"Mission"

To provide a space that fosters creativity through sharing and developing expertise in a wide range of practical skills, for fun, personal interest and community enhancement.

Soldering Project #1

Posted on 7 Sep 2018 in Thing To Make, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Soldering #1 Voice Activated LEDs

Monday September 24th from 6 to 9pm
Come and build a voice activated LED (light).  When you make noise the LEDs will blink.
You will solder all the components.  Along the way you will learn what each component is and how it works in the circuit. You need to have basic soldering skills.

Cost includes the kit to take home:

Non-Members $25, Regular Members $20, Full Members $15

Email or Pay Below to Register: TheOceansideMakerspace@gmail.com


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Free Family Activities (Sept)

Posted on 3 Sep 2018 in Thing To Make, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Drop by and have some fun (133 McMillan Street, Parksville)

All Wednesday nights in September
MODEL RAILROADING 101  6:00 – 8:00 pm (Jim)
AGES: — all ages (under 15 with adult)

Saturday Sept 15
FUN WITH ELECTRONICS 9:00 am to NOON (Chris & Jim)
AGES (6-15) (must be accompanied by adult)

Saturday Sept 22
FUN WITH ELECTRONICS  1:30 to 4:30 pm (Chris & Jim)
AGES (6-15) (must be accompanied by adult)

Saturday Sept 29
FUN WITH ELECTRONICS 9:00 am to NOON (Chris & Jim)
AGES (6-15) (must be accompanied by adult)

Email to Register: TheOceansideMakerspace@gmail.com

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Make a Cell-Phone Projector

Posted on 3 Sep 2018 in Thing To Make, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Turn your cell phone into a projector. Bring your cell phone, all other materials will be provided.

Using a magnifying glass and some cardboard and a hot glue gun you will walk away with a small projector to watch videos on your wall at home.

Cost includes the kit to take home: Non-Members $25, Regular Members $20, Full Members $15

Get in touch for next available date: TheOceansideMakerspace@gmail.com

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3D Drawing, Ready for 3D Printing

Posted on 2 Sep 2018 in Courses | 0 comments

Interested in 3D Printing? Want to Create your own Designs?

Learn the basics of 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) and using SketchUp!

Number of Participants:  4 to 6
When: Thursday 13 Sept 6-9 pm
Where: 133 McMillan St., Parksville (below the McMillan Art Centre)

Requirements: Upon confirmation of registration on our website, follow the link to the required software (SketchUp 2016) to be installed on your own computer.

Equipment: Bring your laptop and mouse (MAC or Windows), curiosity and enthusiasm!

This course will introduce you to 3D drawing and how to take that completed drawing compatible with a 3D printer.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to Drafting Principles
  • Overview of SketchUp User Interface
  • Draw 2D Shapes
  • Make 3D Objects: draw object, edit, export for printing – STL file

Note: Registrants under 16 must be accompanied by a parent. Registration taken in payment date order.

If you have any questions, please email theoceansidemakerspace@gmail.com or call 250-228-0305

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Introductory Soldering Class

Posted on 1 Sep 2018 in Thing To Make, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Tuesday September 11th from 6 to 8:30pm (Call for next class dates)

Learn the basics of soldering and de-soldering

Come out and learn the basics of soldering.  (This class is required if you don’t have soldering experience for all of our other Electronics building project classes). We will spend a couple hours soldering and you will leave with a small blinking LED Project.

Cost: Non-Members $15, Regular Members $10, Full Members $5

 

Email to Register: TheOceansideMakerspace@gmail.com

 

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Free Tuesday Mornings (August)

Posted on 11 Aug 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Youth – Free Fun with Electronics and Model Train Room

Parents, bring your kids (from 6 to 16) to experience the educational fun at your local MakerSpace. Work on Electronics projects, check out the 3D Printers and learn how a Model Railroad works.

The Model Train Room team are inviting parents to bring their children to see what can be put together in a relatively small area, without spending a lot of money. If you want to ask about this HO scale development and how to get involved, call Jim – 250-594-2893.

 MakerSpace at MIRA Field Day

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Garage Sale – Part 2

Posted on 5 Jul 2018 in General | 0 comments

We had a very successful Garage Sale, but now we have even more stuff to sell than before, so we are having another one. Join us this coming Saturday 28 July between 8:00 and 11:00 am, at 133 McMillan Street Parksville, entry at the back door. Ground level, ramp access and no stairs.

We have a good selection of renovated and upgraded computers (including an iMac), lots of electronics and tools, books, toys and general items – come and take a look.

 

 

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