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<big>'''Welcome to Bloominglabs, Bloomington's very own hackerspace!'''</big>
 
<big>'''Welcome to Bloominglabs, Bloomington's very own hackerspace!'''</big>
  
Bloominglabs is Indiana's first (and so far only!) hackerspace also known as a makerspace. We are a group of community members that have commonly rented a place where we can collectively build projects. We are open to the public on Wednesday evenings from 7pm until 10pm and are family friendly.
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Bloominglabs is Indiana's first hackerspace also known as a makerspace. We are a group of community members that have commonly rented a place where we can collectively build projects. We are open to the public on Wednesday evenings from 7pm until 10pm and are family friendly.
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Also, a big hackerspace welcome to Club Cyberia, the new Indianapolis hackerspace! This space has been a long time in the making, and is now a reality. Check them out at http://clubcyberia.org/index.php/Main_Page.
  
 
== Who are we? ==
 
== Who are we? ==
 
Bloominglabs was forged from the Bloomington Hackerspace Initiative and the former IU Robotics Club. We are a bunch of people that want to do interesting things and explore the world and technology around us.  
 
Bloominglabs was forged from the Bloomington Hackerspace Initiative and the former IU Robotics Club. We are a bunch of people that want to do interesting things and explore the world and technology around us.  
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*[[Bylaws]]
  
 
== Stay informed ==
 
== Stay informed ==
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We have 1,000 sq ft of which 750 sq ft is unfinished, cement floor workspace and 250 sq ft is finished office space for hanging out. There's also a full bathroom. The address is 3927 W. Roll Avenue which is just north of 2nd Street up Curry Pike. Come check it out!  [[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=3927+West+Roll+Avenue,+Bloomington,+IN&hl=en&sll=38.244257,-85.738805&sspn=0.010516,0.014913&oq=3927+w+roll+ave,&vpsrc=0&hnear=3927+W+Roll+Ave,+Bloomington,+Indiana+47403&t=h&z=16 MAP]]
 
We have 1,000 sq ft of which 750 sq ft is unfinished, cement floor workspace and 250 sq ft is finished office space for hanging out. There's also a full bathroom. The address is 3927 W. Roll Avenue which is just north of 2nd Street up Curry Pike. Come check it out!  [[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=3927+West+Roll+Avenue,+Bloomington,+IN&hl=en&sll=38.244257,-85.738805&sspn=0.010516,0.014913&oq=3927+w+roll+ave,&vpsrc=0&hnear=3927+W+Roll+Ave,+Bloomington,+Indiana+47403&t=h&z=16 MAP]]
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== [[Grants]] ==
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== Kits For Sale ==
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Bloominglabs is a reseller of [http://adafruit.com adafruit] kits and products. See [[KitsForSale]] for details.
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For members: check out our page about selling things at the workshops at [[SellingThings]] and for calculating sales tax, check out [http://www.zip2tax.com/z2t_lookup.asp?inputZip=47401 Sales Tax Calculator for 47401]
  
 
== Workshops/Classes ==
 
== Workshops/Classes ==
* Two week soldering workshop February 21st and 28th from 6:30pm until 9pm - $20 for one week, $30 for both weeks
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Reserve a spot at any of our workshops or classes by sending '''email to contact]at[bloominglabs.org'''.
** First week is intro to soldering, the kit is a simple "phaser" with adjustable flashing led and piezo speaker element (all through-hole components)
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** Second week is surface mount soldering and also finish-up of the first week's kit if needed
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* '''Annual Holiday Mini-Holiday Mini-Workshops'''  Sat. Dec 8 from 1-4pm
** Both classes include a kit to solder, additional electronics kits available at additional cost
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Our annual Holiday workshops are lots of fun. This year we're holding it on a Saturday afternoon so more people can bring their kids. Personalize your holiday gifts by making them yourself! The mini-workshops will consist of: soap molding (bring something in and use our vacuum former to make a mold), shopping bag sewing, popup cards, bows, and more. Bring a pair of old jeans and you can make a purse[http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-make-a-purse-from-an-old-pair-of-jeans/2010/02/25/ (more info)].
** Everything you need will be provided for you, but if you wish you may bring your own soldering iron and hand-tools
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** Send an email to rsvp ]at[ bloominglabs ]dot[ org to sign up! RSVP early while seats are still available!
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* Intro to Computer Programming course Thursdays from 6:15pm until 8:45pm
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* '''Intro to Computer Programming''' class Thursdays from 6:30pm until 9pm
** http://harold.uits.indiana.edu/~jtillots/IntroToProgramming/
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** See class notes at http://harold.uits.indiana.edu/~jtillots/IntroToProgramming/
** This 15 week long class will start on January 12th and end on April 26th with no meeting on March 15th for spring break.
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** This 10 week long class will start on October 4th and end on December 20th with no meeting on November 15th or November 22nd.
 
** The course will be taught in C and a syllabus can be found [http://harold.uits.indiana.edu/~jtillots/IntroToProgramming/syllabus.pdf here](subject to minor changes).  
 
** The course will be taught in C and a syllabus can be found [http://harold.uits.indiana.edu/~jtillots/IntroToProgramming/syllabus.pdf here](subject to minor changes).  
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** We will cover what would be covered in a rigorous freshman Intro to Programming college course.
 
** Text will be Kernighan and Ritchie's "The C Programming Language: 2nd edition"
 
** Text will be Kernighan and Ritchie's "The C Programming Language: 2nd edition"
** Cost is a minimum of $50 for the 15 week long course (feel free to pay more if you want!) and all proceeds will go to Bloominglabs.
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** Cost is $125 non-members/$50 members and all proceeds go to Bloominglabs!
** I also ask that you be committed to attending every week and there will be assignments to work on outside of class (but no exams!).  
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** You need to be committed to attending every week and there will be assignments to work on outside of class (but no exams!).  
** Send an email to contact ]at[ bloominglabs ]dot[ org if you are interested in attending.
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** Send an email to contact]at[bloominglabs.org if you are interested in attending.
  
 
== Current Events ([[PastEvents]])==
 
== Current Events ([[PastEvents]])==
  
*Every Wednesday from 7pm until 10pm
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We have '''[[lockers]]''' available for rent now!!
** Public hack meetings!
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*'''[[Makevention]]'''
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** We are in the beginning stages of planning a maker fair in Bloomington called "Makevention"
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** Keep an eye on our page for more information!
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*'''Public Hack Meetings!'''
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** Every Wednesday from 7pm until 10pm
 
** Come build projects, ask questions, teach things, and learn stuff
 
** Come build projects, ask questions, teach things, and learn stuff
 
** All ages and everyone is welcome
 
** All ages and everyone is welcome
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== News ==
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* We have acquired a mill. If want to chip in for it, add your pledge to the [[Mill]] page.
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* We are trying to acquire a laser cutter. If you want to chip in for it, add your pledge to the [[Laser]] page.
  
 
== What is a hacker space? ==
 
== What is a hacker space? ==
It's a physical location where people can share resources for their own creative pursuits. It's also a resource where people can come in off the street and advance their own knowledge. In urban locations it can often be hard to find places to weld/build/make noise and keep projects on-going without having to tear down and put-up your work each evening. With a hacker space people can work on their projects and not worry about annoying their neighbors or spouses. The social aspect is also incredibly important component. Having people to bounce ideas off of and discuss your projects with when you get stuck is a great thing.
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It's a physical location where people can share resources for their own creative pursuits. It's also a resource where people can come in off the street and advance their own knowledge. In urban locations it can often be hard to find places to weld/build/make noise and keep projects on-going without having to tear down and put-up your work each evening. With a hacker space people can work on their projects and not worry about annoying their neighbors or spouses. The social aspect is also an incredibly important component. Having people to bounce ideas off of and discuss your projects with when you get stuck is a great thing.
  
 
== Membership ==
 
== Membership ==
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== Meetings ==
 
== Meetings ==
Currently we meet every Wednesday at 7:00pm at 3927 W. Roll Avenue, Bloomington, Indiana. These meetings are open to the public, anyone is welcome to attend. We usually meet for 2-3 hours and have a lot of fun. Having access to tools is only part of the equation, socializing with people and learning from each other is another large benefit from our group. Pretty much whatever people want to work on or learn is fair game. We currently have an electronics and robotics focus but there's also interest in general science and astronomy as well. If it's cool and interesting then we are all interested.
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Currently we meet every Wednesday at 7:00pm at 3927 W. Roll Avenue, Bloomington, Indiana. These meetings are open to the public; anyone is welcome to attend. We usually meet for 2-3 hours and have a lot of fun. Having access to tools is only part of the equation, socializing with people and learning from each other is another large benefit from our group. Pretty much whatever people want to work on or learn is fair game. We currently have an electronics and robotics focus but there's also interest in general science and astronomy as well. If it's cool and interesting then we are all interested.
  
 
* [[Meeting_Minutes]]
 
* [[Meeting_Minutes]]
* [[Bloominglabs Log]]
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* [[Bloominglabs Log]] - highlights of Bloominglabs events and news
  
 
== Current Projects ==
 
== Current Projects ==
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== Nearby Hacker Spaces or initiatives: ==
 
== Nearby Hacker Spaces or initiatives: ==
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* [http://clubcyberia.org/index.php/Main_Page Club Cyberia (INDIANAPOLIS!)]
 
* [http://hive13.org Hive13 (Cincinnati, OH)]
 
* [http://hive13.org Hive13 (Cincinnati, OH)]
 
* [http://www.lvl1.org LVL1 (Louisville Kentucky)]
 
* [http://www.lvl1.org LVL1 (Louisville Kentucky)]

Revision as of 19:16, 9 January 2013

Welcome to Bloominglabs, Bloomington's very own hackerspace!

Bloominglabs is Indiana's first hackerspace also known as a makerspace. We are a group of community members that have commonly rented a place where we can collectively build projects. We are open to the public on Wednesday evenings from 7pm until 10pm and are family friendly.

Also, a big hackerspace welcome to Club Cyberia, the new Indianapolis hackerspace! This space has been a long time in the making, and is now a reality. Check them out at http://clubcyberia.org/index.php/Main_Page.

Contents

Who are we?

Bloominglabs was forged from the Bloomington Hackerspace Initiative and the former IU Robotics Club. We are a bunch of people that want to do interesting things and explore the world and technology around us.

Stay informed

Our Location

We have 1,000 sq ft of which 750 sq ft is unfinished, cement floor workspace and 250 sq ft is finished office space for hanging out. There's also a full bathroom. The address is 3927 W. Roll Avenue which is just north of 2nd Street up Curry Pike. Come check it out! [MAP]

Grants

Kits For Sale

Bloominglabs is a reseller of adafruit kits and products. See KitsForSale for details.

For members: check out our page about selling things at the workshops at SellingThings and for calculating sales tax, check out Sales Tax Calculator for 47401

Workshops/Classes

Reserve a spot at any of our workshops or classes by sending email to contact]at[bloominglabs.org.

  • Annual Holiday Mini-Holiday Mini-Workshops Sat. Dec 8 from 1-4pm

Our annual Holiday workshops are lots of fun. This year we're holding it on a Saturday afternoon so more people can bring their kids. Personalize your holiday gifts by making them yourself! The mini-workshops will consist of: soap molding (bring something in and use our vacuum former to make a mold), shopping bag sewing, popup cards, bows, and more. Bring a pair of old jeans and you can make a purse(more info).

  • Intro to Computer Programming class Thursdays from 6:30pm until 9pm
    • See class notes at http://harold.uits.indiana.edu/~jtillots/IntroToProgramming/
    • This 10 week long class will start on October 4th and end on December 20th with no meeting on November 15th or November 22nd.
    • The course will be taught in C and a syllabus can be found here(subject to minor changes).
    • We will cover what would be covered in a rigorous freshman Intro to Programming college course.
    • Text will be Kernighan and Ritchie's "The C Programming Language: 2nd edition"
    • Cost is $125 non-members/$50 members and all proceeds go to Bloominglabs!
    • You need to be committed to attending every week and there will be assignments to work on outside of class (but no exams!).
    • Send an email to contact]at[bloominglabs.org if you are interested in attending.

Current Events (PastEvents)

We have lockers available for rent now!!

  • Makevention
    • We are in the beginning stages of planning a maker fair in Bloomington called "Makevention"
    • Keep an eye on our page for more information!
  • Public Hack Meetings!
    • Every Wednesday from 7pm until 10pm
    • Come build projects, ask questions, teach things, and learn stuff
    • All ages and everyone is welcome

News

  • We have acquired a mill. If want to chip in for it, add your pledge to the Mill page.
  • We are trying to acquire a laser cutter. If you want to chip in for it, add your pledge to the Laser page.

What is a hacker space?

It's a physical location where people can share resources for their own creative pursuits. It's also a resource where people can come in off the street and advance their own knowledge. In urban locations it can often be hard to find places to weld/build/make noise and keep projects on-going without having to tear down and put-up your work each evening. With a hacker space people can work on their projects and not worry about annoying their neighbors or spouses. The social aspect is also an incredibly important component. Having people to bounce ideas off of and discuss your projects with when you get stuck is a great thing.

Membership

We are accepting memberships! Please see the Membership Manual for details.

Meetings

Currently we meet every Wednesday at 7:00pm at 3927 W. Roll Avenue, Bloomington, Indiana. These meetings are open to the public; anyone is welcome to attend. We usually meet for 2-3 hours and have a lot of fun. Having access to tools is only part of the equation, socializing with people and learning from each other is another large benefit from our group. Pretty much whatever people want to work on or learn is fair game. We currently have an electronics and robotics focus but there's also interest in general science and astronomy as well. If it's cool and interesting then we are all interested.

Current Projects

Projects

What needs to be done yet?

Check out the Todo list to see the latest things we need to get done.

Also see who else is working on this project: Special:ListUsers

Uploaded files: Special:ImageList

Nearby Hacker Spaces or initiatives:

Other Cool Groups in Bloomington

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