2015 is here already!

Well – it will be in about 55 hours so I guess we should make sure everyone is aware of what we have planned, and how we hope to create an amazing MakerSpace right here in Mackay!

We are kicking off the year with a BIG Kids workshop on Thursday 22 January, 5.30 – 7.30pm at Gordon White Library. One of our clever regulars Chris, has offered to hold an introductory session on Arduino’s. Thank you Chris!

I’m also hoping we might have the facility/capacity to do some low tech/high craft exploring. Ever wanted to make a Wagon Wheel? A real one?

Following this date, we have secured the Library meeting room for the third Thursday evening of every month. February date is 19th. I’m looking for input as to if/how/when we might be able to migrate MakerSpaces Mackay to a more permanent workshop. Any and all ideas welcome.

MakerSpaces Mackay has set up a MeetUp group where you can book into our Big Kids sessions remotely: http://www.meetup.com/MakerSpacesMackay/

For our ever keen younger Makers, 2015 will see a couple of changes. Jaala will take the lead for 10 to 13 year olds. The first session for this age group will be at Mirani Library on 17 February. All things CIRCUITS will be the object of the session.

Meanwhile, the 14 to 16 year olds will be welcome to come and experiment with Robotics at Mackay City Library on the same day.

Bookings are essential and can be made via any of our library branches from 5 January.

Look forward to sharing the Maker groove!

Donna 🙂

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Donna Kellion