Un-Hiatusing! Meeting on the 31st!

Parker had a hatGood news everybody! We think we may have found a new space. We will be having a meeting in Orem at the BRC for anyone and everyone interested in being a part of this new iteration of our hackerspace.

If you are interested, please make sure to be at this meeting! We need aprox. 30-40 members to get this space up and running. Please see some of the details below, we’ll go into further details at the meeting.

autocadMeeting Place: UVU BRC [directions]
Date/Time: Saturday, May 31, 2014 4:00pm
Topic(s): theTransistor, UTOS, HotPot, the new Transistor video game
  (This meetup is for these topics only. Please no bringing up other hacker/makerspaces/organizations this time.)

Gordon Working on ZombiesWe are currently working on a new location in American Fork. We have a very awesome co-partner in this venture: Utah Open Source. This is a very exciting possibility, and we really would love for everyone to come out and show your support for this cause. To make this happen, we will need a lot of members.

The potential location is in American Fork, just off the freeway. It’s a great office building with good environmental controls, access control, building maintained bathrooms, kitchen, and more.

IMG_0045We are proposing 2 levels of membership. The standard $50 level which will give you 24x7x365 access to the hackerspace, as well as a small space to store your project(s). The upper level will be at a higher rate and include a dedicated desk area in a separate (locked) rooms which will house 6-7 members. As there will be a limited number of dedicated desk spaces, these will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis, and will require a 12 month commitment. Automatic withdrawal will be setup and required for membership. Accommodations for manual payments may be made in special cases.

d3caf and JocafaWe would also like to provide a good internet connection, and possibly a small VPS for each member. We will be bringing in electronics and software gear, as well as the MAME cabinet and a lot of the old gear. We won’t be providing a Metal Shop or a Wood Shop as the liability / insurance is just too high. At this point we don’t believe that we can SAFELY make these work.

mamecabinetOur suite will include 3 large office rooms (with lots of windows), a medium sized-classroom (600 sq.ft), another large office (with no windows), a huge main room, and a private bathroom (with a shower). I don’t know why we are mentioning the shower, but it will probably come in handy at some point.

Come to the meeting if this is something that you are interested in. We’d love to hear from everyone.

P.S. Yes, we are taking a group to Hot Pot afterwards, everyone is welcome to attend. Cost is about $15+tip. Please decide ahead of time if you are going. There is limited seating and we will be calling in a head-count at the first of the meeting.

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