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'Soft' Opening Of Space!

  • Oct 19, 2013 · 12:00 PM
  • Melbourne Makerspace

Come celebrate the unofficial opening of the Melbourne Makerspace!

For this casual celebration, we invite members to bring projects to work on/collaborate on/troubleshoot, help us get the space set up and organized for the grand opening, and/or socialize with fellow makers.

Food and drink will be potluck, so bring your appetite and something to share!  If you bring food/drink, please provide some way to keep it warm/cold as needed, as well as whatever utensils are needed to serve it.  Disposable plates, cups, silverware, and napkins will be provided.

Alcohol is permitted.  You may bring your own to consume or share, or sample the homebrew which will be on tap.  Please drink responsibly - safety, respect of property, and responsibility to the community are our top priorities.

This event is free and open to our Meetup members and their invitees.  Children are allowed, under the condition that the parents assume all responsibility for their child's safety.  Anyone under 18 requires parental supervision at all times, as there will be alcohol and potentially dangerous tools on premises.

Those attendees who wish to sign up for official membership to Melbourne Makerspace and pay their monthly dues will be able to start using the makerspace following the soft opening event.

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  • John M.

    A great'soft' start. Tons of tools, scopes, computers, IC's, good food and friendly folks! A lot of good info with something for the technically minded.

    October 19, 2013

  • James M. D.

    Great group of people: enjoyed the fellowship

    1 · October 19, 2013

  • Linda C.

    We may stop by

    1 · October 19, 2013

  • James M. D.

    Didn't Clay mention that someone donated a pile of logic chips an dother components? I'd like to work on sorting that into organizer bins and cataloging them into a matrix (some bins would be nice)

    1 · October 14, 2013

    • Clayton G.

      Yes! It is sitting in my car awaiting transport to the space. I was hoping some people would be willing to help sort through them Saturday. In fact, I see Saturday as an opportunity to collaborate on makerspace organization in general, so we can get it set up in a way that suits us all the best. We have some bins of various sizes at the space, though I think our organizational needs will overwhelm them very quickly. Reinforcements are in order!

      October 18, 2013

  • James M. D.

    I think it would be really cool if everyone brought a small gift (like from Harbor Freight) for our new MakerSpace. Kind of like a baby shower to show our appreciation for this new entity. Organizer boxes, fastener assortments, zip ties, glue, hand tools, etc. so we start off equipped to do great stuff!

    3 · October 17, 2013

    • John M.

      That's a great idea James. And if your budget won't allow it, consider donating that spare third or fourth screwdriver or other tool that you've bought six of cuz you can't ever find it....

      October 17, 2013

    • Clayton G.

      Love this idea!

      October 18, 2013

  • Gable

    Where is it?

    October 9, 2013

    • Jack S.

      It's on Wickham Rd. Just South of Dustins BBQ. In the back of the strip mall across from the Aloha Eatery.Go to the back of the stores, and you'll find the space near the middle. Hope that helps.

      1 · October 16, 2013

  • Gabriel

    I've got some other things going on but will try and swing by before it all wraps up.

    1 · October 14, 2013

  • James B.

    Hello everyone! I am new to the area but very interested in this space. James

    1 · October 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm a 3rd shift worker so I will just be getting off that morning, I may claim a nap and then head over to check it out.

    1 · October 13, 2013

  • John G.

    Can't wait! I'm going to claim a spot for my stuff my wife keep complaining about!

    1 · October 10, 2013

  • Shawn N.

    Yay! Cannot wait.

    1 · October 9, 2013

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