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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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<b>We have MOVED! Our new address is [https://goo.gl/maps/fmtE2 1609 S. Rogers Street Building 4!!]</b>
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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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== 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.
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* <font color=red>New!</font> We have a [http://www.bloominglabs.org/mailman/listinfo/bloominglabs-discuss discuss mailing list] now.
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* Our [https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=bloominglabs%40gmail.com&ctz=America/New_York  Calendar of events]
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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+].
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* Checkout photos from past events on [http://www.flickr.com/photos/bloominglabs Flickr]
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* Our IRC server is at irc.bloominglabs.org:6667, #hackerspace.
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* We can also be reached via old fashioned email at contact (]at[) bloominglabs dot o r g.
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* '''We have a new mailing address!''' P.O. Box 2443, Bloomington, IN 47402
  
 
== Support ==
 
== 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:
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Bloominglabs is incorporated as a non-profit 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)
 
* (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]].
 
Information for our members: this is how we process cash and hardware [[Donations]].
  
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== News ==
  
== [[Laser|Laser Cutter]] ==
 
We are currently doing a pledge drive to purchase a laser cutter for Bloominglabs. 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].
 
  
What laser do we want? We've done our research and we have decided on a [http://fslaser.com/products/lasers/newhobby 5th generation 40W laser Full Spectrum].
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== Current Events ([[PastEvents]])==
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*'''Workshop Bonanza!'''
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** Send an email to contact ]at[ bloominglabs.org to sign up or get more information about the following workshops.
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** Bloominglabs can supply a limited number of laptops and Arduinos for classes requiring them. Please request these at time of enrollment.
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** All Workshops 12+ unless accompanied by adult.
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** Instructional fees waived for Bloominglabs members.
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** Help us advertise by posting a [[Media:Bloominglabs-workshops-2015.png|flyer]].
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** Payment required to reserve a spot.
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** Class sizes are limited, so reserve your spot today!
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** Pay for your workshop here:<html>
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<input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id" value="MWWBVQBNSD37C">
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<option value="Sustainabarrel">Sustainabarrel $40.00 USD</option>
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** '''Laser Cutting Workshop - registration closed'''
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*** 4 days, 8 hours of class time total
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*** Tuesdays: February 24th and March 3rd, 10th, and 17th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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*** Learn how to use a laser cutter/engraver to make cool stuff with wood and acrylic.
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*** Bring your own laptop with [https://inkscape.org/en/ Inkscape] installed.
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*** Cost for non-members: $65 ($40 for the class, $25 for materials and laser time)
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** '''Machining Workshop - registration closed'''
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*** 4 days, 12 hours of class time total
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*** Sundays: March 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
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*** Learn the basics of machining metal with manual mills and lathes.
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*** Cost for non-members: $150 (includes materials)
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** '''Sustainabarrels'''
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*** 1 day, 4 hours of class time total
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*** Saturday, March 21st, 1:00pm to 5:00pm
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*** This workshop is designed to help you construct your own rain or compost barrel from used barrel containers.
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*** During the summer months, lawns and gardens account for an average of 40% of household water useage. Water barrels can help to reduce water usage and bills by allowing you to tend to your lawn and garden using naturally harvested rain water.
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*** Compost barrels work to decompose reusable yard, fruit, and vegetable waste that would otherwise contribute to growing landfills and greenhouse gas emissions. Save money on trash pickup, garbage bags, fertilizer, and mulch while providing your garden with rich nutrients--including nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus--from your own yard and kitchen refuse.
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*** Cost for non-members: $40 (includes one barrel)
  
We are very close to reaching our funding goal, please see our [[Laser]] page for the latest info. Care to make a tax deductible donation for this cause? Simply use the above PayPal button and mark the donation for "Bloominglabs Laser Project".
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*'''Makevention'''
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** Our next Makevention will be August 29th, 2015
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** Keep an eye on the [http://makevention.org/ Makevention website] for more information
  
== Who are we? ==
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*'''Public Hack Meetings!'''
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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** Every Wednesday from 7pm until 10pm
*[[Bylaws]]
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** Come build projects, ask questions, teach things, and learn stuff
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** All ages and everyone is welcome
  
== Stay informed ==
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== Current Initiatives ==
* 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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*Space Improvements
* Our [https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=bloominglabs%40gmail.com&ctz=America/New_York  Calendar of events]
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**Tool and workspace arrangement
* 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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* Checkout photos from past events on [http://www.flickr.com/photos/bloominglabs Flickr]
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== Fund Drives ==
* Our IRC server is at irc.bloominglabs.org:6667, #hackerspace.
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*[[Mini_CNC_Mill_Drive|Mini CNC Mill/Router]]
* We can also be reached via old fashioned email at contact (]at[) bloominglabs dot o r g.
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*[[Craft_Cutter_Drive|Craft Cutter]]
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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 1609 S. Rogers Street Building 4, 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.
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* [[Meeting_Minutes]]
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* [[Bloominglabs Log]] - highlights of Bloominglabs events and news
  
 
== [[Location|Our Location]] ==
 
== [[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]]
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We have moved to a new space! Our new address is 1609 S. Rogers, Building 4, and it is an open, well-insulated warehouse which is over 3100 square feet in size. This space is about a mile south of downtown and is accessible from the B-Line Trail. You can see it on a map at: [http://goo.gl/maps/E3iTh Our Awesome New Space]
  
== [[Grants]] ==
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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].
  
== Kits For Sale ==
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We have a [http://fslaser.com/products/lasers/newhobby 5th generation 40W laser from Full Spectrum].
  
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 ==
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== Who are we? ==
Reserve a spot at any of our workshops or classes by sending '''email to contact]at[bloominglabs.org'''.
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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.
  
== Current Events ([[PastEvents]])==
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Bloominglabs was forged from the Bloomington Hackerspace Initiative and the former IU Robotics Club.
  
We have '''[[lockers]]''' available for rent now!!
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* Read our [[Bylaws]] for a more formalized overview
  
*'''Decorate the 4th Street pedestrian bridge for WCIW!'''
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== [[Grants]] ==
**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!
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*'''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!'''
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== Kits For Sale ==
** 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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== News ==
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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]
  
* 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? ==
 
== 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.
 
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.
 
 
== [[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.
 
 
* [[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]]
  
== Nearby Hacker Spaces or initiatives: ==
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== Nearby Hackerspaces/Makerspace 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)]
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* [http://castlemakers.org/ Greencastle's Makergroup]
 
* [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://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]

Latest revision as of 22:16, 10 March 2015

Welcome to Bloominglabs, Bloomington's very own hackerspace!


We have MOVED! Our new address is 1609 S. Rogers Street Building 4!!

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

[edit] Stay informed

[edit] Support

Bloominglabs is incorporated as a non-profit 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.

[edit] News

[edit] Current Events (PastEvents)

  • Workshop Bonanza!
    • Send an email to contact ]at[ bloominglabs.org to sign up or get more information about the following workshops.
    • Bloominglabs can supply a limited number of laptops and Arduinos for classes requiring them. Please request these at time of enrollment.
    • All Workshops 12+ unless accompanied by adult.
    • Instructional fees waived for Bloominglabs members.
    • Help us advertise by posting a flyer.
    • Payment required to reserve a spot.
    • Class sizes are limited, so reserve your spot today!
    • Pay for your workshop here:
    • Laser Cutting Workshop - registration closed
      • 4 days, 8 hours of class time total
      • Tuesdays: February 24th and March 3rd, 10th, and 17th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
      • Learn how to use a laser cutter/engraver to make cool stuff with wood and acrylic.
      • Bring your own laptop with Inkscape installed.
      • Cost for non-members: $65 ($40 for the class, $25 for materials and laser time)
    • Machining Workshop - registration closed
      • 4 days, 12 hours of class time total
      • Sundays: March 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
      • Learn the basics of machining metal with manual mills and lathes.
      • Cost for non-members: $150 (includes materials)
    • Sustainabarrels
      • 1 day, 4 hours of class time total
      • Saturday, March 21st, 1:00pm to 5:00pm
      • This workshop is designed to help you construct your own rain or compost barrel from used barrel containers.
      • During the summer months, lawns and gardens account for an average of 40% of household water useage. Water barrels can help to reduce water usage and bills by allowing you to tend to your lawn and garden using naturally harvested rain water.
      • Compost barrels work to decompose reusable yard, fruit, and vegetable waste that would otherwise contribute to growing landfills and greenhouse gas emissions. Save money on trash pickup, garbage bags, fertilizer, and mulch while providing your garden with rich nutrients--including nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus--from your own yard and kitchen refuse.
      • Cost for non-members: $40 (includes one barrel)
  • Makevention
    • Our next Makevention will be August 29th, 2015
    • Keep an eye on the Makevention website 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

[edit] Current Initiatives

  • Space Improvements
    • Tool and workspace arrangement

[edit] Fund Drives

[edit] 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.

[edit] Meetings

Currently we meet every Wednesday at 7:00pm at 1609 S. Rogers Street Building 4, 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.

[edit] Our Location

We have moved to a new space! Our new address is 1609 S. Rogers, Building 4, and it is an open, well-insulated warehouse which is over 3100 square feet in size. This space is about a mile south of downtown and is accessible from the B-Line Trail. You can see it on a map at: Our Awesome New Space

[edit] 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.


[edit] 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

[edit] Grants

[edit] 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


[edit] 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.


[edit] Current Projects

Projects


[edit] 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


[edit] Nearby Hackerspaces/Makerspace or initiatives:

[edit] Other Cool Groups in Bloomington

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