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<big>'''Welcome to Bloominglabs, Bloomington's very own hackerspace!'''</big>
 
<big>'''Welcome to Bloominglabs, Bloomington's very own hackerspace!'''</big>
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<b>We have MOVED! Our new address is [https://goo.gl/maps/fmtE2 1609 S. Rogers Street Building 4!!]</b>
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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.
 
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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* Our IRC server is at irc.bloominglabs.org:6667, #hackerspace.
 
* Our IRC server is at irc.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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* '''We have a new mailing address!''' P.O. Box 2443, Bloomington, IN 47402
  
 
== Support ==
 
== Support ==
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== Current Events ([[PastEvents]])==
 
== Current Events ([[PastEvents]])==
*'''Spring Flea Market'''
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* <font color="red">We have MOVED!! Our current address is [http://goo.gl/maps/y6SFF 1609 S. Rogers Street Building 4!!]</font>
** When: May 10th from 10am to 3pm Rain or Shine
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** Where: Bloominglabs
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Come join us for our annual flea market. Techno-junk, computers, electronics, and household items will be available for sale. We will also have our laser cutter running and most likely some hot dogs being grilled so stop on by!
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*'''Ctrl+Alt+Lets-Eat! Fundraiser Dinner'''
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* '''Scribblebots workshop at Wonderlab'''
** When: May 13th from 5-8pm
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** October 9, 1:30pm to 4pm
** Where: Bloomington East Pizza Hut, 250 Pete Ellis Drive, Bloomington, IN 47408
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** Check out [http://wonderlab.org/programs/events-calendar/spacelab-scribblebot.html Wonderlab's] page for more information
This will be an evening of dining and socializing for geeks. Pizza Hut will donate 10% of the proceeds to Bloominglabs.
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*'''[[Critical Playshop - Ubiquitous Sensing]]'''
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* '''Meet Your Maker'''
** April 12 and 13, 1pm to 5pm
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** Costume workshops/Membership Drive
Come Joins us for two, 5-hour hack and play sessions! We will be working to build projects that answer specific prompts, which will be about surveillance, anxiety, and persuasive design. We will provide some materials to play with, but feel free to bring your own as well. Please see the [[Critical Playshops|Playshops]] page for more details on the series, or [[Critical Playshop - Ubiquitous Sensing]] for more information about the next Playshop. These playshops are supported by Bloominglabs in partnership with the [http://crit.soic.indiana.edu/ Cultural Research In Technology (CRIT)] research group at Indiana University Bloomington's School of Informatics and Computing, and with Intel's [http://socialcomputing.uci.edu/ ISTC-Social Computing program].
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** We'll be open to the public every night, October 27th-30th, 7pm to 10pm
 
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** Come by to work on your Halloween costume, carve pumpkins, work on your projects, check out our new space, or just hang out
*'''Artificial Intelligence Class'''
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** Each visit will count towards your three visit requirement to become a member
** Thursday nights from 6:30pm to 9pm for 10 weeks, starting January 30th
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** Costs are $25 for members/$125 for non-members
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*'''Public Hack Meetings!'''
 
*'''Public Hack Meetings!'''
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== [[Public meetings|Meetings]] ==
 
== [[Public meetings|Meetings]] ==
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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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. 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.
  
 
* [[Meeting_Minutes]]
 
* [[Meeting_Minutes]]
 
* [[Bloominglabs Log]] - highlights of Bloominglabs events and news
 
* [[Bloominglabs Log]] - highlights of Bloominglabs events and news
 
  
 
== [[Location|Our Location]] ==
 
== [[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]]  If you need to send the URL to Bloominglab's location, you can use this URL: http://tinyurl.com/bloominglabs
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We have moved to a new space! Our new address is 1609 S. Rogers, Building 4, and it is an open, well-insulated warehouse which is over 3100 square feet in size. This space is about a mile south of downtown and is accessible from the B-Line Trail. You can see it on a map at: [http://goo.gl/maps/E3iTh Our Awesome New Space]
 
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== [[Laser|Laser Cutter]] ==
 
== [[Laser|Laser Cutter]] ==
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== Nearby Hacker Spaces or initiatives: ==
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== Nearby Hackerspaces/Makerspace or initiatives: ==
 
* [http://clubcyberia.org/index.php/Main_Page Club Cyberia (INDIANAPOLIS!)]
 
* [http://clubcyberia.org/index.php/Main_Page Club Cyberia (INDIANAPOLIS!)]
 
* [http://makerspacegoshen.org/ Makerspace Goshen (Goshen Indiana)]
 
* [http://makerspacegoshen.org/ Makerspace Goshen (Goshen Indiana)]
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* [http://castlemakers.org/ Greencastle's Makergroup]
 
* [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]
 
  
 
== Other Cool Groups in Bloomington ==
 
== Other Cool Groups in Bloomington ==
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* [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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* [http://bfabs.wordpress.com/ Bloomington personal Fabrication Group (IU 3D Printing Club)] - also a trac hosted [http://bloominglabs.org/trac/pfab/ here]
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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]

Latest revision as of 18:13, 5 October 2014

Welcome to Bloominglabs, Bloomington's very own hackerspace!


We have MOVED! Our new address is 1609 S. Rogers Street Building 4!!

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.

Contents

[edit] Stay informed

  • Sign up to the announcement mailing list to keep up with our group.
  • Our Calendar of events
  • Follow us on Twitter Twitter icon.png @Bloominglabs, Facebook icon.png Facebook, and Google+.
  • Checkout photos from past events on Flickr
  • Our IRC server is at irc.bloominglabs.org:6667, #hackerspace.
  • We can also be reached via old fashioned email at contact (]at[) bloominglabs dot o r g.
  • We have a new mailing address! P.O. Box 2443, Bloomington, IN 47402

[edit] 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:

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


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

[edit] News

[edit] Current Events (PastEvents)

  • Scribblebots workshop at Wonderlab
    • October 9, 1:30pm to 4pm
    • Check out Wonderlab's page for more information
  • Meet Your Maker
    • Costume workshops/Membership Drive
    • We'll be open to the public every night, October 27th-30th, 7pm to 10pm
    • Come by to work on your Halloween costume, carve pumpkins, work on your projects, check out our new space, or just hang out
    • Each visit will count towards your three visit requirement to become a member
  • 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] 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. 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.

[edit] Our Location

We have moved to a new space! Our new address is 1609 S. Rogers, Building 4, and it is an open, well-insulated warehouse which is over 3100 square feet in size. This space is about a mile south of downtown and is accessible from the B-Line Trail. You can see it on a map at: Our Awesome New Space

[edit] 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 watch some videos here, here, and here.

We have a 5th generation 40W laser from Full Spectrum.


[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] Grants

[edit] Kits For Sale

Bloominglabs is a reseller of adafruit kits and products. See KitsForSale for details.

For members: check out our page about selling things at the workshops at SellingThings and for calculating sales tax, check out Sales Tax Calculator for 47401


[edit] Workshops/Classes

We are currently teaching a machining course for members only. Disappointed? Consider joining Bloominglabs!

Reserve a spot at any of our workshops or classes by sending email to contact]at[bloominglabs.org.

[edit] 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.


[edit] Current Projects

Projects


[edit] 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


[edit] Nearby Hackerspaces/Makerspace or initiatives:

[edit] Other Cool Groups in Bloomington

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