Melbourne HackerSpace

Just want to hang out with other Makers and chat about stuff? This is the place to do it.
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Melbourne HackerSpace

Post by costay » Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:28 am

Do any forum members frequent Melbourne hacker SPace? Thinking of checking it out with a friend of mine. Any thoughts suggestions welcome.
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Into arduinos basic electronics,programming etc

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Re: Melbourne HackerSpace

Post by cef » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:55 am

I'm one of the (many) people involved with the Melbourne "Connected Community" HackerSpace (aka CCHS). I mainly help out with the 3D Printing and CNC nights, but also help out in a number of other ways (eg: the Website, Twitter, etc).

FWIW: The website is at http://www.hackmelbourne.org/ and has a calendar on it, plus details about the space and fees, blog posts, etc. We use Meetup (see http://www.meetup.com/Connected-Communi ... -Melbourne ) to get an idea of how many people are coming along, so please register if you plan attending. We also have a mailing list (hosted with Google Groups), so you can use the web interface or get mail delivered to your inbox like a traditional mailing list.

Notes:
Tuesday night (6:30pm-10+pm) and Saturday (9:30am-4+pm) are the main public days and when new people are most welcome. Tuesday is usually the best day for people to turn up. For access to other nights, you really should be a member (some exceptions exist - best thing is to ask first).
We expect new people to have 2 free attendances, then we expect you to pay membership (1/3/12 month) or a 1-off casual rate for the day/night. See http://www.hackmelbourne.org/about-cchs/fees/ for more details.
Basic tools that belong to the space can be pretty much used by anyone (eg: a soldering iron/screwdriver/spanner/etc), but the more complex tools are all for the use of membership only, though they can be used if you pay the 1-off casual rate for the day/night (eg: 3D printers, Laser cutter, mill/lathes, etc). All the complex tools need instruction, so you also need to have been shown how to use it, regardless of if you're a member or not. We don't want to be draconian, but we don't want to see anyone hurt by not using these tools incorrectly.
If you use any supplies at the space, we expect that you reimburse CCHS in kind at some stage (this is somewhat informal, but it's good community spirit, and helps us keep costs down). There are a few exceptions, notably that acrylic plastic sheets for the laser cutter are available for purchase when available (only limited scraps are kept on hand for odd-jobs), and if you're intending to print large amounts of parts on the 3D printer, we expect you'll help chip in for the plastic filament (or other consumables), etc.

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Re: Melbourne HackerSpace

Post by costay » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:26 am

Thanks for the lengthy reply. can't wait to check it out

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