South London Makerspace

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by Crispy, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    SLMS is ready to open! We'll be holding weekly open evenings, the first of which is this Wednesday (16th April) at 19:30, at 27 Norwwod Road, Herne Hill, SE24 9AA.

    We've got a 100m² space, divided into "clean" and "dirty" workshops, all sorts of tools and furniture, and a growing community of makers.

    Come along and meet us, see what we do, get a tour of the facilities, and maybe become a member yourself.

    See you in the space!
     
  2. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Some pics

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  3. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Open Evening today. Come! Wear decorating clothes and help paint the shop sign :)
     
  4. ShiftyBagLady

    ShiftyBagLady Thinks she is a flower to be looked at

    I just had a look at your events and I'm totally gutted that the 'Not just Arduino' workshop is on so late as this is the type of thing my boy would love. I was going to get him a Rasp Pi but I really wouldn't know what to do with it.
     
  5. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    That's a shame :( Unfortunately we have to fit things in around regular work hours, so an earlier time wouldn't really be possible.
     
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  6. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf I'll meet you further on up the road

    I'm getting 504 timeout when I try to join
     
  7. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

  8. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf I'll meet you further on up the road

    after I've put my address details in - is it browser related? I use google chrome. I also altered the amount - would that do it? (down rather than up I'm sorry to say )
     
  9. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    I think I saw this once before, try hitting Back and then resubmitting the form. I've alerted the guy who wrote the system and will let you know what he says.
     
  10. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf I'll meet you further on up the road

  11. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    62 Paying members now :)

    We're getting turfed out of our space in July :(
    Plan to use a university space at Elephant during summer holiday was foiled by over-zealous safety and security bureaucracy :( :(
    Ex-garage on Brixton Hill got let from under our noses :( :( :(

    There is currently no plan C :eek:

    We've got a budget of around £17,000pa (+/- a few £k depending on the business rates) and need a minimum of 100m² (1,000ft²). If anybody knows of anything suitable in South London Zone 2/3, give us a shout!
     
  12. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    We've got a new bandsaw (ooh!)
    We'll be holding regular drone/quadcopter workshops (aah!) (probably tuesdays)
    Come to open evening tonight (eeh!)
     
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  13. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

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  14. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    well done! again
     
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  15. 19sixtysix

    19sixtysix Life as viewed from a Gay Gorbals Garret

    Joined. Hoping this will get me off me arse and making shit. I'm giving myself a year.
     
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  16. 8115

    8115 Macaroni straws.

    Whats the deal with the makerspace, when where why etc? I need to plan my future and I need to check if this could be a factor. Do you have a website? You need a website.
     
  17. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    We have a website. Google it! :D

    The rent-free period on the old Good Companion shop is now over (it will become a cafe with children's play area), so rIght now we're temporarily homeless, with all the furniture and equipment in a self-storage unit. Two relocation prospects failed in quick succession, but we've got other leads to follow so fingers crossed we'll be re-housed soon. We don't want to move very far, so if you can get to us now, yuou still will when we move.

    In the meantime, we're meeting weekly on Wednesday evenings to make our plans and make things. First of these will be in the Florence next week.
     
  18. mango5

    mango5 Endeavour era

    southlondonmakerspace.org

    Not hard to find. If it's so important to you perhaps join and support them. I think they're having a headache finding a stable home.
     
  19. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    If we'd done this just 2 years ago, it would have been easy. But now the London property market's gone mental and even grubby piles of rotting tin sheds are selling for silly money.
     
  20. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

  21. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Fab news!
     
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  22. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

    Looks like a great space :thumbs :
     
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  23. Boudicca

    Boudicca Seaside Queen

    Big enough for a fund raising party?
     
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  24. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    More than :)
     
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  25. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    Looks great!
     
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  26. mango5

    mango5 Endeavour era

    Happy to help sort out a fundraising party - it could also be a bit of a 'barn-raising' party where people do some tidying/cleaning/decorating if you like.
     
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  27. TitanSound

    TitanSound Mr Beardy Drummer

    Congratulations!!
     
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  28. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    When you say fundraising, do you just mean passing the pot round? Cos we've already got some good fundraising going with our members and they don't need a party as an excuse :)

    The plan is to spend the next 3 months renovating the front 1/3rd of the space to a high standard: Line the arch, new floor, new entrance door, new toilet etc. so that it can actually be used for making (and crucially, attracting new members). A temporary partition will hide the building site for phase 2 and the inevitable pile of excess furniture and equipment. The situation we want to avoid is an ever-lasting and ill-defined building project that gets in the way of providing useful, comfortable space.

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  29. mango5

    mango5 Endeavour era

    Not just passing the pot round but ideally for at a specific target for a specific reason, e.g. 2 grand renovation fund and not necessarily aimed at members. Sounds like there's no need at this point, well done! :)
     
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  30. Boudicca

    Boudicca Seaside Queen

    I just thought 'ooh nice big space, get a DJ in and have a party' .:D
     
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