For those unaware, at Nanaimo Makerspace, our network is powered by pfSense – a free and open source enterprise grade firewall and router by Netgate. We currently have an older version (2.1 nanobsd 1g) installed on an older power hungry server.
Netgate has just donated an SG-1000 to the Nanaimo Makerspace. The donation packs a lot of punch compared to our existing hardware. It is significantly more power efficient (just 2.5W at idle!), more powerful, capable and will be supported by future versions of pfSense!
We are excited to replace our old hardware and expect to see a noticeable change in our hydro bill. We are also excited to use pfSense 2.4 and the new features that come with it to continue to secure our network and provide internet to our members & guests.
We want to send out a very big “Thank You” to the Netgate & pfSense team for supporting us!
Come to MakerSpace and learn about the Tozan kiln and wood fired pottery made here in Nanaimo!
The Tozan Cultural Society is holding a show-and-tell on March 19th at MakerSpace Nanaimo. The display will be open from 6-9 PM, and representatives from the Tozan Cultural Society will be on hand to talk about the wood firing process, the world famous Tozan kiln, and the pottery on display. We’ll also have a slideshow showing some of the fascinating history of the Tozan kiln. Everyone welcome!
Snacks and refreshments provided!
With a new year, it’s time for a new soldering workshop! This workshop will take participants through the process of identifying components, identifying component polarities, and soldering components to a printed circuit board in order to construct a working circuit. All participants will be able to walk away with a working “Simon Says” game at the end of the workshop.
Date: Sunday February 28th
Price: $45 ($40 for members) Price includes all materials.
Space is available for up to 7 people
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Tuesday February 23 at 7:00pm we will be holding our 2016 AGM.
We strongly encourage all members to come out and participate.
Tuesday next week (January 26) at 7PM is our monthly General Meeting. On the agenda is:
- STEMosity update
- AGM is coming up soon
- Open House for anniversary
- Kids Conference followup
- Corporate Sponsors
Please come out and get involved!
Please note, we have adjusted our monthly schedule slightly.
2nd Tuesday of the month – Potluck Social: eat food, meet people, think of ideas for the space
4th Tuesday of the month – General Meeting: discuss and vote on action items
Our calendar has been updated with these changes:
With the holidays being a busy time we’ve cancelled the following events:
- Dec 23 – Electronics Night
- Dec 25 – Games Night
- Dec 26 – Work Party
- Dec 27 – 3D Printing
- Dec 29 – General Meeting
- Dec 30 – Electronics Night
Don’t forget to check out our Holiday Sale. See you next year!
The promotion is now over.
With the holidays just around the corner we thought we’re offer something special:
- One Month Membership Gift Card for only $25 ($15 off!)
- New members who sign up for January will get the rest of December for free. That’s less than $1/day. Members signing up with a PayPal subscription will receive $10 off for the first 2 months.