• Google AIY Starter Kits are now available!

    The Google AIY Voice Kit for Raspberry Pi allows you to add do-it-yourself artificial intelligence to your maker projects. This kit, when completed, will give directions, send a hands free email, check the weather, and more!

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  • The BBC Micro:bit has arrived in Canada!

    The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer designed for beginners in electronics and coding. The micro:bit makes getting into these often daunting fields as easy as possible.

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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/

Victoria Day Long Weekend

This Monday May 18th is Victoria Day in BC – any orders placed after 2:00 PM Pacific Time today will be shipped on Tuesday, May 19th. We will be open Saturday from 10:00AM until 4:00PM as per normal so please feel free to drop by if you are in the area!

Showroom Closed Tomorrow

Just a reminder – our showroom will be closed tomorrow (Thursday, May 14th) for inventory. All orders placed online will process and ship as normal and the showroom will be open once again on Friday at 10:00 am.