What we're about

What is Splat Space?

Splat Space is a multidisciplinary makerspace and hackerspace at 800 N. Mangum in Durham.

Are you a non-profit?

Yes, we are a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit. We are 100% member-funded and member-driven.

Who can come to Splat Space?

Everyone is welcome! Our members are crafters, engineers, mad scientists, artists, programmers, tinkerers, and makers of all kinds!

Where are we?

800 N. Mangum in Durham, just north of downtown. Full directions are at https://splatspace.org/location/ . It's tricky to find our door if you haven't been here before, here's how to get in:

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When do we meet?

We are currently meeting online twice a month for our maker's show and tell. We encourage everyone, even non-members to come and show off what they have been working on and ask questions. We currently have Open Saturdays every Saturday from 1-4PM. Masks are required.

What about kids?

Children are absolutely welcome as long as they're with an adult.

What about joining?

Full Member(24/7 key access): $60/month

Student Member(24/7 key access with discount): $35/month

Associate Member(access during events): $25/month

We'd like you to visit a few times before you join. Feel free to ask if you have any questions about membership, or visit our website at http://splatspace.org/membership

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Join our Google Discussion Group/Mailing List (http://groups.google.com/group/durham-makerspace)

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Upcoming events (4+)

Triangle Helium Interest Group

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NOTE: Please RSVP in advance, but only if you are planning to come to the meeting. I may cancel the meeting for the week if there are no RSVP's within 24 hours of the meeting time. If you'd like to chat about Helium at a different time, I'm happy to do that too. Send me a message with your email address and we can chat via email or schedule a time for a call or videoconference.

If you're located near The Triangle, come learn about and discuss Helium, the people's network. We'll join the Helium Hacks Happy Hour videoconference (go to https://docs.helium.com/community-governance/ to register for it) at 5pm, but this meeting at SplatSpace (https://splatspace.org/) is a casual, free-form meeting with room for to up to 10 attendees:

Learn about (or share) tips for hotspot placement and earnings optimization.

Learn to build your own Helium coverage mapping device for optimizing your hotspot and contributing to https://mappers.helium.com/, or buy one from someone else if you don't want to build one!

Educate yourself or others about radio frequency propagation, how antennas work and how to test and tune them, topographical considerations, and other practicalities of using LoRaWAN.

Share your software and hardware projects being developed for the people's network, learn about others', and hear about emerging use cases.

This meetup is free and open to the public. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, visitors are encouraged to bring masks and observe social distancing.

Open Door Project Time - Visitors Welcome

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Come to Splat*Space and work on your project! Spend an afternoon with other members and explore, share, discuss your idea, and make your next project. This is a great opportunity for Associate Members to get some project time at the space without having to make prior arrangements.

You don't need to be a member of Splat*Space in order to visit, events are free and open to the public. Everyone is very welcome to attend, and please do ask about membership options while you're here. It's a great group of folks and if you're into woodworking, electronics, 3D-printing, arts & crafts, and more, there's a good chance that you'll share interests with many of the other members and attendees.

This is also a good opportunity to ask about memberships and to get a tour of our space. Splat*Space follows the Durham County guidelines, masks are currently optional. Directions to Splat*Space can be found on our website: https://splatspace.org/location/ Enter from the E. Corporation St. entrance, call[masked]-HACK {4225} when you arrive for access to the gate if it is closed.

Makers Connect: Project Night & Social Get-Together

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Are you needing time to work on that project, or are a new (-ish) or long-time Splat member who'd like to meet with other members? Maybe connect with a member to train or learn a tool or technique?

If so, join us for our mid-month Project Night and Social Meet & Greet. Bring your project in and show others what you're making and what you've learned along the way. If you are an Associate Member this gives you a chance to come in and spend time at the space without prior arrangement with another member.

Agenda:

  • Club Announcements & News
  • Introduction to New Members & Visitors
  • Membership Show & Tell
  • Project Work Time

This meeting is open to all members and the public alike. Members and visitors are free to join us at SplatSpace in the main room for the meet & greet portion. This event will also be available online for those that can't make it physically but still want to participate: join our video call: https://meet.google.com/roo-ozzn-jne (or via phone:[masked], PIN:[masked]#)

Triangle Helium Interest Group

Needs a location

NOTE: Please RSVP in advance, but only if you are planning to come to the meeting. I may cancel the meeting for the week if there are no RSVP's within 24 hours of the meeting time. If you'd like to chat about Helium at a different time, I'm happy to do that too. Send me a message with your email address and we can chat via email or schedule a time for a call or videoconference.

If you're located near The Triangle, come learn about and discuss Helium, the people's network. We'll join the Helium Hacks Happy Hour videoconference (go to https://docs.helium.com/community-governance/ to register for it) at 5pm, but this meeting at SplatSpace (https://splatspace.org/) is a casual, free-form meeting with room for to up to 10 attendees:

Learn about (or share) tips for hotspot placement and earnings optimization.

Learn to build your own Helium coverage mapping device for optimizing your hotspot and contributing to https://mappers.helium.com/, or buy one from someone else if you don't want to build one!

Educate yourself or others about radio frequency propagation, how antennas work and how to test and tune them, topographical considerations, and other practicalities of using LoRaWAN.

Share your software and hardware projects being developed for the people's network, learn about others', and hear about emerging use cases.

This meetup is free and open to the public. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, visitors are encouraged to bring masks and observe social distancing.

Past events (2,287)

Open Door Project Time - Visitors Welcome

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