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Meeting info, April 17th 2014

This week’s meeting is being held at 7:00PM at our space down at 117 W Lewis St. We’ll have the garage door open, so come on in.

This Thursday corresponds with the Greensboro City Market being held in the big lot next to our space. While it means there will be plenty to do before and after the meeting, it also means that parking will be tight.

The May 1st ribbon cutting is currently postponed until we’re sure the building will be ready. We’re roughly targeting the middle of May, possibly corresponding with next month’s city market.

We will be discussing the name change more at this week’s meeting. The current list of names is below. If you have an idea for a name that you’d like considered, let us know!

The Forge
Greensboro Creators Collective, GCC
Greensboro Creators Space, GCS or CreatorSpace
Greensboro Creators’ Studio, GCS
Greensboro Innovation Factory, GIF
Greensboro Innovation Forge, GIF
Greensboro Innovation Lab, GIL
Greensboro Inventors Lab, GIL
Greensboro Innovation Station, GIS
Greensboro Inventors Studio, GIS
Greensboro Inventors Workshop, GIW
Greensboro Maker Depot, GMD
Greensboro Maker Forge, GMF
Greensboro Maker Station, GMS
Maker Forge of Greensboro, MFG
Greensboro Inventors Lab at The Forge

See you all Thursday!

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Grand opening dates and times

While there had been some talk of having a ribbon cutting event April 1st, that was officially postponed to May 1st due to weather induced construction delays. There are not currently any events planned for tonight. The exact schedule of events for May 1st will be announced in the next few days. Stay tuned!

We encourage anyone that’s interested in hackerspaces, makerspaces, and fab labs to come on down to our next meeting this Thursday at The Worx at 7:00PM. The meetings usually draw between 20-40 people from all walks of life. No membership is necessary to attend these open meetings. The meetings consist of introductory announcements, an open call for questions and comments, followed by time for socializing and likely a short walk over to our building for a tour.

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April 3rd meeting outside at The Worx

This week’s meeting is being held at 7:00 PM at The Worx restaurant in downtown Greensboro. Parking can be found in the lot by the restaurant as well as on W Lewis St. We’re planning on meeting outside on the patio.

The Worx
106 Barnhardt St.
Greensboro, NC 27406

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Building Progress

Our new garage door has been installed! Work is also progressing on finishing up the front door area and framing inside has begun. The patio area behind the building is currently being prepped for the concrete pour. Looking good…

Garage Door

Framing

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Triad Startup Weekend

If you haven’t heard, this coming weekend is the Triad Startup Weekend event. If you have an idea for a new business that you’re trying to get off the ground, Startup Weekends are one of the best ways to connect with the local resources that you’ll need.

http://triad.startupweekend.org/

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Many Minutes Posted (almost an hour’s worth!)

Members and interested parties,

I have posted the meeting minutes for the Greensboro HackerSpace’s March 6th and 20th meetings, as well as the March 11th Board meeting.  They can all be found in our shared Google Drive.  Please contact contact@greensborohackerspace.org if you need access.

Thanks!

Clark

P.S. Remember, batch processing is more efficient…

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Pictures from the March 20th HackerSpace meeting

Mario shows off his laser cutter

Mario shows off his laser cutter

Wavy vase being printed on Chris' 3D printer
Wavy vase being printed on the 3D printer Chris designed

At the March 20th Greensboro HackerSpace meeting, we got a taste of our future.  Chris, Mario and Ken met through the HackerSpace, and decided to rent a commercial space together for their respective businesses.  They were kind hosts to the group, and they showed off some of the tools of their trade.  Mario uses his laser cutter to make various custom items in acrylic and other substances.  Chris designed and is manufacturing a new 3D printer design.  Ken does both marketing and motorcycle work.  Several of his bikes were on racks in the shop, I just failed to take their picture.  They told the group that they are working well in their common space, and each gets support from the others.  We look forward to the same effect, writ large, when we open our physical Space on May 1!

Come join us for our next meeting, Thursday, April 3rd at 7p.m.  Watch this space for an announcement of the location.

We hope to see you there!

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March 20th meeting at GCAM

This week’s meeting is being held at Chris, Mario, and Ken’s space at 7:00PM at 400 N Raleigh St. They will be providing a tour and some demonstrations of their 3d printers and laser cutter. See you all there!

Apologies for the short notice, we were holding out hope for good weather and an outdoor meeting location. Maybe next time!

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March 6th meeting at The Worx

This week’s meeting is being held at 7:00 PM at The Worx restaurant in downtown Greensboro. Parking can be found in the lot by the restaurant as well as on W Lewis St. Looking forward to seeing you there!

The Worx
106 Barnhardt St.
Greensboro, NC 27406

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