Third and Fourth Thursdays are slated as general build nights. We hold these nights at the Austin Hackerspace because this gives us a place to work on our various projects. If you are not a member of ATXHS we encourage you to take the tour and consider joining. One of our members who is also an ATXHS member must be present if you are going to use the facility and some tools are restricted to ATXHS member use (laser cutters, CNC mills, 3D printers, etc.) but a mutual member will be happy to help as necessary.
We encourage you to bring along projects for "Show and Tell". A project can be as little as a few sheets of paper that describe what your designing all the way up to and including a finished robotic device.
This is an opportunity to get input and guidance for your project and to elicit help as needed.
We have 110v power and a video projector, so feel free to bring a laptop or other portable electronics. Our typical mix is artists, engineers, teachers, hobbyists and sometimes just folks that peer in to see what all the racket is about! :-)
We are kid friendly and encourage young people to become "junior members". Everyone is welcome, children younger than 12 should be escorted by a parent. You may be surprised at what our active youth have done... be sure to come visit us soon!
If you like what you see and want to join up... membership in the robot group is just $25.00 a year which includes an official Robot Group T-Shirt. (Such a deal!) Junior memberships are $15.00 and includes a t-shirt as well.
NOTE: Though becoming a member is highly encouraged, you do NOT have to be a member to attend a meeting. Hope to see you at our next meeting!