6th of December – Our Last Meeting of the Year!

Today is the last meeting of the year and will be out last ever meeting at the Parkwood Community Hub. When we next meet, in early February 2016, we will be at our new permanent location at the Wantirna campus of Swinburne University.

Welcome to the site for the Melbourne Eastern Suburbs Hackers – MESH.

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!

See our full list of future meeting dates for 2015 on our Meeting Dates page.

April 2015 Mini Maker Fair Fantastic Success!

We had the Mini Maker Fair at the Library at the Dock in the Docklands yesterday. It was a fantastic success! Here are some of our pictures of the event as you can see there were a lot of people.  We had a awesome array of 3-D printers of all shapes and sizes, we also had some robots even some humanoid robots.

I think it is time Melbourne had its own annual maker fair.  We can do it if we have more awesome events like this.


A Bit About Us

We meet at the Parkwood Community Hub – 35 Tortice Drive, Ringwood North. From 2 o’clock to 5. Approximately every fortnight. Check out our meeting dates page to find out the date of our next meeting.
We are a group whose goal is to create a hackerspace in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne. We have open membership and invite you to become part of the growing DIY maker community in Melbourne. We are now an incorporated not-for-profit body, Melbourne Eastern Suburbs Hackers Inc.

You can join by signing up on our membership page.

If you don’t know what a Hackerspace is – keep reading. You can also check out our about page.

MESH is about supporting a growing maker community that we can all be a part of. Our Hackerspace is a social environment where makers can congregate to share their knowledge, learn and build things together.  We strive to help people with disabilities to become makers and learn to help themselves.

We are a space open to all people, we will always have an open membership. We want people from all walks of life to join. Just because you do not know anything about technology does not bar you from membership.

In the future we strive to become a place where members of the greater community can have access to technologies such as 3-D printing and laser cutters. The maker movement also creates an opportunity for disabled people. The huge range of programming languages, computer aided design, social media and access to knowledge gives physically disabled people the chance to take their full place in society.

Some links:

Our MeetUp Group.

Google Group Forum

Deloitte report into the Maker Movement in Australia

Deloitte report into the Maker Movement in general