We’re Moving!

Howdy Hackers,

This weekend we’re moving shop to our new location, which is about a mile closer to downtown Boulder from where we are currently. If you want to join in the moving fun, we’ll be starting around 10 am on Saturday.

Our next official weekly Tuesday meeting – August 2 – is up in the air at this point since we may not be moved in enough to have a meeting at our new place. Check back on our website and/or the Google Group when we get closer for where we’ll meet on August 2.

New address: 5311 Western Ave, Suite 115, Boulder CO, 80301. Our entrance is on the west side of the building.

Map from our old space to our new space:

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Special thanks to Lee for taking the lead on finding us this great new space!

First Meeting a Success

Our first meeting at the space was a success. We consumed mass quantities of pizza and discussed our plans for the near future. Dan Z. donated a desktop computer system and we now have enough paying members to tackle the rent. Next up we will try to get a solution for internet access in the space and will be exploring RFID technology for security. A wiki site is in the works for us to use in collaborating on interest groups as well as establishing a list of “things we need” to get our brains and hands working on even more exciting projects. Can we get a quad copter? We certainly have high enough ceilings to fly it. There’s also talk of building a loft. Finally, we’re planning to pull together a kickstarter video.. A whole lot going on. If you’re not yet a member, now is the time to get involved!

Our First Space!

We had a look at a potential space last Friday, and it looks like we finally have the green light on a starter space! We will be meeting there for the first time this Tuesday (11/2). This also means membership dues begin. Please be prepared to bring your $50 monthly membership dues this week. The space has plenty of room to set up tables and workbenches, but we’ll hold off on bringing too much equipment until we’ve met at the space for the first time. Be sure to thank John English and Kurt (our new landlord) for their help and patience. We’ll have pictures posted soon. So, our next meeting will be

Tuesday, November 2nd, 7:30pm
Kurt’s Antique Restoration
2200 Central Ave, Suite G,
Boulder, CO 80304

See you all there!

Hackerspace Update

Hello everyone,
Quite a bit has been happening with the group the last few weeks. Weekly meetings are going well and there has been an interest group formed for building a Scanning Tunneling Electron Microscope using (among other things) an arduino, some piezoelectric elements and a fiber of fiberglass. We now have an IRC channel registered on the freenode network, so come and join us in #solidstatedepot if you’re online. We are planning to have a get together in a few weeks. The date and location have not been finalized yet but picture beer, pizza and possibly BBQ in one of Boulder’s beautiful parks. We are still on the hunt for a suitable location for the space, as well as actively inviting new visitors and members to come and check out what we’re all about.