Austin gave me this video of my interactive LED diversion being interacted with.
This is just a reminder that EMS is open on Tuesday nights and Friday nights from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. We are open for these times for non-members to come check us out, meet folks, hang out, and work on projects. Please feel free to stop by and see what's up! We are a friendly bunch and we aim to make cool things happen and learn from each other. Also make sure to keep an eye on our calendar to keep abreast with other non-regular EMS events! We hope to see you at the shop soon.
Eugene Maker Space is pleased to announce that we will now have open hours on Tuesday nights from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. This has been added to our calendar. These will be considered regular open hours where non members can stop by for a visit or members who do not yet hold keys can come down to the shop and get some work done. Another side effect of this is that there will always be someone at EMS on Tuesday nights now, so the shop will be a bit busier during the week. Our Friday night open houses are still going to happen every week as well.
If you are a key holding member of Eugene Maker Space, and you would like to volunteer to open EMS for one night per week/month/whatever, please email rick (at) eugenemakerspace (dot) com and let me know. I will work out the details with you and I will get it on the EMS calendar. The more nights per week we are open, the more chances we have to increase our membership and build our community into something great. I'd love to see EMS as a place where you can go any night of the week and know that someone will be there working on an interesting project.
Hope to see you around the shop!
Thanks so much to everyone who came out to our grand opening event to support us! We had a fantastic time and we hope you will come again. Remember, we have open house nights every Friday night from 6:00PM to 8:00PM so feel free to drop by and see what we are up too. Or, bring a project and get some work done. We will be uploading photos from the event soon, but for now, we hope you enjoy this time lapse video of the grand opening event.
This week, NW Tech Show interviewed Eugene Maker Space founder Rick Osgood. They talked about EMS, of course, and about maker spaces in general.
Check it out. Download the MP3 here.
Rick's interview starts about 19:27 in.
These are from Sunday, January 8th, when several people were working on several things.
Ben was soldering.
More photos below the fold.
I wanted to just upload some new photos to the site so everyone can see just how much our space is evolving. We've got a variety of tools now and plenty of work space. Stop by during one of our Friday night open houses and say hello!
Yes, we're having an open house on Friday, December 30th from 6:00 to 8:00. I heard a rumor that we will have pizza.
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After a year of paper work and decision making, Eugene Maker Space was finally able to appoint the first board of directors last night. This is great news for EMS as an organization because it means we can start looking towards opening our doors to the world and having official members. The newly appointed board of directors consists of:
Once the board was elected, officer positions were chosen. The officer positions are currently:
Champion - Rick Osgood
Treasurer - Kevin King
Secretary - Jeff Johnson
Marketing Director - Bob Miller
Also worth mentioning is that James Hukill has volunteered to act as resource manager for EMS for the time being which will really help us get a handle on all of the tools and things we have around the space. We are starting to get so many great resources in the space that we need someone to figure out a good way to keep track of them all. Thanks James!
Keep a look out on the blog or mailing lists for news about our grand opening party which you can look forward too in the coming months.