[Lab] Hello all!

dave dave at huntgang.com
Thu Aug 15 11:08:21 EDT 2013

It sounds like you will absolutely fit in, so don't worry about that! 

The evenings are very informal, they mostly consist of people forming small groups around the room discussing various topics ranging from electronics to 3D printing to art projects. 

Some individuals bring their projects to work on, although I personally find I need a bit more focus to work.  That said, I do bring in the occasional project as show and tell or to ask for help if I am stuck on it. 

I can almost guarantee a bunch of interest if you bring in your computer! 

As for tools,  there is an oscilloscope, soldering station and a bunch of hand tools. We also have a laser cutter and a couple of 3D printers for member use. 

Certainly stop by when you are free. Possibly next week. 


-------- Original message --------
From: Aurelius R <maxrowsell at gmail.com> 
Date: 08-14-2013  3:29 PM  (GMT-05:00) 
To: lab at artengine.ca 
Subject: [Lab] Hello all! 
I'm not sure if this is the right forum in which to introduce myself; if it's not, I'm sure I'll be corrected! :)

I've only just stumbled onto our local 'hacker space' so to speak; I've been into electronics and computer hardware for a long time, but only recently when someone mentioned online that I should go looking for my local hacker space did I think to do a Google search -- and you guys turned up!

I'm planning on coming to the lab on one of these Wednesdays, but I'm hoping someone can give me a better overview of what you guys do as the website seemed a bit non-specific. For example, I'm currently breadboarding/prototyping my own Z80 single-board computer -- is that something I could bring and work on and possibly collaborate/get help with? I have a lot of my own tools -- oscilloscope, bench power supply/bench multimeter, plus tons of other crap, is that something that I should bring weekly? I've got a good carrying case for my scope so that wouldn't be an issue.

I'm 25, and planning on going to college for electrical engineering soon -- am I going to fit in with the crowd well?

Thanks for any and all insights/comments -- looking forward to finding out more/participating!
Peace, Love, Empathy

Alexander Max Rowsell
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