Starting September Make: Provo will be a monthly only event. We will no longer be doing a weekly public night at that point. We have updated the website calendar to reflect this. (There will be a once-a-month public Make: Provo meeting the first Saturday of each month.)
Here are some of the reasons why we have decided to switch to this model:
*** It is a lot of work to host a public night every Saturday (even though we currently don’t do a whole lot, we still have to make sure we are there, the doors are unlocked, etc)
*** We would rather have one “big” night once a month then several small nights.
*** This will give us more time to concentrate on our projects so we can show them off on the Make: Provo meetings.
*** We would like to extend the hours that Make: Provo runs. (details on the calendar)
*** We would like to start providing a free public electronics / science / etc demonstrations each month. This will help with that as we need planning time. If you are interested in teaching a class / giving a demonstration please contact us via email or PM on the forums. (Details will be posted a month in advance on the calendar)
As an example Septembers Make: Provo will include a 30-60 minutes class/demonstration on using the TI TLC5940 ic. You are encouraged to bring a MCU and some LED’s if you would like to play with one of ours for a couple hours.
As a side note: we have a nice new public desk area set up for you to set up your projects, and we are working on getting computers at all 8 stations. (We do have additional seating as needed.)
Please send questions / comments to deven [at] thetransistor.com
Please send all flames / spam to tim [at] thetransistor.com
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Hey everybody. Here’s some pictures of our meetings from the past month. We’ve had some cool people and cool projects come by this month for both Make:Provo and Game Night, so we’d like to share some of our pictures with you. Make:Provo meets every Saturday, followed by Game Night, so come on down!
Make:Provo will be meeting every Saturday at theTransistor from 4pm to 8pm (excluding Holidays). Please refer to the Calendar.
Come down to see what all the local makers/hackers are working on. If you have a project you would like to work on or show off, please bring it. If you don’t, please come down and check out what others are doing!
Hope to see you there!
Hey Everyone! Sorry for the lack of updates lately. We’ve been busy working on several projects at the Transistor and haven’t really gotten around to website updates very often. This Month’s Make:Provo meeting will still be occurring at the usual time, so please bring down any projects you would like to show off this Saturday, August 14, 2010, at 6PM.
Also, we’re currently working on our Hackerspace Build-Off and could use all the help we can get (technical or not) finishing it, so we’ll be at the Transistor working away if you’d like to stop in and check it out and/or help us we’d love to have you. Unfortunately I can’t give away any details of the actual project or its details publicly until it has ‘aired’ on the internet later this September, but needless to say it’s quite awesome and definitely worth your time to come see it and help out if you can.