CHENNAYIN MAKERS CLUB ( CHENNAYIN MC )
 
Makerspace’ is a place where Designers, Techies, Tinkerers, Hobbyists, Artists and Artisans come together to create amazing products and projects that they could not have done by themselves. 
 
A ‘makerspace’ is a combination of an enabling community and physical space where professionals, students and hobbyists get access to professional tools, learn how to use those tools, meet and collaborate with other talented individuals to make things that matter to them and their community

Several cities worlwide have their own makerspaces: 
https://www.fablabs.io/labs
https://www.inventables.com/giveaway2014
Several cities in India have a makerspace : Bangalore( workbenchprojects.com) , Mumbai (makersAsylllum.com), Kolkatta(makersLoft.com), Delhi, Bubaneshwar , trivandrum etc.
So we decided to put together a makerspace for chennai. 
 
The only weekend outing options in chennai are movie malls & beach. 
We envision this makerspace to be an alternate entertainment/outing option for College students, Working professionals or even a family. 
 
WHAT YOU CAN DO AT THE MAKER SPACE:

Come see the facilities, take a formal training on how to use the tools, attend periodic presentations on case-studies of product development/fabrication, 
Build something on your own. 
 
A place to hone your manufacturing skills. To take any product to market : you need following main skills: design, Materials, Manufacturing & Marketing. 
So it is important to practice manyfacturing as a systematic skill, so that you are ready : when you have your own product idea. 
 
Initially we encourage makers to practice DIY ( Do It Yourself ) hands-on. For example DIY in music is getting popular. 
A super-singer or Indian Idol show is more popular than a SunMusic or MTv film songs show. A live concert gives more satisfaction than playing back recorded  music. Similarly building/fabricating a product on your own rather than buying it off the shelf is DIY in manufacturing. 
 
With the advent of Digital manufacturing tools like 3D printer, CNC router, CNC laser, CNC PCB mc etc. It is easier than ever to practice DIY. 
 
Initially you can pick projects from various opensource / paid resource websites like:
opendesk.cc
http://msraynsford.blogspot.in/ ( 365 laser cut items in 365 days ).
 
and try building the product on your own. 
Share your making experience with other makers in our weekly meetings and annual maker faires. 
 
Eventually we hope few of the makers will graduate to Enterpreneurs, building real-products and contribute to our national mission of MAKE-IN-INDIA.
 
TOOLS AT THE MAKERSPACE:
 
CNC ROUTER, 3D PRINTER, CNC LATHE, CNC THERMOCOL CUTTING MACHINES.
 
CNC LASER, CNC PLASMA CUTTER (AVAILABLE AT OUR THIRUMUDIVAKKAM FACTORY )
 
Address: 21A, Throwpathy amman koil 1st street,
Velachery , Chennai -42.
ph: 9500122107, 22450743, 90420-27660.