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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 build projects both collectively and individually. We are open to the public on Wednesday evenings from 7pm until 10pm and are family friendly.
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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.
  
== News ==
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== Stay informed ==
 
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* We have acquired a [[Laser]] cutter.
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* We have acquired a mill. If want to chip in for it, add your pledge to the [[Mill]] page.
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* We have '''[[lockers]]''' available for rent now!!
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== Current Events ([[PastEvents]])==
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*'''Decorate the 4th Street pedestrian bridge for WCIW!'''
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**The third week of April is World Creativity & Innovation Week. Bloominglabs is going to celebrate by decorating the pedestrian bridge that runs over 4th Street connecting Fountain Square Mall to the Garage Art parking garage.
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**We met at Bloominglabs on Tuesday, April 16th, between 6pm and 10pm to brainstorm. We came up with quite a few decorative ideas for the bridge.
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*'''Makevention'''
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** Come celebrate the maker's movement in Bloomington!
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** Exhibitors will be charge a nominal fee ($10 a table, free if you bring your own)
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** The event is free for attendees
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** Outdoor and indoor exhibitor space
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** August 24th at the Bloomington Convention Center
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** Check out http://www.makevention.org/ for more information.
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*'''Public Hack Meetings!'''
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** Every Wednesday from 7pm until 10pm
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** Come build projects, ask questions, teach things, and learn stuff
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** All ages and everyone is welcome
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*'''Summer Workshops'''
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** We'll be holding a variety of workshops this summer and will post dates both here and to our [http://www.bloominglabs.org/mailman/listinfo/bloominglabs-announce announcement mailing list] when we finalize them
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** These should include: rain and compost barrel making, machining, vector graphic design and tool use, cutting and engraving with the laser...
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** Our members are also working with [http://www.wonderlab.org/ WonderLab] and the [http://mcpl.info/ Monroe County Public Library] to help each with summer educational programs
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== Membership ==
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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.
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== [[Public meetings|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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* [[Meeting_Minutes]]
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* [[Bloominglabs Log]] - highlights of Bloominglabs events and news
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== [[Location|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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* 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 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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* Send us email to get an invite to our [http://bloominglabs.slack.com/ Slack site].
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* '''We have a new mailing address!''' 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|Laser Cutter]] ==
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=== Current Events ([[PastEvents]])===
We have funded a laser cutter, which is now on-site!! 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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We have a [http://fslaser.com/products/lasers/newhobby 5th generation 40W laser from Full Spectrum].
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*'''Hour of Code'''
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** At MCPL
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** Teen event (Ages 12-19), December 5th, 5pm-7pm
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** All ages event, December 7th, 5pm-7pm
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** We'll be programming Arduinos to control NeoPixel lamps, building video games using Scratch and Makey Makey controllers, and playing around with Raspberry Pis and BeagleBones.
  
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*'''St. Nick's Workshop'''
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** At MCPL, Saturday, December 10th, noon to 5pm
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*** Discardia will be bringing sewing machines and Bloominglabs will bring scrap fabric
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*** The vacuum former will be there
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*** Soap molding
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*** Pop-up cards
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** All ages welcome and family friendly. Come make gifts for your loved ones for the holiday season.
  
== Who are we? ==
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*'''Cluster System Administration Class'''
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.
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** Tuesday evenings, 6:30pm-9pm, starting January 24th and ending March 7th
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** Class will be hands-on
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** Syllabus can be found [http://bloominglabs.org/images/a/a3/Bloominglabs-ClusterSysAdmin-syllabus.pdf here]
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** $50 for members/$125 for non-members
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** Space is limited. Reserve your seat by paying for the class today!
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Bloominglabs was forged from the Bloomington Hackerspace Initiative and the former IU Robotics Club.
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*'''Pumpkin Chunkin'''
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** Bloominglabs participated in the Bloomington Pumpkin Launch on Saturday, October 29th. We won the precision prize, missing the target by only 1 foot, 9 inches!
  
* Read our [[Bylaws]] for a more formalized overview
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*'''Public Hack Meetings!'''
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** Every Wednesday from 7pm until 10pm
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** Come build projects, ask questions, teach things, and learn stuff
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** All ages and everyone is welcome
  
== Stay informed ==
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=== Current Initiatives ===
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*Space Improvements
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**Tool and workspace arrangement
  
* 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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=== Fund Drives ===
* 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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== Membership ==
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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.
  
== [[Grants]] ==
 
  
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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.
  
== Kits For Sale ==
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* [[Meeting_Minutes]]
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* [[Bloominglabs Log]] - highlights of Bloominglabs events and news
  
Bloominglabs is a reseller of [http://adafruit.com adafruit] kits and products. See [[KitsForSale]] for details.
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== Who are we? ==
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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.
  
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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Bloominglabs was forged from the Bloomington Hackerspace Initiative and the former IU Robotics Club.
  
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* Read our [[Bylaws]] for a more formalized overview
  
== Workshops/Classes ==
 
 
We are currently working on our summer workshop schedule and will post it soon.
 
 
Reserve a spot at any of our workshops or classes by sending '''email to contact]at[bloominglabs.org'''.
 
 
 
== What is a hacker space? ==
 
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.
 
 
 
== Current Projects ==
 
[[Projects]]
 
 
 
== What needs to be done yet? ==
 
Check out the [[Todo]] list to see the latest things we need to get done.
 
 
Also see who else is working on this project: [[Special:ListUsers]]
 
 
Uploaded files: [[Special:ImageList]]
 
  
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== What is a hackerspace? ==
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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.
  
== Nearby Hacker Spaces or initiatives: ==
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== Nearby Hackerspaces/Makerspace or initiatives: ==
* [http://clubcyberia.org/index.php/Main_Page Club Cyberia (INDIANAPOLIS!)]
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* [http://clubcyberia.org/index.php/Main_Page Cyberia (INDIANAPOLIS!)]
* [http://makerspacegoshen.org/ Makerspace Goshen (Goshen Indiana)]
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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)]
 
* [http://www.lvl1.org LVL1 (Louisville Kentucky)]
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* [http://wiki.detroitfacility.org/index.php/Main_Page Detroit Facility]  
 
* [http://wiki.detroitfacility.org/index.php/Main_Page Detroit Facility]  
 
* [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>
  
 
== Other Cool Groups in Bloomington ==
 
== Other Cool Groups in Bloomington ==
* [http://www.bloomingtonprintcollective.org/ The Bloomington Print Collective] -- a non-profit community print shop.
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* <s>[http://www.bloomingtonprintcollective.org/ The Bloomington Print Collective] -- a non-profit community print shop.</s> Closed their doors October of 2015 :(
 
* [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 00:54, 1 December 2016

Welcome to Bloominglabs, Bloomington's very own hackerspace!

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)

  • Hour of Code
    • At MCPL
    • Teen event (Ages 12-19), December 5th, 5pm-7pm
    • All ages event, December 7th, 5pm-7pm
    • We'll be programming Arduinos to control NeoPixel lamps, building video games using Scratch and Makey Makey controllers, and playing around with Raspberry Pis and BeagleBones.
  • St. Nick's Workshop
    • At MCPL, Saturday, December 10th, noon to 5pm
      • Discardia will be bringing sewing machines and Bloominglabs will bring scrap fabric
      • The vacuum former will be there
      • Soap molding
      • Pop-up cards
    • All ages welcome and family friendly. Come make gifts for your loved ones for the holiday season.
  • Cluster System Administration Class
    • Tuesday evenings, 6:30pm-9pm, starting January 24th and ending March 7th
    • Class will be hands-on
    • Syllabus can be found here
    • $50 for members/$125 for non-members
    • Space is limited. Reserve your seat by paying for the class today!

Reserve your seat today!

  • Pumpkin Chunkin
    • Bloominglabs participated in the Bloomington Pumpkin Launch on Saturday, October 29th. We won the precision prize, missing the target by only 1 foot, 9 inches!
  • 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
    • 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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