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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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<big>''A space for sharing tools and knowledge to make stuff''</big>
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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 1840 S. Walnut Street. We are open to the public on Wednesday evenings from 7pm until 10pm and are family friendly.
  
 
== Stay informed ==
 
== Stay informed ==
  
 
* Sign up to the [http://www.bloominglabs.org/mailman/listinfo/bloominglabs-announce announcement mailing list] to keep up with our group.
 
* 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.
 
* Our [https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=bloominglabs%40gmail.com&ctz=America/New_York  Calendar of events]
 
* Our [https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=bloominglabs%40gmail.com&ctz=America/New_York  Calendar of events]
* 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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* 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+].
 
* Checkout photos from past events on [http://www.flickr.com/photos/bloominglabs Flickr]
 
* Checkout photos from past events on [http://www.flickr.com/photos/bloominglabs Flickr]
* Our IRC server is at irc.bloominglabs.org:6667, #hackerspace.
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* Our IRC server is at bloominglabs.org:6667, #hackerspace.
 
* We can also be reached via old fashioned email at contact (]at[) bloominglabs dot o r g.
 
* 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]].
== News ==
 
  
* '''St. Nick's Workshop info''' at [[St._Nick%27s_Holiday_Mini-Workshops]]
 
 
== Current Events ([[PastEvents]])==
 
*'''St. Nick's Workshop'''
 
** December 14th from 10am until 4pm
 
** This will be a joint event held with Discardia at the Monroe County Public Library
 
** Make molds, mold soap, make popup cards, use a sewing machine to make all sorts of stuff, make personalized refrigerator magnets.
 
** Checkout [[St._Nick%27s_Holiday_Mini-Workshops]]
 
  
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=== Current Events ([[PastEvents]])===
 
*'''Public Hack Meetings!'''
 
*'''Public Hack Meetings!'''
 
** Every Wednesday from 7pm until 10pm
 
** Every Wednesday from 7pm until 10pm
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** All ages and everyone is welcome
 
** All ages and everyone is welcome
  
== 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.
 
  
== [[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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== Spring and Summer Workshops! ==
* [[Bloominglabs Log]] - highlights of Bloominglabs events and news
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All workshops are for age 12 and older unless otherwise specified. Some workshops have limited seats available, see descriptions for details.
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* '''Arduinos and Sensors!''' This pairs with the MicroPython class
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** June 16th, 1-4pm
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** This workshop focuses on sensors and making things using Arduino microcontrollers. Cost is $25, pre-reg required. For members, cost is $15.
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** You need to bring your own laptop, preferably with Arduino software installed: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software
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** No programming experience needed (but it's always nice) - this is introductory level.
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== [[Location|Our Location]] ==
 
  
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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* '''Welding Day'''
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** June 23rd
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** This is a beginners workshop, come learn MIG, TIG, Arc, and torch welding, and use a plasma cutter in this half-day workshop.
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** Price is $120 for the public, pre-reg required.
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** Seats for this workshop are locked until we get further along with logistics. We will make an announcement soon! In the mean time, you can let us know about your interest by sending mail to contact at bloominglabs dot org. Thanks!
  
  
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* '''MicroPython, IoT, & Microcontrollers'''
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** July 10th and 17th
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** Come learn how to run Python on a microcontroller! Cost TBD, pre-reg required.
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** Seats for this workshop are locked until we get further along with logistics. We will make an announcement soon!
  
== [[Laser|Laser Cutter]] ==
 
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].
 
  
We have a [http://fslaser.com/products/lasers/newhobby 5th generation 40W laser from Full Spectrum].
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* '''Learn to Solder'''
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** Two opportunities: July 30th
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** Come learn to solder! No prior experience necessary. You will assemble a fun working electronic circuit.
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** Cost is $20 per person, class runs from 7-9pm.
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== 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.
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* Read our [[Bylaws]] for a more formalized overview
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== Current Initiatives ==
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*Space Improvements
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**Tool and workspace arrangement
  
== [[Grants]] ==
 
  
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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.
  
== Kits For Sale ==
 
  
Bloominglabs is a reseller of [http://adafruit.com adafruit] kits and products. See [[KitsForSale]] for details.
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== [[Public meetings|Meetings]] ==
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Currently we meet every Wednesday at 7:00pm at 1840 S. Walnut Street, 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.
  
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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* [[Meeting_Minutes]]
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* [[Bloominglabs Log]] - highlights of Bloominglabs events and news
  
  
== Workshops/Classes ==
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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.
  
We are currently teaching a machining course for members only. Disappointed? Consider joining Bloominglabs!
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Bloominglabs was forged from the Bloomington Hackerspace Initiative and the former IU Robotics Club.
 
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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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== What is a hacker space? ==
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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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* Read our [[Bylaws]] for a more formalized overview
  
== Current Projects ==
 
[[Projects]]
 
  
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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.
  
== What needs to be done yet? ==
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== Nearby Hackerspaces/Makerspace or initiatives: ==
Check out the [[Todo]] list to see the latest things we need to get done.
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* [http://www.clubcyberia.org/ Cyberia (Indianapolis, Indiana!)]
 
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* [http://castlemakers.org/ Castlemakers (Greencastle, Indiana)]
Also see who else is working on this project: [[Special:ListUsers]]
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* [http://www.shakmakerspace.com/ The SHAK (Kokomo, Indiana)]
 
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* [http://hive13.org Hive13 (Cincinnati, Ohio)]
Uploaded files: [[Special:ImageList]]
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* [http://www.lvl1.org LVL1 (Louisville, Kentucky)]
 
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* <strike>[http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/Vault404 Vault404 (Louisville, Kentucky)]</strike>
 
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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].
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* [https://pumpingstationone.org/ Pumping Station: One (Chicago, Illinois)]  
* [http://clubcyberia.org/index.php/Main_Page Club Cyberia (INDIANAPOLIS!)]
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* [http://www.daytondiode.org/ Dayton Diode (Dayton, Ohio)]  
* [http://makerspacegoshen.org/ Makerspace Goshen (Goshen Indiana)]
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* <strike>[http://wiki.detroitfacility.org/index.php/Main_Page Detroit Facility]</strike> Merged with i3 Detroit
* [http://hive13.org Hive13 (Cincinnati, OH)]
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* [http://www.i3detroit.com/ i3 Detroit (Detroit, Michigan)]
* [http://www.lvl1.org LVL1 (Louisville Kentucky)]
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* <strike>[http://makerspacegoshen.org/ Makerspace Goshen (Goshen, Indiana)]</strike>
* [http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/Vault404 Vault404 (Louisville Kentucky)]  
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* [https://www.kre8now.com/ Kre8now] (Lexington, Kentucky)
* [http://collexion.net/ Collexion (Lexington Kentucky)]
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* [http://www.themakerhive.com/ The MakerHive] (Elkhart, Indiana)
* [http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/Pumping_Station:_One Pumping Station: One (Chicago)]  
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* [http://www.daytondiode.com/ Dayton Diode]  
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* [http://wiki.detroitfacility.org/index.php/Main_Page Detroit Facility]  
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* [http://www.i3detroit.com/ i3 Detroit]
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== 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 16:18, 23 May 2018

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 1840 S. Walnut Street. We are open to the public on Wednesday evenings from 7pm until 10pm and are family friendly.

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[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] Current Events (PastEvents)

  • 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] Spring and Summer Workshops!

All workshops are for age 12 and older unless otherwise specified. Some workshops have limited seats available, see descriptions for details.

  • Arduinos and Sensors! This pairs with the MicroPython class
    • June 16th, 1-4pm
    • This workshop focuses on sensors and making things using Arduino microcontrollers. Cost is $25, pre-reg required. For members, cost is $15.
    • You need to bring your own laptop, preferably with Arduino software installed: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software
    • No programming experience needed (but it's always nice) - this is introductory level.

Choose one:


  • Welding Day
    • June 23rd
    • This is a beginners workshop, come learn MIG, TIG, Arc, and torch welding, and use a plasma cutter in this half-day workshop.
    • Price is $120 for the public, pre-reg required.
    • Seats for this workshop are locked until we get further along with logistics. We will make an announcement soon! In the mean time, you can let us know about your interest by sending mail to contact at bloominglabs dot org. Thanks!


  • MicroPython, IoT, & Microcontrollers
    • July 10th and 17th
    • Come learn how to run Python on a microcontroller! Cost TBD, pre-reg required.
    • Seats for this workshop are locked until we get further along with logistics. We will make an announcement soon!


  • Learn to Solder
    • Two opportunities: July 30th
    • Come learn to solder! No prior experience necessary. You will assemble a fun working electronic circuit.
    • Cost is $20 per person, class runs from 7-9pm.



[edit] Current Initiatives

  • Space Improvements
    • Tool and workspace arrangement


[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 1840 S. Walnut Street, 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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