Ever had a good idea for something and wished that you could make it? There’s a worldwide community of people who shared your wish, and then decided to do something about it. This is the origin of the ‘Makerspace’ movement, that aims to give people the facilities and skills to make their ideas into real objects.
Every week we have a Free Tuesday Open Evening from 7-9 pm, so drop in and see what people like you are creating in the Makerspace. Full members of the Makerspace have 24/7 access to all the Makerspace facilities, see the Membership sign-up page . There is also a Makerspace Wiki, Facebook & Twitter.
Coming soon at Maritime House:
Fusion 360 is a fully featured CAD/CAM design package that is free to students and makers for non profit use, Come to the makerspace on Tuesday 12th and see how to design a flat-pack stool.
The Makerspace has a strong sense of community engagement, with regular events and free open evenings at 7 pm every Tuesday night. Past events have ranged from Astrolabe manufacture to Image recognition using Artificial Intelligence. (AI). From 9:30 pm we usually join up with Basingstoke Friends for a social get-together at the Maidenhead pub.
On the third Thursday of each month Basingstoke Makerspace members get together for “Pi Night”, an open meeting for all members to pose and answer any Raspberry Pi related questions. You will find this a welcoming and social evening where it is easy to ask anything you want to know about a Raspbery Pi. There are normally a range of levels of experience available, from those who want to know how to get started to those connecting their Pi to electronics and manipulating the GPIO pins via C.
Held at 7pm on the 4th Wednesday of the month, 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 joinfor 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