Since I am horrible at trying to talk thinks up, I will just copy in ChrisA’s description from the mailing list:
“This is outright theft of the hacklab.to “Python Newbie Night” event. One night a week (Wed. @7pm) we get together with electronic copies of “think python”, talk about a chapter, then write some code. We may skip around depending on the skill levels of those who are present. If the class format takes off we can do other languages as well (say java and C++). I would like to invite non-coders and non-members to the class, so tell your friends and relatives!” -ChrisA
So this Wednesday, September 9, 2009, we are having our first Python learning night at the Hive. Bring yourself, a laptop and a friend.
More details on the wiki page: Here
Jim, our resident CNC guy, has been talking about EnterTRAINment for a couple weeks now and has set down a date for us to go up to check the place out.
EnterTRAINment is a massive model train installation and work group. It is like a hackerspace for train enthusiasts. This weekend they are holding a kind of open house event where you can take tours behind the scenes and see their workshop area.
Check out the event’s wiki page for extended details and also make a reply on the mailing list if you wish to attend.
Many of our members, including myself, have not been to Mendelsons before. Mendelsons is a surplus store that concentrates on electronic parts.
The apparently have everything from brass gears to industrial machinery to the inserts for cash registers.
Mendelsons however is located up in Dayton so we decided to put together a group trip. We will be meeting at the hackerspace building at 9:00 am on Saturday, August 22, 2009.
There is talk about possibly stopping at the IKEA store to pick up people that live north of Cincinnati. If we do so we will be stopping there at 10:00 am.
*Update* We will be stopping at the Ikea parking lot to pick up people. If you want to meet there, please be there by 10:00 am.
Lots of stuff happening this Saturday down at the space. We will be working on running network cable around the space, Dave will be coordinating the construction of our new MakerBot, Craig is going to be working on the MAME cabinets, Kris is delivering a soda vending machine, Erik is dropping off a stove, and we have an international visitor from Germany stopping by to hang out with us.
Pizza will be supplied (Adriattico’s) however you are encouraged to bring your own beverages.
People will begin showing up at 10:00 am to either hang out or get stuff ready for networking the space, the actual running of the cables will start at 5:30 pm. If you can bring tools, here is what we think we will need:
- Electrical tape, couple of rolls.
- Punch-down tools.
- Snips for cutting wire with.