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1. a person or thing that makes.

Finally! A Wellington meetup dedicated to digital fabrication & digital making.

The focus of this meetup is firstly to cater for those who use or want to use the web to make or create items/objects/art & more and secondly to facilitate the sharing of experiences had by those realizing digital projects whilst also meeting like minded individuals who would like to do "more" with the web.

The format will be informal with some regular aspects such as presentations/ demos / tutorials and also some discussions and open forums to explore the maker/fabrication topics people find interesting.

Initially we'll be looking at services such as Ponoko (http://www.ponoko.com/about/the-big-idea) - exploring their process, talking with the Ponoko team about their workflow and looking at products people have created using the Ponoko maker service.

e.g From Doll houses (http://blog.ponoko.com/2010/10/23/flatpack-lasercut-dollhouse/) to digital kit enclosures (http://blog.ponoko.com/2010/10/25/making-enclosures-for-electronics-with-ponoko/)

In the long run we'd ideally like to see the scope of the meetup grow to cover other digital fabrication methods/processes. ( If you have something in mind please do get in touch. )

The main goal is to establish a community of makers in Wellington - so come along and see whats going on.

Please be aware that Makers Meetup has a strict policy of inclusion and mutual respect. Please take the time to read our Code of Conduct before signing up as a member or to any events. http://www.meetup.com/WellingtonMakers/page... (http://www.meetup.com/WellingtonMakers/pages/Code_of_Conduct/) These guidelines are intended to make the Meetup a better place for everyone!

Upcoming events (5+)

Open Design : An Enzo Mari workshop
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Co-Lab (181)

Let's get together to discuss open design and make something from the furniture catalogue of Enzo Mari. http://designmuseum.org/design/enzo-mari We can group purchase the materials once we've agreed on a piece to make. Attendees would ideally make one each. Although collaboration is allowed if you wish.

Jitterbug Workshop, an intro to 3d modeling and 3d printing

1st Project: The Solar Bug Mutants (aka Jitterbug) - Discuss approaches for prototyping - Disassemble the bug - Introduce Tinkercad, walk through demos. - Run through some smaller prototype prints. - Create a new body in Tinkercad in the comfort of home during the week. - Submit your model for printing and it can be collected at next event. Read more here (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1F_lft1g2p11OTg2KXgd7z3a869b4dmsITejk0SdJZyo/edit)

Raspberry Pi Hackathon
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Got a Pi, got a great idea on what to do with. Finding it hard to push those other projects aside and actually do it? Come to the Co-Lab 181 Raspberry Pi Hackathon. Work solo or in teams to develop something awesome for your pi! Need a case for your pi? Course you do! We'll be printing cases for you during the day.

Past events (163)

Makers meta meetup - Planning for 2018

Fab Lab Wgtn

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