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Nottingham Hackspace

Hi everyone!

We had an exciting May, and we're hoping to have an equally exciting June! As the weather gets warmer, the space is a great place to make all sorts of awesome things for your summer - everything from building planters to fixing camping equipment to just mixing up a new cool drink!

Nottingham Hackspace Election Results!

We're giving a massive welcome to James Fowkes, Dominic Morrow, and David Clarke, who were elected as trustees in this year's Hackspace Election.

Along with the usual responsibilities, the trustees will be discussing the strategy of the Hackspace - where're we going, and how we're going to get there.

We also want to give a huge thank you to Jake Howe and Kate Bolin, who've stood down after two years of being trustees. They've put in a massive amount of hard work over the past two years, and helped make the space a better place.

If you have any questions for the trustees, you can always reach them at trustees@nottinghack.org.uk.

Introduction to Arduino Workshop on 19 July

Our ever-popular Introduction to Arduino Workshop will be taking place on Saturday, 19 July, from 11am to 4pm.

You'll learn the basics of Arduino and see some amazing projects you can create with this nifty microcontroller.

Tickets cost £15, and are extremely limited, so get your tickets now!

Find out more on the Nottingham Hackspace website.

Bike Surgery on 21 June

We'll be hosting a Bike Surgery Afternoon on Saturday, 21st June, from 1pm until 4pm.

In this surgery, you can learn how to safely clean your bike, spot any potential problems, and learn some of the easier fixes you can do yourself.

The surgery will cost £5 and can be paid on the day. Basic tools and equipment will be provided.

Find out more on the Nottingham Hackspace website.

Did You Come To Open Day?

We had our Annual Open Day on Saturday, 17 May. It was a fantastic day with lots of visitors, plenty of projects on show, and delicious cake and cookies!

Hackspace member Toby Jackson recorded an amazing time-lapse video of the day, which you can see on YouTube now!

Massive thanks to everyone who attended, and we hope everyone had a wonderful time!

Get your drinks with BarBot!

A group of Hackspace members, including Mouse, Michael Erskine, Ian Dickinson, Daniel Swann, and Ed Raisin, are working on a a fantastic collaborative project called BarBot - a robotic bartender. They've been prototyping different aspects of BarBot - from drink dispensing mechanisms to glass transport rails.

They plan to have BarBot ready for EMF Camp in August, and the next stage is to build and decorate a frame and create software that'll enable the user to order drinks. Check out this awesome video of the work in progress, and if you want to help out, join the BarBot Google Group!

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!

Ukulele Orchestra!

The Ukulele Orchestra meets every other Thursday, and is aimed at beginners and improvers. Each session is themed to a different genre or artist, and to find out more, or to suggest a theme, check out our Facebook page.

Arduino Evening!

Our next Arduino Evening is Thursday, 12 June, and it's a free open session where you can work on your projects, get advice, see new ideas, and just generally enjoy playing with Arduino.

Photography Group!

This month's photography group will take place on Monday, 2 June, from 6:30 - 9:30. Weather permitting, we’ll be going for a walk around the local area to take some photographs as a group - so bring a brolly just in case!

Gaming Sunday!

Our gaming group will be meeting on the 22nd 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!

New Comics Making Group!

On Thursday, 12 June, our new Comics Making Group will be meeting up for the first time. This is aimed at anyone interested in making comics - from writing to drawing. We'll be looking at how comics are written and drawn, including composition, storytelling, character design, and development. Bring along a favourite comic to show and discuss - whether it's a thick graphic novel, a three-panel newspaper strip, or four-panel webcomic. You don't need to be able to draw, you just need to love making comics!

Find out more on the Google Group thread.

Don't Forget!

Member's Meeting - Wednesday, 4 June, 8pm - 9pm
Cleaning Tuesday - Tuesday, 10 June, 7pm onwards

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