[Makerspace] Visiting the makerspace
gabriel.noronha at uon.edu.au
Sat Mar 31 22:32:13 AEDT 2012
Currently there is a makerspace in Newcastle which is a room at the university in the Electrical Engineering building. that room comes under the universities OH&S requirements. so as a requirement of the University you need to do some test to have access to the room basic stuff like where fire alarms are and there is also a basic test of skills that you won't kill yourself. and finally there is a electric rfid lock on the door and to have a keycard you need to be staff or student.
so that's why there is a makerspace but is closed to people outside the university.
but we don't want that stay that way forever so we have this mailing list and website to attract interest for a external makerspace. a critical number is required to see any sort of outside thing to happen, there is tons more work to do and people need to be dedicated.
but having a mailing list so people can organise to meet up in a garage or too is a lot easier.
From: makerspace-bounces at newcastlelug.org [makerspace-bounces at newcastlelug.org] on behalf of Graham Mitchell [admin at digital-diy.com]
Sent: Saturday, 31 March 2012 6:44 PM
To: makerspace at newcastlelug.org
Subject: [Makerspace] Visiting the makerspace
I recently stumbled onto the page about the Newcastle Makerspace – I’d like to check it out sometime, although there’s some ambiguity about non-student/staff access.
Anyone able to clear that up for me?
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