Harford Hackerspace will have a table at Electronica Fest 2009. Check the official website for details. http://www.nem-electronicafest.com/
This week on Thursday – June 18th, 2009 at 7:30pm we will be gathering at superfro’s garage which he has kindly offered to let us use as a temporary hackerspace. We will be working on our first project which is a CNC Machine capable of etching circuit boards and routing small objects from wood and soft metals. At this meeting we will be discussing the design of the CNC Machine as well as start setting up tools and gathering materials which the members will be donating from their personal stash.
In other news… Our bank account is now setup. Also, we would really like to see some new faces at our meetings. We currently have 6 members which come to every meeting. So, if you are in the area and you would like to come check out the club please e-mail us at email@example.com for directions.
It has been a while since we posted an update but that’s because we have been busy. Here is the latest on the organization.
- We found a temporary place to start meeting weekly. It’s a large garage owned by one of our members. This will allow us to start working on projects and hopefully attract a few new members. We plan to start holding weekly meetings to work on our projects starting next week. Get in touch with us via IRC or the Forums if you would like to hang out with us.
- We have decided that our first project is going to be to build a CNC Machine capable of creating circuit boards. We are currently in the design phase and the design discussion can be tracked on our forums project board.
- [***FINALLY***] This is the most exciting news. We are now officially incorporated with the State of Maryland Department of Taxation as a non-stock corporation. You can look for your self at http://www.dat.state.md.us/ and searching for Harford Hackerspace. This means that we can setup a bank account and start collecting membership dues. Not being incorporated has been a big setback for us but we pushed through it and are ready to move full speed ahead.
RobotFest was very cool! Our table got way more attention than we ever expected. I would like to send a special thanks to our members who helped make this event go smooth. Jason did an excellent job on the banner and business card design. Chris really impressed the audiance with his CNC Machine. Miles brought his battle bots and custom (not reprap) rapid prototyper. We would like to send a special thanks to the HacDC group for offering to take us under their wings and help us through all the tough parts of getting a organization like this started. We will surely be taking them up on their offer. Finally, thanks to Brian Dolge for loaning us his Drawdio and Brain Machine to display at our table.
Several of our guest were interested in our members personal sites. For links to those sites please visit http://wiki.harfordhackerspace.org and click on the Members link. Chis’s page is now up there and Mile’s page should be up very soon.
Check out some really bad pictures of us as we were doing our thing at RobotFest 2009.
The meeting minutes for April 7th, 2009 are now on the wiki. Note that we are planning on attending RobotFest on April 25th, 2009 with our very own table. Let us know if you will be attending by leaving us a comment.
Also important to note in the minutes is that we have now selected the initial board members. Check the wiki for more details.