"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.

Fun With Electronics (October)

Posted on 13 Oct 2018 in Thing To Make, Uncategorized | 0 comments

We are continuing our kids Fun events on Saturday mornings 9-12 am, throughout October …

Bring your kids to the Makerspace and have some fun making and learning at the same time.

‘FUN WITH ELECTRONICS’

Halloween Pumpkin Card – light up your pumpkin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MICRO-KIT # 21 – The Halloween Bat-O-Lantern

 

 

 

 

$5.00 donation to MakerSpace for parts only – Drop-in for October FREE

Involved Parts:

  • Wooden base – is pre-assembled
  • “bat” or “spider” object with holes pre-drilled for eyes
  • 2 LED lights
  • 1 battery pack with connection wiring included
  • 1 on/off switch, 1 battery pack included

What will student learn:

  • Basic concept of powering LED lights from batteries
  • Power of a battery pack and other potential projects
  • How to install LEDs and other potential uses
  • How to do elementary soldering under supervision

Age range 6-14 yrs, all kids must be accompanied by an adult.

 

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First Lego League

Posted on 12 Oct 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

You may have come across Chris Morrissey – a Makerspace member, long term volunteer at the Technology Learning Centre and the SOS. He’s set himself the task of bringing internationally renowned robot competitions to the Oceanside area, by teaming up with an established group in Calgary – JunioTech. It’s a Lego program and it looks very comprehensive. He has already signed up a full class of local kids to train for a First Lego League competition in February 2019 in Victoria. OCM will be hosting the classes and we wish Chris and the kids all the best in their studies.

First Lego League

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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


Select drop down for member pricing



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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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