Maker Space @ Newcastle

July 21, 2011

Last night (20th July 2011) saw the first drop in session for the Newcastle Maker Space.

A big thanks goes to Alistair and Brian for allowing us to use their office space at the Star and Shadow (and the tea and biscuits).

For those who couldn’t attend, we had about 10 or so makers turn up which is a good start considering it wasn’t advertised.

After a quick round of introductions, we got talking on what we would all like to get from a maker space. From the friendly discussions I think people want:

  • * A friendly drop in club to chat with others, seek advice on those troubling tech problems, show and tells etc.
  • * a workspace with space and access to equipment to work on their projects
  • * workshops to learn or help others

While the maker space finds its feet so to speak, we’ve palnning on drop in sessions every 1st and 3rd Wednesday’s of the month. Check the Maker Space web site and discussion group for more details.