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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 rent 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 '''for a trial period, Saturdays from 1pm until 4pm,''' and are family friendly.
  
== Who are we? ==
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== Stay informed ==
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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== 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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* We have a public [http://www.bloominglabs.org/mailman/listinfo/bloominglabs-discuss discuss mailing list] too.
 
* 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], [https://plus.google.com/communities/105267599217836498217?gpinv=AMIXal-2hdMvNciF3pyRl26BurSmDyi3qZS9iewT4Sdvpx9KYt3mUlam08ovoQiCUZ_TgOc9EXsRIEBjTNKH8tYT9G2hG6yhJ2J3LlgNC0em8Aca51_xPVM&cfem=1 Google+], and [https://www.instagram.com/bloominglabs/ Instagram].
 
* 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
  
== Our Location ==
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== Support ==
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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:
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* (Note to members - this link should not be used for paying membership dues)
  
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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== Kits For Sale ==
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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!
  
Bloominglabs is a reseller of [http://adafruit.com adafruit] kits and products. See [[KitsForSale]] for details.
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Information for our members: this is how we process cash and hardware [[Donations]].
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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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* Intro to Computer Programming course Thursdays from 6:15pm until 8:45pm
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** http://harold.uits.indiana.edu/~jtillots/IntroToProgramming/
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** This 15 week long class will start on January 12th and end on April 26th with no meeting on March 15th for spring break.
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** The course will be taught in C and a syllabus can be found [http://harold.uits.indiana.edu/~jtillots/IntroToProgramming/syllabus.pdf here](subject to minor changes).
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** Text will be Kernighan and Ritchie's "The C Programming Language: 2nd edition"
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** Cost is a minimum of $50 for the 15 week long course (feel free to pay more if you want!) and all proceeds will go to Bloominglabs.
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** I also ask that you be committed to attending every week and there will be assignments to work on outside of class (but no exams!).
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** Send an email to contact ]at[ bloominglabs ]dot[ org if you are interested in attending.
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== Current Events ([[PastEvents]])==
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=== Current Events ([[PastEvents]])===
* Saturday, March 31st, 1pm until 9pm
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*'''Public Hack Meetings!'''
** Game day at Bloominglabs
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** Every Wednesday from 7pm until 10pm
** We will have board games, video games, online games - if it's a game, it's welcome!
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** Saturdays from 1pm until 4pm
** Pandemic, Settlers of Catan, Smallworld (both regular and underground), Dominion, Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride.
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** Come build projects, ask questions, teach things, and learn stuff
** $5 for non-members
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** All ages and everyone is welcome
  
*Friday, April 6, at 1:30pm
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== Workshops ==
** Bugbot workshop at Wonderlab
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** Go to [http://www.wonderlab.org/ Wonderlab] for more information.
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*April 13-15
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All workshops are for age 12 and older unless otherwise specified. Parents must come inside to fill out a minor liability waiver for children under 18 (unless previously filled out). Some workshops have limited seats available, see descriptions for details.
** The [http://www.indianalinux.org Indiana Linuxfest] in Indianapolis
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** Bloominglabs will be hosting the Hacking Village
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** Come on down and say "Hi!"
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*Every Wednesday from 7pm until 10pm
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'''Knitting Machine Workshop'''
** Public hack meetings!
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** Come build projects, ask questions, teach things, and learn stuff
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Date/Time: 3/30, 8 am - 5 pm, with a break for lunch (not provided)
** All ages and everyone is welcome
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Cost: $125 for Bloominglabs members, $150 for non-members
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Instructor: Elizabeth Taylor of [http://www.spottedcircus.com/ Spotted Circus Alpacas]
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Age: 18 and older
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[[File:Machine knitting.jpg]]
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Have you wanted to be able to offer customized knitted things that pertain to local sports teams in your area?  Sweater in a weekend? No problem! Machine knitting may be for you.  These vintage machines allow you to create customizable knitting projects.  This class will cover everything you need to know to get started with machine knitting and what to look for in a machine. Knitting machines will be available for you to use, and all supplies will be provided.
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== Donations ==
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We appreciate donations! However, please bring all donations to Bloominglabs during our Public Hack Meetings (see above). That gives us a chance to decide what of your donation is useful to us. For things we can't use, we'll help you figure out other groups in Bloomington who would appreciate them or help you determine the best way to dispose of them.
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== Current Initiatives ==
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These are things we are working on, or would like to see, to improve the space. If you are interested in any of these, feel free to work on it! If you are unsure where to start, please [[Main Page#Stay_informed|get in touch]]!
  
== What is a hacker space? ==
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* improve the tool and workspace arrangement and cleanliness
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 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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* purge excess junk
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* vend snacks and drinks (we used to do this at the previous space, but haven't since moving)
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* revive the asset management system, and add our new assets to it
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* make Bloominglabs's web presence friendlier
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** The page you get when people from the public go to [http://bloominglabs.org bloominglabs.org] has an overwhelming amount of information on it.
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** The [[New Members]] page and the [[Membership Manual]] should be merged together.
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** In general, it would be great to see more participation in the wiki, especially on the [Projects] page.
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** It might be good to have a page that lists all members with their name, picture, username, email, interests, areas of the space they are familiar with, etc.
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* make the [[3D Printers]] more reliable, make the 3D printing process easier, and spread the knowledge
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* wire the CCTV system
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* wire speakers in the lounge (and maybe in the classroom)
  
 
== 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 from 7pm to 10pm and every Saturday from 1pm to 4pm at 1840 S. Walnut Street, Bloomington, Indiana. These meetings are open to the public; anyone is welcome to attend. 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]]
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* [[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.
* [http://hive13.org Hive13 (Cincinnati, OH)]
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* [http://www.lvl1.org LVL1 (Louisville Kentucky)]
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* [http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/Vault404 Vault404 (Louisville Kentucky)]  
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== Nearby Hackerspaces/Makerspace or initiatives: ==
* [http://collexion.net/ Collexion (Lexington Kentucky)]
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* [http://www.clubcyberia.org/ Cyberia (Indianapolis, Indiana!)]
* [http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/Pumping_Station:_One Pumping Station: One (Chicago)]  
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* [http://castlemakers.org/ Castlemakers (Greencastle, Indiana)]
* [http://www.daytondiode.com/ Dayton Diode]  
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* [http://www.shakmakerspace.com/ The SHAK (Kokomo, Indiana)]
* [http://wiki.detroitfacility.org/index.php/Main_Page Detroit Facility]  
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* [http://hive13.org Hive13 (Cincinnati, Ohio)]
* [http://www.i3detroit.com/ i3 Detroit]
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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)]  
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* [http://www.daytondiode.org/ Dayton Diode (Dayton, Ohio)]  
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* <strike>[http://wiki.detroitfacility.org/index.php/Main_Page Detroit Facility]</strike> Merged with i3 Detroit
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* [http://www.i3detroit.com/ i3 Detroit (Detroit, Michigan)]
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* <strike>[http://makerspacegoshen.org/ Makerspace Goshen (Goshen, Indiana)]</strike>
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* [https://www.kre8now.com/ Kre8now] (Lexington, Kentucky)
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* [http://www.themakerhive.com/ The MakerHive] (Elkhart, Indiana)
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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 02:28, 24 February 2019

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 rent 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 for a trial period, Saturdays from 1pm until 4pm, 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] Current Events (PastEvents)

  • Public Hack Meetings!
    • Every Wednesday from 7pm until 10pm
    • Saturdays from 1pm until 4pm
    • Come build projects, ask questions, teach things, and learn stuff
    • All ages and everyone is welcome

[edit] Workshops

All workshops are for age 12 and older unless otherwise specified. Parents must come inside to fill out a minor liability waiver for children under 18 (unless previously filled out). Some workshops have limited seats available, see descriptions for details.

Knitting Machine Workshop

Date/Time: 3/30, 8 am - 5 pm, with a break for lunch (not provided)

Cost: $125 for Bloominglabs members, $150 for non-members

Instructor: Elizabeth Taylor of Spotted Circus Alpacas

Age: 18 and older

Machine knitting.jpg

Have you wanted to be able to offer customized knitted things that pertain to local sports teams in your area? Sweater in a weekend? No problem! Machine knitting may be for you. These vintage machines allow you to create customizable knitting projects. This class will cover everything you need to know to get started with machine knitting and what to look for in a machine. Knitting machines will be available for you to use, and all supplies will be provided.

Knitting Machine Workshop

[edit] Donations

We appreciate donations! However, please bring all donations to Bloominglabs during our Public Hack Meetings (see above). That gives us a chance to decide what of your donation is useful to us. For things we can't use, we'll help you figure out other groups in Bloomington who would appreciate them or help you determine the best way to dispose of them.

[edit] Current Initiatives

These are things we are working on, or would like to see, to improve the space. If you are interested in any of these, feel free to work on it! If you are unsure where to start, please get in touch!

  • improve the tool and workspace arrangement and cleanliness
  • purge excess junk
  • vend snacks and drinks (we used to do this at the previous space, but haven't since moving)
  • revive the asset management system, and add our new assets to it
  • make Bloominglabs's web presence friendlier
    • The page you get when people from the public go to bloominglabs.org has an overwhelming amount of information on it.
    • The New Members page and the Membership Manual should be merged together.
    • In general, it would be great to see more participation in the wiki, especially on the [Projects] page.
    • It might be good to have a page that lists all members with their name, picture, username, email, interests, areas of the space they are familiar with, etc.
  • make the 3D Printers more reliable, make the 3D printing process easier, and spread the knowledge
  • wire the CCTV system
  • wire speakers in the lounge (and maybe in the classroom)

[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 from 7pm to 10pm and every Saturday from 1pm to 4pm at 1840 S. Walnut Street, Bloomington, Indiana. These meetings are open to the public; anyone is welcome to attend. 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

Personal tools