Over the past few years MESH President, Sascha Grant (aka El Presidente), has been involved in a project to design and build a scale replica of the famous V2 rocket, it is almost 14 metres tall! The rocket was finally launched in March, 2015. The launch has garnered international attention, with the rocket being featured by the Science Channel in the US. Here is a preview below.
I’m sure the future there will be even larger rockets launched by this group, going higher than an amateur rockets has ever flown before. This is a rather large example of what ordinary people can do, as long as they dream big and apply themselves to make their dreams reality.
2015 was a great year for MESH, but 2016 will be even better. Hopefully, by the time we next meet in February or early March (dates coming soon), we will finally be in a new permanent location! I am sure that all of us will be busy the first half of this year creating a fantastic makerspace.
The proposed location is at the Wantrina Campus of Swinburne University of Technology. We are working with Swinburne and Knox Council to make sure we have a space that is of benefit to all stakeholders. As we work through the details of the new space I will keep you all up to date.
I hope everyone will have a fantastic year and I look forward to seeing all the gadgets created by MESH members 2016! See you soon.