The knitting circle will have its next meeting at the labs on Saturday, May 11th from 4 to 7pm. The knitting circle is open to knitters of all skill levels. It provides a social and collaborative workspace, and help is available for people just starting out. Meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month.
All attendees are encouraged to bring their own supplies, although a few spares are available. Attendance is free for members, and €2 for everyone else. All money goes to the upkeep of the Labs. Any questions can be directed to maraley42 [at] gmail [dot] com.
091Labs will be hosting a private Avengers Movie marathon day/night viewing on Monday 6th May from 1200 to 00:00 roughly
This is a come and go event with a voluntary donation to the Labs on entry of €5 to fund our new projector and roof mount.
Snacks and soft drinks can be purchased from the tuck shop and we will stock microwave popcorn for this event. Members can also bring their own food if they like.
We will be opening the front door for this and will start the screening at 12. The order of screening will be:
- Captain America: The First Avenger
- Iron Man
- Iron Man 2
- The Incredible Hulk
- Avengers Assemble
Please share with as many people as possible and we hope to see you there!
Sticking to our goal to try to have one every two months for the rest of the year, we’re going to be running the next Ignite Galway session on Wednesday, April 24th, (next week) at 8pm, Upstairs at Kelly’s Bar.
To explain Ignite, I’m just going to steal completely from Oisin’s post for the last one!
Ignite is a global lightning presentation format where speakers have five minutes and twenty timed slides to enlighten and inspire the audience about their chosen topic. Entry is €5 and the enlightenment is free!
We had 7 speakers at our last event in February (I was one of them!) and the rest did a great job =P The videos can be watched here. Over the last two events, we’ve had topics covering archaeology, science, maths, art, political satire, empowering creativity, gender equality, life foods, community involvement, movement building, and saving lives – zombies have also came up twice!
We’re still looking for more speakers for the event if anyone is interested. Here is what we need:
- 5 minutes of you talking about something that interests you which you want to share with everyone.
- 20 slides that we can run in the background (they’ll autoforward every 15 seconds).
- The slides saved in .ppt, .odp, and .pdf because something always goes wonky.
That’s it! It’s really easy to get involved. Here is our advice for making a talk.
- Figure out the story you want to tell, it can be whatever you want!
- Write down the 5 main points you want to mention – that’s one minute each.
- Get 4 pictures for each of those points that’ll help it flow in the background.
- Turn the photos into slides and add some text if need be.
- Tweak the above to your preference afterwards.
You don’t need to worry too much about perfection or making an everlasting masterpiece, we actually prefer our talks to be a bit rough and ready as the event itself. The aim is to have fun, have a laugh, have a pint, enjoy the night, and maybe learn something too =) If interested or would like some advice for it, drop me an email at email@example.com. Either way, I hope to see you all there next week!
Copyed and pasted from my blogpost
So I had to go and sort out work placement for the final module of my course. The problem? No where was hiring me! The place that I was meant to go to pulled out, no one else was taking interns and no one was hiring… solutions people? I need solutions!
Step 1 – Start your own Company
Step 2 – Do work placement there
Step 3 – ???
Step 4 – Profit (literally)
So I set up a 3D Printing and calibration company in Galways hackerspace 091labs with the help of a few members who donated the use of 2 printers, 1 which hadn’t been completed and the other broken. I was also given a 3D scanner and a broken CNC milling machine and told to go nuts. And nuts i have gone!
After completing the Mendel90 printer and started running test prints I quickly discovered that 20 m of filament is not enough so i ordered close to €250 worth of roll to get myself off the ground. Its a scare position to put myself in considering the only food i have is whats left in my self and I have no idea where next months rent is coming from. I already have one client and an event coming up to work on that will hopefully take the bit out of most of that receipt but more work needs to be found before I can relax and get comfortable. One of my major advantages is that I’m the only company in Galway offering these services for now, and with the constant flow of artists, students, tourists and entrepreneurs I shouldn’t have an issue sourcing work. But the sooner I have 2 operational printers the better.
|First Calibration Piece|
So should you be a student in need of a final year project, an artist looking for a model, an entrepreneur looking for a rapid prototype or simply a handyman looking for a replacement part or repair, drop me a comment or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a cheap and cheerful service.