If you have tried to visit 091 Labs over the last days, you may have noticed an eerie quiet to the place and not a soul to be seen…
That’s because we’re in the process of moving 091 Labs into it’s new location! =D
Our new address is “6 Commerce House, Flood Street, Galway”.
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We’ll go into more detail about it and our future plans over the next few weeks but suffice to say that it’s awesome and you should come visit us on Open Tuesdays from 7pm =)
All future events should be considered as being on in the Flood Street space and for anyone who has been using our Lo-Lo app to find out if the Labs is open, it should be operational again next week!
Just 24 hours after signing our new lease, 091 Labs is moved in. Yesterday was a day of heavy lifting. I caught the aftermath on film. Sadly, I didn’t snap a picture of Mariah’s special Bailey’s cake before we consumed it.
Our new space is at 47 Eyre Square, just above Kennedy’s pub. (Maps are on the About page.) For now we’re sorting out all the utilities that come with a new home: electricity, internet, keys… as well as starting the unpacking in earnest.
We’re planning some great events in the upcoming weeks. Mark your calendar for Irish Hackerspaces Week (Saturday the 20th of August to Sunday the 28th of August), and consider subscribing to our Events calendar and this blog.
091 members out in numbers
091 Labs in motion
091's youngest hacker
The night view of Eyre Square out our window. Convenient for watching for the bus!
Kebabs courtesy of our neighbours, The Charcoal Grill. Delicious boozy chocolate cake courtesy of Mariah!
Relaxing after the move
Thanks are also due to Gerry & Patrick Kavanagh for assistance in storing and moving stuff at relatively short notice, Michael O’Connor (for help with storage) as well as Radek Panek, Marcus Quinlan, Carles Sentis and Seán for their time, fuel and vehicles when ferrying members and our collected crap from pillar to post when both moving out of the old space and moving into this one. Not to mention, everyone who turned up to lend a hand with the heavy lifting. Thanks one and all!
091 Labs will finally be signing the lease on the new Space this coming Wednesday. Our new address will be 091 Labs, 1st Floor, Tyrone House, Eyre Square, Galway!
We’ve got the keys, are eager to get moved in and need your help!
We’re looking for some willing volunteers who have big vehicles to aid us in transporting all our gear to the new Space over the course of this coming week and we’ll need a few people to help lift the gear up the stairs once it gets dropped at the door too.
So if you’re free to help on Wednesday evening (August 3rd) from around 6pm, drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @091labs with the tag #moving or Facebook or however! We’d love to hear from ye!
And if you aren’t free on Wednesday but are around earlier or later in the week, still drop us a shout as we’ll make sure to arrange something =)
There will be a meeting for all interested in 091 Labs’ current developments tonight at 8pm in Club Arus na nGael on Dominick Street Lower (Location here: http://goo.gl/zWTDd). Things to be discussed are our exact member numbers, ideas for workshops until we find a permanent space and the most up-to-date news on our hunt for a new space.
Hope to see you there at 8pm. Apologies to those who got a tweet last night about last week’s meeting. That was sent in error. Silly technology…
3Dcamp, the “un-conference Barcamp which looks at The Internet Beyond Web 2.0″, will be running on Saturday June 11th in the University of Limerick. Areas of interest include:
- 3D visualizations (Blender, Sketchup),
- Gestural Interfaces (Kinect)
- Mapping mashups, GPS,
- Location based Services (LBSs),
- Haptics and augmented toys (eg. Wiimote hacks),
- Augmented reality
- Virtual worlds (Second Life, the Metaverse),
- Mirror worlds (Google Earth and Virtual Earth),
- Interactive art installations
- …and all things 3D.
There will be plenty of hacking-related talks and workshops this year on subjects such as “Tracking objects in 3D space” by Jeffrey Roe of TOG hackerspace in Dublin, “Escapism, Pedal Through Google Streetview On A Stationary Bike”, by Lette Moloney, and “How I built a Sheep Herding Robot” by Niall Dempsey. Registration is from 9am, with specific building details to follow. Attendance is free and all are welcome to the event.
You can keep up to date with all the latest details at: http://3dcamp.barcamp.ie/