Make :: Create :: Hack :: Learn

The Bozeman MakerSpace is a non-profit Makerspace / Hackerspace in Bozeman, MT. If you have an interest in making, modding things, new technology, or just want to learn how things work, this is to be the place for you. Our makerspace is a community workshop combined with a meeting space where people of similar interests or skills can converge to create, modify, learn, talk and build. You don't need to be proficient with any tools, skill, computer, or even know how to solder. All you need to the desire to learn or teach.

What is a MakerSpace?

A Makerspace / Hackerspace allows groups of people to pool resources and create a community of people with varied interests. These interests may include but are definitely not limited to: circuitry, robotics, soldering, woodworking, fabricating, programming, networking, hacking, bending, etc.

From the website (http://www.ai-class.com)

"The class runs from Sept 26 through Dec 16, 2011. While this class is being offered online, it is also taught at Stanford University, where it continues to be a popular intro-level class on AI. For the online version, the instructors aim to offer identical materials, assignments, and exams, and to use the same grading criteria. Both instructors will be available for online discussions."

Learn more about the program:

Mini-Meet Reminder : Tonight @ Bacchus Pub

Just a friendly reminder if you are interested in getting to know more about the Bozeman Makerspace.

For full details visit our Meetup page here!

We are hosting biweekly mini meets for the Bozeman Makerspace. Come one, come all for festive discussions with fellow makers from around the Gallatin Valley. Beyond the typical ramblings about electronics, fire, and building cool stuff, we want to hear about your projects.

We would love to have everyone with interest attend!

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We have filed our papers

Just to let you know we finally have our papers filed with the State of Montana!

Bozeman Makerspace : The Corporation

NAO Robot presentation @ BozemanLUG

Hunter Lloyd will be giving a presentation on the NAO robot tomorrow @ BozemanLUG (Bozeman Linux User Group)
Watch a Video of the NAO robot in action here. This sounds like a great LUG meeting to attend!

BozemanLUG meeting times:
Start: Jul 28 2011 - 7:00pm
End: Jul 28 2011 - 9:00pm

For more details about the BozemanLUG group checkout the website http://www.montanalinux.org/bozemanlug

Makers vs. Robots on Main @ Wild Joes!

See robots and other sweet projects built by local makers @ Wild Joes during Sweet Pea!

The Bozeman Makerspace (Facebook Event Page) & Gallatin Valley Robotics Center will be doing a little "Show and Tell" this Sweet Pea @ Wild Joes on main.

Any member is free to bring in any project they are working on, or would like to show off!

Announcing... Maker Saturday: Open Build

A festive day of hacking and building will take place every other Saturday! Come joing a group of makers getting together to build fun and interesting projects. Feel free to bring your own project to work on, or just come and have fun conversation with fellow makers from the Gallatin Valley.

Check our Calendar for details of all our upcoming events!

When: Saturday, July 30, 2011 12:00 PM (recurring ever other week)
Where: A Members Garage!
2720 Harris Street Bozeman, MT
Bozeman, MT 59715

Homeless Speaker

I did a two layer treatment for the grille on a wood compression fit (fancy way of saying I jammed it in there) grille.
Muslin for the first layer and really thin box pattern net for the top layer.
The frame is made of pine and pocket hole screwed together.
I stapled one layer at a time.
The name badges I made but screwed up and made twice the size I wanted. When I get a chance I'll remake them to proper size and go over what I did to make them.

Sweet Donations!

A Robotic Lawnmower! (I mean it's a ROBOTIC LAWNMOWER!!!)
Woodmaster Multitool (with extra parts, equipment not shown)
Auto jacks, handheld sander
Table saw
The underside of the lawnmower
Tons of shelving

We have a big Thank You for a generous couple from the Bozeman area. Lincoln and Sara (Owners of Rooks Comics & Games) have been VERY generous by donating some sweet equipment last weekend.

Festival Projects : Build Day

A festive day of hacking and building will occur on this day. A group build of one or more Thermins will take place during this meetup. If that doesn't peak your interest feel free to bring your own project to work on, or just come and have fun conversation with fellow makers from the Gallatin Valley.

Update: We made a Theremin... ?

More work on the Scrambler!

Pictures! I haven't updated in a while, but have managed to put some time into the pedal.

Really, there's not a lot to say this time. I managed to solder everything in without significant injury. I also mocked up the housing, stuck everything together with alligator clips, and fired it up for a quick test. As expected, it sounds weird (see video.)

Next steps:
- prime and paint the enclosure
- finish the off-board wiring (including power switch & LED)
- stick the whole thing together and hope I haven't broken something in the interim.

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