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Makerspace Nanaimo Update

Over the past two months Makerspace Nanaimo has been evolving at a rapid pace! Large donations of furniture from TD Canada Trust – Terminal Park branch and the Nanaimo office of Timberwest have really helped build up the electronics and programming area in the front of the facility. In addition, members have set up workbenches in the back shops, the 3D printer is up and running, a mini CNC router table is close to fully operational, and a large donation of quality wood has stocked the wood shop to the ceiling (literally!) A lot is happening; if you haven’t been in for a while you are in for a real treat!

Right after this transformation Shaw Television stopped in at Makerspace Nanaimo for a tour. We have the full interview, including our very own Chris Caswell speaking about the Makerspace and the surrounding community.

As always, if you would like to stop by and check the place out you can get in touch with Makerspace Nanaimo via Email or through BC Robotics.


New Raspberry Pi Now Available!

A new Raspberry Pi has been officially unveiled – The Pi Model B+. The Raspberry Pi Foundation has taken all of the feedback since the initial release of the Pi and rolled it into a new board!

We are currently accepting pre-orders for this model. We will begin shipping these to customers on Wednesday July 16th 2014!

Raspberry Pi Model B+


Canada Day Long Weekend Shipping

Just a reminder – due to the Canada day long weekend BC Robotics will be closed on Monday June 30th and Tuesday July 1st. All orders placed after 1:00 PM Friday June 27th will be shipped Wednesday July 2nd! As always, contact us with any questions!


Makerspace Nanaimo – Arduino Night

Tuesday May 20th marks a great little milestone in Makerspace Nanaimo’s history – it will be the very first Arduino Night at the makerspace! Arduino nights are commonplace at Makerspaces around the world and typically feature a bunch of people interested in Arduino working on projects, teaching one another, and discussing everything Arduino!

If this sounds like your kind of thing… grab your laptop and your Arduino or Arduino based project and stop by Makerspace Nanaimo at 2221 McGarrgile Road at 7:00 PM . If you do not have an Arduino we will have a selection on hand for purchase beginning at 6:00 PM