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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. The circuit uses a capacitor, LED light, resistor, transistors and battery pack. Don’t know what these pieces are? Come stop by and ask!

All tools, equipment, and kits will be provided; all proceeds go towards further development of Makerspace Nanaimo and workshops just like this one!

The workshop will cost:
Non-Members: $15.00
Members: $10.00

Space is limited, so be sure to sign up early by emailing info@bc-robotics.com or soldering@makerspacenanaimo.org

The AstroPi Sense HAT for Raspberry Pi

Astro Pi – Raspberry Pi Sensor HAT

Just in time for the start of school we have an Out Of This World accessory for the Raspberry Pi in stock and shipping today! Yes that is right, we have the official Sensor HAT for the Raspberry Pi in stock so you can make your very own Astro Pi!

Head on over to the product page in the shop for more information on this awesome Pi accessory!

Makey Makey

We are delighted to announce BC Robotics is now an official supplier of Makey Makey. What is the Makey Makey? It is an inventors kit for anyone – Kids, Artists, Educators, Engineers, Designers, and Makers! It allows anyone to turn everyday items into touchpads for your computer than can be used to play games, make music, and 1000’s of other possibilities!

For more information check out the Makey Makey product page in our shop.

Labour Day Holiday

The September Long Weekend is upon us! We will be closed on Monday September 7th for Labour Day. Any orders placed after 2:00 PM on Friday, September 4 will ship on Tuesday September 8th. Our showroom will be open on Saturday September 5th for our regular hours (10AM – 4:00PM).

Have a safe and happy long weekend!

Makerspace Garage Sale 2.0

Makerspace Nanaimo is having another Garage Sale this Saturday August 8th. Stop by between 9 AM and 1PM to check out what is available; there will be electronics, audio equipment, radio equipment, and all sorts of other cool things – last time there were some awesome finds! All of the funds raised during the sale will be going towards finishing upgrades to the wood shop.