• The newest version of the Raspberry Pi is now in stock!
    The Raspberry Pi 4 features a 1.5GHz Quad Core ARM A72 with 2, 4 or 8GB of RAM. USB 3.0 and True Gigabit Ethernet improve bottlenecks while Dual Monitor Support and 4K resolution make this an ideal choice for a light desktop PC alternative.

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    The BBC micro:bit Club Set is the most economical way to get this amazing pocket-sized computer into the classroom.

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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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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.

BC Day Long Weekend

The August Long Weekend is upon us! We will be closed on Monday August 3rd for BC Day. Any orders placed after 2:00 PM on Friday, July 31 will ship on Tuesday August 4th. Our showroom will be open on Saturday August 1st for our regular hours (10AM – 4:00PM).

New Tutorial:

We have just added another new tutorial to the website; a visual guide to assembling our Blinky Light Kit. The Blinky Light Kit is a great choice for anyone looking to solder their first electronics project – it includes a custom printed circuit board, solder, and all the electronic components to build a blinking LED powered by 2 AA batteries. The visual guide can be seen in the tutorials section!

Learn To Solder!

Have you ever wanted to learn to solder? Makerspace Nanaimo will be hosting a soldering workshop on July 25th, starting at 1pm. The cost is $6 for Makerspace members and $10 for everyone else; proceeds from the event go towards hosting future events at the Makerspace. All necessary tools and equipment will be provided, however you are more than welcome to bring your own. Slots may be limited, so be sure to sign up early by emailing soldering@makerspacenanaimo.org !

If geography limits that opportunity we do also offer the kits in our store and will have a full tutorial up on the site in the coming days!

Canada Day

Just a reminder: Tomorrow (July 1st) is Canada Day. Orders placed after 2:00 PM today will ship on Thursday July 2nd. Our showroom will be open Canada Day from 10AM – 4:00PM so if you are in the area feel free to stop by!

New Website Feature: Tutorials

The expansion into tutorials on the website is something that has been on the books for quite a while. We have wanted to offer tutorials that have been created with the products we provide to ensure they work just as expected while reducing the risk of any magic blue smoke (Wikipedia).

We have started off with a couple of basic tutorials and will be expanding this greatly over the next few months. Each tutorial will provide clear instructions through photographs, diagrams, and example code to get your project up and running with minimal frustration!

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to comment on each tutorial or get in touch directly!

To The Tutorials!