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Aaron & Ollie’s Nott Cast 2

We get a good mention on the Nott Cast this week. Ollie and Aaron talk about the Hackspace, the Khan Academy, 37 signals and a load of other stuff.

 

Nott Cast #2 from Aaron Cottrell on Vimeo.

and they made a video at the open day too. Thanks lads!

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Open Day 29th May – Meet the Hackers

We’re looking forward to showing you the Hackspace! We’ll be open to the public from about 10:00am

There will be lots to see and do:

  • Kinnect Hacks
  • Knitting Machine
  • 3D Printer
  • Lots of projects to see
  • Meet Cheesoid
  • Presentations and talks/Slideshow
  • Try lock picking
  • Solder a “Flashy Badge” with us (£2)
  • Pick up the events schedule

Lots more making and hacking too! If you are coming from another Hackspace or as an invited maker there will be a party (not open to the general public) from 4pm onwards. See you there!

 

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Achievement Unlocked – Loading Hackspace 2.0

 

This afternoon I had a meeting with the folks at Bizspace and an agreement was made that means we will be moving into Roden House at the end of April.

Our new address is:

Nottingham Hackspace, Unit F6 BizSpace, Roden House Business Centre, Nottingham, NG3 1JH

(we’re exactly below the Rollo Accademy of Performing Art)

We have been delighted, encouraged and sometimes humbled by the donations we received. Particularly poignant were the donations from Hackers in Japan which we found extremely thought provoking.

We’d particularly like to thank BoingBoing.net, London Hackspace and NYC Resistor for their help. So many of you donated to the PayPal and bank account that it will take us a couple of days to list and note everyone and ensure we’ve spotted the new membership payments too.

We currently worked out that we received £780 in PayPal donations and about £1ooo in bank donations from both members, friends and well wishers. We’ve managed to top up the rest we required for the deposit with membership fees and workshop admission charges that we’d bank over the last few months!

Our very last Open Hack Night at the Old Police Station on Station Street Nottingham will be on Wednesday 27th April (tomorrow). We will be moving the Hackspace “stuff” to the new space on Sunday 1st May (all day long).

We are going to have a massive Open Day Event & Party on Sunday the 29th May 2011 when we hope to entertain a large number of makers and exhibitors as well as visitors and guests from the City of Nottingham and hackers and Hackerspaces from all over the UK… THE WORLD even…

We still welcome any donations and gifts we’re particularly keen to increase the amount of furniture, tools and equipment available to members and guests.

Our first Open Hack Night in the new space will be Wednesday 4th May 2011.

See you there!

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Announcing Nottingham Hackspace 2.0

Last week we were told that we’d need to leave the Old Police Station by the end of April. Since then we’ve been working with The Art Organisation to arrange new accommodation for Nottingham Hackspace.

Yesterday we were pleased to make a new arrangement with The Art Organisation to move in to the basement level of the Hopkinson Gallery also on Station Street.

We’ve got some early pictures of the basement (remember it needs work) here on Dominic’s Flickr.

On the Open Hack Night 6th April 2011 (tonight) there will be a chance for you to look round the basement at The Art Org. We hope to bring you a schedule for the work that needs to be completed and details of the dates of the move.

We will be having a Hackspace warming party and official Nottingham Hackspace 2.0 opening on a Sunday in May (watch this space for more information).

Over the next month we’ll still be looking for new members and organising some workshops. We are currently planning a “Hackspace Wearables” workshop to include how to do “on the cheap” screen printing, working with EL Wire and Lillypad Arduino also a chainmail workshop and Atari-Punk-Console workshop…

So a lot happening. We can’t wait to see you at the new Nottingham Hackspace soon!

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Nottingham Hackspace to leave the Old Police Station

Early on Wednesday morning 30th March 2011 we had a call from The Art Organ about their tenancy on the Old Police Station 3 – 9 Station Street in Nottingham.

Unfortunately the 1st floor tenants have to vacate by the 30th April 2011. The 2nd floor will vacate by the 30th May 2011.

The Art Org are still committed to finding Nottingham Hackspace some space with in it’s buildings and we hope to have news very soon about our new rooms! Our first priority is to ensure we have a place to hack, that is open to our members when they need it. Our second priority will be to try and stay as close to Nottingham station as we can.

In the meantime it’s Hacking as usual at the Old Police Station and we’ll continue to have Open Hack Night on Wednesdays!

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Letter from The Art Org

Dear Studio Holder,

It is with great regret that yesterday we recieved information from the Landlord of 3 – 9 Station Street that he will be drawing our lease to a close much earlier than expected. This is due to the impending need to upgrade this building.

Unfortunately this has come with some deadlines for each floor of the building, affecting some much sooner than others due to the schedule of work the landlord has planned.

Floor 1 to be vacated by 30th April 2011
Floor 2 to be vacated by 31st May 2011

Ideally we will look to vacate all studios by the 30th April as to not incur any further costs or fees for this building.

These dates are not negotiable and the landlord is within his right to give 4 weeks’ notice as underserved as this may seem. For most people there are some other options and we will help to relocate where possible.

We want to take this opportunity to thank you for your support with the project in 3 – 9 over the last number of years and we are dissapointed that this building has to come to an end, after so much tijme and effort has been spent on it. As you know we had much bigger plans for the project within this building and we did not anticipate having to vacate so soon.

Kindest regards

Liam & Rob
Nottingham The Art Org

30/03/2011

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Kinect Controlled Tesla Coils at Maker Faire UK

Towards the end of day 2 at Maker Faire our friends from the London Hackspace excited told us to head to the Tesla Coils to see something really exciting…

We had an awesome time at Maker Faire in Newcastle and we’re already anticipating an amazing Maker Faire 2012 where-ever it might be.

We’d particularly like to thanks Graham from O’Reilly UK who kept us in flashing LED badges, Jane & James from SUGRU, Jimmy & Mitch, Aaron & Anna at Oomlout, Jaake & Hannah from Instrucatbles,Rob & the boys from TOG, Tree (it’s a GO GO GO) and especially our very good friends from NortHackton. We had a blast at the Hackspaces pissup meetup!

Checkout the Flickr group for Maker Faire!

Who’s coming to Berlin in August for the Chaos Communications Camp?

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Third in the Cupcake Challenge

We came in third! Check out the winner announcement video below.

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Nottinghack leaves meetup.com

We are no longer running the Nottinghack site at meetup.com. We’ll be experimenting with a new events diary over the next couple of weeks.

You can keep up with events and news about the Nottingham Hackspace by following us on our twitter @HSNOTTS or on Facebook Nottinghack Page or by checking here regularly.

Join in by visiting us from 6:30pm on our regular

Wednesday Open Hack Night –  it’s FREE & always will be!

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Global Hackerspace Cupcake Challenge

The Challenge is to mail spending less than $50 a cake to another Hackspace that is at least 1000 miles away… It should taste great and arrive in pristine condition.

Our challenge partner Hackerspace is LVL1 the Louisville Hackerspace in Kentucky USA. They are nice folk and well worth a follow on Twitter @lvl1hackerspace

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Learn to Solve the Rubik’s Cube

Ever wanted to learn how to solve the world’s best selling toy? 6:30pm 15th December 2010

Come to Nottingham Hackspace and learn a method that you can remember! Group & 1-on-1 tuition will be provided. Costs £4 including a speed cube for you to keep.

More details available on our meetup.com page

http://www.meetup.com/Nottinghack/calendar/15498466/

Don’t want to join meetup? Go to our facebook page and sign up there and we’ll add you to the guest list. Places are limited so please register now to avoid disappointment!