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!
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!
Sebastian lead a great group project using Squeak for Scratch and a Kinect
A good crowd turned out tonight – even some of the 3D printing guys came by!Tim shows off the new Raspberry Pi 2
Wednesday January 28th BC Robotics will be hosting Arduino night once again. Officially we start at 7:00 PM and as always there will be a selection of parts and accessories available for purchase from BC Robotics starting at 6:00 PM.
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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!
On Monday, January 26th at 6PM, Shaw Go! Island will be on location at the makerspace to shine a spotlight on our members, our projects, and our community! We’re looking for any interested makers to have their projects set up, ready to show off, or even just to be there and talk a little about the makerspace or themselves.
We are on “U-toob“!
We are back at it again starting this week! Wednesday January 14th BC Robotics will be hosting the first Arduino night of 2015. Officially we start at 7:00 PM and as always there will be a selection of parts and accessories available for purchase from BC Robotics starting at 6:00 PM.
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Great news from Friday night, our internet is back and better than ever! We’ve upgraded to Shaw and expect no further internet issues or random downtimes. Rejoice!
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.
Today we have purchased a new 3d printer. A big thank you goes out to the members and sponsors that donated the money to make this possible.
- Model: 1403
- Build Volume: 6″ x 6″ x 6″ / 150mm x 150mm x 150mm / 215 cubic inches
- Print Resolution: 100 Microns
- Print Speed: 80mm/sec max recommended
- Filament: 1.75mm PLA (sample included)
- Extruder: Alu Extruder (direct drive). 1.75mm Ubis Hot End with 0.4mm nozzle
- Auto Leveling: Auto-Leveling Probe works with software to calibrate Z axis height (see video)
- Print Bed: Not heated
- Construction: Powder coated steel and aluminum body with 8mm and 12mm diameter linear shaft
- Belt: GT2
- Pulleys: 20 tooth, dual flange GT2 aluminum
- Electronics: Printrbot Rev F Printrboard with micro-USB connection (cable included) and micro SD card slot for untethered printing
- Power Requirements: 12V (6 amp) laptop power supply (included)
- Max Current Draw: 4.5 amps
- Motors: NEMA 17 stepper
- Overall Footprint*: 18″ x 17″ x 13″ (L x W x H)