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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.
 
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.
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== Support ==
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We are a non-profit now! Bloominglabs is incorporated as its own entity in the state of Indiana, and is fiscally sponsored by School Factory, Inc., a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Want to make a donation with PayPal? Please use this link:
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* (Note to members - this link should not be used for paying membership dues)
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Information for our members: this is how we process cash and hardware [[Donations]].
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== [[Laser|Laser Cutter]] ==
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We have funded a laser cutter, and it is now on-site!! What can people do with this you might ask?? It can cut light wood and acrylic for rapid prototyping. It can also etch wood, acrylic, and metal. Many objects from iphones to laptops can be directly engraved with a laser. Be sure to [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_FmlorBGqg watch] [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN5CvB47fL8 some] [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfCZpuFUT4U videos] [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arjRtCjI9AQ here], [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfohmrM806w here], and [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC_Kgs81olQ here].
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We have a [http://fslaser.com/products/lasers/newhobby 5th generation 40W laser Full Spectrum].
  
 
== 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 can also be reached via old fashioned email at contact (]at[) bloominglabs dot o r g.
 
* We can also be reached via old fashioned email at contact (]at[) bloominglabs dot o r g.
  
== Our Location ==
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== [[Location|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!  [[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]] ==
  
 
== Kits For Sale ==
 
== Kits For Sale ==
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== Workshops/Classes ==
 
== Workshops/Classes ==
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Reserve a spot at any of our workshops or classes by sending '''email to contact]at[bloominglabs.org'''.
  
 
== Current Events ([[PastEvents]])==
 
== Current Events ([[PastEvents]])==
  
Reserve a spot at any of our workshops or classes by sending email to contact]at[bloominglabs.org.
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*'''Decorate the 4th Street pedestrian bridge for WCIW!'''
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**The third week of April is World Creativity & Innovation Week. Bloominglabs is going to celebrate by decorating the pedestrian bridge that runs over 4th Street connecting Fountain Square Mall to the Garage Art parking garage.
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**We will be meeting at Bloominglabs on Tuesday, April 16th, between 6pm and 10pm to brainstorm and starting building. This is a free, public, all-ages event. Everyone is welcome including art groups who want to be in on the project.
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**We'll build what we can on Tuesday evening, finish the build on Wednesday and install on Thursday. So come Tueday, bring your ideas, and if you have interesting materials you would like to use, bring those too! See you there!
  
We have [[lockers]] available for rent now!!
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*'''Makevention'''
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** Come celebrate the maker's movement in Bloomington!
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** Exhibitors will be charge a nominal fee ($10 a table, free if you bring your own)
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** The event is free for attendees
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** Outdoor and indoor exhibitor space
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** August 24th at the Bloomington Convention Center
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** Check out http://www.makevention.org/ for more information.
  
*[[OpenHouse]]
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*'''Public Hack Meetings!'''
** Saturday, September 8th from 10am-3pm
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** Every Wednesday from 7pm until 10pm
** Tell your friends!
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** See you there!
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*Circuit Board Printing Workshop
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** Tuesday, September 11th from 6pm to 9pm
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** The space will also be made available on September 18th from 6pm to 9pm to finish up anything not done in the first workshop
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** Bring your own circuit board design to print or print an Arduino circuit board or ATTINY AVR programmer circuit board
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** Leave the workshop with a printed circuit board all drilled and ready to be populated!
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** Heat transfer method or photo resist method (for an extra fee)
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** $20 for the class ($5 extra for the photo resist method)
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** Attendance required at the September 11th workshop in order to come to the September 18th workshop
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*Soldering Workshop
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** Tuesday, September 25th from 6pm until 9pm
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** The space will also be made available on October 2nd from from 6pm until 9pm to finish up anything not done in the first workshop
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** Populate the circuit board you printed in our previous workshop or Adafruit kits will be available including Minty Boosts, TV-B-Gones, and Drawdios. We will have some simple buzzer circuits available as well.
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** $10 for the class plus materials (between $5 and $20 depending on the project chosen)
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** Attendance required at the September 25th workshop in order to come to the October 2nd workshop
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*Intro to Arduino Programming Workshop
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** October 9th and October 16th from 7pm to 9pm
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** Learn how to program an Arduino! Use the Arduino you built in the previous workshops, bring your own Arduino you bought from Adafruit or Radio Shack, or use one of Bloominglabs' Arduinos.
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** Please bring your own laptop (running Linux, Mac OSX, or Windows). A limited number of laptops will be made available.
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** More information on what will be covered is forthcoming
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** $30 for the two day course.
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* NOTE: Take the Tackle the Ardunio challenge! Build your own Arduino by printing a circuit board in our Circuit Board Printing Workshop, buy the parts from us (between $15 and $20), and populate the board in the Soldering Workshop. Then learn how to program it in the Intro to Arduino Programming Workshop. All workshops are free to members!
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*Every Wednesday from 7pm until 10pm
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** Public hack meetings!
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** 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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We have '''[[lockers]]''' available for rent now!!
  
 
== News ==
 
== News ==
  
We have acquired a mill. If you are a member and want to chip in for it, add your pledge to the [[Mill]] page.
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* We have acquired a [[Laser]] cutter.
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* We have acquired a mill. If want to chip in for it, add your pledge to the [[Mill]] 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 ==
 
We are accepting memberships! Please see the [[Membership Manual]] for details.
 
We are accepting memberships! Please see the [[Membership Manual]] for details.
  
== Meetings ==
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== [[Public 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.
 
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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== Nearby Hacker Spaces or initiatives: ==
 
== Nearby Hacker Spaces or initiatives: ==
 
* [http://clubcyberia.org/index.php/Main_Page Club Cyberia (INDIANAPOLIS!)]
 
* [http://clubcyberia.org/index.php/Main_Page Club Cyberia (INDIANAPOLIS!)]
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* [http://makerspacegoshen.org/ Makerspace Goshen (Goshen Indiana)]
 
* [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 16:22, 11 May 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.


Contents

Support

We are a non-profit now! Bloominglabs is incorporated as its own entity in the state of Indiana, and is fiscally sponsored by School Factory, Inc., a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Want to make a donation with PayPal? Please use this link:

  • (Note to members - this link should not be used for paying membership dues)


Information for our members: this is how we process cash and hardware Donations.


Laser Cutter

We have funded a laser cutter, and it is now on-site!! What can people do with this you might ask?? It can cut light wood and acrylic for rapid prototyping. It can also etch wood, acrylic, and metal. Many objects from iphones to laptops can be directly engraved with a laser. Be sure to watch some videos here, here, and here.

We have a 5th generation 40W laser Full Spectrum.

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.

Current Events (PastEvents)

  • Decorate the 4th Street pedestrian bridge for WCIW!
    • The third week of April is World Creativity & Innovation Week. Bloominglabs is going to celebrate by decorating the pedestrian bridge that runs over 4th Street connecting Fountain Square Mall to the Garage Art parking garage.
    • We will be meeting at Bloominglabs on Tuesday, April 16th, between 6pm and 10pm to brainstorm and starting building. This is a free, public, all-ages event. Everyone is welcome including art groups who want to be in on the project.
    • We'll build what we can on Tuesday evening, finish the build on Wednesday and install on Thursday. So come Tueday, bring your ideas, and if you have interesting materials you would like to use, bring those too! See you there!
  • Makevention
    • Come celebrate the maker's movement in Bloomington!
    • Exhibitors will be charge a nominal fee ($10 a table, free if you bring your own)
    • The event is free for attendees
    • Outdoor and indoor exhibitor space
    • August 24th at the Bloomington Convention Center
    • Check out http://www.makevention.org/ 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


We have lockers available for rent now!!

News

  • We have acquired a Laser cutter.
  • We have acquired a mill. If want to chip in for it, add your pledge to the Mill 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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