January Bird Feeder

Posted on 3 Jan 2019 in Thing To Make, Uncategorized | 0 comments

4 station peanut butter Bird Feeder.

If you have enjoyed the Fun with Electronics programs and are looking for something a bit different, why not try some wood-work and also feed the birds in your garden.

This Feeder requires assembly by:

  1. Drill 9 holes (which will be monitored under supervision in our woodworking shop)
  2. Assemble the 4 small pegs into the 4x4x6” solid centre housing.
  3. Screw in the 3” hook into the top
  4. Fill one of the 4 holes with peanut butter supplied

… and you are DONE!

Cost of this project is just $15 and assembly time about 1 hour and is available any Saturday in January

Let us know if you are coming (bring your kids) – TheOceansideMakerSpace@gmail.com

Checkout the Doctor Who Tardis, story below …

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Tardis Travels

Posted on 3 Jan 2019 in Thing To Make, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Message from “Norbert the Maker”

Three of us at MakerSpace have borrowed Dr. Who’s Tardis (British blue telephone time machine) and gone back in time to the days of King Arthur and captured Spyro the dragon and he is on display and available for purchase at MakerSpace.


Our second trip was to the smurf village and rescued Papa Smurf from the evil Gargamel and he is also on display and available for purchase at MakerSpace. Papa Smurf is a 1 hour 3D print.


Our third trip in the Tardis took us to the north pole where we brought back Rudolf the red nosed reindeer along with Frosty the snowman which are also on display and available for purchase at MakerSpace.

Our forth trip being planned is to locate and bring back the elusive Bugs Bunny for Easter.  We have a picture of bugs but no luck yet and will be talking to Elmer Fudd soon.

Dr. Who (originally from the Gallifrey cosmos) his Tardis, time machine is available for viewing as well as available for purchase at MakerSpace. The Tardis is a 4 hour 3D print.

Check with Norbert at 954-8401 or norbert565@shaw.ca for pricing and availability.

Don’t forget we have a special guest appearance, Rudolf the 6 foot reindeer will be here on Saturday at 1pm at MakerSpace

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Wood Carving

Posted on 1 Jan 2019 in Thing To Make, Uncategorized | 0 comments

New for Members on Thursday nights, 6-8:30 pm

(Non-Members can register and just pay the $5 drop in fee – contact us TheOceansideMakerspace@gmail.com)

If you haven’t “whittled a stick” since you were a young-un, or just fancy having a go, come and join Francois in his Eco-Friendly Scot’s Broom den, where he turns the invasive Broom into spoons, forks, bowls, wood-chips and dust.

Francois will provide some carving tools and safety gloves, but bring your own tools if you have them.


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Christmas Electronics

Posted on 1 Dec 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

More Fun with Electronics – as Rudolph gets ready to fly.

Come and help us prepare the Reindeer, hot off the 3D Printers. Learn how to solder, and add an LED light blinking nose.

Last Chance before Christmas, and we have an anonymous sponsor reducing the cost for you and your kids to participate …

Saturday morning, 15 December, start 9:30 to 12:00

Rudolf the red nosed reindeer is coming to MakerSpace Dec 1 and 15


$15 kit – now just $10 ($5 from a Sponsor)
1) paint Rudolfs antlers
2) glue Rudolf to wood base
3) insert his blinking nose
4) glue in eyes
5) solder (2 joints) to attached battery box
6) insert batteries
7) sing the Rudolf song



$5 kit
1) paint Rudolfs antlers
2) glue Rudolf to wood base
3) glue in eyes
4) glue in pom-pom for his nose
5) sing the Rudolf song


Phone Norbert 250-954-8401 or email TheOceansideMakerspace@gmail.com

Age range: 6-14 yrs, must be accompanied by parent/guardian.

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Learn to Make Metal Art

Posted on 24 Nov 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Oceanside Community Makerspace brings you an opportunity to meet our new Jewelry Special Interest Group and see some of the wonderful work that they are producing. Begin with this amazing workshop that will introduce you to some of the basic skills needed to make your own metal products.


Makers Metal Arts Studio Mixer
Thursday December 6th from 6-9:00 pm
Fee: $25.00 


The Metal Arts Studio is offering a class to make one of several projects, to introduce you to using specific metal tools and techniques. You can choose either a pendant, key-chain or Christmas ornament.


Included in the class fee
Metal for you to complete one project, the use of tools and supplies necessary to complete your project.
You will learn to:
  • cut metal to desired shape
  • sand to a smooth finish
  • texture using various hammers and pliers
  • use a drill press
  • how to dome the metal
  • add jump ring or key ring to the finished product
Space is limited so please book early by contacting Valerie Harty.
Email transfer to  vharty@live.ca
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Pop-Bottle Rocket

Posted on 11 Nov 2018 in Thing To Make, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Build an Air/Water powered Coke-Bottle Rocket:

Next Date – email us if you are interested: TheOceansideMakerspace@gmail.com

Bring two, 2 ltr Pop Bottles (Coke bottles work), and a floor mount bicycle pump with a pressure gauge (if you have one). Some danger involved – safety issues will be covered.

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