuter, it turns out you need more than coffee and an exposed brick wall. Each time we hold a general information session, we not only have a chance to share our progress with Concord, we get to hear the insights and needs of an new, impromptu panel of residents, representatives of other community … Read More
Photo credited to 1MillionCups national organization When Making Matters NH formed this past May, a core part of our mission was our desire to help young area businesses and new innovators thrive. We may not have an actual building yet, but we are not going to let a small detail like that slow us down. With the help of our … Read More
Earlier this year MMNH’s Board of Directors was pleased to gavel in Chelsea Bailey, local maker with a passion for upcycling. If you have been involved with any of our working groups you already know Chelsea because she contributes time and ideas to each of them! She also was a hit at our last two open-air demos, helping our younger … Read More
If you want a unique wardrobe, a good place to start is with a hand sewn jacket, locally made preferred. If your garment is not only small batch and hand sewn but hand woven from texture-rich natural fibers, now you have style on steroids! Just outside Concord in delightful Contoocook, the mother and daughter team of Patricia Palson and Molly … Read More
Merrimack County Savings Bank (the Merrimack) has recently donated more than 20 inkjet and laser printers to Making Matters NH, the entrepreneurial support organization and future venue of Concord’s volunteer-run makerspace. The donation followed the Bank’s contribution to the purchase of an Incubator Study, which determined Making Matters NH as well-suited and befitting to the Greater Concord community. The study … Read More
Entrepreneurs, educators, and community and business leaders are joining forces to bring a makerspace to the Concord region that will serve existing and aspiring inventors, artists, and entrepreneurs. The mission of Making Matters NH is to develop a safe, fun and collaborative space supporting makers of all ages and skill-sets coming together to teach, learn, create, explore and prosper. We … Read More
Marketplace New England played host to Making Matters NH at during the three day street fair Market Days in June. The booth was full of demonstrations of art, woodworking and technology. We even had a food truck, courtesy of Merrimack County Conservation, in order to showcase the goal of offering a commercial kitchen through the makerspace.