[hackspacebristol] Once a month idea

Paul Maddox yo at vacoloco.net
Fri Apr 12 18:03:58 UTC 2013


Disco ball gets my vote!!!!


On 12 April 2013 13:28, Michelle <Michelle at flaminglotus.com> wrote:

> Absolutely, I have a bunch but would like the first to tie in with the new
> space as something useful so will come up with something over the weekend.
>  Will do a doodle for 6th May when I have a couple of ideas which I will
> develop over the weekend.
>
>
> On 12 April 2013 13:21, adam armfield <adamairmailed at yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>> with the other things people have expressed an interest in one then
>> chosen a date that suits them on doodle - you talked about voting but would
>> probably be able to suggest a few ideas and get people interested in all or
>> most of them - if it's not on a set night you can probably do most of what
>> you want to eventually.
>>
>> All the best
>>
>> Adam
>>   ------------------------------
>>  *From:* Michelle <Michelle at flaminglotus.com>
>> *To:* Bristol UK Hackspace <hackspacebristol at lists.aktivix.org>
>> *Sent:* Friday, 12 April 2013, 13:07
>>
>> *Subject:* Re: [hackspacebristol] Once a month idea
>>
>> Great, Thanks for the help offers.
>>
>> It would be good if the first one took on something that could be done in
>> an evening but there is the chance to spread a project over a few nights.
>>  Does it have to be set on a date?  Could I suggest the first date to be
>> May 6th.  I am out of town on 7th so that wouldn't suit and if we waited
>> till I got back that would be too long.  Any objections to a Monday night
>> for the first one?
>>
>> How about we do one and worry about what night it fits on when more come
>> up?  I may not be able to commit to the same day of the week through the
>> summer.  I'd rather not actually.
>>
>>
>> On 12 April 2013 12:23, Patrick Neave <patrick at neavey.net> wrote:
>>
>> Also, this is not something that would happen on the evening. Sounds like
>> there would need to be some preparation involved in the weeks before each
>> event.
>>
>>
>> --
>> Patrick
>>
>> On 12 Apr 2013, at 11:24, adam armfield <adamairmailed at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>
>> this is exactly what people are doing on tuesdays though, Michelle could
>> just organise one of those once a month if she wants to.
>>
>> my reasoning is that these project nights can run out of steam fairly
>> quickly - we had a few tuesdays now it seems to have gone quiet, but the
>> idea was to get a 2nd (weekly) evening established when there'd be
>> something to do and people around.
>>
>> if it's monthly it might be harder for newcomers to get it together and
>> make it down to the space, but we have a tuesday night slot that needs
>> filling sometimes
>>
>> All the best
>>
>> Adam
>>   ------------------------------
>>  *From:* Patrick Neave <patrick at neavey.net>
>> *To:* "richard at jarkman.co.uk" <richard at jarkman.co.uk>; Bristol UK
>> Hackspace <hackspacebristol at lists.aktivix.org>
>> *Cc:* "hackspacebristol at lists.aktivix.org" <
>> hackspacebristol at lists.aktivix.org>
>> *Sent:* Friday, 12 April 2013, 11:11
>> *Subject:* Re: [hackspacebristol] Once a month idea
>>
>> That's a great idea, keep it separate from Tuesdays though. This deserves
>> to have its own special night. The more organised activities we have in the
>> space the easier it is to attract new members.
>>
>> I would be interested in doing something, so who's got an idea for the
>> first night?
>>
>> --
>> Patrick
>>
>> On 12 Apr 2013, at 11:01, Richard Sewell <richard at jarkman.co.uk> wrote:
>>
>>  Sounds like a great idea. I especially like the skill-set-expanding
>> aspect.
>>
>> R
>>
>> On 12/04/2013 10:44, Michelle wrote:
>>
>> Hi there folks.
>>
>>  I had fun talking to some people who just turned up and wanted to find
>> out a bit more.  they were pretty excited and it seemed like they were up
>> for signing up right away.  Fingers crossed.
>>
>>  I have an idea I have wanted to do for a while.  Basically, I am
>> an instructables fan, like a lot of us are I'm sure.  I get the email and
>> there are always things I'd like to do but for many procrastinating reasons
>> I don't do them.
>>
>>  Is there any interest in setting up a once a month project night?
>>  Where we take a smallish project that is manageable in a few hours,
>> pre-planned so we have the required bits and bobs and have collected all
>> the tools required to put it together.
>>
>>  We could try to make things that enhance the hackspace in some way,
>> shelves?   a disco ball that spins when someone tweets the doorbell?  a
>> bookshelf for around the new space with laser cut brackets?    I recently
>> did some silicone casting of nuts and bolts and made chocolate nuts and
>> bolts.  They even thread together!  Maybe not hackspace relevant but not
>> previously in my skill set.  Just for fun.
>>
>>  Everyone could submit an idea for something to be done and we could
>> vote on it.  This would bring together different skill sets and help others
>> catch up on other skills sets.
>>
>>  Obviously, as I'm suggesting it I would take on most of the organising
>> it but would need some help and support, especially where the project is
>> geek heavy.  The costs would be project dependent.
>>
>>  Thanks for reading.
>>
>>  Michelle ;)
>>
>>
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