Saturday, March 19, 2011

Make Hack Void in Canberra

Greetings from BarCamp Canberra 2011 in in Canberra, where we just had a presentation on Make Hack Void. This is a non profitCanberra based group which does hacking in the more traditional sese of the word. That is they make gadgets, mostly computer controlled, out of old bits and pieces. The group has a shed at Downer to work in and a set of tools (plus strict safety rules):

Our space (Map) is a community workshop in Downer where members can come to work on their projects, get access to tools and expertise, and meet like-minded people. We have membership options including associate & student membership rates, and casual membership rates.

We also hold Maker Meetups on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month where anyone at all can chat, show and tell, get help or advice, and talk about their projects. You don't have to be a member to come to a Meetup.

Our group includes people with extremely diverse interests. Fibreglass moulds to FPGA electronics, Arduinos to DIY pizza ovens. Plus lots more. We're all interested in making things, hacking on projects, and we're not afraid of voiding warranties if we have to.

If you can't make it to the next meeting then subscribe to the Makers mailing list, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or join us in the IRC channel.

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