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Hi everyone!

It's September, and even though the leaves might start falling and the kids are going back to school, there's still plenty of excitement at the space!  Along with our post-EMF Camp enthusiasm, we have the Leicester Creator Faire coming up as well as our regular groups!

Fun at EMF!

EMFWe had an amazing time at EMF! From Simon Singh talking about Colossus to the LED light field that was The Grid to the proliferation of tiny red rabbits, there was so much to see and do at EMF that we couldn't possibly contain it all in this newsletter. But here are a few of our highlights:


Many of our members went to Daan Uttien's workshop to learn how to make their own silver ring. And then with his handmade ring, member Adam Cooper proposed to his girlfriend (and fellow Hackspace member) Sophie Wilkinson! Congratulations, and we all expect a properly hacked wedding!


You've been hearing about Barbot since March, and EMF was its time to shine - and shine it did! With plenty of alcohol and mixers available, Barbot had lines around the camp waiting for their robotically-mixed drinks. You can see a video of Barbot in action, and the write-up will soon be on Planet Nottinghack!

Alcohol Vapouriser

Hackspace member Toby brought his ultrasonic alcohol vapouriser to EMF and was interviewed by Tom Scott for his regular YouTube series Things You Might Not Know. Watch the video to find out how Toby made his vapouriser, and discover how it really doesn't get you drunk!

You see what fun we had in our Flickr photo set, and also see some of our work in the BBC News article and the Guardian article on EMF.

Thank you to everyone who helped out with the packing, supplying, set-up, and take-down of the Nottinghack Village, especially to Sophie for doing all the cooking and James and Vicky for loaning their marquees. And we hope to see you at EMF 2016!

Creator Fair Needs YOU!

We're hosting a Nottingham Hackspace table at the National Space Centre's Creator Fair on 20-21 September!

We’ll be showing off projects and prototypes, as well as hosting LED badge soldering workshops, and we need volunteers to help run the stall and workshops, as well as your projects to show off!

If you can help out as a volunteer, or addyour work to our stall, let us know on the Google Group thread.

Plus, if you're a company or an individual that wants to host a stall, get in touch with the National Space Centre, because there's still time to book a place!

Come talk at Pecha Kucha!

Have you heard of Pecha Kucha? It's a 20x20 talk - 20 images, 20 seconds per image, loose and fast talking about any subject.

The Nottingham Creative Quarter runs Pecha Kucha Nottingham events every month around Nottingham's Creative Quarter, giving local businesses and creative enterprises a chance to network and see what amazing ideas are coming out of the area.

Nottingham Hackspace will be hosting the next Pecha Kucha event on Friday, 19 September. The event runs from 4pm until 6pm, and is free to attend.

So if you want to see some amazing things being presented, check out Pecha Kucha!

This Month's Groups!

We have regular groups that meet up to focus on a particular skills - so if you want to pick up something new, check out these! All our group sessions are open to non-members, but make sure you check their details on the calendar and their individual pages in case of cancellations or changes!

Ukulele Orchestra!

The Ukulele Orchestra meets every other Thursday, this time on the 11th and 25th, and is aimed at beginners and improvers. Each session is themed to a different genre or artist, from the Muppets to The Smiths! To find out more, and to suggest a theme, check out our Facebook page

Gaming Sunday!

Our gaming group meets on the 28th from 4pm for board games, RPGs, tabletop and card games. Follow the discussion on the Google Group and have your say on what you want to play next!

Comics Making Group!

Our next meet is on Thursday, 18 September, from 7pm. This is aimed at anyone interested in making comics, from writing to drawing. You don’t need to be able to draw to come to this workshop, stick figures are welcome! Join in on the discussion at our Facebook group!

Retro Computing Fun!

We're starting a group focused on refurbishing and playing with retro computers. If you've been looking at your ZX Spectrum, Apple II, or Amiga, and wanting to do more, the first meeting will be Thursday, 18 September. Find out more on the Google Group thread!

Photography Group!

Next month's photography group will take place on Monday, 6 October, from 7pm - 9.30pm. Open to members and non-members and aimed at anyone who is interested in getting more from their photographs.

Arduino Evenings!

Our next Arduino Evenings are on 11th and 25th of September, where you can work on your projects, get advice, see new ideas, and just generally enjoy playing with the Arduino boards.

Don't Forget!

Remember these important dates at your local hackspace!

Member's Meeting
TONIGHT, 3rd September, 8pm-9pm

Cleaning Tuesday
9 September, 7pm onwards

Want to help out at the space? Join us at these events!

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