Protospace http://protospace.ca/wp Calgary's Hacker & Maker Space Sun, 11 Jan 2015 00:05:39 +0000 en-CA hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 January is looking busy! http://protospace.ca/wp/2015/01/january-is-looking-busy/ http://protospace.ca/wp/2015/01/january-is-looking-busy/#comments Thu, 08 Jan 2015 07:04:18 +0000 http://protospace.ca/wp/?p=986 Training and social events abound! Check out the events calendar.

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Geek’s Garage Sale/ Recycling Drop off http://protospace.ca/wp/2014/06/geeks-garage-sale-recycling-drop-off/ http://protospace.ca/wp/2014/06/geeks-garage-sale-recycling-drop-off/#comments Mon, 02 Jun 2014 15:28:40 +0000 http://protospace.ca/wp/?p=924 PS garage sale

June 7 & 8

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Cybera: Protospace Members Rejoice! http://protospace.ca/wp/2014/04/cybera-protospace-members-rejoice/ http://protospace.ca/wp/2014/04/cybera-protospace-members-rejoice/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:10:23 +0000 http://protospace.ca/wp/?p=899  

Cybera

At Protospace, we have a lot of geeks. As geeks, we spend a lot of time on the internet and require more computing resources  than the average Calgarian. Recently, we’ve been fortunate to receive services from Cybera – a not-for-profit tech agency that exists to accelerate innovation in Alberta through Information Technology. Through Cybera, Protospace members have access to the following two services:

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CyberaNet

Do you have a bandwidth intensive project that needs a home? Protospace has a full 1Gbps connection to the internet! This is a massive amount of bandwidth that allows Protospace members to experiment with real-time / resource intensive applications at no cost! Combine this with the local server and computing resources at the space and you have everything you need to upload and download to your heart’s content. This bandwidth comes FREE with your Protospace membership.

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Rapid Access Cloud

If you’ve used Amazon Web Services or Google’s Cloud Platform, you know how powerful cloud computing can be. Paid cloud services can get expensive, especially if you want to experiment with new ideas on a low budget. Cybera is providing every Protospace member with FREE access to cloud computing resources through their Rapid Access Cloud. This has comparable features to the other big players on the market, except that it’s based in Calgary and is meant as a staging area for innovative and entrepreneurial ideas.

Even with the leading powerful cloud computing platforms on the market, most users are limited to their local internet connection when transferring data back and fourth between their computer and the cloud. Combining CyberaNet & Cybera’s RAC offerings at Protospace bypasses the slow Internet provided by most ISPs and gives Protospace members the fastest access possible to Cybera’s computing resources.

Protospace will be hosting a workshop with Cybera in the near future to clarify the significance of this opportunity. If you’re interested in more information, please use our contact page and we’ll let you know the details when they are available.

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Give The Gift of Geek for Christmas! http://protospace.ca/wp/2013/12/give-the-gift-of-geek-for-christmas/ http://protospace.ca/wp/2013/12/give-the-gift-of-geek-for-christmas/#comments Mon, 16 Dec 2013 07:13:53 +0000 http://protospace.ca/wp/?p=884    Gift Certificates Now Available!!

 

Know anyone on your shopping list who is always tinkering, and creating, but you can’t get them anything, because they need very specific things for their hobbies- and you don’t know what they are??

or are they needing tools that are too big/ too expensive to buy??

maybe they just need tools for one project?

 

If you know anyone like this- you should get them a one month membership to Protospace!!

 

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email info@protospace.ca to get one!

 

 

 

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Protospace @ Maker Faire 2013! http://protospace.ca/wp/2013/09/protospace-maker-faire-2013/ http://protospace.ca/wp/2013/09/protospace-maker-faire-2013/#comments Sun, 15 Sep 2013 08:52:44 +0000 http://protospace.ca/wp/?p=847 Protospace was out in force attending the Calgary Mini Maker Faire 2013 at ACAD. Over a dozen members had their own booths showing off projects they made at Protospace and several dozen more were helping out and touring about. If you’re looking for an excuse to see more about Protospace, Maker Faire is the perfect opportunity!

Stop by and see us tomorrow on Sunday as well.Makerfaire Sign Cut

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Laser Upgrade: Lasersaur! http://protospace.ca/wp/2013/09/laser-upgrade-lasersaur/ http://protospace.ca/wp/2013/09/laser-upgrade-lasersaur/#comments Tue, 03 Sep 2013 10:14:31 +0000 http://protospace.ca/wp/?p=876 As some of you have heard, our laser died. We had to choose between reviving it as-was, or upgrading it. We upgraded it. A little fundraising and a lot of volunteer time, it’s now capable of way more than it ever was before! New types of cuts, better software, Z-axis control, the list goes on!Lasersaur

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Electronics Area Revival! http://protospace.ca/wp/2013/08/electronics-area-revival/ http://protospace.ca/wp/2013/08/electronics-area-revival/#comments Mon, 26 Aug 2013 10:06:16 +0000 http://protospace.ca/wp/?p=872 Volunteers built a new electronics area for Protospace. There’s now a common use computer, and two diagnostics/assembly stations with each their own: hot air/soldering iron, oscilloscope, power supply, and frequency generator. All our electronics tools and components are now at your fingertips!Electronics Bench

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Flood Damaged Electronics Repairs! http://protospace.ca/wp/2013/07/flood-damaged-electronics-repairs/ http://protospace.ca/wp/2013/07/flood-damaged-electronics-repairs/#comments Thu, 04 Jul 2013 09:31:47 +0000 http://protospace.ca/wp/?p=865 Protospace puts together a Flood Damaged Electronics repair kit and our volunteers stepped up to man 3 different Repair Cafes this week. This helped to get broken cell phones, laptops, stereos, and other waterlogged electronics back on their feet and away from the dumps after Calgary’s devastating flood damage.Flood

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Protospace’s First Field Trip http://protospace.ca/wp/2013/05/protospaces-first-field-trip/ http://protospace.ca/wp/2013/05/protospaces-first-field-trip/#comments Sat, 25 May 2013 09:20:55 +0000 http://protospace.ca/wp/?p=859 30 Protospace members got what many described as the tour of a lifetime today. A private steam-era museum known as the Canadian Museum of Making. Full-time world-class artisans have been restoring unique machines from the Industrial Revolution for several years on this private collection just outside of Calgary.Museum of Making

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Protospace @ Western Canadian Robotics Games http://protospace.ca/wp/2013/05/protospace-western-canadian-robotics-games/ http://protospace.ca/wp/2013/05/protospace-western-canadian-robotics-games/#comments Sun, 12 May 2013 09:14:49 +0000 http://protospace.ca/wp/?p=856 Several Protospace members and projects competed in the Western Canadian Robotics Games, hosted in Calgary at the Aerospace Museum.

Robot Games 2013

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