Hi all, we are still alive! After spending some time working out which evening would be best for the HackSpace meetings we have no decided to change to to 2nd Tuesday of the month after and almost record turnout at the last meeting!
As a result, we are now holding out hope that we can increase the numbers to a level where we can realistically sustain the income required to get a space. Please continue to turn up to meetings, and please do keep sending your project ideas to the mailing list.
Evening all. It’s been a quiet month. But shortly a new month will begin. And with a new month is another Meeting!
This meeting will take place on Thursday 3rd February, usual time, usual place. Don’t worry, this time it’s a Thursday as a one off.
Hi all, Meeting 3 came at went, and was attended by just Myself, Andi and Kitty.
Where were you guys?
Whilst the tumbleweed rolled passed, we did get quite a lot done. Minutes of the meeting will be published to the mailing list as soon as I get chance.
Hi all, just a quick reminder that Meeting 3 is Wed 5th Jan, usual time usual place.
Hi all, as Meeting 2 was snowed out, we’re going to hold a second meeting this month, on Wednesday 22nd December. Please let us know if you wish to attend by one of the usual channels.
Now that November is coming to an end, it’s about time we had another meeting. The meeting will continue the theme of first Wednesday of the month being 1st Decemeber. Same batman time, same batman channel. This time however, we’d like to encourage people to bring in (small) projects to show off or to get help with. I’ll be bringing my (hopefully) completed digital thermometer, my Arduino and whatever I have breadboarded up by then, and some iButton ID tags and a probe for them.
With some entries to the Google AI contest posted, I have written a mini-league script to help people see where the are in comparison to their friends. The output of which can be viewed here: http://www.jonisdumb.com/googleAiRanks.txt
Closing date for entries is Saturday, so it’s not too late to have a go at it.
Just a short post to tell you all that I have signed up for the Google AI Contest at http://ai-contest.com/. It’s a challenge based around flash game called Galcon, the idea being you write and submit a bot (written in a language of your choice) and pit it against others.
Hopefully some of you will also join in, and the deadline for submissions is 27th November. I know this doesn’t give us much time, but I’ve only just heard about it myself.
Hope to hear from some of you soon! Andee
With the first meeting now a memory, it’s about time we talked about current projects! So far we’ve only heard from two of our members about their current project, so please get in touch.
We are here for you to help you gain interest and support in your projects, so feel free to use the mailing list to post your projects and ask for help with any projects you have on the go.
With the success of the first meeting, we are looking at doing monthly meetings, first Wednesday of every month. If this is a problem for a significant number of people, I’m sure this can be changed.
We are also still on the hunt for a property to use as our base for larger projects. Whilst the first few we found were way outside of the via price range, after looking harder, one of our members found a potential property, that we might actually be able to afford at the current member count. I still need to converse with naxxfish about possibly viewing it. We’ll take some pictures and get your inputs on it, and see where to progress from there.
Well that’s all for now, Andee out!
Awesome. Starting to gather quite the interest!
We appear to now have a hashtag on twitter: #hackspacecanterbury which is pretty cool. I’ve also created a list, canterbury-hackspace. If you want to be added to it, join the mailing list and post on the thread about Twitter IDs.
We’ve also been in touch with the guys from Hackspace Foundation, who hopefully will be giving us a hackspace.org.uk subdomain in the near future :) and with any luck, we’ll be linked to from their website. Which is awesome!
Right now there is a discussion going on about a first meeting venue on the mailing list. We’re tending towards the Old Bev or Brambleys in Canterbury, some time midweek or a Saturday. If you’ve got any good ideas for a venue, get on the mailing list and let us know.
So far, we’ve emailed the Kent Linux User Group, a bunch of local amateur radio clubs, the Tinkering Society at UKC, as well as a few lecturers and students from there too. With any luck we might get an email sent out to Compsci and Engineering students too. We’re looking for more clubs and societies who might be interested in joining us in our quest to hack and build together in our own space.
If there’s anyone that you think we should be contacting then… JOIN THE MAILING LIST! :D
Hey, welcome to the blog for the Canterbury Hackspace project.
Our aim is to build up a community of Kent based tinkerers, makers and
builders, and provide them with a place to learn, build and create,
free from commercial influence. We want to provide our members with
the tools, space, community and support they need to get their own
projects off the ground - and make it open to anyone regardless of
What we’d really like to start doing is organising monthly meetings to
bring the community together, chat, be sociable, get to know one
another, show off and work on our projects, get help and inspiration
from each other, and learn.
So get yourself signed up to the mailing list: