Usually our meetings attract in the region of 15-25 people, often with about half a dozen new faces, so don’t be shy, just come along for a chat, and find out what we are about.
If you’d like to get involved in setting up a proper 24/7 Makerspace come along and talk to us too, and get involved. We are gathering the support from those interested enough to put together the finance to get things moving, so if you are likely to want to join a proper Makerspace (“Community Workshop and meeting place”) then please let us know. Please fill in our survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N53YFTP to help us understand what you want in your makerspace, and what you are prepared to do to help set one up.
WE HOPE TO RUN MINI-WORKSHOPS IN CRAFTS, RASPBERRY PI COMPUTING, SOLDERING AND MANY OTHER PRACTICAL TOPICS OF INTEREST TO OUR MEMBERS.
We are always interested in increasing the number of meetings – either in this venue or at another venue if there is support for that, so please come along, and don’t forget to say so if you’d like to meet up between the currently advertised meetings at the Four Lanes Centre.
Please note that we intend to be as inclusive as possible, but anyone under 18 attending will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times (proof of age may be requested if you have particularly youthful looks!). Entry is nominally free, but we would appreciate a donation of for example £1 on the door towards our costs, as we are a member-run, not-for-profit community group, and we currently have no external funding other than our own members’ pockets.
We are a not-for-profit group, so in the circumstance that we collect any money above and beyond our fixed costs, then we will plough that back into the group by either increasing number of meetings, or to purchase tools and equipment that we can all use and share. At the moment we don’t have a membership fee, or a formal structure, but that is about to change, and no doubt very soon we will develop the group by finding a space to call our own, just as all other successful Makerspaces and Hackspaces do.
Come and join us and help us build a new and well-equipped Makerspace in Basingstoke!