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Tube Amp Workshop

Have you ever wanted to have your very own audio vacuum tube amplifier? Want to build your own? This Saturday Victor Kung from VKMusic will be at Makerspace Nanaimo to guide you through the process of building your own amplifier! Tube kits will be available for purchase at the Makerspace.

In addition to a guided build of the kits, there will also be a number of presentations on everything from amplifiers to speaker cabinets. For more information check out the Makerspace Nanaimo website!

A Step In Another Direction

This week we rolled out a new group of products a little different from what we normally carry… 3D Printing Filament! We have been searching for a high quality filament at a reasonable price for the past few months and are happy to say – we have found it! This premium grade 1.75mm PLA will not disappoint – it is made from virgin PLA and has been tested with a wide variety of 3D printers for compatibility. Best of all, these 1KG spools still qualify for our standard flat rate shipping! For more information check out the new 3D Printing category in the shop – we will be expanding this over the coming months – so stay tuned!

Nanaimo Makerspace Garage Sale

Tomorrow, Saturday, June 20th is the first garage sale for Nanaimo Makerspace!

When: Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm

Where: 2231 McGarrigle Road (parking is located at the back of the building)

Items for sale: assorted computers/equipment, mixing boards and a Juno-6 Synth, fog machine, drill press, nail guns, table saws, other assorted power tools, welding units, plus additional goodies that will be dropped off tonight at the space!

All the proceeds from this event goes to help support the Makerspace. Also, they will be raffling off a membership to one lucky shopper.

Arduino Night – Wednesday June 10th @ 7:00PM

While we at BC Robotics have taken a break from hosting Arduino Night for the summer, we will continue to sponsor this popular event. Every Wednesday Makerspace Nanaimo will be hosting an Arduino Night. Drop in if you have a project you’re working on, are looking for assistance, or would like to learn what an Arduino does. The fun begins at 7:00 PM at the Makerspace (2221A McGarrigle Road)!

Vancouver Mini Maker Faire

This coming weekend is the 5th annual Vancouver Mini Maker Faire! The Vancouver Mini Maker Faire was founded in 2011 by members from various hobbyist groups including Vancouver Hack Space (VHS) and has been growing every year – the event runs on Saturday and Sunday from 10AM – 6:00PM at the PNE Forum in Vancouver. We will be there wandering around so come find us and say Hi! Because of this, our offices will be closed on Saturday June 6th.

Check out the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire website for more information on the event, the makers, and anything else you may want to know! http://makerfaire.ca/