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Nottingham Hackspace

Hi everyone!

It's October, and you know what that means - HACK-O-WEEN!

We're also working to get a brand new 3D printer, enjoying all our regular groups, and still finding freaking red rabbits everywhere.

It's HACK-O-WEEN!

What's the best holiday for people who like to make awesome things? It's got to be Halloween!

From elaborate jack-o-lanterns to complicated costumes to entire haunted houses, Halloween is a maker's dream, and what better place for a Halloween party than your Nottingham Hackspace!

Yes, that's right, we'll be having a Halloween party on Friday, 31 October, from roughly 7pm onwards. There will be snacks, drinks, jack-o-lanterns, spooky movies, scary music, and a costume contest!

Show up in your best outfit, and get ready to scare everyone!

3D printer pledge drive!

We've been talking lot about 3D printing lately, and how to increase capacity in the space to enable members to print their own designs. We already have a working RepRap printer in the space, and now we're looking to buy an Ultimaker Original+. Having two printers in the space will allow us to offer a simple print and go service (kind of!) as well as the opportunity to experiment with different materials and techniques.

The project will cost around £1400, and to support it, we're holding a pledge drive! If you'd like to get involved in 3D printing, and you'd like to support the pledge, find out more on the Google Group, or on the wiki.

Rabbits everywhere!

If you've been to the Hackspace recently, or - let's face it - pretty much anywhere, you've probably stumbled on a tiny starry-eyed plastic rabbit. Well, it seems they are spreading wide and far, and recently became Internet Famous in this Vice article online.

If the internet is the natural habitat of kittens, it seems that Hackspaces are becoming the breeding ground of bunnies. As it says in the article, we can't name names, but we know who is responsible, you probably know who is responsible, and they must be stopped!

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!

Arduino Evenings!

Our next Arduino Evenings are on 9th and 23rd of October, where you can work on your projects, get advice, see new ideas, and just generally enjoy playing with the Arduino boards.

Ukulele Orchestra!

The Ukulele Orchestra meets every other Thursday, this time on the 9th and 23rd, 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 26th 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!

Retro Computing Fun!

Our Retro Computing group is really taking off!  With Amigas, Spectrums, and Macintoshes everywhere, their next meeting is Thursday, 16 October. Find out more on our site!

Comics Making Group!

Our next meet is on Thursday, 16 October, 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!

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.

Don't Forget!

Remember these important dates at your local hackspace!

Member's Meeting
TONIGHT, 1st October, 8pm-9pm

Hack The Space Day
5th October

Cleaning Tuesday
14 October, 7pm onwards

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

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