Hackerspace Happenings for March 20

Hackerspace Happenings for March 20

Are you a hackerspace member with an event you’d like to publicize? Send it to johnb@makezine.com or tweet me at @johnbaichtal and I’ll post it. Also feel free to subscribe to my hackerspaces Twitter list. Hackerspace Happenings runs weekly(ish).

3D Thursday at Brooklyn’s Alpha One Labs

Join us every Thursday for 3D printing and free pizza! RSVP if you’d like some pizza. See you there!

Fun with Abstract Origami and Tyvek at LA’s CRASH Space

Origami has become an increasingly meditative and metaphorical practice in my life. When I need to slow down, I take origami breaks and turn my mind off to tessellate patterns into paper, molding peaks and valleys from a single plane. Let’s get away from our carpal tunnel inducing daily lives for a moment to learn the art of abstract origami. I’ll be teaching you the beautifully simple zig zag accordion fold (pictured above) and providing Tyvek material for us to reuse. I find that Tyvek is soft to the touch and it takes to creases well. This workshop will be free to everyone, including materials (but donations are always welcome).

The origami workshop will take place Saturday, March 24th at noon.

“Evil Hacker” Photoshoot at Mountain View’s Hacker Dojo

Come dressed as an evil hacker OR bring props OR lighting/photo gear. WHY? We’re doing a photo shoot (for fun) in order to provide Google Image search some better pictures for “hacker” so news articles stop stealing our logo.

Hackerspace Charlotte’s Grand Reopening — March 23rd and 24th

Mark your calendars for March 23rd and 24th!
Hackerspace Charlotte will be having their grand re-opening. Bring your friends and family for 2 days of non-stop fun.
We will have:
3d Printers
Dry Ice
Liquid Nitrogen
CNC Machines
RC Airplanes
and much more!

Printed Circuit Board Class at Glen Ellyn’s Workshop88

Jim is going to be running our Printed Circuit Board class again. Last time this class was offered it was really well received by those in attendance. This class will cover a variety of etching techniques. If you have any small circuits for which a PCB would be appropriate, let Jim Williams know right away. We might be able to add your boards to the class!

The class will take place on March 27th and you can sign up via Eventbrite at the above link.

Lima, OH Hackerspace Forming

Pete Binkley wrote in:

My names pete and i was wanting to start up a makers group here in Lima Ohio was hoping that i can get my email out to anyone else that would like to participate.

Pete’s email handle is binkleypeter and he uses gmail. Hit him up if you’re interested!

Intro to iOS Development Class at NYC Resistor

NYC Resistor will be offering an iOS Development Class on Saturday, March 31:

Come learn the basics of iPhone and iPad development! This 3-hour class will introduce you to the high-level concepts of the iOS SDK, the Objective-C language, the Xcode IDE including Interface Builder and the iOS build system, MVC using UIKit, Apple’s most common and useful frameworks, networking using web services, and much more!

Eugene Maker Space’s First Full Membership Meeting

Eugene Maker Space will hold its very first full membership meeting on Wednesday March 21, 2012 starting at 8:00PM at Eugene Maker Space. All members of Eugene Maker Space are invited to attend this meeting. Topics up for discussion so far include:

1) Transferring hosted services to EMS owned accounts/servers
2) There was a proposal to use phpBB instead of the current forums
3) Formalize a process for making proposals
4) Post the minutes directly into the wiki rather than as attachments to the wiki
5) Updates on the Comcast Internet situation and 501c3 status

Seedbombing Night at Vancouver Hack Space

come one, come all to the second evar vhs horticultural night. i will be bringing supplies and instructions on how to make seed bombs. i have the red clay powder, compost and an interesting selection of westcoast non-invasive seeds. i will also bring some seedling racks on which we can dry the bombs.

seed bombs are one half inch diameter models of the living world. they can be made by anyone anywhere in the world where there is clay, soil, seed and water. seed bombs work on all scales, small to large, and can be air dropped over broad areas, or scattered by hand into vacant lots! hundreds of kinds of mixed seeds, soil humus and dry powdered red brown clay, form the solid components of seed bombs.

Seedbombing Night will be held on Tuesday, April 17th at 7pm and the cost is $2.

Jax Locksport at Hacksonville Hackerspace

We’re having a Jax Locksport meeting on Friday, April 6. We’re meeting at Tijuana Flats in San Marco (5635 San Jose Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL, 32207) on the first Friday of every month at 6:30pm, with the Jax2600/DC904 group. We will continue to combine the two groups until we have enough members and are stable enough to branch it off into a separate meeting.

We’ve got plenty of locks and picks, people who are eager to help teach others, and we’re planning on having some kind of competition/giveaway. It should be a lot of fun, and I hope to see a lot of people there!

The event is being organized by Jess Hires, who can be reached at @hacksonville on Twitter.

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