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December 2019 Newsletter

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.

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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.

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AGM 2019 – Antenna – Doors 7.30pm Tuesday 3rd December

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).

What is the Annual General Meeting?
I hope that the Annual General Meeting doesn’t sound like something a bit boring that you don’t want to go to where at best there will be some uncomfortable politicking and at worst some fool droning on about something you couldn’t care less about. This year is our 8th AGM (in our 9th year in existence as a community). The purpose of the AGM is to review the year and agree the accounts of the year for submission to HMRC. Also changes to our constitution can be suggested and voted on (with some chaired discussion). These need to be raised a few weeks before the AGM to be on the agenda, the sooner the better. We’ve already had a minor alternative/clarification of wording around trustee term lengths, an issue that was voted in last AGM. That stuff can be pretty dry we know…

 

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Introduction to Arduino Workshop – Sat 5th Oct 2019

James Fowkes and Ian Dickinson are re-running the popular Introduction to Arduino Workshop on Sat 5th Oct 2019 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at Nottingham Hackspace.

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.

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Build a Bat Box: SOLD OUT

Come and build your very own bat box to take away and put up at home.

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!

 

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Pyrography Workshops with Bob Neill: Sat 19th Oct 2019

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?

Booking: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pyrography-workshop-with-bob-neill-tickets-62312294751

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Workshops galore! Sat 21st Sept & Sat 12th Oct 2019

Why not sign up for one of these brilliant short workshops running at the hackspace?

Make a Macrame Flowerpot Holder

Macrame is the practice of knotting & tying strings into patterns to make decorative pieces. In this 2 hour workshop, Caroline will teach you some of the key techniques used in Macrame and you will make a beautiful hanging plant pot holder knotted with a beehive pattern. All of the material will be provided, you just need to bring yourself.

Times, prices and tickets on Eventbrite.

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.

Times, prices and tickets on Eventbrite.

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!

Times, prices and tickets on Eventbrite.

More details of all Nottinghack’s Workshops can be found on Eventbrite.
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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

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New Computerphile Video: Nottingham Hackspace Tour

https://youtu.be/NlKjFZwW3Ts

“Nottingham Hackspace, or Nottinghack, has starred in the background of numerous Computerphile videos, but what is a hack-space? We asked ‘Fire-pong’ and ‘Laser-cut Pipe Organ’ maker & Nottinghack Trustee Ian Dickinson for a tour.”

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Electronics area relocated

The electronics stations have been moved downstairs into Hackspace 2.5.

The test instruments, tools, small component storage and cable racks have also been moved. In the next fortnight a breakfast bar style storage unit will be constructed down the middle of the room between electronics and CNC. Members will find that the lighting is much better. Use your normal RFID card to gain access.