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<big>'''Welcome to Bloominglabs, Bloomington's very own hackerspace!'''</big>
 
<big>'''Welcome to Bloominglabs, Bloomington's very own hackerspace!'''</big>
  
Bloominglabs is Indiana's first hackerspace also known as a makerspace. We are a group of community members that have commonly rented a place where we can collectively build projects. We are open to the public on Wednesday evenings from 7pm until 10pm and are family friendly.
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<big>''A space for sharing tools and knowledge to make stuff!''</big>
  
Also, a big hackerspace welcome to Club Cyberia, the new Indianapolis hackerspace! This space has been a long time in the making, and is now a reality. Check them out at http://clubcyberia.org/index.php/Main_Page.
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Bloominglabs is Indiana's first hackerspace (also known as a makerspace). We are a group of group of people who have rented a shared workshop where we can build projects both collectively and individually. Our space is located at 1609 S. Rogers Street, Building 4 (our building has [[Logo | our gear logo]] painted on the wall). We are open to the public on Wednesday evenings from 7pm until 10pm and are family friendly.
  
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== Stay informed ==
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* Sign up to the [http://www.bloominglabs.org/mailman/listinfo/bloominglabs-announce announcement mailing list] to keep up with our group.
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* <font color=red>New!</font> We have a [http://www.bloominglabs.org/mailman/listinfo/bloominglabs-discuss discuss mailing list] now.
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* Our [https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=bloominglabs%40gmail.com&ctz=America/New_York  Calendar of events]
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* Follow us on Twitter [[Image:Twitter_icon.png]] [http://twitter.com/Bloominglabs @Bloominglabs], [[Image:Facebook icon.png]] [http://www.facebook.com/pages/BloomingLabs/123873197660062?ref=ts Facebook], and [https://plus.google.com/communities/105267599217836498217?gpinv=AMIXal-2hdMvNciF3pyRl26BurSmDyi3qZS9iewT4Sdvpx9KYt3mUlam08ovoQiCUZ_TgOc9EXsRIEBjTNKH8tYT9G2hG6yhJ2J3LlgNC0em8Aca51_xPVM&cfem=1 Google+].
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* Checkout photos from past events on [http://www.flickr.com/photos/bloominglabs Flickr]
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* Our IRC server is at bloominglabs.org:6667, #hackerspace.
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* We can also be reached via old fashioned email at contact (]at[) bloominglabs dot o r g.
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* Send us email to get an invite to our [http://bloominglabs.slack.com/ Slack site].
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* Send mail to P.O. Box 2443, Bloomington, IN 47402
  
 
== Support ==
 
== Support ==
We are a non-profit now! Bloominglabs is incorporated as its own entity in the state of Indiana, and is fiscally sponsored by School Factory, Inc., a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Want to make a donation with PayPal? Please use this link:
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Bloominglabs Incorporated is a non-profit registered within in the state of Indiana and has 501(c)3 charitable status. Want to make a donation with PayPal? Please use this link:
 
* (Note to members - this link should not be used for paying membership dues)
 
* (Note to members - this link should not be used for paying membership dues)
  
 
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Also, we have an  [http://smile.amazon.com/ch/46-1572418 Amazon Smile Account For Bloominglabs].
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If you use that link to place an order on Amazon, we get a little cut. Thanks!
  
 
Information for our members: this is how we process cash and hardware [[Donations]].
 
Information for our members: this is how we process cash and hardware [[Donations]].
  
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== News ==
  
== Laser Cutter ==
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=== Current Events ([[PastEvents]])===
We are currently doing a pledge drive to purchase a laser cutter for Bloominglabs. What can people do with this you might ask?? It can cut light wood and acrylic for rapid prototyping. It can also etch wood, acrylic, and metal. Many objects from iphones to laptops can be directly engraved with a laser. Be sure to [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_FmlorBGqg watch] [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN5CvB47fL8 some] [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfCZpuFUT4U videos] [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arjRtCjI9AQ here], [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfohmrM806w here], and [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC_Kgs81olQ here].
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What laser do we want? We've done our research and we have decided on a [http://fslaser.com/products/lasers/newhobby 5th generation 40W laser Full Spectrum].
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We currently have $3,890 pledged and need an additional $610 to make this happen. Care to make a tax deductible donation for this cause? Simply use the above PayPal button and mark the donation for "Bloominglabs Laser Project".
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== Who are we? ==
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Bloominglabs was forged from the Bloomington Hackerspace Initiative and the former IU Robotics Club. We are a bunch of people that want to do interesting things and explore the world and technology around us.
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*[[Bylaws]]
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== Stay informed ==
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* Sign up to the [http://www.bloominglabs.org/mailman/listinfo/bloominglabs-announce announcement mailing list] to keep up with our group.
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* Our [https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=bloominglabs%40gmail.com&ctz=America/New_York  Calendar of events]
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* Follow us on Twitter [[Image:Twitter_icon.png]] [http://twitter.com/Bloominglabs @Bloominglabs]and [[Image:Facebook icon.png]] [http://www.facebook.com/pages/BloomingLabs/123873197660062?ref=ts Facebook].
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* Checkout photos from past events on [http://www.flickr.com/photos/bloominglabs Flickr]
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* Our IRC server is at irc.bloominglabs.org:6667, #hackerspace.
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* We can also be reached via old fashioned email at contact (]at[) bloominglabs dot o r g.
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== Our Location ==
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We have 1,000 sq ft of which 750 sq ft is unfinished, cement floor workspace and 250 sq ft is finished office space for hanging out. There's also a full bathroom. The address is 3927 W. Roll Avenue which is just north of 2nd Street up Curry Pike. Come check it out!  [[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=3927+West+Roll+Avenue,+Bloomington,+IN&hl=en&sll=38.244257,-85.738805&sspn=0.010516,0.014913&oq=3927+w+roll+ave,&vpsrc=0&hnear=3927+W+Roll+Ave,+Bloomington,+Indiana+47403&t=h&z=16 MAP]]
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== [[Grants]] ==
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== Kits For Sale ==
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Bloominglabs is a reseller of [http://adafruit.com adafruit] kits and products. See [[KitsForSale]] for details.
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For members: check out our page about selling things at the workshops at [[SellingThings]] and for calculating sales tax, check out [http://www.zip2tax.com/z2t_lookup.asp?inputZip=47401 Sales Tax Calculator for 47401]
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== Workshops/Classes ==
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Reserve a spot at any of our workshops or classes by sending '''email to contact]at[bloominglabs.org'''.
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== Current Events ([[PastEvents]])==
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We have '''[[lockers]]''' available for rent now!!
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*'''[[Makevention]]'''
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*'''Planning Our New Space'''
** We are in the beginning stages of planning a maker fair in Bloomington called "Makevention"
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** BloomingLabs will be moving to a new space before the end of the year.  Come to the meetings and have your voice heard.  Currently we have had 2 meetings and are working with the layout below.
** Keep an eye on our page for more information!
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** See and comment on the Proposed layout here: [http://bloominglabs.org/images/0/02/Proposed-20SEP2017.pdf]
  
 
*'''Public Hack Meetings!'''
 
*'''Public Hack Meetings!'''
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** All ages and everyone is welcome
 
** All ages and everyone is welcome
  
== News ==
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=== Current Initiatives ===
 
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*Space Improvements
* We have acquired a mill. If want to chip in for it, add your pledge to the [[Mill]] page.
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**Shed
* We are trying to acquire a laser cutter. If you want to chip in for it, add your pledge to the [[Laser]] page.
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**Tool and workspace arrangement
  
== What is a hacker space? ==
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=== Fund Drives ===
It's a physical location where people can share resources for their own creative pursuits. It's also a resource where people can come in off the street and advance their own knowledge. In urban locations it can often be hard to find places to weld/build/make noise and keep projects on-going without having to tear down and put-up your work each evening. With a hacker space people can work on their projects and not worry about annoying their neighbors or spouses. The social aspect is also an incredibly important component. Having people to bounce ideas off of and discuss your projects with when you get stuck is a great thing.
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*Moving
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**Our lease is ending and we need to move. We have a fundraising campaign on GoFundMe here: [https://www.gofundme.com/bloominglabs-needs-a-new-space https://www.gofundme.com/bloominglabs-needs-a-new-space]
  
 
== Membership ==
 
== Membership ==
We are accepting memberships! Please see the [[Membership Manual]] for details.
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We are accepting memberships! Please see the [[Membership Manual]] for details. If you are a new member please check out the [[New Members]] page as well.
  
== Meetings ==
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Currently we meet every Wednesday at 7:00pm at 3927 W. Roll Avenue, Bloomington, Indiana. These meetings are open to the public; anyone is welcome to attend. We usually meet for 2-3 hours and have a lot of fun. Having access to tools is only part of the equation, socializing with people and learning from each other is another large benefit from our group. Pretty much whatever people want to work on or learn is fair game. We currently have an electronics and robotics focus but there's also interest in general science and astronomy as well. If it's cool and interesting then we are all interested.
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== [[Public meetings|Meetings]] ==
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Currently we meet every Wednesday at 7:00pm at 1609 S. Rogers Street Building 4, Bloomington, Indiana. These meetings are open to the public; anyone is welcome to attend. We usually meet for 2-3 hours and have a lot of fun. Having access to tools is only part of the equation, socializing with people and learning from each other is another large benefit from our group. Pretty much whatever people want to work on or learn is fair game. If it's cool and interesting then we are all interested.
  
 
* [[Meeting_Minutes]]
 
* [[Meeting_Minutes]]
 
* [[Bloominglabs Log]] - highlights of Bloominglabs events and news
 
* [[Bloominglabs Log]] - highlights of Bloominglabs events and news
  
== Current Projects ==
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== Who are we? ==
[[Projects]]
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We are a bunch of people that want to do interesting things and explore the world and technology around us.  Expression of this interest takes at least as many forms as we have members, and often employs an amalgam of found and newly-constructed hardware and/or open-source and self-authored software components, but may be as simple as screwing some pieces of wood together to make a useful tool we don't have yet.
  
== What needs to be done yet? ==
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Bloominglabs was forged from the Bloomington Hackerspace Initiative and the former IU Robotics Club.
Check out the [[Todo]] list to see the latest things we need to get done.
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Also see who else is working on this project: [[Special:ListUsers]]
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* Read our [[Bylaws]] for a more formalized overview
  
Uploaded files: [[Special:ImageList]]
 
  
== Nearby Hacker Spaces or initiatives: ==
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== What is a hackerspace? ==
* [http://clubcyberia.org/index.php/Main_Page Club Cyberia (INDIANAPOLIS!)]
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A hackerspace is a physical location where people can share resources for their own creative pursuits. It's also a resource where people can come in off the street and advance their own knowledge. In urban locations it can often be hard to find places to weld/build/make noise and keep projects on-going without having to tear down and put-up your work each evening. With a hacker space people can work on their projects and not worry about annoying their neighbors or spouses. The social aspect is also an incredibly important component. Having people to bounce ideas off of and discuss your projects with when you get stuck is a great thing.
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== Nearby Hackerspaces/Makerspace or initiatives: ==
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* [http://clubcyberia.org/index.php/Main_Page Cyberia (INDIANAPOLIS!)]
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* [http://castlemakers.org/ Castlemakers (Greencastle, Indiana)]
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* [http://www.shakmakerspace.com/ The SHAK (Kokomo, Indiana)]
 
* [http://hive13.org Hive13 (Cincinnati, OH)]
 
* [http://hive13.org Hive13 (Cincinnati, OH)]
* [http://www.lvl1.org LVL1 (Louisville Kentucky)]
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* [http://www.lvl1.org LVL1 (Louisville, Kentucky)]
* [http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/Vault404 Vault404 (Louisville Kentucky)]  
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* <strike>[http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/Vault404 Vault404 (Louisville, Kentucky)]</strike>
* [http://collexion.net/ Collexion (Lexington Kentucky)]
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* <strike>[http://collexion.net/ Collexion (Lexington, Kentucky)]</strike> All that remains is a [https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!topic/collexion/3m5kRObHP-U discussion list].
* [http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/Pumping_Station:_One Pumping Station: One (Chicago)]  
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* [https://pumpingstationone.org/ Pumping Station: One (Chicago)]  
* [http://www.daytondiode.com/ Dayton Diode]  
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* [http://www.daytondiode.org/ Dayton Diode]  
* [http://wiki.detroitfacility.org/index.php/Main_Page Detroit Facility]  
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* <strike>[http://wiki.detroitfacility.org/index.php/Main_Page Detroit Facility]</strike> Merged with i3 Detroit
 
* [http://www.i3detroit.com/ i3 Detroit]
 
* [http://www.i3detroit.com/ i3 Detroit]
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* <strike>[http://makerspacegoshen.org/ Makerspace Goshen (Goshen, Indiana)]</strike>
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* [https://www.kre8now.com/ Kre8now] (Lexington, KY)
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* [http://www.themakerhive.com/ The MakerHive] (Elkhart, Indiana)
  
 
== Other Cool Groups in Bloomington ==
 
== Other Cool Groups in Bloomington ==
* [http://www.bloomingtonprintcollective.org/ The Bloomington Print Collective] -- a non-profit community print shop.
 
 
* [http://ifnbloomington.blogspot.com/ Indiana Filmmakers Network] -- provides support, camaraderie and resources to filmmakers.
 
* [http://ifnbloomington.blogspot.com/ Indiana Filmmakers Network] -- provides support, camaraderie and resources to filmmakers.
 
* [http://www.bloomingtonradio.org/ Bloomington Amateur Radio Club]
 
* [http://www.bloomingtonradio.org/ Bloomington Amateur Radio Club]
 
* [http://www.indiana.edu/~k9iu/ Indiana University Amateur Radio Club]
 
* [http://www.indiana.edu/~k9iu/ Indiana University Amateur Radio Club]
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* [http://www.iub.edu/~iumakes/index.html IU Makes]
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* <s>[http://bfabs.wordpress.com/ Bloomington personal Fabrication Group (IU 3D Printing Club)]</s> (no longer meeting) - also a trac hosted <s>[http://bloominglabs.org/trac/pfab/ here]</s>
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* [http://sustain.indiana.edu/programs/hoosier-to-hoosier/index.php The annual Hoosier to Hoosier event (resale trail)]
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* [http://www.discardia.org/ Discardia]
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* [http://www.presspuzzles.com/ Press (jigsaw) Puzzles]
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== Special Wiki Pages ==
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[[Special:ImageList | Uploaded files]]

Latest revision as of 00:58, 21 November 2017

Welcome to Bloominglabs, Bloomington's very own hackerspace!

A space for sharing tools and knowledge to make stuff!

Bloominglabs is Indiana's first hackerspace (also known as a makerspace). We are a group of group of people who have rented a shared workshop where we can build projects both collectively and individually. Our space is located at 1609 S. Rogers Street, Building 4 (our building has our gear logo painted on the wall). We are open to the public on Wednesday evenings from 7pm until 10pm and are family friendly.

Contents

[edit] Stay informed

[edit] Support

Bloominglabs Incorporated is a non-profit registered within in the state of Indiana and has 501(c)3 charitable status. Want to make a donation with PayPal? Please use this link:

  • (Note to members - this link should not be used for paying membership dues)

Also, we have an Amazon Smile Account For Bloominglabs. If you use that link to place an order on Amazon, we get a little cut. Thanks!

Information for our members: this is how we process cash and hardware Donations.

[edit] News

[edit] Current Events (PastEvents)

  • Planning Our New Space
    • BloomingLabs will be moving to a new space before the end of the year. Come to the meetings and have your voice heard. Currently we have had 2 meetings and are working with the layout below.
    • See and comment on the Proposed layout here: [1]
  • Public Hack Meetings!
    • Every Wednesday from 7pm until 10pm
    • Come build projects, ask questions, teach things, and learn stuff
    • All ages and everyone is welcome

[edit] Current Initiatives

  • Space Improvements
    • Shed
    • Tool and workspace arrangement

[edit] Fund Drives

[edit] Membership

We are accepting memberships! Please see the Membership Manual for details. If you are a new member please check out the New Members page as well.


[edit] Meetings

Currently we meet every Wednesday at 7:00pm at 1609 S. Rogers Street Building 4, Bloomington, Indiana. These meetings are open to the public; anyone is welcome to attend. We usually meet for 2-3 hours and have a lot of fun. Having access to tools is only part of the equation, socializing with people and learning from each other is another large benefit from our group. Pretty much whatever people want to work on or learn is fair game. If it's cool and interesting then we are all interested.

[edit] Who are we?

We are a bunch of people that want to do interesting things and explore the world and technology around us. Expression of this interest takes at least as many forms as we have members, and often employs an amalgam of found and newly-constructed hardware and/or open-source and self-authored software components, but may be as simple as screwing some pieces of wood together to make a useful tool we don't have yet.

Bloominglabs was forged from the Bloomington Hackerspace Initiative and the former IU Robotics Club.

  • Read our Bylaws for a more formalized overview


[edit] What is a hackerspace?

A hackerspace is a physical location where people can share resources for their own creative pursuits. It's also a resource where people can come in off the street and advance their own knowledge. In urban locations it can often be hard to find places to weld/build/make noise and keep projects on-going without having to tear down and put-up your work each evening. With a hacker space people can work on their projects and not worry about annoying their neighbors or spouses. The social aspect is also an incredibly important component. Having people to bounce ideas off of and discuss your projects with when you get stuck is a great thing.

[edit] Nearby Hackerspaces/Makerspace or initiatives:

[edit] Other Cool Groups in Bloomington

[edit] Special Wiki Pages

Uploaded files

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