Saturday, 6 February 2016

February sessions

February is well and truly upon us already, so here's a quick (if slightly belated) list of the Hackspace sessions for this month:

  • Thursday 4th February (18:30)
  • Sunday 7th February (13:00 - 18:00)
  • Thursday 11th February (18:30)
  • Thursday 18th February (18:30)
  • Thursday 25th February (18:30)

You can find Facebook events for the sessions (for those who like Facebook) in the Surrey & Hampshire Hackspace Facebook group. There's also the Google Group and Surrey & Hampshire Hackspace Forum if you'd like to get involved.

Friday, 1 January 2016

January Schedule

Happy New Year everyone! Here's a quick list of the Hackspace sessions for January:

  • Sunday 3rd January (13:00 - 18:00)
  • Thursday 7th January (18:30)
  • Thursday 14th January (18:30)
  • Thursday 21st January (18:30)
  • Thursday 28th January (18:30)

You can find Facebook events for the sessions (for those who like Facebook) in the Surrey & Hampshire Hackspace Facebook group. There's also the Google Group and Surrey & Hampshire Hackspace Forum if you'd like to get involved.

And as an extra bonus in January, Surrey & Hampshire Hackspace member Albert Hickey has organised his 10th Egham Raspberry Jam. The event is dedicated to the Raspberry Pi computer and is free (although you do need to register to attend). The event is on Sunday 17 January from 2pm until 5pm and has a broad theme of Gamification.

For more details and to register for the event visit the 10th Egham Raspberry Jam page on Eventbrite.

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Changes to the normal schedule

Well we're nearly at the end of the year which means the schedule of our usual Thursday sessions takes a break.

Tonight (Thursday 17th) is the last session this year!

There's also a social get together tomorrow (Friday 18th) - see the forum for details.

From everyone at the Surrey & Hampshire Hackspace we hope you have a great holiday and a fantastic New Year!

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

A change to the November schedule too!

PLEASE NOTE: November also has a change to the usual schedule. The first Thursday evening meeting of the month has been moved to the Friday. (And you thought they'd just moved to Friday's during October!)
Apologies there was an error in the days below - dates correct. This has now been corrected.

With that explained here's when we'll be meeting in November:

  • Friday 6th November (18:30)
  • Sunday 8th November (10:00)
  • Thursday 12th November (18:30)
  • Thursday 19th November (18:30)
  • Thursday 26th November (18:30)
As ever there will be all sorts of creative tinkering and repairing going on. So why not come along with something you want to work on, or just to see what everybody's up to!

Monday, 28 September 2015

A Change of day for October.

October sees a change to the usual schedule. There are NO Thursday evening meetings of the Hackspace. Don't panic though, they've just moved to Friday's during October!

With that explained here's when we'll be meeting in October:

  • Friday 2nd October (18:30)
  • Sunday 4th October (10:00)
  • Friday 9th October (18:30)
  • Friday 18th October (18:30)
  • Friday 23rd October (18:30)
  • Friday 30th October (18:30)

Do come along. There's all sorts of things afoot at the moment including: people repairing quad copters, general tinkering with 3D printers, experiments with different ways to finish 3D printed objects, and even plans underway to develop autonomous sandwich delivery vehicles!

Friday, 4 September 2015

Sunday cancelled & Brighton Mini Maker Faire

Just a quick note to cover a couple of things:

  1. There is no Sunday Hackspace session this month (September)
  2. It's was under 12 hours until the Brighton Mini Maker Faire featuring the Surrey and Hampshire Hackspace (when this was first posted)

Last year's Brighton Mini Maker Faire was a really good event so do try to get to it if you can. For more information please see the Brighton Mini Maker Faire website

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Thursday 16th Session

With our weekly sessions as lively as ever there was a good turn out at last week's with a wide range of projects under way. These included driving a VGA monitor using a PIC microcontroller, and replacing the power switch on a USB audio interface.

A VGA monitor displaying coloured blocks.  The monitor is on top of an oscilloscope displaying signal traces.  In the foreground a laptop is being used to edit code to run on the PIC microcontroller A PIC microcontroller and assorted components in a breadboard.  A VGA lead is connected to drive the monitor. The insides of a USB audio interface with a recently replaced power switch.

Among the other highlights were a sound controlled display, a variety of soldering, and designing and sewing clothes for a 3D printed Makie doll.

A tapering tower of perspex plates illuminated by LEDs ranging from green at the bottom to red at the top. A helping hands magnifier in front of a temperature controller SMD rework soldering station. A green haired 3D printed Makie doll wearing hand made victorian era inspired underwear.