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Hackspace Open Day 2014

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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.

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Open Hack Day

Saturday, 1st Feb, from 11am

Open HackOn Saturday 1st Feb we’ll be hosting our first Open Hack Day. Since Hackspace began, we’ve held an Open Hack Night every Wednesday, to allow new members to visit the space, take a tour, and find out what great things we have on offer.

If you’ve ever wanted to visit the space, or wondered what we do, this is a great way to find out. You will have an opportunity to meet Hackspace members, see the projects they are working on, and perhaps even get involved in some making yourself!

We’ll be on hand all day to answer any questions, show you the ropes and keep the kettle boiling!

 

This is a FREE event, we look forward to seeing you there!

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Events

What’s On – July at Hackspace

We’ve got plenty of events on in July why not sign up for a few?

SEW MUCH FUN

Craft Group HAS CAKE!

Our new craft night “Sew Much Fun” will be on the 1st and 3rd Monday’s of the month starting at 7pm.

Monday 4th July 7pm is Sock Bunnies night (£5 on the night includes kit).

Monday 18th July 7pm is Intro to Knitting (£5 on the night includes all kit needed)

For more information on Sew Much Fun and for future dates and OPEN CRAFTING EVENTS go to HERE! See the SEW MUCH FUN photo set on FLICKR

LOCK PICKING SPORT

We call the Lock Picking a sport but really every lock is a puzzle that challenges the mind and the finger. We have an extensive collection of locks and our resident expert Tony will get you started showing you everything you need to know to start picking. All picks provided at the workshop.

Lock Picking – Tuesday 5th July 6pm or Saturday 9th July 12pm

Please register for these events here

CHAINMAIL WORKSHOP

Master mailmaker Martin Raynsford returns:  

The workshop will be £8 and provide all the rings you will need to get started. You will be shown how to make

Full Persian Chain
Byzantine Chain
Inverted Round Chain
or just how to get started in the rewarding (and rather addictive) creative pastime. Perfect to keep hands busy whilst watching television.

SIGN UP HERE

 

SCIENCE HACKING WORKSHOP

FAMILY FUN Saturday 16th July 11am – 4pm Drop-In

Lots to do for all ages. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Including: Banana DNA extraction!

SIGN UP HERE

A major event in July will be BarCamp Nottingham. 30 hours of unconference starting on 23rd July 2011. Click the image above to find out more.

… and don’t forget we have Open Hack Night every Wednesday from 6:30pm, there are members in the space most evenings and weekends. You can find out more by following us on twitter @HSNOTTS or by joining our public Google Group.

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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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General

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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Open Hack Night Workshops

How To Workshop: Make a Circuit Board

6:30pm 26th January 2011

Get the basics of PCB (Printed Circuit Board) manufacture from Nottinghack’s Matt Little (from our Soldering & Drawdio Workshops).

There are many processes and techniques for making a printed circuit board (PCB).
In this session Matt will guide you through his process for making PCBs

Matt uses a mixture of home-made and bought tools. He will highlight some of the problems and share some of the tips and tricks he’s uses.

You will get to create and keep a circuit board for a simple LED flashing circuit (components included).

The circuit board layout is made using the open source software called KiCad (for both Linux and Windows). If you have a (small) circuit you would like created then bring along your completed PCB design and we can make that with you!

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General Open Hack Night

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