Camp Smalltalk

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 this weekend on Saturday to Sunday starting at 8am!

– from Saturday, April 25th 8am to Sunday, April 26th open ended
– Saturday Pizza Night sponsored by Instantiations
– bring your Smalltalk and/or ScratchOnPi project!

If you have any questions regarding travel arrangements or accommodations, please contact Tim and Sebastian at

Potluck, Tuesday April 14th

Hi All,

Tuesday, April 14th will be our April Potluck.  The potluck will be at 6, followed by a Project Show & Tell centered around a Reflow Oven project one of our members is working on.  We will also be looking for someone to sign up for a Project Show & Tell for the May potluck.

We hope to see you there!

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 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!

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!IMG_20150210_193247Tim shows off the new Raspberry Pi 2