The 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