Special Interest Groups

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Asmbly has several Special Interest Groups (SIG) which meet on a monthly schedule. We schedule each group on different days so that even our most multifaceted makers can attend every meetup group if they so choose. Our Google Events calendar will always have the most up to date information on any schedule changes or cancellations to these groups. You can subscribe to that calendar by clicking here.

Current SIGs

Oh Sew Social

  • Organizer: Stephannie Behrens
  • Every 4th Wednesday at 7:00pm
  • Textiles Shop at Asmbly

Bring your own project to work on alongside other members for a few hours of socialization. In the tradition of a quilting bee, textiles work is often more fun when you can chat while you work. If you're stuck, some of the other members might be able to get you back on track.

Entrepreneur in a Box

  • Organizer: Jordan Varat
  • Every 3rd Thursday at 7:00pm
  • Multipurpose Room at Asmbly

Ever dreamed of turning your hobby into a full-fledged business? Well, look no further because the treasure chest has been opened! Introducing Entrepreneur in a Box. It's the group where you can connect with like-minded individuals to discuss all things entrepreneurial within the maker community.

So, what goes on at Entrepreneur in a Box, and why is it in a box? Well, it's an easy-to-open box full of of ideas and inspiration. You wind it up, and pop! Innovation ensues. We discuss everything from marketing your products to managing your finances. As a bonus, we'll be doing it all while surrounded by the creativity and welcoming space of Asmbly.

To be clear, Entrepreneur in a Box is more than just a chance to discuss business strategies; it's an opportunity to connect with other entrepreneurs who have your same passion for designing and innovating. Each meeting is themed and we will be sharing a topic we think entrepreneurs will be interested in. It should be lively and fun. Trust me, there's nothing more hilarious than hearing stories about the early days of being an entrepreneur when everything seemed like a complete disaster.

So, if you're ready to take your maker hobby to the next level then come on down to our meeting on the third Wednesday of every month at 7pm. Together, we'll learn, grow, meet enthusiastic people, and embrace the crazy world of entrepreneurship together. If you have any questions or ideas for this SIG, please feel free to reach out to entrepreneursig@asmbly.org.


  • Organizer: Batman (James Freeman) and Robin (Joaquim Pacer)
  • Every 1st Sunday at 9:00am
  • Multipurpose Room at Asmbly

Are you ready to take your crafting to the next level by having a robot make sure your measurements are exacto-style perfect? Well, look no further than the CNC Special Interest Group (SIG)! This is the place to be for all who want to explore the wild and wonderful world of CNC. I mean, seriously, isn't this what you always wanted to do when you were kid?

Now, I know what you're thinking, "What in the !@#$ is CNC?" Well, I'll be honest with you, it's like magic. You input your design into the computer, and voila! The machine takes care of the rest, carving your creation into reality. It's like sorcery on-demand. Pretty cool.

But let's be real, the CNC SIG is more than just an opportunity to create cool stuff. It's a fun time to bond with fellow makers who share your passion for building awesomeness. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, there's always something new to learn and someone to share a laugh with. And trust me, you'll be laughing a lot because there's nothing more hilarious than seeing what a funky design + rogue CNC can create.

So, if you're ready to join the ranks of the CNC enthusiasts, come on down to our meeting on the first Sunday of every month at 9am. We'll be waiting with open arms + coffee to keep you going.

Laser SIG

  • Organizer: Michael Leonard
  • Every 1st Sunday at 11:00am
  • Asmbly Makerspace

Get together with other laser enthusiasts for how-to's, demos, Q&As, and project showcases. Show and tell always encouraged!

Vanlife SIG

  • Organizer: Claudia Friess
  • Every 2nd Thursday at 7:00pm
  • Multipurpose Room at Asmbly

Get together with other DIY campervan converters to share stories, ideas, and build intel.

SIGs On Hiatus

These SIGs are not currently meeting. If you are interested in these and would like to help organize them to bring them back onto the schedule, please email membership@asmbly.org.

Teaching Teachers

  • Organizer: <TBD>
  • On hiatus (Every 3rd Wednesday at 7pm)
  • Multipurpose Room at Asmbly

Curious about teaching skills-based, hands-on classes?  Come to this new monthly meetup group to connect with other teachers and prospective teachers.  Each month there will be a short interactive presentation on a relevant topic chock-full of opportunities for discussion.  This is also a great opportunity to learn more about teaching classes at Asmbly!

Starlight Social

  • Organizer: <TBD>
  • On hiatus (Every Last Friday from 7:30pm to 9pm)
  • Asmbly Makerspace

Women, gender nonconforming, and queer members are invited to join for a late night maker social session. Each month will include a demo project you can make with us, as well as socializing, snacks, and an opportunity for show and tell. Come meet others from your creative community, we look forward to seeing you there!


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  • Every <1st/2nd/3rd/4th> <day of week> at <time>
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How to Start a SIG

  1. Commit to Hosting: Hosting can involve various activities, from creating topics and hosting contests to simply engaging with attendees and sharing about projects. Your presence ensures attendees know they're in the right place. If you aren't available to host, you would be responsible for finding a substitute.
  2. Choose a Recurring Monthly Time: Choose a consistent time for your SIG each month. We avoid scheduling overlapping SIGs, and if you plan to host in the Multipurpose Room (MPR), consider any orientations or classes taking place in that space.
  3. Submit your SIG Idea: Submit your SIG to membership@asmbly.org for review. Please include the name, the time, the location, the host, and a brief description of the SIG. If it is a good fit, we will get back to you with approval. From there, Asmbly will add you to the Event Calendar on our website.
  4. Promote it on Discourse: Post about your SIG in the Events section of our Discourse platform. While it will be on our schedule, posting on Discourse helps remind members of the upcoming event.