Community Transit (CT) is not only the public transit authority of Snohomish County, it is a great community partner. We are proud that Community Transit is the sponsor for the Makerspace in our Aerospace Gallery, which was the first 3D Makerspace in Snohomish County.
This year, Community Transit is celebrating its 40th Anniversary of service and innovation. So it is appropriate that Community Transit is sponsoring both cutting edge technology and community engagement.
What is Makerspace? Makerspaces are community centers that combine manufacturing equipment, community, and education for the purposes of enabling community members to design, prototype and create manufactured works.
As we say, “Every one of us is a Maker.” With today's technology, the tools we have to create are greater than ever before, allowing the things we imagine to become realities whether you have never seen a 3D printer or your career is based in advanced manufacturing. In the 3D Makerspace, the students draw objects in 3D and turn them into real plastic physical objects using our 3D printers. Students also learn about that process and technology, where it is used in industry, and what the future of advanced manufacturing looks like.
3D printing is a process that deposits a binder material onto a powder bed with inkjet printer heads layer by layer. More recently, the term is being used in popular vernacular to encompass a wider variety of additive manufacturing techniques.
On behalf of the Institute of Flight, we thank Community Transit for their 40 years of safe, reliable and friendly service to Snohomish County and the many programs that benefit and enrich our community that include: Choice Connections, Bike Bash, Let’s Ride, Bike Everywhere, Curb the Congestion, Oxy Gene, School Transit Education Program, and Van GO where vehicles that are earmarked for surplus auction will instead be granted to nonprofit organizations.
Community Transit has come a long way in four decades! From its early years as a small local bus service, it has grown into a transportation leader for the Puget Sound region, with nearly 10 million passenger boardings per year and over 700 vehicles in service . . . and Community Transit’s service area continues to expand, as does its commitment to the residents of Snohomish County.
Maker Mondays, open from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Future of Flight Aviation Center Gallery Makerspace.Get More Information