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Find out what has been happening at the hackspace in the December 2019 Nottingham Hackspace Newsletter.
This month we held our AGM, there was a Festivus party and the classroom tables were ordered! You can get this newsletter delivered straight to your inbox by signing up here.
It was our 2019 AGM on Tuesday 3rd December at Antenna. The trustees would like to extend a massive thank you to everyone who attended or arranged a proxy vote.
All members will have had an email about our upcoming Annual General Meeting (if you have not had an email, please check your SPAM or check on the Hackspace Membership System HMS that you have your current email listed for contact purposes).
This is a great way to get started with the Arduino and requires no previous knowledge of electronics or software. You will start by getting a LED to flash (the beginning of all great electronics projects), and progress to adding switch inputs, controlling a motor and reading analogue sensors.
Cost for the workshop is £27.54 with all money (less Eventbrite fees) going to the hackspace.
Arduino starter kits will be provided for use at the workshop. We will also have starter kits and Arduino Unos available for sale.
To book, please visit: http://hsnottsarduino20.eventbrite.co.uk
This workshop is limited to 15 places, but note that this event often sells out, so early booking is advised.
Feedback from a recent attendee: Attended recent workshop, it really is very professionally run! The trainers inspirational and empathetic to slower learners, supporting material is well organised relevant to the workshop, reasonably paced. The logistics flawless all students had what we needed on a desk when the class started and at each section as we advanced through the projects, Congrats to everyone involved.
In this fun workshop, we’ll be using woodworking tools to saw, hammer and glue the bat boxes together! Hackspace volunteers will be availble to show you correct techniques when using the saws and how to use the tools safely.
The Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust will be coming along to the workshop to talk about current conservation efforts in our area, the types of bat boxes that are most used and where the best hideouts for bats are! Bat boxes can also be donated to the Wildlife Trust if you don’t have a garden space of your own.
The ticket price cover materials to build one bat box.
Tickets can be booked on eventbrite. SOLD OUT!
In this workshop, hosted by Bob Neill, you’ll be learning the ancient art of Pyrography. Bob is a skilled pyrographer and is visiting us for one morning only from his workshop in Aston-on-Trent, Derbyshire. At this workshop Bob will show us some Pyrography techniques and you will have a hands-on opportunity to practice your new skill.
Come, have fun and learn something new!
The word Pyrography comes from the greek words Pur and Graphos; the word roughly translates to Fire Writing! How cool is that?
Why not sign up for one of these brilliant short workshops running at the hackspace?
Make a Macrame Flowerpot Holder
Cosplay Fairy Pixie Wing Workshops
Join us at the Hackspace where Amber will be guiding you through the process of making you’re very own set of fairy wings for cosplay outfits. All of the material will be provided, you just need to bring yourself.
Paper Stencil Screen Printing
In this 3 hour workshop led by Sarah Holden, you will learn how to make two colour, paper stencil screen prints. You will be shown how to cut your own stencils using a scalpel, how to mix colours and what inks to use. By the end of the workshop you will be printing your own designs onto totebags that you can then take home!
This email has gone to all Hackspace Members
The voting period for the vacant Nottingham Hackspace Trustee positions is about to open, allowing you to cast your ballot for the candidates of your choice.
The voting period will start on Saturday, 25th May, at 00:01 and go on until Friday, 31st May, at 23:59.
There are four positions vacant this year, with five potential candidates. The candidates are:
- Mark Thompson
- Eddie Podgorski
- Samathy Barratt
- Dan Spencer
- Dom Marshall
You can see each candidate on our election page: https://wiki.nottinghack.org.uk/wiki/2019-05-25_Election
For the election, we use Single Transferable Vote. For a guide on how Single Transferable Vote works, we recommend reading about Dennis the Election Koala: http://www.chickennation.com/2013/08/18/you-cant-waste-your-vote/
Along with the five nominees, we will also have “Re-Open Nominations” (RON) on the ballot as a sixth nominee. If RON is elected, a new election will be run for the remaining positions. Any candidate that beats RON will become a trustee, while any candidate that is beaten by RON may re-nominate themselves for the next election.
You can read more about how the election process works in Section 5 of the Hackspace Constitution: https://wiki.nottinghack.org.uk/wiki/Constitution
We will be running the election on Opavote, an independent website. You can find out more about Opavote here: https://www.opavote.com/
If you have any questions about the election, please contact the Trustees at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year, the returning officer is James Fowkes. We’d like to thank him for volunteering his time for this essential role.
Ali, Andrew, Ian, James A, James T, Matt, and Russell
Nottingham Hackspace Trustees
Nottingham Hackspace is a great place to make things and meet other makers. Come to our open day and see what goes on. Maybe make something yourself!
Join us for tours, demonstrations, and workshops. You won’t believe some of the amazing projects our members have created at the Nottingham Hackspace. Just a few of the exciting things to see:
- Make something on a 3D Printer
- Play Robot table football.
- See Battle Robot: Ensign Wedgeley Crusher.
- Get 3D scanned.
- Watch the remarkable Silhouette Cameo cut intricate designs from vinyl, fabric and paper.
- Cut materials with a laser!
- See how screen printing works.
- Learn to solder!
- Find out about macrame and computer controlled embroidery.
Unit F6 BizSpace
Roden House Business Centre
Entry free, but may be a small charge for some activities.
Nottinghack Open Day: Saturday 20 July 2019 11am-4pm