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Calling all makers interested in setting up a local Makerspace and makers that have kits they’d like to show us.

The MAKE team will be hosting a meetup tonight at 8pm (with food and beverage) at:

Woodshed Smokehouse
3201 Riverfront Drive
Ft. Worth, TX
1-817-877-4545

Call Sherry Huss (415-902-2050) or email her (Sherry@oreilly.com) ASAP for more info.

We hope to see you there!

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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  1. Jeff says:

    Why would you wait until the day of to mention this?!

    1. Jeff, it was a last-minute thing based on a discussion some visiting O’Reilly staffers had, as I understand it. I was called out of the blue by Sherry Huss.

    2. Sherrysshuss says:

      @Jeff – we were not sure of our schedule in advance of our arrival. We flew in from New York World Maker Faire for a RadioShack Business Summit, and it turns out that we are free tonight. So, I wanted to reach out to the local Makerspace, and it turns out they are trying to get support to start one – timing is good for them as they have a meeting with the city next week. That’s the story.

      1. rinserepeat says:

        Alright…Thanks for the explanation…I hope you have a good turnout, and the Woodshed is a great space!

  2. Thanks for the announcement! I’ll be there!

  3. John Hattan says:

    Aww that’s too bad. I’m an old ex-Tandy employee and I know a couple others who would’ve been there with a little more warning. Contact me if you guys set up a meetup or something.

    1. sshusss says:

      @John Hattan – sorry again for the short notice… however, the upside is that we were able to bring together 7 local Makers, plus the MAKE team, Benedetta from the Arduino team and Eric and Hao from SEEED Studios. The conversation has started and if you send me your email address (sherry@oreilly.com) I will add it to the email list of those that came last night. There is a lot of energy and excitement in the community, and I know that they are looking to find others that are interested in getting more Making activities in the community. So great to be able to connect these Makers and this was the first time that them met for most of them.

  4. neal says:

    short notice can’t make it. too long a drive. u should have done better. no excuse

    1. sshuss says:

      @neal – the best I can do now is offer up a chance to connect you with the other local Makers. If you send me your email (sherry@oreilly.com), I will compile a list and send it out to the group that attended last evening and include those that are interested in getting involved. The alternative to such short notice was no event happening – not good for anyone. I am liking what I see from the Makers that attended, and to me – it was worth getting the conversation started and connecting local Makers.

  5. Dave says:

    So. Umm. I’m here

  6. Dan says:

    I just saw the post or I would have been there!

    I would have absolutely loved to meet you guys and throw some ideas out. Give me a little more warning next time and ill be there with a bunch of fellow FtW engineers/hobbyists! At least add me to whatever email chain or list that got started!
    -Dan K.

    1. sshuss says:

      @Dan – send me your email (sherry@oreilly.com) and I will add you to the list and share it with the group. Glad that you are interested.

  7. Don Thorp says:

    Would have loved to have been there too. Can you give us a local contact since it appears there is already some organization going on in FW?

    1. sshuss says:

      @Don – please send me your email (sherry@oreilly.com), and I will add to the list – I know the group would like to continue to stay connected and are looking for fellow Makers too.

    2. Jason Haddock says:

      you are welcome to contact me anytime Don. actually any of the Fort Worth makers are welcome to you can reach me through my gmail to start with and i will reply with other contact info. Emal : foreverknight2622@gmail.com

  8. Jason Haddock says:

    had a great time at the meeting hope we get this thing going and get through all the hoops!!!!!!

  9. Kent Bowling says:

    Just a head’s up in case people are not aware: There is a makerspace in Dallas (http://dallasmakerspace.org) if you guys ever want to come out and chat etc. We might be able to offer some advice on getting things going.

    I know it’s a heck of a drive for the 817′s to come to 214, but we’ve got our annual open house coming up on November 10th if you guys would like to check it out.

    PS> Good to see two (and now three) ex-Tandy employees in this thread :)

    1. donthorp says:

      @Kent A reminder in November would be good :) It’s not too far for special events though. Just “after work” round trips. (One of those Tandy-Exs)

  10. We had a great time last night. Just to help kick this off, I put together a website for us http://www.fortworthmakerspace.com . Now we need a place to start a first meeting. Any volunteers?

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