The Halifax Makerspace is open!
After months of planning we now have two rooms in the Roy Building on Barrington St. Over the next couple weeks we will be setting up the space - installing some shelving, setting up tables and workbenches, assembling our RepRap 3-D printer, etc. This is our "first stage" space, a place to start while our membership is still growing. Once we have more people on board, we hope to move to a larger facility where we can start putting together a wood shop, metal shop, etc.
But a Makerspace is much more than a room full of tools. We are a community of creative people of all stripes and interests. Our vision includes young learners and experienced trades-persons, professional coders and amateur fabric artists, high-school kids excited about their new Raspberry Pi and retired folks looking to learn a new hobby and meet some new friends.
We include among our goals offering a series of training workshops in a range of subjects including electronics, robotics, RC tech, model building, computer hardware, software development, woodwork and plastics fabrication.
We need your membership. Help us build this thing! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign on board.
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
For notices about meetings and other important announcements.
Follow @hfxmakerspace for announcements.
The bulk of our discussions about Halifax Makerspace and projects happens on the Google Group.
We have open nights every Thursday 6pm-9pm. If you're interested in becoming a member of Halifax Makerspace and being part of the decisions regarding the group then you should check the calendar and join us.
There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."
Nocturne - Infinity Mirror
For our first big attempt at a collaborative project we thought Nocturne would be the perfect event. Using Twitter interactivity via a Raspberry Pi we are driving a strip of LEDs from an Arduino. All this is packed in a wooden frame to produce a fantastic looking infinity mirror.
If you can imagine it,
you can build it.
Suite 101, 1657 Barrington St. (Roy Building) Halifax, NS B3J 2A1 * Check with us before popping by, we don't have regular hours yet *
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