Plans for Friday session 18/11

I don’t think there are any grand plans today, but we will be open for all comers.

I’ll be checking the new laser setup and hopefully doing some test jobs, and no doubt playing with some OpenTRV stuff along the way.

Keep an eye on the comments to see what others are up to!

I’ll be there from about 6pm to open up for those without an access-card.

 

Space Update

We’ve made fantastic progress with building our space over the last couple of weeks. The benches are now in, shelving is going up, and everything is really taking place.

There are only a few items left for us to do, but it hasn’t stopped some of our members making already – we’ve had various personal projects turn up, as well as work being done to get our 3D printer and laser cutter up and running.

We also have a space webcam (featuring motion detection too!) for a bit of added security, and I hope to write a script that will allow us to create timelapse videos of our open sessions – which don’t forget, are every Tuesday and Friday. Do check the forum if you’re planning to pop in, as we update the ‘Open Sessions’ category when a keyholder is in the space.

 

spacecam

 

Plans for Friday session 07/10

We’re still in the process of refurbishing our new space, so for now we’re sticking to just Friday for our open nights. However, due to the somewhat chaotic state of the space at the moment (still some construction going on), we’re limiting it to members only for now.…

I’ll be there to open up at about 18:00.

 

Plans for Friday session 30/09

Just a little update for this week’s session. We’re still in the process of refurbishing our new space, so for now we’re sticking to just Friday for our open nights. However, due to the somewhat chaotic state of the space at the moment (more hammers’n’saws than arduinos’n’laptops), we’re limiting it to members only for now. Obviously if you’re in the area you’re welcome to pop by and have a look, but I wouldn’t expect any fancy makerspacey stuff going on just yet.

Watch this space…

 

 

Guildford WI Autumn Fair

WI Autumn Fair

Just a quick heads-up that we will be attending the Guildford WI Autumn Fair on the 24th of Sept. (Details here)

Come and see our 3D printing demonstration and peruse our selection of gift ideas and grab a cup of tea and scrumptious slice of cake at the same time!

 

September Schedule

This is a bit comically late, but our recent move to the Boileroom has been rather distracting 🙂

  • Friday 2nd September – 18:30 at Games Galaxy
  • Friday 9th September – 18:30 at Games Galaxy
  • Friday 16th September – Cancelled due to refurbishment
  • Friday 23rd September – 18:30 at The Boileroom!
  • Friday 30th September – 18:30 at The Boileroom

Once we’re settled a bit and the access systems are all in place, we’ll be implementing some more open sessions, and wider access for members at any time.

The Boileroom

 

August schedule

August is looking like another interesting month. A number of members are going to be attending EMF camp, and plans for a permanent space are advancing!

There’s one Friday evening session that isn’t happening. Here’s the schedule for August and a sneak peek at the sign going to EMF camp:

  • Friday 5th August (18:30)
  • Friday 12th August – CANCELLED
  • Friday 19th August (18:30)
  • Friday 26th August (18:30)
 

MyStorm makes the news

A picture of Ken Boak and Alan Wood

Surrey & Hampshire Makerspace member Alan Wood, and Ken Boak have a project on the tech news site Hackaday‘s front page!

The industrious pair have been hard at work designing and prototyping a new board called MyStorm:

A prototype MyStorm board

MyStorm is a low cost development platform for digital devices based on FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array) and ARM technology.

The MyStorm project should provide a great basis for makers to develop some rather advanced and interesting projects.

You can find out more about the board in this blog post by Ken.

 

Monthly updates…

IMPORTANT: Sadly our regular first Sunday of the month sessions will no longer be happening. Friday evenings though will be carrying on as normal with a few exceptions.
Here’s what the revised schedule looks like:

  • Friday 1st July (18:30)
  • Sunday ??? July – Sunday sessions are now cancelled
  • Friday 8th July (18:30)
  • Friday 15th July (19:00 – 21:30)
  • Friday 22nd July – CANCELLED
  • Friday 29th July (18:30)

There’s also exciting news in the land of the Surrey & Hampshire Hackspace/Makerspace. Our directors have been working hard to try to find us a permanent location. Obviously this is going to mean changes; a new location, a need to charge membership fees (to cover the costs), and a new space to make our own.
Nothing’s certain yet, and it will take time. But watch this space, and the Forum for updates.