What we're about

This group is for members and visitors to Makespace, a community inventing shed in Cambridge, UK. The meetups are organised by community members both in the space and elsewhere in Cambridge.

To tweak your email preferences for the group, please go to http://meetup.makespace.org/settings/

We would love to meet:

* Community members, enthusiasts, and educational groups who could benefit from a lab in which to work together, network, socialise, and draw on the expertise of others

* People working within local industries looking to innovate in ways that require new skills, equipment and contacts

* Companies and consultancies that support innovation and prototyping, and who could provide training, support, leading to the sale of their services

* Innovators needing to produce physical prototypes to further their ideas

If this could include you, please help us maintain and grow Makespace by joining now, telling us:

* Who you are, and any company/group affiliation
* What you could contribute to and/or how you could benefit from Makespace
* Any other ideas, requirements or suggestions to improve Makespace

For more on Makespace, see http://makespace.org

For discussions about the space and making in general, see http://groups.google.com/group/cammakespace

Upcoming events (5+)

Wood Lathe Induction

Makespace main room

Wood Lathe Induction. This is an induction into the use of the Wood Lathe. There is limited space around the wood lathe so please do not bring guests and children are not allowed in the woodshop. You must use eye protection when working at the lathe. Safety glasses are available. We will not be using sandpaper however ideally you will bring your own dust mask if you intend using the lathe later. You do not need to bring any wood as material is provided. Please don't be late. Please pay £2 on iZettle for nice blank of wood you will be turning to beautiful piece of art. Or you can pay to trainer box but prepare change! If you couldn't come change your meetup status in the way to give chance to others to have your place! FAQ Q: Can I sign up for this before my keyfob has been activated, working and tested by me? A: No. Q. Can I be late? A: No. Q. I can't make... A: Cancel here on meetup so that someone else can have your slot. You'll have to have a fully activated fully working Makespace keyfob.

New Members Induction. You MUST bring 2 ID’s - Please read in detail

PLEASE READ BEFORE SIGNING UP - in the past we have had to turn prospective members away because they have not read this invitation in detail. If you would like to join Makespace, please FIRST visit the space, by coming to a 'See the space' event - these happen every week and can be found at (http://www.meetup.com/Makespace/events/). If you have visited the space and would like to become a member, you may sign up for this induction. On signing up you will be asked for some information - please answer this (your answer will be seen only by the inductor). Once you have signed up for this induction, please set up a regular membership payment by visiting https://makespace.recurly.com/subscribe/makespace-membership-full. Please ensure that you have access to a web-mail account as you will have to log in and upload your receipt, you will not be able to join of you cannot upload it. We supply Chromebooks for you to use for your induction or you may use your own computer, mobile phones cannot be used. At the induction you must bring two types of ID 1. Any of the listed Government issued photo IDs -Current, valid full passport (certified copies must show nationality, place and date of birth, passport number, expiry date, photograph and signature) -Current, valid full UK photo-card driving licence with signature or ‘old style’ -Current, valid UK photo-card provisional licence -Armed Forces ID Card -Residence permit showing your full name and current address. This is issued by the Home Office to non-EU Nationals on sight of your own country’s passport. AND........ 2. Any of the listed documents for address verification -Household utility bill (eg gas, electric, water or fixed line telephone but not a mobile phone bill). It must be no more than three months old and show your name and current address -Bank, building society or credit card statement. It must be no more than three months old and show your name and current address -Local authority tax bill (e.g. council tax) valid for the current year -Local authority rent book -HM Revenue & Customs (Inland Revenue) tax document e.g. tax assessment, statement of account, notice of coding. It must contain your full name and current address. P45s and P60s are not acceptable -Original notification letter from the relevant benefits agency confirming the right to benefits or state pension After the induction (which take 2 hours) you will be a full member of Makespace. Your key-fob will be enabled, giving you 24-hour access). Unfortunately if you fail to bring the two specified documents (one of each), you will be turned away from the induction. If this induction is full you can look on the calendar (http://www.meetup.com/Makespace/events/) for another one - if none are shown, then more will be scheduled soon! If you have problems signing up or have any questions about the induction or about membership more generally, please e-mail membership (at) makespace (dot) org. We look forward to seeing you at Makespace.

Pen Making - for those already trained on Wood lathe.

Makespace main room

Note: This is for those already trained in the basics of the wood lathe. This session will: > Provide an overview of the whole process > Show users how to prepare a pen blank > Show how the special pen mandrel is used > Discuss sources of wood and other materials for blanks > Consider finishing techniques The kits for the pens can be bought from various places and there are various types - for good but cheap ones search for "slimline pen kits" on Google. Commercially these cost around £2.50. The mandrel in Makespace is only for 7mm internal diameter pens. There are many other items that can be made with the same tools - eg handles for wine stoppers, darts, decorations, letter openers, key chains etc. You can see the variety of what is available on one of the better websites that sell such items. http://www.penkitsuk.com/catalog/ This is an activity that involves other tools as well as the wood lathe itself but to make this session standalone I will bring along a number of pen kits with blanks already prepared. £2.00 on the day will cover the kit and wood for one pen. If you have a specific wood in mind then let me know beforehand and I will see what I can do. You will have time to make the pen - the amount of actual turning one needs to do is quite limited. I will bring some finishing materials. You will need to wear safety glasses however there are some in MSif you do not have any of your own.

See the Space (open to all)


This tour is 25min, please be on time. This is for anyone interested in Makespace to come and look around! If you think you'd like to become a member, or perhaps use Makespace for an event then come and see the space, equipment and meet a few members!

Past events (2,944)

3D Printer (Ultimaker 2) Training

Makespace main room

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