Every Wednesday night at Hackerspace Downtown, we meet to discuss the future of our great organization. All Hackerspace members are invited to come and share in our conversation or even bring your own topics. Look for a link soon for the weekly meeting agenda page.
Starting in February, we will begin to renovate our second location, Hackerspace Machine Shop. We are planing major upgrades during this time that will take most of this month too complete. Although the shop will remain open, some of the machinery might not be accessible during this time so try and plan accordingly.
Every Tuesday night at Hackerspace Downtown, we open our doors to the public from 7:00PM till 11:00PM. This is a great chance for everyone to come in and meet our members, check out our projects and maybe learn something new.
See you there!
We had an amazing turnout for our September Demo Night! We had members walk through what a laser cutter can do, and show how to do it with a live demonstration, as well as how to use the open-source KiCAD to design printed circuit boards (PCBs).
Oh, and we had a congressional candidate, Ken McGurn, swing by and give a talk about why he is running for office!
If you missed demo night this time, you can join us the 3rd Tuesday next month, Oct 18th, at 7pm!
Laser Cutting with a K40
Congressional Candidate Ken McGurn visits the Hackerspace
PCB Design with KiCAD
Have you ever wanted to learn how to 3D Model, but didn’t know where to start? There are a lot of very complicated (and very expensive) options out there, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Come join us on our first workshop for the basics of Computer Aided Design!
We will be using Onshape, a free, browser-based CAD program, to show just how easy it is to start creating 3D designs. We will start from the very beginning, from how to create simple sketches, all the way to combining multiple parts together to form full assemblies.
I like to call Onshape the “Google Docs of CAD Programs”, and allows for real time collaboration and version control, so even if you have CAD experience, you are welcome to come check out the latest in industry-leading CAD programs.
This workshop is open to the public, all are welcomed to attend!
Where: Gainesville Hackerspace, bottom level of the Sun Center (101 SE 2nd Pl, Ste 100, Gainesville, FL 32601)