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Nottingham Hackspace

With more sunlight comes more Hackspace!

British Summer Time is in full effect, and have you seen how bright the Studio can be in the daylight?

No? Then come on in and see!

Nottingham Hackspace Rules - Final Consultation

For the last few months we have all been working on the Hackspace rules to try and make sure that they are clear, up to date and as relevant as possible.

They are now out for final review, and you can see them at rules.nottinghack.org.uk.

If you have any issues, concerns, comments or queries, please send them to trustees@nottinghack.org.uk.

These rules will come into force on Sunday 15th May 2016.

Learn to make jewellery!

Learn how to make beautiful wire jewellery in this workshop run by Hackspace member Betty Ching on Sunday, 10 April, from 1pm until 5pm.

During the four-hour workshop, you will create a selection of jewellery items to take away with you. At a minimum, this will include a pair of earrings (pierced and clip-on options available), a ring, a bracelet and a pendant.

Tickets are on sale now for £32.84, including all materials, snacks, and Eventbrite fees.

Introduction to Arduino!

We're running our extremely popular Welcome to Arduino workshop again on Saturday, 30 April, from 11am to 2pm.

Run by Hackspace members Ian Dickinson, James Fowkes, and John Moody, the Arduino is a microcontroller that can be programmed to do almost anything you want to do!

Tickets are just £20 and are on sale now. This workshop is always popular, so get your ticket now!

Join in the fun with Tidy Up Tuesday and Hack the Space Day!

This month we'd like to really make headway on improving the current Hackspace and downstairs! With this in mind...

Tidy Up Tuesday!

Tuesday, 12 April, 6pm onwards

We'll be:

- sorting the large sheet storage
- tidying the comfy area, blue room and craft room
- cleaning the kitchen
- clearing and tidying the studio
- sorting the laser cutter area and clearing away scrap

Hack the Space Day!

Sunday, 17 April, Noon onwards

We'll be:

- auditing the LPS and hopefully bringing in our new labeling system
- pulling down the paneling from the walls downstairs
- pulling down old sprinkler systems and possibly old electrics
- clearing, tidying and possibly skipping large amounts of scrap

As you can tell, there's lots to do!

We'd love to see as many members coming and helping out with one - or both! - of these events. Food will be provided - pizza (or burger of your choice!) on Tuesday, and a platter of lunchtime/afternoon goodies and cakes on Sunday.

If you have any questions please do get in touch at trustees@nottinghack.org.uk.

Are you interested in becoming a trustee?

On Sunday 17th April the nomination window opens for the three trustee positions that are becoming vacant. If you are interested in standing, send your nomination to trustees@nottinghack.org.uk between 00:00 on Sunday 17th April and 23:59 on Sunday 8th May, including your full name, a photo of yourself and a paragraph on why you would like to be a trustee. These will be made public on the wiki until the election closes. The election voting will start during May and run for 7 days - keep an eye on your emails, the Google group and future newsletters for more details.

You can see information about our current trustees on the Board Wiki Page. We'd like to see as many members as possible applying to be trustees, and applications from women and minorities are especially encouraged.

'Trustee' may sound like an intimidating title, but it's a job many of us have done in our spare time since Nottingham Hackspace began. You'll be part of a group deeply involved in decision making and setting strategy for the space.

We are also looking for a returning officer to set up and handle the OPA vote system for the election - if you are interested in volunteering, please email trustees@nottinghack.org.uk as soon as possible. You will be responsible for administering the vote, addressing any queries from members eligible to vote and releasing the results.

Retro Computing Group

Thursday, 21 April, 7:30pm - 10pm

The Retro Computing group meet on the third Thursday of the month at 7:30PM and fire up old computers from a bygone era. March saw a Commodore P500 and C64 get the onceover and a BBC micro get some disk drives. Who knows what April's meeting will bring?

Stitch and Bitch

Tuesday, 19 April, 6pm onwards

Do you knit? Crochet? Weave? Spin? Nålebinding? Embroidery? Kumihimo? Anything to do with stitching? Every third Tuesday, from approximately 6pm onwards, we’ll be in the comfy area getting our stitch on.

Skatenights at the Space

Tuesday, 5 and 26 April, 6pm onwards

Skatenights run on the first and fourth Tuesdays of every month, where we watch skate videos and films, do some board maintenance, and thoroughly utilise the Hackspace for skating fun. The fun starts at 6pm, and if you're not a member, you're welcome to get a tour of the space as well. Join up with Nottingham Longboarding to find out about future events!

Don't Forget!

Remember these important dates at your local hackspace!

Tidy Up Tuesday
Tuesday, 12 April

Members Meeting
Wednesday, 6 April, 8pm-9pm

Hack the Space Day
Sunday, 17 April, from midday.

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