October 27, General Meeting

Hey Makers,

Tomorrow night’s General Meeting, with the hopes of some member focused space improvements, will focus on the two following topics:

1. Space layout and planning.
2. Committees maintenance and structure

Take some time and consider what your ideal uses of the space would be so we can put together a good idea of what everyone is interested in seeing.

If you are part of a committee consider what has worked well and what are some ways we can improve upon our current mechanisms.

If your not part of a committee and would like to take on some responsibilities or just want to be help, consider what areas you might be interested in helping in. There will be an opportunity to get involved moving forward.


Makerspace Leadership Team

Raspberry Pi Media Center Workshop – Wed, Oct. 21 6:30pm

We will be covering the entire process of setting up a Raspberry Pi for use as a Media Center including installing the software, configuring the system, plugging it in, and how to use it once set up.

Not sure what a Raspberry Pi Media Center is? It is a device that can stream HD movies, music and pictures to your television.

Makerspace Nanaimo will provide the monitors and internet access for setup. Please bring your Raspberry Pi Media Center kit or if you require a kit, the cost will be $95.00 plus the workshop. Bringing a laptop is recommended but not required.

The workshop will cost:
Non-Members – $20.00
Members – $15.00

We accept cash and all major credit cards (all proceeds go towards further development of Makerspace Nanaimo)

New Donation


Hey Makers,

Great news. Today we had a new piece equipment donated to the space. Colin Dobell and the team at Inuktun Services have provided the space with a PCB (Printed Circuit Board) prototyping machine.

Inuktun is a design and manufacturing company that creates Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and modular robotic systems for use in confined spaces and hazardous environments. They have got their start here in Nanaimo back in 1989.

Big thank you to Colin Dobell and his team at Inuktun Service. I invite you all to check out their website and learn more about this generous company.


Vancouver Island Camp Smalltalk – Nov. 6-8

If you are interested in ScratchOnPI, combining your Smalltalk project with any other peripheral device, trying a different Smalltalk out or just chatting and meeting old and new friends, this should be the perfect weekend to do so. Smalltalk is an object-oriented, dynamically typed, reflective programming language. Makerspace Nanaimo is hosting Camp Smalltalk!

Signup @ https://www.picatic.com/event14133068326629

– from Friday, Nov. 6th 12pm to Sunday, Nov. 8th open ended
– bring your Smalltalk and/or ScratchOnPi project!

If you have any questions regarding travel arrangements or accommodations, please contact Tim and Sebastian at smalltalk@makerspacenanaimo.org