SLV Steam Shop

A multi-purpose workshop and meeting space for inquisitive minds. A place to discover, build, create, and understand interesting things.

Science Channel

A beautiful blend of art and science! What skills do you still use from your K-12 education?

Have you ever wondered how you can mix art and science?

Tastemade Home

Throwing mini pottery is just like throwing life-size pots, but you have to be a little more creative when you’re making tiny shapes. Troy Schmidt of Red Dragon Pottery is a pro. Get an inside look at his small, but mighty process, here.


Absolutely beautiful metalwork!

Animal sculptures twisted out of scrap metal:
By Alan Williams Metal Artist

[05/12/19]   Happy Mother's Day to all of you amazing women! Relax today and celebrate the fact that you created life!😮🤱💝

Daily Mail Australia

We may not have chain saws, but we do have a pretty fun shop to help you tackle your own wood projects! One of our members has even built his own guitar! Check us out during the open house today, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.!

Have you ever thought about working with wood?

This guy carves the most incredible stool I've ever seen!😍


Thank you for the amazing insight into your project, Jeff! It's great to learn more about your ongoing endeavors in the shop. We know you have been working tremendously hard on this print and we look forward to seeing the results!

If you would like to learn more about projects like Jeff's, stop in and join us for our weekly open house tonight, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. We would love to see you!

Duet WiFi and E3D v6 Hot End installation in a Rostock Max V2 3D Printer.

That is what i have been doing for the last month and half, and it is ready for its maiden print. No, you cannot break a bottle of champagne on it.

For the Duet Wifi, the process has been:

1. Identify, label and remove wires from the Rambo control board.

2. Install Molex connectors to the component wires.

3. Plug them into their respective locations on the Duet Wifi.

4. Commission the Duet Wifi including power up, WiFi connection, firmware update, initial configuration parameter input, calibration of XYZ motion and extruder, calibration of bed and hot end heater control (PID), and maiden print.

Online instructions for this process are available, but there were significant steps and troubleshooting necessary which the online instruction cannot anticipate. In this case, troubleshooting and correction took about the same amount of time as completing the online instructions.

I know the board meeting is tonight, but I still intend to have it printing an effector plate which will not only mount the E3Dv6, but also allow mounting a BLTouch to enable automatic bed leveling. This will be the prototype printed in PLA. I plan to print the final with Nylon.

Come see the quiet smoothness of this new combination.

Soul Edge & Soul Calibur - Soul Calibur VI - MAN AT ARMS: REFORGED

Check out some awesome examples of forging and other metal work below; and don't forget to stop by the open house tonight, 5 pm MST!

Stop in and ask how you can learn chainmaille and casting techniques, like the ones used in the video!😁⚔️

Thanks to SoulCalibur VI for sponsoring this episode. Prepare for battle and order your copy today! To get ready for Soul Calibur 6, o...

Vector: my new robot maths buddy

Here's a fun, and pretty adorable, little taste of the world of robot programming! Have you ever thought of working on your own robot?

Find the Anki Vector of your dreams here: Vector is Anki’s first home robot with personality and they have sponsored this vi...

Here Comes the River

Robotics Course surrounded by newly flowing river at the sand dunes

4-Wheelin' Robot

Robots trying out the course

Getting Flooded Out by the River

Flowing river at the dunes

Robot Diving into Hole

Robots trying out the course

Robots on the Course

Robots trying out the course

Masked Robot

Robots trying out the course

Star Wars Robot

Robots trying out the course

Orange Robot

Robots trying out the course

Still Working on the Jump

Robots trying out the course

Robot Takes on the Jump

Robots trying out the course

Robots on the Course

Robots trying out the course

Twisted Wheel Robot

Robots trying out the course

Six Wheeled Robot

Robots trying out the course

Tank Tread Robot

Robots trying out the course

Flower Wheel Robot

Robots trying out the course

Little Tub Robot

Robots trying out the course

Dalek Robot

Robots trying out the course

Yellow Wheeled Robot

Robots trying out the course

Event by the Colorado Space Grant funded by NASA

Event by the Colorado Space Grant funded by NASA

Did you know you could learn how to machine knit every Wednesday evening during our open house? Stop in between 5 and 8 p.m. to check it out along with other fun tools you could have access to by becoming a member!😉😍🧶🧵

Some Time Ago I Challenged Myself To Create An Origami Crane Every Day For 1000 Days (New Pics)

Have you ever thought about challenging yourself like this? You would be surprised at how much it really pushes your abilities.😁⚙️🤔 After having folded and decorated origami cranes daily for 1000 consecutive days (see my previous post on Bored Panda), I took a short break, but I could not stop creating new ones, even though no longer on a daily basis. I am allowing myself to explore more themes and techniques, and to find inspir...


This takes lots of practice and very delicate hands... Have you ever attempted to make a miniature of something?

Mesmerising miniature pottery.

The Cool Hunter

What a unique feat of engineering! Have you thought about making anything similar, or all the planning that goes into creating pieces like this?

Hermes Tokyo

I 3D-printed every bit of my wedding—including my bouquet

It's amazing how far technology has come! People are constantly creating new ways to use 3D printing. What outside-the-box ideas have you printed? The maker community helped me create everything from my bouquet to my cake toppers—and gave me an insight into the technology’s possibilities.

Special thanks to all who attended tonight's open house! We had a blast showing some of what our shop is capable of and we hope you had fun too! If you missed us, check out some of these sweet pics!

Various projects, equipment demos, and fun with the community

Various projects, equipment demos, and fun with the community

Various projects, equipment demos, and fun with the community

[02/19/19]   Tomorrow:
-all members' meeting, board election and open house
-- 5 to 8 PM.
The meeting is open to members and non-members

Demos running:
-3D printers
-Laser cutter
-soldering and electronics
Also, examples of things people have made using the shop's resources.

--5 to 6:30
-socializing with some snacks
-demos and projects.
At 6:30 we'll hold our annual board election

So come and see what your community Makerspace, the SLV STEAM Shop has to offer!


Could you imagine designing something like this in some of the 3D printing software out now? How inspirational!

This 3D printed zoetrope creates a mind-blowing illusion!

Steampunk Tendencies

If you enjoy Engineering, the E in STEAM, you will love this video!

Original Plasma Poppers... Stunning!
Video : Daily Planet


If you had access to a liquid 3D printer, what would you make?

This 3D liquid printing method is revolutionary — and incredibly mesmerizing to watch.

I Love Jewelry

Check out the interactive mechanics and dazzling detail of these pieces! Has anyone thought of making their own unique coins?

Such an amaizing artist Roman Booteen


Anyone else want to try doing this in their driveway next summer???😲🤔😁

This artist’s work is only visible when it rains. 💧

An Animated Guide to the Bronze Age Technique of Lost-Wax Casting Lost-wax casting, a sculpting technique dating to the Chalcolithic period, is an elaborate process.

The shop's got a new printer! Special thanks to the folks over at Rainbow's End Thrift Store for donating a much needed tool to our arsenal!


This Missouri family’s cookie cutters are the reason why you can make reindeer and gingerbread cookies 🍪Via In The Know Gadgets

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Videos (show all)

Here Comes the River
4-Wheelin' Robot
Getting Flooded Out by the River
Robot Diving into Hole
Robots on the Course
Masked Robot
Star Wars Robot
Orange Robot
Still Working on the Jump
Robot Takes on the Jump
Robots on the Course
Twisted Wheel Robot




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Alamosa, CO

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