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AGM – 22nd of November 2015

Our AGM will be taking place at the Parkwood Community Hub 35 Tortice Drive, Ringwood North 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Hopefully we will have time to do some making afterwards.

Thank you to everyone who made Stringybark festival a great success!

MESH will next be appearing at the Mini Make Day at the Library at the Dock 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade in Melbourne’s Docklands on Sunday 25th October next week – It starts at 12:00 PM!

Our next meeting is on the 8th of November at the new North Ringwood Community House which is located at the Parkwood Community Hub 35 Tortice Drive, Ringwood North 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

The Parkwood Community Hub is on the old site of Parkwood Secondary College. See You there!

Maker Stuff in October!

It will be a very busy calendar next month with lots of maker stuff happening in October. These are:

1. The 3D Printing Showcase at Melbourne University on Friday 9th of October
2. The Stringybark Sustainability Festival on Saturday and Sunday 17th and 18th of October
3. Mini Make Day at Library at the Dock in Melbourne’s Docklands on Sunday 25th of October

The 3D Printing Showcase at Melbourne University looks really exciting with University of Melbourne’s #SharksDen Innovation Challenge and an open Makerspace led by Melbourne Library, consisting of the various community Makerspaces across Melbourne and Victoria such as CCHS, MESH and others . Makers will be on hand to allow showcase attendees to participate and actively learn about 3D printing and the growing maker community in Melbourne.

The Stringybark Sustainability Festival is celebrating its 30th birthday in 2015. At the festival there will be three stages featuring acts from local schools, groups and individuals, both professional and amateur. The food court will be full of international cuisines as well as fundraising sausage sizzles. There will also be market stalls with fair-trade and ethical crafts on offer. There will be creative and educational displays and hands on workshops for all ages.

The Mini Make Day at the Library at the Dock in Melbourne’s Docklands. This will feature a broad representation of the maker movement of Melbourne. Library at the Dock is a new library in Melbourne’s Docklands which has an open Makerspace where members of the public are able to learn about 3D printing and use the equipment. Sadly there are some people that don’t know how accessible technology is these days and are ignorant of the broader maker movement. The idea of Mini Make Day is to spread the word and show the public the extraordinary things that can be achieved by ordinary people this day and age.

See you there!

A very MESHy Christmas

A big hello to everyone, the committee of MESH wish you all a safe and happy Christmas.

We are overwhelmed by the amount of people who have shown an interest in starting a new Hacker/Maker space in the outer reaches of melbourne and we now have over 90 people who have signed up to this Meetup Group and a regular turnout at our general MESH meetings at the Ringwood RTTF.

Hopefully more of you will venture down to a meeting in the new year and sign up as a financial member (very low cost) and help make this hackerspace grow and prosper.

The committee will endeavour to keep our Website and Meetup pages more current and fresh so as to keep you all better informed as to what we are all up to and where we are heading.

On behalf of the MESH committee, please be safe and have a great break over the holiday period and come and play with all the great hackable gifts you got as presents for christmas when we reopen in the new year.

As a further personal note, I wish to thank each of the committee members who have worked invisibly in the background to get us to where we are now and a special thanks to Chris, Nick and Peter who have done most of the heavy lifting in getting the legals out of the way. And I would also like to thank Lachlan, who has been a fantastic liaison between MESH, the RTTF and CCHS and has offered valuable steering  with our initial planning when it was all just ideas and dreams.

So happy Hacking and hope to see you all next year

Peter (Pres)

1st Meeting

Today we had a great first meeting of the Eastern Suburbs Hackers Group. We still need to pick a name East Hack or MESH. Melbourne Eastern Suburbs Hackers that name really works… Anyway, our first meeting went great with lots of ideas, communication and motivated people that will make a Hacker Space in the eastern suburbs happen. We have a long to do list and lots of work to do. Thank you very much to Jenny Fryer for catering our first event (for free). It was great to meet all you guys and girl, just a word of warning I will probably not remember all your names ( I forgot my own name once).

Here are the pictures.

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