What we're about

This group is for members and visitors to Makespace, a community workshop 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 https://meetup.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 discussions about the space and making in general, see http://groups.google.com/group/cammakespace

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

Upcoming events (4+)

Makespace Database Admins

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This meeting is for active Makespace members only. Please RSVP to the waitlist, the organiser will admit you to the meeting.

Come and help make the running of Makespace easier for the benefit of all members! Open to any current member of Makespace.

During these meetings we discuss and work on changes and enhancements to the database and associated IT systems used to provide services to members.

If you already have just a tiny bit of experience with databases or web development this may be the perfect arena for you to extend and improve those skills and learn from other members of the Makespace community.

Maintenance hackathon - Make a tool cabinet

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Makespace is what you make it.

An informal members night dedicated to working on projects to improve Makespace.

Over the next few weeks we will hack this event to be building a cabinet to store handtools. Spaces for this are limited to 5 people due to space restrictions and tool availability. You will be placed on the waiting list and I will move you to the attending list once you confirm you can attend more than one session.

Also feel free to get in touch if you want to come along and watch or work on a project that doesn't use the workshop as there is no restrictions on numbers for those

Raspberry Pi

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Bring along a project you're working on, or join in with whatever else is going on. It's a good plan to bring your laptop, if you have one.

We got contact to voluntary startup organisation with aim to citizen control of the environment - beginning with small river. In first station they use raspberry pi + pico. Contacts of experts and enthusiast very welcome.

CAD Club

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CAD club is an informal meet up for anyone interested in CAD. You can show off your projects, come along for help and advice, or just to learn more about it. We typically meet in the Makespace classroom, but also connect to the Zoom call for those who are not able to attend in person. There is no formal host, just a friendly group of Makespace members who regularly attend and will make you feel welcome. We use various parametric CAD programs. Whatever you use the same general design principles apply so you should gain some useful tips and tricks from whatever other attendees are sharing.

If you missed the online sessions we ran during lockdown you can catch up on YouTube here:
Session 1: Intro to SOLIDWORKS modelling. https://youtu.be/LgrjEA7_qzg
Session 2: Exploring how to choose which constraints to define, using equations and global variables and a look at appearances and materials. https://youtu.be/1mF1JkZtA1g
Session 3: Deriving parts from a base part and using configurations and design tables to make variations of a part. https://youtu.be/k8jL6-IPlFs
Session 4: We looked at combining and subtracting parts, modelling curved surfaces which match across different parts. https://youtu.be/hBRHBlC6ad4
Session 5: We looked at modelling threads in SOLIDWORKS and making hose adapters to 3D print. https://youtu.be/xAkDLZEA4Do

Note: The CAD Club has worked with Dassault Systemes (the parent company behind SOLIDWORKS ) to enable Makespace members to have free access to an Educational Use license of SOLIDWORKS! These enable you to install SOLIDWORKS Student edition on your own device, so you can do your CAD modelling in or away from Makespace. If you would like to obtain a license in advance so you can have the software installed and set up, please fill in this form: https://cad-club.makespace.org/solidworks
It typically takes a few days for me to get verification of your active Makespace membership and to send out the emails, so the earlier you fill in the form the better. Once you get the license, prepare for a download of around 3GB of data, so plan ahead if you want to have it installed in time for the live session.

For more, see http://cad-club.makespace.org and join the CAD Club email group.

Past events (4,442)

See the Space - Open to All

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