Events

Jun
9
Tue
Meet & Geek – Our Weekly Open House
Jun 9 @ 19:00 – 22:00

Our public night at the space, happens every Tuesday at 7pm.

Come out and meet the artists, tinkerers and technologists that make up Protospace while refining your own project ideas.

While membership to Protospace is $50 a month, our Meet&Geek nights are free.

Annual General Meeting
Jun 9 @ 19:30 – 20:30

The Annual General Meeting of Calgary Protospace Ltd to be Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 7:30 pm at Protospace.

The Annual General Meeting will deal only with AGM issues (not “regular” business), but it is expected to replace the June Members meeting.

If you would like to put your name forward or nominate a member to be a Director for 2015-2016, send an email todirectors@protospace.ca, and we will make sure you are not missed. Please note that to vote or to be a director, your dues will need to be current, and you must be a vetted, full member or vetted, student member.

Jun
13
Sat
CAM Course (Tormach)
Jun 13 @ 10:00 – 16:00

Training for the Tormach consists of two parts.

The first part is using CAM which is the software used to generate programs for the CNC mill. You have two options in software to use in this course you can use either:

  • Fusion 360, or
  • HSMWorks express for SolidWorks.

SolidWorks and the CAD course will NOT be a prerequisite for the course. Fusion 360 can be downloaded and installed for free from Autodesk. If you are using Fusion 360 please complete some of the tutorials and have a good understanding of how to use the programs. Being unable to use the program at the start of the course will require you having to re-take it before continuing. HSMWorks Express is a free Add-in for SolidWorks and is functionally identical to the CAM used by Fusion 360. If you plan on using HSMWorks, attending the CAD course in SolidWorks is required.

All members must have completed lathe training. If you are on the list to attend lathe training but have not yet completed it you may attend but will not be able to do the practical cut part of the course until after you have completed the lathe training. If the course is full, members without lathe training may be bumped for members who have completed it. This course is only available to vetted members.

The second part of the course consists of using Mach 3 and the Tormach itself including start up, the practical cut where you will make a set of sacrificial jaws followed by cleanup and shut down. This will be schedule in pairs AFTER completing the course and will take about 3-4 hours per pair.

The cost of the course is 30$ to cover the cost of material for the project, a 3/8″ 2 flute end-mill, yours to keep + 1 coffee (lg, 1c1sw) , Due at the start of the practical portion of the course. Further coffee may be required as payment to supervise/help out with your first job on your own project. Due to the amount of information covered and the exorbitantly high cost of a major mistake it is STRONGLY recommended (read: mandatory) that your first job or two done on the Tormach is checked over and supervised until you have gained confidence on the workflow of the machine.

The course will be capped at 12 people, with signup closing on June 10th, after which no new people will be accepted

Any questions, please contact Danny or reply to the thread on the admin group.

Registrations are now closed.

Monthly Members Meeting
Jun 13 @ 14:00 – 16:00

This is the regularly scheduled member’s meeting. Agenda and additional information is discussing in the protospace-administration forum.

Jun
16
Tue
Meet & Geek – Our Weekly Open House
Jun 16 @ 19:00 – 22:00

Our public night at the space, happens every Tuesday at 7pm.

Come out and meet the artists, tinkerers and technologists that make up Protospace while refining your own project ideas.

While membership to Protospace is $50 a month, our Meet&Geek nights are free.

Jun
23
Tue
Meet & Geek – Our Weekly Open House
Jun 23 @ 19:00 – 22:00

Our public night at the space, happens every Tuesday at 7pm.

Come out and meet the artists, tinkerers and technologists that make up Protospace while refining your own project ideas.

While membership to Protospace is $50 a month, our Meet&Geek nights are free.

Jun
30
Tue
Meet & Geek – Our Weekly Open House
Jun 30 @ 19:00 – 22:00

Our public night at the space, happens every Tuesday at 7pm.

Come out and meet the artists, tinkerers and technologists that make up Protospace while refining your own project ideas.

While membership to Protospace is $50 a month, our Meet&Geek nights are free.

Jul
7
Tue
Meet & Geek – Our Weekly Open House
Jul 7 @ 19:00 – 22:00

Our public night at the space, happens every Tuesday at 7pm.

Come out and meet the artists, tinkerers and technologists that make up Protospace while refining your own project ideas.

While membership to Protospace is $50 a month, our Meet&Geek nights are free.

Jul
11
Sat
Monthly Members Meeting
Jul 11 @ 14:00 – 16:00

This is the regularly scheduled member’s meeting. Agenda and additional information is discussing in the protospace-administration forum.

Jul
14
Tue
Meet & Geek – Our Weekly Open House
Jul 14 @ 19:00 – 22:00

Our public night at the space, happens every Tuesday at 7pm.

Come out and meet the artists, tinkerers and technologists that make up Protospace while refining your own project ideas.

While membership to Protospace is $50 a month, our Meet&Geek nights are free.

Jul
21
Tue
Meet & Geek – Our Weekly Open House
Jul 21 @ 19:00 – 22:00

Our public night at the space, happens every Tuesday at 7pm.

Come out and meet the artists, tinkerers and technologists that make up Protospace while refining your own project ideas.

While membership to Protospace is $50 a month, our Meet&Geek nights are free.

Monthly Members Meeting (Summer Edition)
Jul 21 @ 19:30 – 20:30

At the AGM, Members chose to hold summer meetings on Tuesday nights, to allow everyone to enjoy summer weekends doing summer stuff.

Due to multiple scheduling conflicts, this meeting was moved from July 14 to July 21.

Agenda and additional information is discussing in the protospace-administration forum.

Jul
28
Tue
Meet & Geek – Our Weekly Open House
Jul 28 @ 19:00 – 22:00

Our public night at the space, happens every Tuesday at 7pm.

Come out and meet the artists, tinkerers and technologists that make up Protospace while refining your own project ideas.

While membership to Protospace is $50 a month, our Meet&Geek nights are free.

Aug
4
Tue
Meet & Geek – Our Weekly Open House
Aug 4 @ 19:00 – 22:00

Our public night at the space, happens every Tuesday at 7pm.

Come out and meet the artists, tinkerers and technologists that make up Protospace while refining your own project ideas.

While membership to Protospace is $50 a month, our Meet&Geek nights are free.

Aug
11
Tue
Meet & Geek – Our Weekly Open House
Aug 11 @ 19:00 – 22:00

Our public night at the space, happens every Tuesday at 7pm.

Come out and meet the artists, tinkerers and technologists that make up Protospace while refining your own project ideas.

While membership to Protospace is $50 a month, our Meet&Geek nights are free.

Orientation and Safety Training course
Aug 11 @ 20:00 – 21:00
Aug
18
Tue
Meet & Geek – Our Weekly Open House
Aug 18 @ 19:00 – 22:00

Our public night at the space, happens every Tuesday at 7pm.

Come out and meet the artists, tinkerers and technologists that make up Protospace while refining your own project ideas.

While membership to Protospace is $50 a month, our Meet&Geek nights are free.

Monthly Members Meeting (Rescheduled)
Aug 18 @ 19:30 – 20:30

This is the regular, monthly member’s meeting. It has been rescheduled because of summer weekends and other conflicts.
Agenda and additional information posted as available in Google Drive or discussed on the -admin list.

Aug
19
Wed
Laser Cutter Training
Aug 19 @ 19:30 – 21:30
The next Laser Cutter/Engraving course is on the calendar for Wednesday, August 19, beginning at 7:30 pm. The course itself takes about 90-120 minutes. Depending on how late you want to stay, there may be an opportunity for a some projects and cutting after the course. I am the presenter this time around (although I may have help).
Normally, we do this course on a weekend, but this time it’s a weeknight because of my schedule (I have no weekends to give to this until well after MakerFaire), and this also allows those who can’t do weekends a chance to jump in. If you can’t do Wednesdays, there will be another, probably in 4 to 6 weeks.
To take the class you must have taken the basic safety training and be a member in good standing (i.e. paid-up) at the Space. Probationary members (non-vetted), “Friends of Protospace” (Friend Members) and Members who have not yet completed the new member orientation and general safety course may attend but will not receive a computer account for the laser. Young members may attend if accompanied by an adult.

The absolute maximum number of participants is 12. We will run the course if there are at least 4 sign-ups.

Note that this training is specific to the use of the Laser hardware and LaserCut 6.0 (the software that runs the hardware). It does not cover the CAD programs typically used to do the drawings. For the most part, any program that can give you a DXF file will do.We will do classroom work, demonstrations, and discussion. If you would like to have a chance to cut your own project, please bring a ready-to-go DXF file on a memory stick (or put it on a one-drive/google-drive/dropbox or similar web-accessible cloud). Also, if you have specific material you want to have a go at, bring a chunk along.

There is no charge to attend, but attendees must coordinate the delivery of at least one cup of coffee to the instructor. (Snacks and more coffee are up to the participants.)
Sign up instructions have been posted in the discussion and administration group lists.
Aug
25
Tue
Meet & Geek – Our Weekly Open House
Aug 25 @ 19:00 – 22:00

Our public night at the space, happens every Tuesday at 7pm.

Come out and meet the artists, tinkerers and technologists that make up Protospace while refining your own project ideas.

While membership to Protospace is $50 a month, our Meet&Geek nights are free.