Author: brightmoor

beat bike



A Q+ A with Niki Williams, who along with Chirs Holley and Drequan Benson, designed and built our very popular Beat Bike. Where do your interests in electronic music come from? I love all sorts of music and have always listened to lots, usually very loud, while in the studio, my first interest in electronic … Continued

meet the makers: nick tobier



Nick has been working with the Brightmor Makers since a little before they were the Brightmoor Makers. Since then he has worked on transformation of the space itself, furniture design and construction, urban planning with 5th graders, circuits and sewing, toilet scrubbing and sweeping. “I first remember coming in December 2009. I meet Bart (Eddy) … Continued

Meet the Makers: Lashay!



Lashay can be found holding a chisel like an extension of her own hand, working away at carving the letters on wooden sign after wooden sign, in the bustling Brightmoor Makerspace each Saturday morning. “I really like working on the small signs, the ones that we get to be a little more creative with, that … Continued

Meet the Makers: Marcus Lewis!



Marcus Lewis, referring to himself as one of the “originals,” has been part of the Brightmoor Makers program since he was 16 years old. At the ripe old age of 22 years old now, he helps to lead the woodworking students at the makerspace. He surprised himself when I asked how long he’d been working … Continued

Meet the Makers: Bart Eddy!



“Not everybody has a Mr. Eddy,” says Diallo Carr, one of the student woodworkers in the Brightmoor Makerspace, when considering what makes the program so special. Bart Eddy is the founder and program director of the Brightmoor Makerspace program; his passion for teaching and providing opportunity to students through hands on, experiential learning is undeniably infectious. … Continued

Meet the Makers: Lyz Luidens!



Lyz Luidens can be found leading the screenprinting and visual design students at the Brightmoor Makerspace through the many stepped process of creating and refining original designs for screenprinting. Lyz leads students through hand-drawing, collaging, and digitally editing their creations before putting ink on fabric to screenprint them onto shirts. “I love printmaking. It’s the … Continued

Garden Crew: A Visual Essay, 2018



      Having grown up in a rural community and then moving to Phoenix before landing in Detroit I realized how impactful childhood nature experiences can be. Finding opportunities for kids in urban environments to participate in agricultural and wilderness experiences expands their world view and connection to their environments. As writer Barry Lopez notes, “the … Continued

D.I.Y. Spirit: Detroit + Japan



Check out some of our great coverage on the collaboration between Ishinomaki Lab + Brightmoor Maker Space Keiji Ashizawa + Takahiro Chiba joined us from Tokyo + Ishinomaki and we were super proud to be part of the Detroit Design Festival, 2017. This was Ishinomaki Lab’s first US exhibit and we could not have been … Continued