We have had some fantastic meetups in the last few weeks its been amazing. Between the conversations there is a lot of hacking going on. Some of the active projects Ive seen in the space in the last few weeks: electric bike, ham radio aprs tracking units, quadcopters, 3d printers, a battle bot and some home automation
I would like to say welcome to all our new members who have joined us in the last few weeks. We have seen a lot of new faces joining in and we look forward to seeing many more. We are a open space and everyone is welcome.
I would like to extend a thank you to our members who have donated tools, funds and their time. The space is really coming together and we are starting to reap the benefits of all the effort put in thus far. If anyone has any spare tools or items you believe would aid the space we love to take them off your hands.
After chatting with the regular members we decided that we would formalize the contributions in to a membership fee. We have been accepting membership fees since Feb and we are starting to see the benefits of these contributions with us filling up the tool board on a weekly basic with everyday tools you would need to hack with. I encourage anyone who cant afford to contribute with money is welcome to speak to Marius or myself about contributing in other way to make the space better.
This weeks meeting went down well. We discussed a lot of project ideas that need to be document them so we can prioritise them.
Marcel 3d printer electronics arrived gadgets 3d. Best value for money 3d electronics kit around
Marcel started to put together his printer. the Mendel90 made from 16mm mdf.
Johan gave us a visit and help give some ideas on the cnc project. We also discussed putting in some shelving and some additional desk space
Mark finished soldering his project board. didnt manage to get it to light up so we will need to fault find next week
I worked on the bottle capper. put the frame together to see how it all fits together. will need to organise the pnematic fittings, mill out a capping tool and strengthen the frame.
tried booting up the cnc’s laptop with ubuntu but had no luck. Mark will take a look at it next week and see if he can put his ubuntu skills to work
Marcel donated a drill to space:)
What’s in store for the next meetup:
Marcel will continue with his 3d printer build.
We will be bottling Marks ale. 2 or 3 people capping beers this time will make it a painless experiencee
Johan is bringing some insulation and a fire extinguisher for the reflow oven. Hoping to finalise this
Measuring up the space for the shelving and desks.
assembling parts for the bottle sanitizer
Till next time…
Welcome to the new site/ blog for Jozi Makerspace. We are a small community driven group of makers/hackers that get together every Wednesday night in Randburg to take on interesting projects.
Some of the projects we are tackling at the moment:
* The art of Beer Brewing.
* 3D printing objects
* Building a desktop CNC
* Building a reflow Solder Oven
If your keen to build a project with the help of a bunch of people or you like the idea of the projects we are working on, come join us on our adventures.