Categories
Events General

AGM 2019 – Results

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.

Categories
Events General

Nottinghack Open Day: Saturday 20 July 2019 11am-4pm

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
Nottingham
NG3 1JH

Entry free, but may be a small charge for some activities.
Families welcome.

Nottinghack Open Day: Saturday 20 July 2019 11am-4pm

Categories
Events Workshops

Find out how to help out at the Team Social on Saturday, 30 September!

Are you a Nottingham Hackspace member?

Have you wanted to help out?

Have you wanted to join a team, but wasn’t sure how?

Have you wanted to have a nice meal with nice people and find out how to help?

We’re having a Team Social on Saturday, 30 September.

Starting around noon, this will give you a chance to find out about the various teams, ways you can volunteer at the space, and get involved!

This is also a potluck event, so bring along a nice dish and plenty of enthusiasm!

Categories
Events

Hang out at Nottingham Hackspace Skatenights

skatenight-posterJoin fellow skaters at the Nottingham Hackspace Skatenights.

Watch skate videos and films, do board maintenance, and thoroughly utilise the Hackspace for skating fun. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re been skating since the 80s, we’re a friendly place for skaters of all types to come hang out and shoot the breeze.

Skatenights run every first and fourth Tuesday of the month, from 6pm onwards.

Hackspace members and non-members are welcome – and if you’re not a member, you can get a tour of the space as well. To find out more, check out Nottingham Longboarding on Facebook for more details on upcoming events.

Categories
Events

Nottingslack Crapathon on Saturday, 4 July

Nottingslack Crapathon

In the fine tradition of Stupid Shit No One Needs & Terrible Ideas Hackathon held in both New York and San Francisco, Nottingham Hackspace brings you the Nottingslack Crapathon!

Crapathon takes place on Saturday, 4th July.

CREATE… Problems that no one actually has!
DESIGN… Impossible solutions that can never be made!
INVENT… New machines and programs that break as soon as you look at them!
BUILD… Half-assed projects out of duct tape and string!

Why spend your weekend making something that could actually be profitable and helpful? Why volunteer for an underfunded charity, help out in your community, or even just clean your house? THERE’S CRAP TO BE MADE!

SCHEDULE:

Start at any time on the 4th of July! Go!

Noon: It officially starts! There is a spiel! You can use things! Go!

7pm: You’re done! Stop making stuff! Go eat food!

8pm: Awards! We have judges! You can win something!

9pm: Socialise! It’s the 4th of July! Time for some good ol’ American fun! What will it be? Who knows?

Later on: GO HOME.

CHALLENGES:

The Nicholas Coppola Award for Cinematic Genius and Flair

Given to the best use of Nicholas Cage in your hack.

Win your own copy of Season of the Witch, starring Nicholas Cage! (Value approximately £1. DVD cannot be traded for cash equivalent.)

So what are you waiting for – START HACKING!

Categories
Events

Hack-O-Ween Is Coming

Hack-O-Ween

Dim the lights, get out the jack-o-lanterns, and send the little ones to bed, because on Friday, 31 October, it’s time for…

HACK-O-WEEN

Hack-o-ween is Nottingham Hackspace’s Halloween party, with elaborate jack-o-lanterns, plenty of snacks and drinks, spooky movies, scary music, and plenty of fun.

There will be a costume contest, so be sure to get your maker skills out to wow the competition!

The party starts at 7pm, and will continue until the werewolves howl outside!

Be there, or look out for hauntings!

Categories
Events Workshops

Introduction to Arduino Workshop – Saturday, 19th July

Arduino Uno Board
Arduino Uno board. Photo from Nick Hubbard.

Nottingham Hackspace will be hosting an all-day Introduction to Arduino Workshop, run by James Fowkes and Ian Dickinson, on Saturday, 19th July.

The Arduino system is a microcontroller board and software designed for extreme ease-of-use and learning, and has been wildly successful all over the world – not just in electronics, but for all sorts of maker projects. If you want to learn how to incorporate electronic control into your projects, this is definitely the workshop for you.

This workshop will cover:

  • What an Arduino is, and how to program it
  • Components and tools
  • Basics of electronics (voltage, current, resistance, etc.)
  • Arduino input and outputs
  • Controlling high-power components
  • Analog output
  • And more!

Aimed for complete beginners, this workshop doesn’t require you to have written a single line of code, switched on a soldering iron or even own an Arduino to take part. All the electronics equipment, including Arduino boards, will be provided on the day, but you will need to bring a laptop to program the Arduino with. It would also help if you installed the Arduino software onto your laptop before the workshop.

This workshop will run from 11am to 4pm, with a break for lunch at 1pm, and will cost £15, which includes use of all tools, boards and components, and free tea or coffee.

Arduino boards and kits will also be on sale for further exploration of this fantastic system.

Spaces are limited and this workshop is extremely popular, so please book your tickets now.

Categories
Events

Hackspace Open Day 2014

Badge saying Ask me about Membership.

Nottingham Hackspace is happy to announce its annual Hackspace Open Day on Saturday, 17 May, from 1:00pm – 5:00pm.

This free event is your opportunity to peek inside the Nottingham Hackspace and to see what amazing projects members have worked on within the space – everything from 3D printers and laser cutters to bicycles and sewing projects!

We’ll also have people on hand to give tours, talk about membership, and to show you what you can do at a Hackspace. From knitting to soldering to colouring to much more, it’s all available at the Nottingham Hackspace!

This event is free and open to the public for all ages.

Categories
Events

Arduino Evening: Motor Control on Thursday, 20 March

Arduino Robot Base by Chris Palmer
Arduino Robot Base by Chris Palmer

Following the success of the Introduction to Arduino workshops, James Fowkes will also be running a new series of regular Arduino evenings, looking at specific aspects of the Arduino platform.

Great for anyone who’s been on the Introduction workshop and wants to play around more with this system, the first evening is on Thursday, 20 March, from 7:30 to 9:30.

This evening will focus on motor control, with James giving a short talk on the major kinds of motors you’re likely to encounter in your Arduino projects, including simple DC, brushless DC (BLDC), steppers, and servos, and how each one is driven. Then it’s time to get stuck into making things move!

You can bring your own Arduino and laptop if you want some hands-on experience, or you can watch and listen. Either way, you’ll learn a lot about motors and how to make your next project move!

Tickets are £5 and are available now. Spaces are limited, so buy your tickets now.

Categories
Events Workshops

Build Your Own PCB Workshop

PCB Board
An example of the workshop’s PCB board

Learn how to make your very own printed circuit board (PCB) in this workshop run by Dr. Matt Little on Thursday, 17 October.

In this workshop, you’ll learn the photo-resist and ferric-chloride etching process for making printed circuit boards to make a breakout board for converting old ATX power supplies into useful power supplies for future projects.

The workshop includes all components and training, using equipment available at the hackspace so that you can use the same equipment in the future to make your own circuit boards.

Running from 7:30 – 9:30, the workshop costs £10 and tickets are available now.