The new adult Makerspace, The Coco-op (Coconino Cooperative) is opening its doors to the public on July 1st. The cooperative is a nonprofit organization founded on radical inclusivity. Membership fees are on a sliding scale, $50 for an individual and $75 for a family, however no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. While it is an adult makerspace (18+) there is a possibility for young adults to participate with parents or guardians in the future. They hope to indirectly support youth by being a central STEAM hub and creating opportunities to connect some of their talented members with younger folks as mentors. The space is a community effort, molded by the members themselves in order to explore whatever interests them. Current areas of interest are (but not limited to) woodworking, metalworking/silversmithing, glassblowing, ceramics, electronics, fabric arts, 3d printing, gardening, and media work including CAD, photoshop and video editing. The Coco-op rests on the idea that the intersection of art, engineering and technology is extremely valuable.
As a cooperative, the new makerspace aims to foster connection. Cofounder, Graham Campbell, believes that combinatorial practices are the key to success. The Space is located in a warehouse at 1155 W. Kaibab. Please contact Graham Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.cocoop.org/coco-op for more information. The Coco-op is always looking for equipment donations!
Equipment donations starting to roll in:
Electronic testing equipment (oscilloscope, power supply and more), 15" wood planer, Lathe, Arduino, Soldering Iron, Painting Easel, Desktop Computers
Equipment Asks - wish list:
table saw, vertical band saw, Kiln & pottery wheel, anvil, sewing machine, drill press, Bridgeport mill, shop vacuum