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.

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.

Tabletop Games Night
Jan 17 @ 19:00
So the last tabletop night we did at the space was lots of goodly fun.
I do believe it’s time for us to schedule another, so we can get our quarterly social quota filled :)
Time to start would probably be 7, mini-makers are welcome from then until 9 pm.
Last time people brought a selection of nibbles, which was a lovely addition to a good selection of games brought by numerous people, so I will ask for similar contributions. Non-members are welcome to attend with a minimum $5 donation to the space.
If you’re interested in coming, just post in the thread (protospace-discuss) or message me directly. Questions and suggestions welcome.
Jan
20
Tue
Meet & Geek – Our Weekly Open House
Jan 20 @ 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
25
Sun
CAM Course (Tormach)
Jan 25 @ 10:00 – 16:30

I have had enough interest to follow through on my plans to offer a CAM course for the Tormach on Sunday, Jan 25th at 10 am. Attendance will be capped at 15 and will be closed on Jan 16th, after which, no new attendees will be accepted.

The current plan for this course is that it will be tought in either Fusion360 OR HSMWorks express for SolidWorks. Both these software packages will be acceptable to attend the course with. It may change closer to the date to be Fusion 360 only. SolidWorks 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.

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 on an individual basis AFTER completing the course and will take about 2 hours.

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 untill you have gained confidence on the workflow of the machine.

To sign up please contact me by:
replying to this thread (protosspace-administration), email or in person.

 

Jan
27
Tue
Meet & Geek – Our Weekly Open House
Jan 27 @ 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.

Feb
3
Tue
Meet & Geek – Our Weekly Open House
Feb 3 @ 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.