CT Hackerspace has been a long time supporter of Eric Sims and his organization “Lets Build Rockets“. We are excited in our long term, on going support in his goal to launch an open source liquid fueled rocket to an altitude of 5km.
Tom’s Tag Sale
This fundraising idea has been presented by Tom to try to assist in additional fundraising to help Ct Hackerspace and help it’s members at the same time..
The current 3D Printing fundraiser to CT Hackerspace has been met with lackluster response. It is being revamped to now do a revenue sharing to attract more interest, as well as an opportunity for your OWN printer to become a revenue source.
This will be less money that CT hackerspace will be able to make, but it will hopefully expedite the project ahead forward. See Bill or Dimitri for details.
Infrastructure improvements continue at our space.
3 Working Printers now available at CT Hackerspace
Our group is looking to liven up the action along with the ability to publicly show contributors, show progress, and give the group indicators on what the organization needs to invest in if members alone cannot assist.
Goodbye wish list, Hello “WANT IT, GOT IT, DONE” Continue reading
I am happy to announce our efforts in creating the Nation of Makers.
President , Co-founder : CT Hackerspace
Transition team : Nation of Makers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Nation of Makers
More than 300 organizations come together to launch Nation of Makers
New non-profit organization will ensure that more Americans have access to the spaces, communities, and tools that enable them to make things, not just consume things.
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy held a meeting for hackerspace and makerspace organizers on Aug. 24 in Washington, D.C., helping them understand federal government support and also developing collaborative networks of spaces across the U.S.
Over 150 space organizers attended. Bill Saturno, co-founder and president of CT Hackerspace, along with colleagues of some neighboring Connecticut makerspaces, were among those invited to discuss these emerging centers of innovation.
The Hackerspace / Makerspace concept has gained support from numerous government agencies for its connection to workforce development, innovation, manufacturing, and contributions to tomorrow’s game changers and the next disruptive technology.
CT Hackerspace hosted an exhibit of several local Connecticut Startups, as well as invited Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty for Startup Day Across America. After meeting with the congresswoman, all businesses in attendance had an opportunity for a full round table discussion on how state and federal government can better assist local businesses.
CT Hackerspace welcomes the Connecticut area Home Shop Machinist group on August 14th at 2pm. The Connecticut area Home Shop Machinist group is a local community of Hobbyist machinists and enthusiasts. This is an excellent opportunity to meet other hobbyists and learn new techniques or share your projects with others.
In 2016, Hackster set on new mission: reach 50,000 makers and developers around the world through a physical network of Meetups and Workshops, focused on IoT education in the 21st century.
Hackster.io is an online community for hardware hackers. Are you an electronics newbie that wants to build the next awesome robot? Are you a seasoned pro that has more ideas than time? Are you somewhere in between? Hackster are looking for hackers and makers to share ideas, work on projects, and much more!
Led by a network of passionate ambassadors, they’re giving communities and partners a voice in envisioning what’s next in hardware, the cloud, and connectivity, and the magic that happens when they all come together. Hackster Ambassadors run live events that benefit their communities. Hackster supports them on the national level by providing access to hardware, software and learning materials through corporate partners. Hackster also provides training necessary to build a welcoming community and run stellar events.
Two local technology enthusiasts have teamed up and have been approved as Hackster Ambassadors. Bill Saturno and Louis DiCarro, both involved with cutting edge technologies and also key players in starting individual hackerspaces in Connecticut, are excited to start working with Hackster. They can’t wait to empower local makers and developers on emerging technologies …and they have figured what better place to host these events than CT Hackerspace. CT Hackerspace’s facilities can handle groups of almost any size, and has resources in house needed from a hosting a small group lecture to a full fledged hackathon needing tons of tools and supplies within their 4,000 square foot facility.
Stay informed of upcoming events: https://www.meetup.com/Hackster-it-Hardware-Meetup-Watertown/