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Jigsaw Renaissance Housewarming Party
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Seattle hackerspace Jigsaw Renaissance has moved into its new space, and is throwing a party to celebrate!

Jigsaw has moved around a bit in its life. We started off in a tiny Quonset hut beneath a construction-riddled bridge. Then we were in the Madison space, and then in our temporary Inscape home. But now, gentle readers, the time has finally come! We’re in a space that was specifically built out for us, all organized (or at least it will be by this event) and made up just the way we want. There will always be room for improvement, but we’re pretty happy with the current state of things. Please come help us rejoice in this newness, this stability, and this accomplishment.

On Saturday, February 11th, from 15:00 to 19:00 (or 3p-7p if you prefer) we will open up our doors and welcome in the public to celebrate our new home. Please join us. Invite your friends. Bring your projects to show. Children absolutely welcome.


3D Printing Workshop at Ann Arbor’s All Hands Active
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Pocket Factory is offering a 3D printing workshop tonight, 2/9, at All Hands Active.

(PF looks cool, they’re traveling across the U.S. spreading the good word about 3D printing!)


Louisville’s LVL1 Announces 3 Makership Recipients

LVL1 is proud to announce the recipients of our groundbreaking Makership program!

We had initially raised enough funds within our community for 2 Makerships. In a surprise twist, LVL1 Google Group subscriber Dmitry S. graciously donated $250 to fund a 3rd! Thank you Dmitry!

See their blog post for more information on the winning makers.


New Jacksonville Hackerspace JaxHax Opens its Doors

Catch up with the guys at JaxHax Makerspace and take a look at some of the improvements we’ve been making around the space. We have a short interview with Ronnie Hinton and Dan Bidleman, co-founders of JaxHax, as well as clips of built-out spaces and projects in progress!


Ham Radio License Class at Davenport, IA’s Quad Cities Co-Lab

The QC Co-Lab will be hosting an Amateur Radio Technician’s License training course. This class is being taught by Bob Cannon (N9TPQ) and Doug Dechard (KC9HGP) and will cover the fundamentals of Amateur Radio (HAM) including the test prep material in addition to common practices, radio etiquette, and radio operation. The cost will be $40, which will include books, class materials, and admission to the test.

Looks like the sessions will take place Saturdays, 2/25, 3/3 and 3/10 from 9am-Noon.


Blue Hackers Meetup at Jigsaw Renaissance

Hackers, makers, and geeks are not immune from mental health challenges. In fact, our subculture brings with it specific challenges related to breaking down barriers to accessing support for mental health issues.
Join us for a guided discussion on:
-risks and benefits of seeking support
-how to survive when your brain wants you to die
-how to manage someone else’s crisis without creating one of your own
-when to hire a professional brain hacker (psychiatrist/therapist)
-next steps to increase support in our community for mental health concerns.

The meetup will take place this Sunday, 2/12, from 4-6:30pm. See the event page for more information.


Orlando’s FamiLAB and the Orlando Mini Maker Faire Announce Makerships
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Orlando Mini Maker Faire and FamiLAB, Orlando’s Hackerspace (Community Lab) have partnered to create “Makerships” to help 3 deserving recipients create (or finish) amazing projects to be displayed & demonstrated at Orlando Mini Maker Faire 2012, held on May 26th at FamiLAB in Longwood, FL.

Makership Award Recipients will receive $CASH$ and three months of FamiLAB “Maker” level membership in order to make their project idea a reality.

Two Recipients will receive a $100 Project Stipend and 3 Months of FamiLAB Membership at the “Maker” Level ($150 value!), while one recipient will receive a $300 Project Stipend and 3 Months of FamiLAB Membership at the “Maker” Level ($150 value!)

For more information, or to apply for a Makership, please visit the Makership page of the Orlando Mini Maker Faire website.


John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net


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