Rutland makerspace shows off expanded facilities this weekend

RUTLAND, Vt. (WCAX) – Have you thought about joining a collaborative workshop to learn new skills and share tools you most likely don’t have at home? A Rutland makerspace recently expanded its facility and is hosting an open house this weekend.

It’s been five years since the MINT makerspace opened in a much smaller facility. Now, this weekend they are having an opening house and hoping to make even more community connections. “I am shocked at the amount of shops we have been able to add. We are the biggest makerspace in Vermont,” said Karen McCalla, the executive director of The MINT.

Every year, the makerspace holds a “MINT-acular” event celebrating its birthday. But this Saturday they get to show off their new 14,000-plus square-foot facility made possible by membership revenue and support from Chamber & Economic Development of the Rutland Region, or CEDRR. “Our goal is…

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