Category Archives: Events & Activites

Posts listing or providing updates on makerspace activities such as work parties, workshops, get-togethers, or meetings

Raspberry Jam

Pi Day is coming – It’s on March 14th.  And it’s 2015.  And because we’re such geeks, we can start at 2:26 PM – 9:26 PM UTC – to make the start time the awe-inspiring 3/14/15 9:26pm – 3.1415926!

A Raspberry Jam is

  • Your chance to learn about the Raspberry Pi computer
  • Your chance to share what you’ve been doing with your Pi
  • A chance to find out what other enthusiasts are doing with their Pis
  • A chance to have fun
  • A chance to have some pie

Come to Makerspace Nanaimo on Saturday, March 14th at 1PM to join in the fun.  There will be demos, discussions, explanations, a variety of Raspberry Pis set up to try out, and addon-on boards and more that let you do, well, pretty much anything you can imagine.  It’s free, it’s going to be fun, and everyone is welcome.

Take a look at http://www.raspberrypi.org to learn about this amazing little machine!

Software Smalltalk night

 

We’re having a great time down at the makerspace tonight.  It’s our Software Smalltalk Night, a weekly event every Tuesday for the more software-oriented members of us.  Whether you want to write code, learn to code, or even just see what everyone else is doing, it’s a great time to come down and take part!

As always, the rest of the spaaaaaace is also open to anyone and everyone!
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Sebastian lead a great group project using Squeak for Scratch and a Kinect
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A good crowd turned out tonight – even some of the 3D printing guys came by!IMG_20150210_193247Tim shows off the new Raspberry Pi 2

 

General Meeting

Our January 27th general meeting is this week, at 7 PM.  I hope to see you all there!

 

Topics of discussion include our finances, Makerspace inprovements such as the soldering station, community interaction, and general feedback from our members – not to mention anything important that is brought up from you guys!

Arduino Night Tonight!

BC Robotics will be hosting another  Arduino Night here at the makerspace this evening. There will be a slight change to the format of Arduino night as it is going to be more oriented to working on your own projects with access to help on hand (As discussed at our last meeting). We suggest showing up around 7:00 PM.

As usual they will have a bunch of goodies on hand from 6:30 onwards if you feel like browsing some Arduino products in person.