July 2017 saw the first two public events at Rogers Experimental House. Our Open House and volunteer clean-up day offered friends a first opportunity to see the pop-up space, included the assembly of our incredible sixteen-foot diameter work table donated by Hufft of Kansas City, and gave the space a much needed cleaning. We removed about a mile of networking cable, and made great progress toward prepping the space to host our future public events. Many thanks to the community members that came by to check it out and pitch in!


Sixteen-foot round work table designed, fabricated, and donated by Hufft.


Hardworking volunteers

Hardworking volunteers helping remove fake linoleum parquet covering the real-wood parquet floor in the entry way.


Entire families showed up to help clean the space

Entire families showed up to help clean the space!


Volunteers placing

Volunteers placing the final pieces of the round table. The table is made of about 65 individual pieces and is CNC cut entirely out of plywood and melamine sheets.


celebratory lunch

We finished the day off with a celebratory lunch around the table. Many thanks to Onyx Coffee, Red Barn Doughnuts, and The Rail: A Pizza Company for donating food!


Our second gathering, Fix-It Cafe, was spearheaded by volunteers Justin and Amanda Hart. Community members were invited to bring by broken electronics, small appliances, and other items for our team of engineers and tinkerers to attempt fixing. A majority of items that came in broken, left the Experimental House with their owners fixed, including pruning scissors, a vintage radio, a toaster, a table lamp, a chandelier, a record turntable, and a 300 disc CD changer among others.

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