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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 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 build projects both collectively and individually. We are open to the public on Wednesday evenings from 7pm until 10pm and are family friendly.
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== News ==
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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.
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* We have '''[[lockers]]''' available for rent now!!
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== Current Events ([[PastEvents]])==
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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 met at Bloominglabs on Tuesday, April 16th, between 6pm and 10pm to brainstorm. We came up with quite a few decorative ideas for the bridge.
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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.
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*'''Public Hack Meetings!'''
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** Every Wednesday from 7pm until 10pm
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** Come build projects, ask questions, teach things, and learn stuff
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** All ages and everyone is welcome
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*'''Summer Workshops'''
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** We'll be holding a variety of workshops this summer and will post dates both here and to our [http://www.bloominglabs.org/mailman/listinfo/bloominglabs-announce announcement mailing list] when we finalize them
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** These should include: rain and compost barrel making, machining, vector graphic design and tool use, cutting and engraving with the laser...
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** Our members are also working with [http://www.wonderlab.org/ WonderLab] and the [http://mcpl.info/ Monroe County Public Library] to help each with summer educational programs
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== Membership ==
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We are accepting memberships! Please see the [[Membership Manual]] for details. If you are a new member please check out the [[New Members]] page as well.
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== [[Public meetings|Meetings]] ==
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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.
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* [[Meeting_Minutes]]
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* [[Bloominglabs Log]] - highlights of Bloominglabs events and news
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== [[Location|Our Location]] ==
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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]]
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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, which 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 from Full Spectrum].
  
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.  
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We are a bunch of people that want to do interesting things and explore the world and technology around us. Expression of this interest takes at least as many forms as we have members, and often employs an amalgam of found and newly-constructed hardware and/or open-source and self-authored software components, but may be as simple as screwing some pieces of wood together to make a useful tool we don't have yet.
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Bloominglabs was forged from the Bloomington Hackerspace Initiative and the former IU Robotics Club.
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* Read our [[Bylaws]] for a more formalized overview
  
 
== Stay informed ==
 
== Stay informed ==
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* Sign up to the [http://www.bloominglabs.org/mailman/listinfo/bloominglabs-announce announcement mailing list] to keep up with our group.
 
* Sign up to the [http://www.bloominglabs.org/mailman/listinfo/bloominglabs-announce announcement mailing list] to keep up with our group.
 
* Our [https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=bloominglabs%40gmail.com&ctz=America/New_York  Calendar of events]
 
* Our [https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=bloominglabs%40gmail.com&ctz=America/New_York  Calendar of events]
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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 ==
 
  
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 ==
 
== Kits For Sale ==
  
 
Bloominglabs is a reseller of [http://adafruit.com adafruit] kits and products. See [[KitsForSale]] for details.
 
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]
 
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]
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== Workshops/Classes ==
 
== Workshops/Classes ==
Reserve a spot at any of our workshops or classes by sending '''email to contact]at[bloominglabs.org'''.
 
  
*'''Circuit Board Printing Workshop'''
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We are currently working on our summer workshop schedule and will post it soon.
** 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 non-members/free for members ($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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Reserve a spot at any of our workshops or classes by sending '''email to contact]at[bloominglabs.org'''.
** 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 non-members/free for members - plus materials cost (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). Bloominglabs will have a limited number of laptops available.
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** More information on what will be covered is forthcoming
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** $30 for non-members for the two day course/free for members
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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!
 
 
* '''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 [http://harold.uits.indiana.edu/~jtillots/IntroToProgramming/syllabus.pdf 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!!
 
 
*'''[[OpenHouse]]'''
 
** Saturday, September 8th from 10am-3pm
 
** Tell your friends!
 
** See you there!
 
 
*'''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 you are a member and 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 ==
 
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.
 
 
* [[Meeting_Minutes]]
 
* [[Bloominglabs Log]] - highlights of Bloominglabs events and news
 
  
 
== Current Projects ==
 
== Current Projects ==
 
[[Projects]]
 
[[Projects]]
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== What needs to be done yet? ==
 
== What needs to be done yet? ==
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Uploaded files: [[Special:ImageList]]
 
Uploaded files: [[Special:ImageList]]
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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)]
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* [http://wiki.detroitfacility.org/index.php/Main_Page Detroit Facility]  
 
* [http://wiki.detroitfacility.org/index.php/Main_Page Detroit Facility]  
 
* [http://www.i3detroit.com/ i3 Detroit]
 
* [http://www.i3detroit.com/ i3 Detroit]
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== Other Cool Groups in Bloomington ==
 
== Other Cool Groups in Bloomington ==

Revision as of 15:54, 26 June 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 build projects both collectively and individually. We are open to the public on Wednesday evenings from 7pm until 10pm and are family friendly.

Contents

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.
  • We have lockers available for rent now!!


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 met at Bloominglabs on Tuesday, April 16th, between 6pm and 10pm to brainstorm. We came up with quite a few decorative ideas for the bridge.
  • 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
  • Summer Workshops
    • We'll be holding a variety of workshops this summer and will post dates both here and to our announcement mailing list when we finalize them
    • These should include: rain and compost barrel making, machining, vector graphic design and tool use, cutting and engraving with the laser...
    • Our members are also working with WonderLab and the Monroe County Public Library to help each with summer educational programs

Membership

We are accepting memberships! Please see the Membership Manual for details. If you are a new member please check out the New Members page as well.

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.


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]


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, which 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 from Full Spectrum.


Who are we?

We are a bunch of people that want to do interesting things and explore the world and technology around us. Expression of this interest takes at least as many forms as we have members, and often employs an amalgam of found and newly-constructed hardware and/or open-source and self-authored software components, but may be as simple as screwing some pieces of wood together to make a useful tool we don't have yet.

Bloominglabs was forged from the Bloomington Hackerspace Initiative and the former IU Robotics Club.

  • Read our Bylaws for a more formalized overview

Stay informed


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

We are currently working on our summer workshop schedule and will post it soon.

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


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.


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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