A member here was catching up on the TOG website, and saw this very hackerspace relevant post. It’s about dealing the the accumulation of junk. The following is originally posted on TOG, Dublins Hackerspace: “ Like many hackerspaces, TOG accepts a lot of materials, donations, parts, and junk that Might Come In Useful™… sometimes […]
The first Sunday of every month is the Nottingham Hackspace’s Hack The Space Day.
This gives members the opportunity to make the space a better place, whether it’s organising components, building storage, cataloging consumables, or just giving the space a good clean.
If there is ever anything about the space that you feel can be made better, this is your chance to do it – just come along, join in, and help make the hackspace your space!
The Hack The Space Day is an all-day event, and feel free to drop in at any time. All help is welcome!
On Sunday, 7th October, Nottingham Hackspace will be hosting its Maker Playgroup, a chance for parents and small children to enjoy the hackspace.
Starting at 10am, Maker Playgroup is a great way to see the space and talk to other makers and hackers. There will be crayons, paints, cardboard boxes and plenty for children to play with, whether inventing a new rocket ship or just colouring a robot.
Share your favourite parenting hacks, get to know other parents, and play at the Nottingham Hackspace!
Nottingham Hackspace was the talk of the field at Electromagnetic Field (EMF Camp), a UK maker/hacker camp, held 31 August to 2 September, 2012 at Pineham Park in Milton Keynes.
Nottingham Hackspace went with the specific plan to host a “hackspace in a field”, bringing along soldering irons, drills, tools, yarn, knitting needles, crayons and the laser cutter. With 13 hackspace members attending, our village was visited not only by fellow hackspaces, but hosted soldering workshops, worked with the TiLDA badges given to all attendees, and provided a bright, cheerful and welcoming place for people of all ages and skill levels to learn what they could accomplish within a hackspace.
Along with running the Nottingham Hackspace Village, members enjoyed the rest of the camp, including blacksmithing workshops, talking about starting hackspaces and how to work towards a greater gender ratio, launching bottle rockets, chatting on EMFM, the camp’s streaming radio station, playing with quadcopters, learning variations on Cat’s Cradle, drinking under an M1 underpass in a post-apocalyptic style bar, and even trying the old Mentos & Diet Coke trick.
EMF Camp was a fantastic event all around, and Nottingham Hackspace wants to congratulate all the volunteers and organisers who worked around the clock to make that happen.
You can see what we did at EMF Camp in our Flickr set, and we’ll see everyone at EMF Camp 2014!
Ein the Duck made his first appearance in the national media when he appeared on the BBC News Technology homepage.
If you’re at EMF Camp, come say hi to Ein!