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Board with Tech – 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM Wednesday 26th Sept 2018

The board game nights  at Basingstoke Makerspace have been going well, so we’re doing another one!

The concept is simple, turn up, bring a game if you would like, and we all sit down and have some fun. We can’t promise everyone’s game will be played, so be prepared to join in with another group. Also we suggest games around 1 hour in length, they normally take 1.5-2 hours once the rules have been explained anyway.

So whether you enjoy exploding kittens, want to start a pandemic or feel like going sub terra, come and join us for a night of gaming.

Finally, please bring whatever you would like to eat or drink for the evening. Those that are interested can also club together for a pizza order on the night.

Green Week Repair Café – Noon to 4pm on 23rd Sept 2018

From time to time, we all throw away things that have very little wrong with them and could easily be used again after a simple repair. If you have something broken but could be repaired, then bring it along to Basingstoke Makerspace on Sunday 23rd and we will do our best to help you repair it.

Get help to repair a range of items such as:

  • Push-bikes
  • Household goods
  • Electronics
  • Mechanical equipment
  • Computers (hardware/software)
  • Textiles/Furniture
  • Toys
  • Tool sharpening

The event is staffed entirely by volunteers and anyone can pop in! As well as repairs, tea/coffee and  biscuits will be available. We  appreciate any donations to help fund the next repair café.

A sign outside Basingstoke Maakerspace

Every Tuesday 7-9 pm – Makerspace Open Evening

Do you know what happens in a makerspace? Drop in to Basingstoke Makerspace on any Tuesday evening to find out.

At a recent Tuesday Open Evening. one individual was making a three-foot long dinosaur skeleton using a 3D printer. At the same time another was demonstrating how to use a wood lathe to create a wooden bowl.  A group of people at one table discussed  how  artificial Intelligence could be used in the home, while others were busy creating jewellery at a nearby table. Some just enjoyed the free tea and coffee and watched as others tried out a pen that creates 3D.objects.

All in all, a fairly typical evening at the Makerspace!

You can find us every Tuesday at Maritime House, 65 New Rd, Basingstoke RG21 7PW on the opposite side of the road to Majestic Wine in Basingstoke.