The Rapidian


Grand Rapids' first Mini Maker Faire fills all three floors of Public Museum

Submitted 08-31-2014 under NEWS

[PHOTOS, VIDEOS] The first Mini Maker Faire opened on Saturday and continues on Sunday, August 31, from 11-5 at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.


GOSite Pop Up introductory site open to public

Submitted 08-26-2014 under NEWS

The GOSite pop up will continue to open its doors from Thursday through Saturday until September 13 in order to garner feedback from locals and visitors.


Catalyst Radio: Maker Faire invites inventors, innovators, tinkerers to show their creations

Submitted 08-08-2014 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Museum will transform into the local Maker Faire on Aug. 30 and 31, with exhibitors displaying their interactive creative projects. Opportunity to become an exhibitor lasts through this Sunday, Aug. 10.


Blue 35 creates high tech office, conference spaces for rent

Submitted 07-29-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Blue 35 offers office and conference space for a day, a month or a year- and members then have access to Bluescape, a new technology that makes real time global connectivity possible.


Maker space fosters diversity, continues to encourage cross pollination

Submitted 07-15-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

GR Makers space is a 9,000 square foot workshop/lab on the West Side that fosters collaboration and ingenuity.


Catalyst Radio: Tom Clinton working for broader meaning of access at CMC, greater community impact

Submitted 07-04-2014 under NEWS

Tom Clinton began at Community Media Center on May 12 as the organization’s new executive director. Clinton brings experience from the legal field and the arts community.


WMCAT Adult Students Graduate

Submitted 06-11-2014 under NONPROFITS

Students of the Adult Career Training Program at WMCAT Graduate.


Red Cross Tornado App keeps GR residents ready for storm season

Submitted 05-16-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Smartphone tornado early warning app from the American Red Cross give families the tools to be prepared.


Teens use art to affect social change

Submitted 05-14-2014 under NONPROFITS

WMCAT hosts exhibit to showcase spring projects.


Catalyst Radio: The Geek Group opens its doors with new makerspace facility

Submitted 05-05-2014 under NEWS

The Geek Group provides hands-on learning, with access to labs such as for high voltage, electronics, 3D printing, high energy physics, and more.