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MAY DEMO DAYS

Posted on 3 Apr 2018 in General | 0 comments

MakerSpace – A Space for You to Create

What does MakerSpace and the DIY movement have in common? They are the link to thousands of other curious minds like your’s who are totally addicted to the homemade 3R’s: Recycle, Reuse & Repurpose. Think of all that you could do, if only you knew the How-To’s of “Modifying” common products to extend or push them to the limits of unintended uses!

At MakerSpace, You’ll Find An Endless Universe of DIY Possibilities:

  • DIY Home Repairs
  • DIY Parts Replacement via 3D Printing
  • DIY Jewelry: Recycled Handmade Jewelry
  • DIY Art: CNC Router Table, Lazer Engraving
  • DIY Electronics: Repair electronic circuit boards
  • DIY Science: Make scientific equipment to participate in public scientific research as amateur scientists,
  • and so much more.

Come and Join Us Every Saturday in May, 2018 from 1-3:00pm!
It’s FREE!

We’re located on the ground floor of the McMillan Arts Centre, 133, McMillan St., Parksville (North door is wheelchair accessible). Give us a call 250-248-0305.

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MakerSpace – Survey

Posted on 21 Mar 2018 in General | 0 comments

Click here to fill out the Survey Form

Thank you for participating in our Contest!

Complete the Survey by 4pm, Sunday, April 30 and you will have an opportunity to Enter our Draw! The draw will take place on Monday, May 1, 2018.

The Oceanside Building Learning Together Society and the Oceanside Community MakerSpace bring together inter-generational communities.

We are considering offering a wide variety of hands on courses, workshops and events for children, youth and adults. We want to hear your feedback so we can offer you the courses that you would like to take at MakerSpace. Please complete this quick survey and let us know your thoughts (your answers will be stored anonymously).

Click here to fill out the Survey Form

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Wed. Night Drop-Ins – Model Railroading

Posted on 3 Mar 2018 in General | 5 comments

Model Railroading “How To” Workshops

Is Model Railroading Your Thing?

Weekly Wed. Evening Ongoing Drop-Ins – LETS TALK MODEL RAILROADING 101 – Time to get started the Easy Way!

Join us for Fun “Hands-On” Projects: Build Scale Warehouses, a Railway Tunnel, clean and install Trackwork, create Backdrop Painting and Ground Covers, etc.! Tie your railroad plans to 3D Printing!

$5.00 Drop-in Fee or Free with your $10 Monthly Membership!

Requirements: Curiosity, team spirit and humour!

*Please note that The Railroaders Team reserves the right to modify course contents and perhaps subsequent workshop dates.

Equipment: Included

If you have any questions, please contact Jim Bennett:
 jim.bennet@shaw.ca or call 250 954-2893

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Parksville MakerSpace Members Ride the Rails!

Posted on 23 Jan 2018 in General | 0 comments

This past Sunday, Jim and the MakerSpace Railroaders Team hosted their first “How To” Workshop! Passions and curiosity ran high all afternoon as about 60 model railroad enthusiasts gathered, sharing stories, experience as they made new friends! Go to the Parksville Qualicum Beach News for the entire story including video!

 

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Job Creation Partnership

Posted on 15 Nov 2017 in General, Uncategorized | 0 comments

BLT and the MakerSpace are proud to announce that we have just launched a Federal and Provincially supported work experience and job skills development project under the JCP banner, through the Ministry of Social Development & Poverty Reduction and working with the Parksville Careers Centre. This will provide a work and learning environment for two qualifying job-seekers and bring a very valuable focus to the further development of the Oceanside Community Makerspace.

The main focus of work to be carried our during the 30 month project, would be to develop a local business and individual skills and contacts database and develop a number of training courses in the realm of STEM topics (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). We very much look forward to selecting our two participants and having them become valued members of the BLT and MakerSpace community. I hope you will welcome them and give them all your support.

Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction

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