Happy Birthday FCW

GEDC0620-1024x768GEDC0618-1024x768The 23rd of August marked the 4th anniversary of the formation of FCW.   Starting with four members and a sad looking area in an old cotton mill without power or lights due to vandals, FCW has grown to 26 members, 5000+ square feet  and numerous areas, including:

  • An electronics shop
  • A ham radio station (K4FCW)
  • A machine shop with a large mill (converted to CNC) and large lathe.
  • A woodworking shop with traditional machines and CNC routers
  • A mini-kitchen
  • An HO scale model railroad
  • A classroom capable of 16 students
  • A fabrication lab with laser cutter, 3d printer and welder
  • A science lab
  • A stagecraft shop complete with industrial sewing machine
  • A vintage computer museum

FCW has conducted workshops in electronics, 3d graphics, programming, robotics, machining, soldering and ham radio; has designed and built three large props for local plays; assisted CCC&TI with a science olympiad; conducted workshops for the public schools and CCC&TI; designed and built two robot/CNC projects; attended several makerfaires and conferences; and hosted two haunted house events and eight open house events.

For a detailed history check out FCW History