Meetups

TL;DR:

I am holding maker evenings in my garage in Stellenbosch on Thursday evenings. Send me a direct message to find out where. All makers welcome. Bring your projects.

Longer version:

Calling all Makers in the Stellenbosch area! I have a double garage, a bunch of tools for mechanical and electronic making, and Thursday evenings dedicated to building interesting things.

Bring your projects, get some help and inspiration, and make things! This will be free and really informal. I’ll provide tables, power and tools. Anyone with enthusiasm for making is welcome.

This will be a regular thing, almost every Thursday. I will be tinkering then, even if no-one else arrives.

Anyone is welcome, beginner to pro.

You don’t have to bring a project, you can come just to chat or get ideas for projects.

I might have a spare Arduino or Raspi, some sensors or lights, and breadboards available if you want to mess around with that, but no guarantees.

It might be useful to bring your own laptop, even if you don’t have a project, so you can start researching one :)

I have free wifi with 10Mbps uncapped ADSL.

If you want anything to eat or drink, you have to bring it yourself.

Bring warm clothes, the garage might be cold in winter.

Materials:

I have some parts and raw materials, which you are welcome to use within reason. This includes:

  • A bunch of scavenged motors and magnets from printers and harddrives
  • Solar cells from old garden lights
  • Lots of foam
  • Random electronic parts.

No going into production runs, and I might ask you to help me buy replacement material.

Tools:

  • Soldering station
  • Drill press
  • Semi-working mini lathe
  • 3D printer and some filament (PLA only at this point)
  • Hand powertools, mostly woodworking
  • Hand tools for mechanical and electronic work

This is NOT the makerspace that the engineering students are setting up at the Launchlab. I’m planning on joining that and helping too, but this is just something I want to start and see where it leads to.