Ipswich Makerspace

IpswichMS_logoHi, I’m Steve Chalkley one of the admins of the Ipswich Makerspace.

You’ll see my name on the list of talks as I’m down to give you all an introduction to makerspaces in general and our makerspace in particular. You’ll be seeing a lot of our members helping out at the Jam in our snazzy makerspace tee-shirts. If you have any questions or need anything just ask one of us and we’ll do our best to help. “What’s a makerspace?”, I can imagine you thinking. Well, we’re the answer to the question “what happens between Jams?”. We hold meetings twice a month where people come along for a social, technical, occasionally cake fuelled evening. There’s always plenty of projects in progress, from home automation, to robots, quadcopters, 3D-printers and on and on. If you have a problem there’s always someone on hand to join in solving it, or you could use your skills to help someone else. It’s surprising what happens when a room full of makers gets together; it turns out that an ultrasonic range finder makes a very useful bat detector tester, for example. From time to time we hold workshops on topics such as databases, microcontrollers, soldering etc. which are run by members and always popular.

We meet on the second and fourth Thursday every month at 7pm, your first meeting is free. Find us at www.ipswichmakerspace.com or on Facebook. If you get a shiny new Pi or dust off your old one, bring it along to the makerspace and we’ll see what we can create.