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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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<big>''A space for sharing tools and knowledge to make stuff''</big>
  
== Who are we? ==
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Bloominglabs is Indiana's first hackerspace (also known as a makerspace). We are a group of group of people who have rented a shared workshop where we can build projects both collectively and individually. Our space is located at 1840 S. Walnut Street. We are open to the public on Wednesday evenings from 7pm until 10pm and are family friendly.
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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== 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.
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* <font color=red>New!</font> We have a [http://www.bloominglabs.org/mailman/listinfo/bloominglabs-discuss discuss mailing list] now.
 
* 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]
* Follow us on Twitter [[Image:Twitter_icon.png]] [http://twitter.com/Bloominglabs @Bloominglabs]and [[Image:Facebook icon.png]] [http://www.facebook.com/pages/BloomingLabs/123873197660062?ref=ts Facebook].
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* Follow us on Twitter [[Image:Twitter_icon.png]] [http://twitter.com/Bloominglabs @Bloominglabs], [[Image:Facebook icon.png]] [http://www.facebook.com/pages/BloomingLabs/123873197660062?ref=ts Facebook], and [https://plus.google.com/communities/105267599217836498217?gpinv=AMIXal-2hdMvNciF3pyRl26BurSmDyi3qZS9iewT4Sdvpx9KYt3mUlam08ovoQiCUZ_TgOc9EXsRIEBjTNKH8tYT9G2hG6yhJ2J3LlgNC0em8Aca51_xPVM&cfem=1 Google+].
 
* Checkout photos from past events on [http://www.flickr.com/photos/bloominglabs Flickr]
 
* Checkout photos from past events on [http://www.flickr.com/photos/bloominglabs Flickr]
* Our IRC server is at irc.bloominglabs.org:6667, #hackerspace.
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* Our IRC server is at bloominglabs.org:6667, #hackerspace.
 
* 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.
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* Send us email to get an invite to our [http://bloominglabs.slack.com/ Slack site].
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* Send mail to P.O. Box 2443, Bloomington, IN 47402
  
== Our Location ==
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== Support ==
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Bloominglabs Incorporated is a non-profit registered within in the state of Indiana and has 501(c)3 charitable status. 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)
  
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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== Kits For Sale ==
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Also, we have an  [http://smile.amazon.com/ch/46-1572418 Amazon Smile Account For Bloominglabs].
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If you use that link to place an order on Amazon, we get a little cut. Thanks!
  
Bloominglabs is a reseller of [http://adafruit.com adafruit] kits and products. See [[KitsForSale]] for details.
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Information for our members: this is how we process cash and hardware [[Donations]].
  
== Workshops/Classes ==
 
* Two week soldering workshop February 21st and 28th from 6:30pm until 9pm - $20 for one week, $30 for both weeks
 
** First week is intro to soldering, the kit is a simple "phaser" with adjustable flashing led and piezo speaker element (all through-hole components)
 
** Second week is surface mount soldering and also finish-up of the first week's kit if needed
 
** Both classes include a kit to solder, additional electronics kits available at additional cost
 
** Everything you need will be provided for you, but if you wish you may bring your own soldering iron and hand-tools
 
** Send an email to rsvp ]at[ bloominglabs ]dot[ org to sign up! RSVP early while seats are still available!
 
  
* Intro to Computer Programming course Thursdays from 6:15pm until 8:45pm
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=== Current Events ([[PastEvents]])===
** http://harold.uits.indiana.edu/~jtillots/IntroToProgramming/
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*'''Public Hack Meetings!'''
** 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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** Every Wednesday from 7pm until 10pm
** 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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** Come build projects, ask questions, teach things, and learn stuff
** Text will be Kernighan and Ritchie's "The C Programming Language: 2nd edition"
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** All ages and everyone is welcome
** 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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** 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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** Send an email to contact ]at[ bloominglabs ]dot[ org if you are interested in attending.
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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]
 
  
== Current Events ([[PastEvents]])==
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*Every Wednesday from 7pm until 10pm
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== Spring and Summer Workshops! ==
** Public hack meetings!
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** Come build projects, ask questions, teach things, and learn stuff
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All workshops are for age 12 and older unless otherwise specified. Some workshops have limited seats available, see descriptions for details.
** All ages and everyone is welcome
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* '''Arduinos and Sensors!''' This pairs with the MicroPython class
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** June 16th, 1-4pm
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** This workshop focuses on sensors and making things using Arduino microcontrollers. Cost is $25, pre-reg required. For members, cost is $15.
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** You need to bring your own laptop, preferably with Arduino software installed: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software
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** No programming experience needed (but it's always nice) - this is introductory level.
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* '''Welding Day'''
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** June 23rd
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** This is a beginners workshop, come learn MIG, TIG, Arc, and torch welding, and use a plasma cutter in this half-day workshop.
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** Price is $120 for the public, pre-reg required.
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** Seats for this workshop are locked until we get further along with logistics. We will make an announcement soon! In the mean time, you can let us know about your interest by sending mail to contact at bloominglabs dot org. Thanks!
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* '''MicroPython, IoT, & Microcontrollers'''
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** July 10th and 17th, 6:30-8:30pm
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** Come learn how to run Python on a microcontroller! Pre-reg required (send email to  contact (]at[) bloominglabs dot o r g.).
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== Current Initiatives ==
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*Space Improvements
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**Tool and workspace arrangement
  
== 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.
 
  
 
== Membership ==
 
== Membership ==
We are accepting memberships! Please see the [[Membership Manual]] for details.
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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.
  
== 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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== [[Public meetings|Meetings]] ==
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Currently we meet every Wednesday at 7:00pm at 1840 S. Walnut Street, 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. 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 ==
 
[[Projects]]
 
  
== What needs to be done yet? ==
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== Who are we? ==
Check out the [[Todo]] list to see the latest things we need to get done.
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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.
  
Also see who else is working on this project: [[Special:ListUsers]]
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Bloominglabs was forged from the Bloomington Hackerspace Initiative and the former IU Robotics Club.
  
Uploaded files: [[Special:ImageList]]
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* Read our [[Bylaws]] for a more formalized overview
  
== Nearby Hacker Spaces or initiatives: ==
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* [http://clubcyberia.org/index.php/Main_Page Club Cyberia (INDIANAPOLIS!)]
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== What is a hackerspace? ==
* [http://hive13.org Hive13 (Cincinnati, OH)]
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A hackerspace is 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.
* [http://www.lvl1.org LVL1 (Louisville Kentucky)]
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* [http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/Vault404 Vault404 (Louisville Kentucky)]  
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== Nearby Hackerspaces/Makerspace or initiatives: ==
* [http://collexion.net/ Collexion (Lexington Kentucky)]
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* [http://www.clubcyberia.org/ Cyberia (Indianapolis, Indiana!)]
* [http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/Pumping_Station:_One Pumping Station: One (Chicago)]  
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* [http://castlemakers.org/ Castlemakers (Greencastle, Indiana)]
* [http://www.daytondiode.com/ Dayton Diode]  
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* [http://www.shakmakerspace.com/ The SHAK (Kokomo, Indiana)]
* [http://wiki.detroitfacility.org/index.php/Main_Page Detroit Facility]  
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* [http://hive13.org Hive13 (Cincinnati, Ohio)]
* [http://www.i3detroit.com/ i3 Detroit]
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* [http://www.lvl1.org LVL1 (Louisville, Kentucky)]
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* <strike>[http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/Vault404 Vault404 (Louisville, Kentucky)]</strike>
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* <strike>[http://collexion.net/ Collexion (Lexington, Kentucky)]</strike> All that remains is a [https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!topic/collexion/3m5kRObHP-U discussion list].
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* [https://pumpingstationone.org/ Pumping Station: One (Chicago, Illinois)]  
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* [http://www.daytondiode.org/ Dayton Diode (Dayton, Ohio)]  
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* <strike>[http://wiki.detroitfacility.org/index.php/Main_Page Detroit Facility]</strike> Merged with i3 Detroit
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* [http://www.i3detroit.com/ i3 Detroit (Detroit, Michigan)]
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* <strike>[http://makerspacegoshen.org/ Makerspace Goshen (Goshen, Indiana)]</strike>
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* [https://www.kre8now.com/ Kre8now] (Lexington, Kentucky)
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* [http://www.themakerhive.com/ The MakerHive] (Elkhart, Indiana)
  
 
== Other Cool Groups in Bloomington ==
 
== Other Cool Groups in Bloomington ==
* [http://www.bloomingtonprintcollective.org/ The Bloomington Print Collective] -- a non-profit community print shop.
 
 
* [http://ifnbloomington.blogspot.com/ Indiana Filmmakers Network] -- provides support, camaraderie and resources to filmmakers.
 
* [http://ifnbloomington.blogspot.com/ Indiana Filmmakers Network] -- provides support, camaraderie and resources to filmmakers.
 
* [http://www.bloomingtonradio.org/ Bloomington Amateur Radio Club]
 
* [http://www.bloomingtonradio.org/ Bloomington Amateur Radio Club]
 
* [http://www.indiana.edu/~k9iu/ Indiana University Amateur Radio Club]
 
* [http://www.indiana.edu/~k9iu/ Indiana University Amateur Radio Club]
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* [http://www.iub.edu/~iumakes/index.html IU Makes]
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* <s>[http://bfabs.wordpress.com/ Bloomington personal Fabrication Group (IU 3D Printing Club)]</s> (no longer meeting) - also a trac hosted <s>[http://bloominglabs.org/trac/pfab/ here]</s>
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* [http://sustain.indiana.edu/programs/hoosier-to-hoosier/index.php The annual Hoosier to Hoosier event (resale trail)]
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* [http://www.discardia.org/ Discardia]
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* [http://www.presspuzzles.com/ Press (jigsaw) Puzzles]
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== Special Wiki Pages ==
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[[Special:ImageList | Uploaded files]]

Revision as of 14:56, 24 June 2018

Welcome to Bloominglabs, Bloomington's very own hackerspace!

A space for sharing tools and knowledge to make stuff

Bloominglabs is Indiana's first hackerspace (also known as a makerspace). We are a group of group of people who have rented a shared workshop where we can build projects both collectively and individually. Our space is located at 1840 S. Walnut Street. We are open to the public on Wednesday evenings from 7pm until 10pm and are family friendly.

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Stay informed

Support

Bloominglabs Incorporated is a non-profit registered within in the state of Indiana and has 501(c)3 charitable status. Want to make a donation with PayPal? Please use this link:

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

Also, we have an Amazon Smile Account For Bloominglabs. If you use that link to place an order on Amazon, we get a little cut. Thanks!

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


Current Events (PastEvents)

  • 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



Spring and Summer Workshops!

All workshops are for age 12 and older unless otherwise specified. Some workshops have limited seats available, see descriptions for details.


  • MicroPython, IoT, & Microcontrollers
    • July 10th and 17th, 6:30-8:30pm
    • Come learn how to run Python on a microcontroller! Pre-reg required (send email to contact (]at[) bloominglabs dot o r g.).

Price


  • Learn to Solder
    • July 30th
    • Come learn to solder! No prior experience necessary. You will assemble a fun working electronic circuit.
    • Cost is $20 per person, class runs from 7-9pm.

Soldering Workshop



Current Initiatives

  • Space Improvements
    • Tool and workspace arrangement


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 1840 S. Walnut Street, 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. If it's cool and interesting then we are all interested.


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


What is a hackerspace?

A hackerspace is 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.

Nearby Hackerspaces/Makerspace or initiatives:

Other Cool Groups in Bloomington

Special Wiki Pages

Uploaded files

Personal tools