Events

Oct
1
Wed
Neon Vipers FIRST Lego League Tour
Oct 1 @ 18:00 – 21:00

Protospace is proud to host the Neon Vipers for a tour of the Space and a discussion about the interaction of learning and making. Best of luck for this year’s competitions!

Oct
4
Sat
Laser Cutter Training Course
Oct 4 @ 10:00
Oct
5
Sun
TIG Welding Training
Oct 5 @ 12:00

TIG Welding Training with Travis
Wait List/Sign Up instructions are posted in the Discussion group

Oct
7
Tue
Orientation and Safety Training
Oct 7 @ 20:00

Member Orientation and Safety Training presented by Mike M.
Contact Mike M on the Discuss list.

Note that this course is also being presented by Byron On October 19.

Oct
18
Sat
Welding Training
Oct 18 @ 12:00

This date is subject to change.
Instructions for adding your name to the list for Welding training were posted to the discussion list.

Travis is organizing these courses.

Extraordinary General Meeting
Oct 18 @ 14:00

The deadline for director nominations and special resolutions to amend our articles of association is September 27, 2014 at midnight. Anything not submitted to directors@ by then will not be accepted.

This will replace the October 13, 2014 members meeting
Oct
19
Sun
Orientation and Safety Training
Oct 19 @ 14:00

Orientation and Safety Training, Presented by Byron

This course is open to probationary (un-vetted) members as well as “junior” members (under 18) accompanied by an adult.

To sign up, please use this URL: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4faaa82ca6fd0-member

You are not required to make an account with Sign Up Genius to sign up, however, many other non-profits locally have moved to this tool, so you may already have one. If you do not have an SUG account, please either leave an email or phone number in your sign up (email preferred).

Note: This course is also being presented by Mike M on October 7.

 

Oct
25
Sat
Kids and Newbies – Learn to Solder – Group Build
Oct 25 @ 14:00

Build an ENTS* Rocket ship with blinking lights!

A great first project for anyone who’s never soldered before or for kids to do with a parent.

We will each assemble a rocket-shaped PCB, a pin clasp (so you can proudly wear it), a battery holder (with battery), two LEDs and a power switch. With lots of people around, you’ll easily find help in learning how to solder components.

You’ll end up with something that looks like this (but the lights blink and its way cooler).

entsrocket

*Thanks to our counterparts at the Edmonton New Technology Society for giving us a bunch of their boards!

Sign up here.

(The March date is part of our March Workshop Series)
  • Learn to solder / Build a Rocket
  • PREP/TWEAK A DXF FOR LASER CUTTING 
  • MY FIRST LASER CUT 
  • GROUP BUILD – Useless box.
Oct
27
Mon
CCNA1 Written / CCNA1 Lab exam
Oct 27 @ 18:00 – 21:00

YYC Net Lab ( http://yycnetlab.org ) has partnered with Protospace to offer discounted Cisco Certified Network Associate training through Cisco’s Network Academy program to Protospace members.  Examinations such as this one are scheduled on an as-needed basis as students progress through the curriculum.  If you are interested in CCNA or any other network related training, YYC Net Lab would love to hear from you.

 

Nov
7
Fri
Tabletop games night!
Nov 7 @ 19:00

So, we are a go for November 7, starting at 7:00pm (ish).

Don’t worry if you need to show up late or leave early, I suspect we’ll have lots of opportunities for people to come and go.

For more information, follow the thread on Protospace-discuss or contact Lindsay Orr.

Nov
8
Sat
Members Meeting –
Nov 8 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Nov
15
Sat
Laser Cutter Training
Nov 15 @ 10:00 – 12:00

The Laser Cutter/Engraver is one of the most popular tools at Protospace, and we want to encourage as many members as possible to take advantage of using it.

We are announcing the proposed date for the next course as Saturday, November 15, at 10:00 am. Membership in Protospace and course registration required. To sign up, reply to the thread on the Protospace-admin list., including your name and contact email.

Date may be subject to change. Trainer(s) to be determined.

 

 

Dec
6
Sat
Introduction to 3D modeling
Dec 6 @ 09:00 – 16:00
Learn the basics of 3D modeling and go beyond the capabilities of sketch-up. Learn techniques, strategies and best practices that apply to any 3D modeling program. Create parts to be laser cut and parts to be 3D printed and assemble them in 3D space to visualize your entire design without wasting time and material. Use your models created to run the CNC mill and manufacture parts in metal. Make drawings to convey manufacturing details for when somebody else may be making your parts for you.

Contact Danny during a Tuesday Meet n’ Geek to attend. Minimum donation of $25 required to attend, Donations go towards maintenance and consumables for the CNC machine tools at Protospace.

 

Dec
13
Sat
Laser Cutter Training
Dec 13 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Hello again everypony

The next laser training course will be offered Dec 13th at 10am. The course will run approximately 2 hours and will cover all aspects of using the laser cutter for your projects. There is no cost associated with training and it is open to probationary members as well as vetted members. (probationary members will not get a user account on the laser until after they have been vetted).

To sign up go to the following link and fill out the form. http://goo.gl/forms/0hLmFI47Pd
Course attendance will be capped at 12.

Jan
6
Tue
Meet & Geek – Our Weekly Open House
Jan 6 @ 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.

Jan
10
Sat
Monthly Members Meeting
Jan 10 @ 14:00 – 16:00

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

Monthly Members Meeting (Summer Edition)
Jan 10 @ 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.

Jan
13
Tue
Meet & Geek – Our Weekly Open House
Jan 13 @ 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 Course
Jan 13 @ 20:00 – 21:00
Jan
17
Sat
Laser Cutter Training
Jan 17 @ 10:00 – 12:00

I’m going to put on laser training on Saturday, Jan 17, at 10 am, if I get sufficient interest.

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.

Let’s shoot for 10 people in the course, but if there is interest we might be able to do more.

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 most programs that can give you a DXF file will do.

We will do classroom work, demonstrations, and we can do some small individual projects, time permitting, if you want some hands-on. Please bring a ready-to-go DXF file on a memory stick for this if you want to do a cut or an engrave. Also, if you have specific material you want to have a go at, bring a chunk along.

Questions welcome in-thread if you think it will benefit others. Sign-ups in thread too.

Cost for the course is $5.00 to the space for the next laser related crisis (you know it’s coming).

Blair.