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 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 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 (5)

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, you must follow the checklist:

* Attend ‘See the Space’ and get a unique code, see note 1
* Sign up on Meetup, see note 2
* Ensure that you have access to your webmail account, see note 3
* If you don’t have a Google account create one, see note 4
* On the morning of your induction make your first payment, see note 5
* Bring 2 forms of documentation as detailed below see note 6
* Please remember to bring your mask


If you fail to follow the requirements listed above you may be turned away from the induction.
1. YOU MUST FIRST visit the space, by coming to a 'See the Space' event - these happen every week and can be found at (https://www.meetup.com/Makespace/events/). If you have not attended a See the Space you will not be inducted. You will be given a unique code to enter in the induction page on Meetup

2. Once you have visited the space and would like to become a member, only then can you sign up for this induction. On signing up you will be asked for the unique code

3. Ensure that you have access to your webmail from our computers, if you use two factor authentication you can use our Wi Fi, bring along your log-in credentials

4. You require a Google account to run our induction software and to access Google Groups, so if you dont have one, please set this up and bring along your log-in credentials

5. On the morning prior to attending Induction. set up a regular membership payment by visiting:


Ensure that the receipt goes to the webmail account you will be using at induction as you will have to upload it to enable your membership

6. 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


2. Any of the listed documents for address verification
-Household utility bill (e.g. 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

Your own computer or mobile phone cannot be used.
After the induction (which take a little over 2 hours) you will be a full member of Makespace. Your key-fob will be enabled, giving you 24-hour access.

If the next induction is full you can look on the calendar
for another one - if none are shown, then more will be scheduled soon!
If you cannot make your induction, please cancel well in advance, cancelling late means that others do not have time to get to the induction.
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.
And finally, please don’t be late it holds up all the attendees which is not fair to those who have arrived on time.
We look forward to seeing you at Makespace.

Laser Cutter Training Practical

Makespace Cambridge

Join the wait list and the trainer will admit you to the training if there is room and you have completed the online Laser Cutter course.

This the final step in becoming qualified to use the Laser cutters in Makespace. RSVP for this only if you have completed the online training.

Be at the laser cutters before 530pm.

Please review the laser cutter operations before you attend. During the training you will be expected to show you can operate the equipment safely and effectively.

Masks and social distancing are required at all times in Makespace.

Note: members using the laser cutters for projects have priority on one cutter. In case of one of the cutters being used we will work in serial on the one dedicated to training for the hour. Please be on time and prepared to operate the laser cutters.

This training is for fully inducted Makespace Members who have completed the online laser cutter training course.

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!

Biology Club: Analysis of Complex Genomic Data

Online event

Title: Analysis of Complex Genomic Data
Speaker: Harry Blakiston Houston, Co-Founder at The Biotech Podcast,
PhD researcher (Prof. Ross King's lab) University of Cambridge.

Over the last decade genome wide association studies have be used to increase our knowledge about the genetic architecture of important traits, from plant traits such as drought resistance to human traits such as diabetes. Optimal analysis of GWAS data is not trivial. Some of the challenges that are faced include; traits that are controlled by a large number of loci called polygenic traits; loci can have effects on multiple phenotypes known as pleiotropy; genetic effects are influenced by external factors that is specific to the environmental context from which the sample was drawn.

This talk will focus on providing insight into linear mixed effect models and how they are currently used to perform genetic analysis under contributions from polygenicity, pleiotropy and environmental specificity. The speaker will breakdown the models and go through the separate components that make up linear mixed effects models providing an intuitive and somewhat colourful way of looking at these mathematical objects. An additional sneak peek into how researchers have gone about the process of attempting to extend these models to deal with new challenges that go hand in hand with genomic analysis will be discussed. Finally, how once defined these models can be used to uncover new biological knowledge will be explained.

Biology Club: The Biology Club brings together scientists, engineers, technologists, entrepreneurs, teachers, artists and others interested in engineering with biology at Makespace.
The Club has talks, social sessions and hands-on practicals or skill-sharing sessions (yes -we have even found some biology and making you can do at home!). If you want to work on biology-related projects, Biomakespace is the section of Makespace for that. It contains experimental biology and fabrication tools focused on scientific

You can join the Biology Club email group at http://biology-club.makespace.org

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