Where DIY Meets Education

Cherokee Makerspace is where the community comes together to learn, build, or teach technical skills. It’s more than just a space with tools. It is where you invent, create, and support personalized learning.

Like many non-profits, COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of our operations. We need you now more than ever as we navigate through these challenges.

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Our facility is managed and supported by members and your generous donation of funds, supplies and equipment is vital to our mission and existence.

Will you donate to help us survive and sustain so that we can continue to provide new opportunities for personalized learning?

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Firestorm Robotics

Contribute to our Future

Innovation Starts Early. We believe that kids should learn technical skills at a young age so they can see the world as an innovator and problem solver.

Cherokee Makerspace is founded by Firestorm Robotics. We serve students from Etowah, Woodstock, River Ridge, and Marietta High Schools.

FIRST Robotics has made a huge impact on the kids in my team especially with my son, Andrew. I continue to mentor this team even after he graduated so more kids could benefit from this program. We give back to our community through our STEM-inspired community service.
Cherokee Makerspace was born out of a need for a permanent build space for the Etowah Electric Eagles robotics team. Since the team occupies the space for a few hours - 3 days a week, we opened it up to the public so our community can benefit from the incredible talent pool in our county.
John Witzigreuter
John Witzigreuter, PE
Cofounder / Engineering Mentor - Firestorm

Learn. Teach. Innovate.

Wish List

Plasma Unit

2 years ago, Georgia FIRST Robotics donated a non-functional Lincoln Plasma table to Firestorm Robotics. We managed to get the CNC controller working. It is missing the plasma unit to make it fully operational.

  1. 088123 – PowerMax 45XP
  2. 128647 – Air Filter
  3. 024877 – Leather Torch Cover

3D Printer Parts

A year ago, we only had 1 good 3D printer but 2 are only suitable only for learning and test prints. Since a small print job can take 3 to 6 hours, our printers stay running. We still have 1 defunct printer that needs new parts for a rebuild.

  1. Duet 3D Controller
  2. PanelDue 7″
  3. Bondtech BMG-X2M Extruder
  4. 2 pcs – Mosquito Magnum
  5. 2 pcs – 0.4 Vanadium Nozzle
  6. 2 pcs – Heater
  7. 2 pcs – Thermistor
  8. BL-Touch