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Raspberry Pi Media Center Workshop

Raspberry Pi? Media Center? Makerspace Nanaimo will be hosting a Raspberry Pi Media Center Workshop.

When: Wednesday, October 21st @ 6:30pm
Where: 2221 McGarrigle Road, Makerspace Nanaimo

We will be covering the entire process of setting up a Raspberry Pi for use as a Media Center including installing the software, configuring the system, plugging it in, and how to use it once set up.

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Soldering Level 2 Workshop

Makerspace Nanaimo will be hosting a level 2 soldering workshop.

When: Saturday, October 17th @ 1:00pm
Where: 2221 McGarrigle Road, Makerspace Nanaimo

We will be learning to solder a Game of Life kit. This kit will include soldering 16 LEDs, 16 resistors, 1 capacitor, 1 tactile button, 1 18 dip socket, and a battery pack.

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New Hours of Operation

We would like to introduce our new hours of operation during October, November and December! Effective October 1, 2015, we will be open Monday to Saturday 10:00am to 9:00pm and Sunday 11:00am to 5:00pm. Our shipping cut off times will remain the same; 2:00pm Pacific time (5:00pm Eastern time) for Canada Post and 12:30pm Pacific time (3:30pm Eastern time) for UPS services.

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Soldering Workshop – Level 1

Makerspace Nanaimo and BC Robotics will be hosting two level 1 soldering workshops.

When: Saturday, September 26th @ 1:00pm and 3:00pm
Where: 2221 McGarrigle Road, Makerspace Nanaimo

In this workshop we will be learning how to solder a blinky light. This will include identifying each of the components, locating where they go on the circuit board, and soldering them in place.

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Makerspace Spotlight

It seems like we are asked on a daily basis if we know of any Makerspace near *somewhere*. It got us thinking around the office – perhaps we should write a little blurb every week about a Makerspace and help spread the word! This week we will be starting with Vancouver Hack Space (or very cleverly shortened to “VHS”)

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