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Hi everyone!

It might be getting colder, but it's also time to get your holiday making starting up.  Whether you're laser cutting decorations, soldering up some lights, or knitting some stockings, the space is the place for making all sorts of neat things!

Have you left something at the space?

Hackspace members have been busily sorting out the Large Project Storage, and there were plenty of projects that didn't have names attached to them.

These poor orphan projects want to come back to their owners!

The lovely people who have been working on Large Project Storage have put up a photo gallery of unnamed projects, and have moved them all towards the Donation Area in the back.

If you think one of those projects is yours, come claim it! You can put it back into Large Project Storage, if you properly write it up on the sheets and make sure it's all marked up. Or if you don't really want to keep it, just move it closer to the Donation Area!

All of these abandoned projects will move into the Donation Area on Wednesday, 3 December, so you have a month to make sure you claim your project!

For more information, please see Sophie's post about the Large Project Storage. And give these projects a good home!

We're getting an Ultimaker!

In the last newsletter, we said that we were having a pledge drive to get an Ultimaker Original+ as well as upgrading the existing RepRap to take SD cards and different extruders. Well, we've made our pledges, and we're getting our printer!

The Ultimaker Original will be shipped at the end of November, and we should have it up and running in December. If you pledged, then you should have received an email asking you for your pledge, but if you're not sure, you can check the wiki.

All the fun of the Mini Maker Faire!

The third annual Derby Mini Maker Faire was the biggest yet, with 2,500 visitors across the two days.

And as usual, the Hackspace was there - with our stand showing off lots of projects, including the cherry dispenser from Barbot, Spencer's Jar Jarduino, clocks, knitting, and much more! Matt Little's Marble Run was there too, and Jake and Hannah Howe each had their own stand.

This year was a little different than previous Mini Maker Faires, with Saturday being the large public display of amazing things, but with Sunday being a day of workshops and talks, including an excellent Arduino workshop.

It was great to see a lot of the usual suspects, with Derby Makers' rope-making machine and soldering workshops as busy as ever, and plenty of people took the opportunity to laser cut their names at Just Add Sharks. York Hackspace and Barnsley.IO made the trip down, and HackHitchin brought their Bighak - a BigTrak large enough to drive around!

Coming soon - Maker Faire 2015!

The dates for Maker Faire have been announced! The big event up in Newcastle will take place on Saturday and Sunday, 25 and 26 April.

The Maker Faire is the place to show off and see amazing things, and you better believe Nottingham Hackspace will be there. We hope you will be too!

Steampunks in Space!

We will be running stereogram making workshops at this year's Steampunks in Space event at the National Space Centre. If you're interested in dressing up in your finest Victoriana and helping us to introduce a new generation to the Wonder of the Age, let us know!

Pecha Kucha is coming!

Pecha Kucha is a unique show-and-tell presentation event, where each speaker has 20 slides to talk about a subject, which each slide lasting only 20 seconds. And we'll be hosting our own Pecha Kucha on Tuesday, 25 November, from 7:30 to 9:30. If you're interested in giving a talk, find out more on the Google Group!

Global Space Balloon Challenge

We're off to space! We're going to be taking part in the Global Space Balloon Challenge next April.

If you've ever wanted to go to space, or at least tie an Arduino to a balloon, this project is for you! Join in the discussion to get involved, or come along to the next meeting. You can also follow the project so far on the Nottinghack wiki.

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 13th and 27th of November, 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 6th and 20th, 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 9th and 23rd 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, 20th November. Find out more on our site!

Comics Making Group!

Our next meet is on Thursday, 13th November, 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, 1 December, 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
Wednesday, 5th November, 8pm-9pm
See the agenda!

Cleaning Tuesday
11 November, 7pm onwards

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

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