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June 2020

Slicer Obedience Training

June 3, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
Free – $4.96

This is a virtual class that will be held online using Big Blue Button. 3D Printing Slicers are willful and disobedient piles of spaghetti code that often provide unusable piles of spaghetti filament. A slicer has yet to be written that does everything well. This class will cover how to get your slicer to do what you need it to do for a variety of common printing situations as well as which slicers do certain things better than others. Topics…

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Canceled: Switching Supply Design Walk-through

June 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Note: This will be an online class. Just before class, an invitation will be sent to the email you provide during registration with a link to join and a copy of the presentation in PDF format. Power supplies are part of most electronics projects. While linear regulator power supplies are relatively easy to design, switching supplies are more complicated and are often treated as mystical black boxes. In this class Ray will walk through a DC-DC buck converter design, explaining…

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June New Members Onboarding

June 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on July 29, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Free

Whether you’re a current member, trial member, or prospective member, you’re welcome to join us at this month’s New Member Onboarding!

We’ll start with a brief overview of Knox Makers’ origins and purpose and talk about how the organization works. You’ll learn a bit about the resources available to members and about the path to membership. Afterwards, we’ll hang out and socialize. Tours of the workshop are also available.

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Intro to FreeCAD

June 27, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free – $4.96

Note: This will be an online class. Before class, an invitation will be sent to the email you provide during registration with a link to join. Brian will give you a practical guide to getting started with FreeCAD. In class you will cover what FreeCAD is, learn how to setup the UI, talk through some of the many workbenches (and what a workbench is), then learn a few common techniques by modeling up some parts. The class will finish up…

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July 2020

Virtual Board Meeting

July 18, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Knox Makers members are welcome to join us as we hold our monthly board meeting. The board will be discussing pertinent topics happening around the space. All current, paying Knox Makers members are welcome to attend. This event is closed to the general public. Directions:  This is a virtual event. Check Mattermost for further details Knox Makers is a place for the Knoxville area’s engineers, artists, hobbyists, innovators, educators and entrepreneurs to work and play. We are a technology and…

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Virtual New Members Onboarding

July 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Whether you’re a current member, trial member, or prospective member, you’re welcome to join us at this month’s New Member Onboarding!

We’ll start with a brief overview of Knox Makers’ origins and purpose and talk about how the organization works. You’ll learn a bit about the resources available to members and about the path to membership. Afterwards, we’ll hang out and socialize. Tours of the workshop are also available.

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August 2020

FreeCAD by Example

August 1, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free – $4.96

During this event Brian will guide you through modeling up several examples in FreeCAD. This is a followup to the FreeCAD 101 class but anyone who wants to join in and learn a little more about FreeCAD by following examples is welcome.

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Build a Coronavirus Blinky Light Circuit

August 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$14.96 – $24.96

Note: This will be an online, virtual, live event. There's no better way to entertain ourselves in a socially distanced manner than to build a circuit that, well, doesn't *celebrate* the coronavirus but, um, *is* the coronavirus! We designed this one of a kind kit specifically for this class and it consists of 8 LEDs, 8 resistors, a micro USB jack and a power switch. You'll need to provide a USB power source and cable to actually power it. All…

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A look inside the ubiquitous LM7805 regulator

August 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$4.96 – $9.96

The LM7805 is one of the most popular integrated circuits of electronics. There are certainly several appliances in your house that are using this part and its variants right this moment! All it does is convert an input voltage, for example 12V, to a fixed 5V output voltage to power circuits that require it. In this class, Ray, a veteran of the semiconductor industry, will casually walk through how integrated circuits like this are fabricated and will show the LM7805…

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High voltage power supply design walk through

August 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$4.96 – $9.96

Join Ray as he provides a casual walk through of the details of his 170V DC power supply design. The design is relatively minimal in complexity but provides several opportunities for learning about AC and DC circuitry. Design features of the supply include: 120VAC to 170VDC rectifier with inrush current limit and fuse protection Output current limiting A mains (120VAC) present LED indicator A high voltage DC present LED indicator This is an intermediate level class. Attendees should be familiar…

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Virtual Board Meeting

August 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Knox Makers members are welcome to join us as we hold our monthly board meeting. The board will be discussing pertinent topics happening around the space. All current, paying Knox Makers members are welcome to attend. This event is closed to the general public. Directions:  This is a virtual event. Check Mattermost for further details Knox Makers is a place for the Knoxville area’s engineers, artists, hobbyists, innovators, educators and entrepreneurs to work and play. We are a technology and…

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September 2020

Online Machining 100 – Intro To Machining

September 3, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$9.96

Billy will give you a basic introduction to the machining area. This class will begin with a tour of the machining area with a, in-depth discussion of each tool, it’s uses, proper procedures, and safety. At the end of this class, all participating members will be authorized to use the drill press, box pan brake, handtools, and the horizontal bandsaw.

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Designing and Prototyping for 3D Printing

September 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

3D Printing is actually useful for more than just printing up stuff you found online. With a little bit of design know-how and some patience you can make your own models for printing to create your own things or just replace broken parts to other things.

Class attendees will learn how to
Accurately measure out and design a thing
Various ways of attaching things to other things
Optimal geometries for clean, strong prints that don't use a lot of filament.

This class will be open to whomever wishes to attend and will start promptly at 7:00pm. Feel free to pop in even if you cant attend for the whole thing.

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Demystify Sewing Patterns

September 12, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$4.96 – $9.96

Are you thinking of a Halloween costume? Do pattern markings look more like hieroglyphics? Sue, a seasoned seamstress, will lead you through the process she went through while creating an astronaut costume starting with the pattern selection process. Next you will learn how to read the outside of the envelope so you get all the fabric and notions you need to complete your project. Then dive into the mystery of the layout directions. Unfold the tissues and learn how to use multi-size patterns to your advantage. Lastly, pinning, cutting and how to transfer which markings. Unlock the mysteries of patterns so they never hold you back from creating your own project.

There is no prerequisite. This is meant to be a casual, informative class.

This is an on-line virtual class. A link to join the class will be e-mailed to you shortly before class begins.

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Virtual New Members Onboarding

September 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Whether you’re a current member, trial member, or prospective member, you’re welcome to join us at this month’s New Member Onboarding!

We’ll start with a brief overview of Knox Makers’ origins and purpose and talk about how the organization works. You’ll learn a bit about the resources available to members and about the path to membership. Afterwards, we’ll hang out and socialize. Tours of the workshop are also available.

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Virtual Board Meeting

September 27, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Knox Makers members are welcome to join us as we hold our monthly board meeting. The board will be discussing pertinent topics happening around the space. All current, paying Knox Makers members are welcome to attend. This event is closed to the general public. Directions:  This is a virtual event. Check Mattermost for further details Knox Makers is a place for the Knoxville area’s engineers, artists, hobbyists, innovators, educators and entrepreneurs to work and play. We are a technology and…

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October 2020

Virtual New Members Onboarding

October 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Whether you’re a current member, trial member, or prospective member, you’re welcome to join us at this month’s New Member Onboarding! We’ll start with a brief overview of Knox Makers’ origins and purpose and talk about how the organization works. You’ll learn a bit about the resources available to members and about the path to membership. Afterwards, we’ll hang out and socialize. The focus is on new members, but longer-term members are encouraged to come and meet new folks. Directions:…

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November 2020

Virtual New Members Onboarding

November 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Whether you’re a current member, trial member, or prospective member, you’re welcome to join us at this month’s New Member Onboarding! We’ll start with a brief overview of Knox Makers’ origins and purpose and talk about how the organization works. You’ll learn a bit about the resources available to members and about the path to membership. Afterwards, we’ll hang out and socialize. The focus is on new members, but longer-term members are encouraged to come and meet new folks. Directions:…

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December 2020

Build an Optical Theremin and learn to surface mount solder

December 12, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
$19.96

We have another custom designed, learn to solder kit at KM, this time it's a very cool optical theremin using primarily surface mount technology. Similar to the last several build classes, Ray designed the kit and Issac will be leading the class. Note that this will be a virtual class held over Big Blue Button. Kits will be placed at the makerspace for pickup after you have registered. The link to the Big Blue Button meeting will be emailed to…

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Virtual Board Meeting

December 27, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Knox Makers members are welcome to join us as we hold our monthly board meeting. The board will be discussing pertinent topics happening around the space. All current, paying Knox Makers members are welcome to attend. This event is closed to the general public. Directions:  This is a virtual event. Check Mattermost for further details Knox Makers is a place for the Knoxville area’s engineers, artists, hobbyists, innovators, educators and entrepreneurs to work and play. We are a technology and…

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January 2021

3D Printing 101

January 6, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$9.96 – $14.96

If you are new to 3D printing or interested in learning what it is all about, join us for 3D Printing 101. During this class we will cover :

*What types of 3D printing and printers are available
*Overview of a Fused Filament printer, it's parts and it's pitfalls
*Selecting materials
*Slicing and printing models
*Basic operation of a printer

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Virtual Board Meeting

January 24, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Knox Makers members are welcome to join us as we hold our monthly board meeting. The board will be discussing pertinent topics happening around the space. All current, paying Knox Makers members are welcome to attend. This event is closed to the general public. Directions:  This is a virtual event. Check Mattermost for further details Knox Makers is a place for the Knoxville area’s engineers, artists, hobbyists, innovators, educators and entrepreneurs to work and play. We are a technology and…

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Annual Members Meeting

January 26, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

This week we will be having our annual members meeting. We will go over the state of the organization, what we have accomplished in the past year, and what our plans moving forward in 2019 are. We will also vote on board members and bylaw changes.

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February 2021

Virtual Board Meeting

February 21, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until March 20, 2023

Knox Makers members are welcome to join us as we hold our monthly board meeting. The board will be discussing pertinent topics happening around the space. All current, paying Knox Makers members are welcome to attend. This event is closed to the general public. Directions:  This is a virtual event. Check Mattermost for further details Knox Makers is a place for the Knoxville area’s engineers, artists, hobbyists, innovators, educators and entrepreneurs to work and play. We are a technology and…

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March 2021

3D Printing 101

March 10, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$9.96 – $14.96

If you are new to 3D printing or interested in learning what it is all about, join us for 3D Printing 101. During this class we will cover :

*What types of 3D printing and printers are available
*Overview of a Fused Filament printer, it's parts and it's pitfalls
*Selecting materials
*Slicing and printing models
*Basic operation of a printer

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Virtual Board Meeting

March 21, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until March 20, 2023

Knox Makers members are welcome to join us as we hold our monthly board meeting. The board will be discussing pertinent topics happening around the space. All current, paying Knox Makers members are welcome to attend. This event is closed to the general public. Directions:  This is a virtual event. Check Mattermost for further details Knox Makers is a place for the Knoxville area’s engineers, artists, hobbyists, innovators, educators and entrepreneurs to work and play. We are a technology and…

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April 2021

Virtual New Members Onboarding

April 8, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Whether you’re a current member, trial member, or prospective member, you’re welcome to join us at this month’s New Member Onboarding! We’ll start with a brief overview of Knox Makers’ origins and purpose and talk about how the organization works. You’ll learn a bit about the resources available to members and about the path to membership. Afterwards, we’ll hang out and socialize. The focus is on new members, but longer-term members are encouraged to come and meet new folks. Directions:…

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Intro to SMT: Build and Atari Punk Console

April 10, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$19.96

The Atari Punk Console is a retro synth circuit that appeared as a Stepped Tone Generator in a Forest Mimms book, available at Radio Shack long ago. Paying homage to the digital sounds of 1980's Atari console games, it makes some fun, or horrifically awful if you're not one of us, noises that delights the enlightened electronics enthusiast. To some, building this circuit is one of many rites of passage into the.... OK, maybe that's a bit over the top.…

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Virtual Board Meeting

April 18, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until March 20, 2023

Knox Makers members are welcome to join us as we hold our monthly board meeting. The board will be discussing pertinent topics happening around the space. All current, paying Knox Makers members are welcome to attend. This event is closed to the general public. Directions:  This is a virtual event. Check Mattermost for further details Knox Makers is a place for the Knoxville area’s engineers, artists, hobbyists, innovators, educators and entrepreneurs to work and play. We are a technology and…

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May 2021

Virtual New Members Onboarding

May 10, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Whether you’re a current member, trial member, or prospective member, you’re welcome to join us at this month’s New Member Onboarding! We’ll start with a brief overview of Knox Makers’ origins and purpose and talk about how the organization works. You’ll learn a bit about the resources available to members and about the path to membership. Afterwards, we’ll hang out and socialize. The focus is on new members, but longer-term members are encouraged to come and meet new folks. Directions:…

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Virtual Board Meeting

May 16, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until March 20, 2023

Knox Makers members are welcome to join us as we hold our monthly board meeting. The board will be discussing pertinent topics happening around the space. All current, paying Knox Makers members are welcome to attend. This event is closed to the general public. Directions:  This is a virtual event. Check Mattermost for further details Knox Makers is a place for the Knoxville area’s engineers, artists, hobbyists, innovators, educators and entrepreneurs to work and play. We are a technology and…

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June 2021

Slicer Obedience Training

June 16, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This is a virtual class that will be held online using Big Blue Button.

3D Printing Slicers are willful and disobedient piles of spaghetti code that often provide unusable piles of spaghetti filament. A slicer has yet to be written that does everything well. This class will cover how to get your slicer to do what you need it to do for a variety of common printing situations as well as which slicers do certain things better than others.

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Virtual Board Meeting

June 20, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until March 20, 2023

Knox Makers members are welcome to join us as we hold our monthly board meeting. The board will be discussing pertinent topics happening around the space. All current, paying Knox Makers members are welcome to attend. This event is closed to the general public. Directions:  This is a virtual event. Check Mattermost for further details Knox Makers is a place for the Knoxville area’s engineers, artists, hobbyists, innovators, educators and entrepreneurs to work and play. We are a technology and…

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July 2021

Virtual Board Meeting

July 18, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until March 20, 2023

Knox Makers members are welcome to join us as we hold our monthly board meeting. The board will be discussing pertinent topics happening around the space. All current, paying Knox Makers members are welcome to attend. This event is closed to the general public. Directions:  This is a virtual event. Check Mattermost for further details Knox Makers is a place for the Knoxville area’s engineers, artists, hobbyists, innovators, educators and entrepreneurs to work and play. We are a technology and…

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August 2021

Virtual Board Meeting

August 15, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until March 20, 2023

Knox Makers members are welcome to join us as we hold our monthly board meeting. The board will be discussing pertinent topics happening around the space. All current, paying Knox Makers members are welcome to attend. This event is closed to the general public. Directions:  This is a virtual event. Check Mattermost for further details Knox Makers is a place for the Knoxville area’s engineers, artists, hobbyists, innovators, educators and entrepreneurs to work and play. We are a technology and…

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September 2021

Virtual Board Meeting

September 19, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until March 20, 2023

Knox Makers members are welcome to join us as we hold our monthly board meeting. The board will be discussing pertinent topics happening around the space. All current, paying Knox Makers members are welcome to attend. This event is closed to the general public. Directions:  This is a virtual event. Check Mattermost for further details Knox Makers is a place for the Knoxville area’s engineers, artists, hobbyists, innovators, educators and entrepreneurs to work and play. We are a technology and…

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October 2021

Time domain reflectometry… uncomplificated

October 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$4.96 – $9.96

Now and then we see a Hackaday or other post on a Time Domain Reflectometry project. The typical example of how this measurement technique is used is for an electrical repairman to precisely determine the location of a broken, buried line to facility a repair. But there are many other uses, and understanding the basics provides insight into numerous aspects of electronics circuits that are, well, pretty cool. In this class, Ray will intuitively explain what TDR is, how it…

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Virtual Board Meeting

October 17, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until March 20, 2023

Knox Makers members are welcome to join us as we hold our monthly board meeting. The board will be discussing pertinent topics happening around the space. All current, paying Knox Makers members are welcome to attend. This event is closed to the general public. Directions:  This is a virtual event. Check Mattermost for further details Knox Makers is a place for the Knoxville area’s engineers, artists, hobbyists, innovators, educators and entrepreneurs to work and play. We are a technology and…

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February 2022

Intermediate Oscilloscope Use and Understanding

February 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
$9.96 – $14.95

Note: This is a virtual event!   Have you used an oscilloscope but most of the buttons and features look like hieroglyphs from a foreign land? Do you want to up your game in using this versatile piece of equipment? Have you invested hard earned cash in one of these and want to get the most from it? Here's your change to learn more! We will talk about all kinds of practical, hands-on aspects of 'scopes: Trigger modes Rising vs…

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April 2022

Virtual Board Meeting

April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Knox Makers members are welcome to join us as we hold our monthly board meeting. The board will be discussing pertinent topics happening around the space. All current, paying Knox Makers members are welcome to attend. This event is closed to the general public. Directions:  This is a virtual event. Check Mattermost for further details Knox Makers is a place for the Knoxville area’s engineers, artists, hobbyists, innovators, educators and entrepreneurs to work and play. We are a technology and…

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May 2022

Virtual Board Meeting

May 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until March 20, 2023

Knox Makers members are welcome to join us as we hold our monthly board meeting. The board will be discussing pertinent topics happening around the space. All current, paying Knox Makers members are welcome to attend. This event is closed to the general public. Directions:  This is a virtual event. Check Mattermost for further details Knox Makers is a place for the Knoxville area’s engineers, artists, hobbyists, innovators, educators and entrepreneurs to work and play. We are a technology and…

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June 2022

Virtual Board Meeting

June 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Knox Makers members are welcome to join us as we hold our monthly board meeting. The board will be discussing pertinent topics happening around the space. All current, paying Knox Makers members are welcome to attend. This event is closed to the general public. Directions:  This is a virtual event. Check Mattermost for further details Knox Makers is a place for the Knoxville area’s engineers, artists, hobbyists, innovators, educators and entrepreneurs to work and play. We are a technology and…

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