BENNINGTON — Holiday lantern-making, a “Junk Jam” and Lego robotics.
Those are some of the ideas coming to the newly created makerspace, a flexible, multi-use space at 239 Main St.
The Bennington Area Makers (BAM) has recently opened its doors and begun holding workshops in the 1,200-square-foot space. The next workshop, holiday lantern-making, is scheduled for today from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m. to noon.
The lanterns will be made from tin cans and LED votives, and will line the path to the Vermont Veterans’ Home as an addition to the tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 4, according to a media release.
The makerspace is the product of several grassroots community initiatives over the past few years. Since this fall, over 100 interested tinkers, entrepreneurs and crafters have shared their thoughts through in-person and online forums to…