Thing To Make


Posted on 26 Feb 2018 in Courses, Thing To Make, Uncategorized | 4 comments

A Funny Bunny Workshop – Just in time for Easter!
Join us at the Oceanside Community MakerSpace for another family style crafting get together FUNDRAISER. We will show you how to use simple tools to turn wool into a lovely, little, funny bunny for your Easter baskets. An easy beginner project to learn basic shapes and attaching parts.
All ages welcome, anyone under 18 will need to be accompanied by an adult. Of course it may not be suitable for really young children as we are using needles. It’s likely your child will need to be at least 6 years old. We will let you be the judge.
Cost: $20 per adult (or adult with a child 8 years or older).
Includes one kit with everything you need to make a felted funny bunny during the class and tools you can take home to make more. We have leveled up the kit a bit for this workshop and wider variety of colors to work with.
It’s FUN: your kids/grandchildren will love spending time with you and creating something together!
When: Monday, March 26, 2018, 5:30-7:00pm
Where: 133, McMillan St., Parksville (ground floor McMillan Arts Centre – North door is wheelchair accessible)
Register here by paying your fee now or contact the MakerSpace office at 250-228-0305.

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YOUTH ART Competition, 12-19 years old

Posted on 12 Feb 2018 in Thing To Make | 0 comments

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This competition is for the high school student who would like an opportunity to have their artistic ability be recognized by the community. Upon submitting up to two original art entries, the student will be featured in an art exhibit and be eligible for prizes, awards and to have their art be immortalized on the walls of the Oceanside Community MakerSpace.


To be eligible for the OC MakerSpace youth art competition you need to be between 12 and 19 years of age and a resident of the Oceanside Community. This includes: Parksville, Qualicum, Nanoose Bay, Coombs, Errington, French Creek, Bowser and Deep Bay. Your completed application form should be submitted to by Monday Feb. 19, 2018. The email subject title should read: “OC MakerSpace Youth Art Competition –“ + NAME.

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HEART FELT WORKSHOP – SOLD OUT! Please check our website and FB page for upcoming craft classes!

Posted on 12 Feb 2018 in Courses, Thing To Make | 4 comments

The Heart Felt Workshop was a great success, with 16 happy ladies using the MakerSpace to make felt hearts from nice red wool. Thanks to Judi and Heidi for putting this class together and making it such a positive morning.

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Wednesday 26th

Posted on 30 Jul 2017 in Thing To Make, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Every week progress is being made. Dave and Rob finished off the 2 large tables and I switched things around a bit – we now have a 5×8 ft table area in the centre of the “dining” space and a 4×8 ft table top on the other side of the kitchen. There is a donated Raspberry Pi setup with garage sale TV and a Pi for Dummies Book. A Ubuntu Linux Laptop and a Win 7 laptop to work on. I moved the TLC 3D Printer to the presentation area and we now have the 2 new/reconditioned Win 7 HP desktops with our 2 3D Printers, up and running – may need some further adjustments, but Poul and grand kids got the Delta printer printing and Shawne finished putting the Tevo Tarantula together and got that printing.

Chris and Justin worked on their games programming tasks, using the

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Another Wednesday

Posted on 14 Jul 2017 in Thing To Make, Tool | 0 comments

Time zips by and the 2nd Wednesday came round. We had another great turnout and a couple more visitors. We unloaded wood from the BLT2GoBus – to make two long tables and put a good smooth work-top on the workshop bench. Terry and Robert installed two sets of blinds in the kitchen windows (from the Salvation Army shop). David worked on setting up the 3 circular saws and the large band-saw. Paul and Shawne continued to work on the two new 3D Printers, and once things settled down a little, I offered to go through the basics of using the HICTOP 3D Printer.

This 15-20 min intro turned into

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Wednesday Nights

Posted on 7 Jul 2017 in Thing To Make, Tool, Uncategorized | 2 comments

5 July was the first of our Wednesday night supervised sessions, that means that Associate Members can come and use the facility, knowing that there will be at least one Steering Committee member there to help and answer questions. Also, it is open for the public to visit and see what the Club offers and sign-up, if interested. If you come with a Member Friend to work on something together, you should read the waiver form, fill in a Donation envelope, insert $5 for the day and put the envelope in the donation box. This allows for one-off use by Member Friends and family visitors.

We had about half our members turn up this Wednesday, plus 3 visitors. After general introductions and chatting, they got down to working on building our Tevo Tarantula 3D Printer. It takes a while

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