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Footscray Maker Lab Kick Off Session 3

Tonight we'll start work on a crowdfunding campaign to buy a 3D printer - the purchase our member poll resulted in. Some questions we'll explore are:

1. What printer will we buy?

2. Why? What will we use it for? (we need to answer this for the crowdfunding pledge...)

3. Who owns it? Tax issues etc...

Richard will bring his MendelMax 3D printer in for a demo.

There will also be five rapid sessions/updates on;

1. Our neighbours in the mill Inition / Thinglab - a company
which is dedicated to 3D design technologies such as 3D Scanning, 3D Modelling, 3D Printing and creative services. Joe from Inition/Thinglab will do a brief presentation / Q&A around their products and business.

2. The mobile maker lab for disadvantaged kids / rural communities

3. The Ushahidi FCray resource map - which we started with Sylvie's walk last week.

4. The Antarctic surveillance drone

5. A Fixer Lab at FML


5. Fail or continue?

An output from this session will also be a blog post or article titled either;

a. "How to kick off a combined makerlab / hackerspace / social innovation incubator".

b. "How not to kick off a combined makerlab/hackerspace/social innovation incubator".

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  • A former member
    A former member

    unfortunate I couldn't make this one but look forward to the next

    April 24, 2013

  • Ivan S.

    Friendly and welcoming team, full of ideas sharing and plotting next step forward

    1 · April 23, 2013

  • Tony S.

    Early items needed more attention, so little or no time for later items.

    1 · April 23, 2013

  • Dave-ID

    Sorry there was a bug in The Matrix so I was invisible & inaudible to everyone else & vice versa.

    1 · April 23, 2013

  • Dave-ID

    Looks like I'm going to be late aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh-ain!

    April 23, 2013

  • Trang N.

    Wont be able to come, sorry

    April 23, 2013

  • Richard

    My Mendelmax is not fully functional it's still calibrating so there is the demo for you guys

    April 23, 2013

  • Dave-ID

    If I bring my N900 maybe I'll be able to show my photos of Sylvie's walk. I'm reluctant to post some until I check with those in the pix.

    April 23, 2013

  • Richard

    Could anyone bring in a digital Caliper as I need to calibrate my mendelmax

    April 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'll post out this Q on Yammer

      April 22, 2013

  • Richard

    I'll try to bring my Mendelmax with Bowden Mod and see what you guys think

    April 22, 2013

  • Belinda G.

    can't make it this week...family commitment... the sessions sound great!

    April 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately I won't be able to make it on this occasion.

    April 22, 2013

  • mwigan

    Hope to make it if I can. Unsurprised to see tony smith on this list!

    1 · April 21, 2013

  • Kathy

    Interested but cant make it this night. Will be kept in the loop via meetup

    April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wont be about,sorry

    March 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Overseas

    February 26, 2013

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