Love electronics? Love Pi? This Thursday (Jan. 22nd) there will be a Raspberry Pi Meetup at SplatSpace for all those in love with the lovely, cheap, credit card sized computer. Come and show off some of your RPi creations, or just come and learn what in the hack I’m talking about. Either way, it’s gonna be awesome!
The Internet Society is an international non-profit organization that provides guidance to local governments, education institutions and businesses on issues related to Internet standards and policy. Lead by Lynden Price, we will be hosting meetings for the Durham chapter of the Internet Society at our new location. If you are interested, here are the meeting dates. Please mark them in your calendars!
If your New Year’s resolution was to be a better person, get to know more people, try something new, or be more awesome, etc, etc, then you can check all those off the list by attending the SplatSpace open meeting tonight! It’s at our new space at 800 N Mangum St. If you’re familiar with the old location and want to know how to get to the new location from there, you can follow these directions. If you have any issues, please call us at (919) 704-4225 and we’ll help you out. See you there!
With a new year comes a new home for SplatSpace. I just visited the new space and threw together this quick video (on my new Note 4, I might add). We still have a lot of unpacking to do, but this should give you a general overview of the layout! Come visit the new space at the next open meeting on January 6th!
Calling all volunteers who need a good excuse to get away from the holiday doldrums! SplatSpace is here to grant you reprieve! Come join us Saturday the 27th at 2pm for moving day #3. We will be primarily unpacking stuff at our new location on 800 N Mangum St. So if you’re itching for something to do over the Holiday break, come join us an find out how awesome the new space is!
Tomorrow begins a four day event called the 31st annual Chaos Communication Congress (31C3). It’s a conference in Hamburg Germany, but it will be live streamed all over the world. There will be lots of lectures and workshops about different technological topics including Tor, Heartbleed, Cryptography, Open Hardware and lots more. You can find the full calendar here. So if you need a break from Holiday guests that have overstayed their welcome, feel free to run away to a place where bits are secured and you can hide behind a screenname.
Jeff Crews, a proud offspring of SplatSpace, was featured on UNC TV the other night in a section covering Makers and the holidays. He showed off our 3D printer, using it to produce his blessed creation: the googley eyed…wait for it…”eye”phone case!!! The event was part one of the holiday themed Maker Workshops at the Museum of Life and Science. Click here to watch the full video. The Maker section starts at 8 minutes in and Jeff’s debut starts at 9:35.
We’re in the middle of SplatSpace’s migration to our new Headquarters at 800 N. Mangum. We’ve already had two productive move dates (Saturday Dec. 20th and Tuesday Dec. 23rd). We’ve got two more move dates remaining, so if you’ve been wanting to visit SplatSpace for the first time, this would be a great ice breaker 😉 If you’re a current member, consider this is a great opportunity to start giving back to the wonderful refuge for wandering makers/hackers that is SplatSpace. Ok, here’s the privileged info:
- Saturday Dec. 27th @2pm – we will be moving the remaining items from our old location at 331 West Main Street.
- Tuesday Dec. 30th @ 7:15pm – We will begin unpacking at our new location at 800 N. Mangum during our regularly scheduled open meeting.
- Tuesday January 6th @ 7pm – This is our first official monthly business meeting at the new space. It will take place at 800 N. Mangum. Come check us out at our new space!