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I was at the NEPHP 2017 conference in Ch'town last week. Met some cool people that love the PHP programming language. Got inspired. Working on a little contribution to PHP internals. ... See MoreSee Less

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Hey guys and gals. Just a reminder that Patricia (teacher from Montreal I mentioned in my earlier post) will be stopping into the space around 7 p.m. this evening for a tour. I'll be there, feel free to stop in and say hi. Cheers. ... See MoreSee Less

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Hey all. The Summerside Makerspace has been contacted by a teacher from Montreal who is trying to set up a makerspace in her school. She's visiting the Island in a couple of weeks and asked for a tour our space. I've arranged to show her around on Aug. 11 around 7 p.m. if anyone else wanted to stop in and say hi. Her name is Patricia Wallace.
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Brought in one of the EDTrackers and put it on my shelf, if anyone wants to experiment with the motion control for the Makers Making Change stuff :)
Just been working on random stuff today. Some work on the Delta, printing camera mounts for the drones, etc.
Looks like the camera mount won't work great with this frame layout so will likely have to edit it, but at least the basic structure for holding the camera will work :D
No idea what to do about the receiver though, as it's just too big to work with the frame.
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An Excerpt from the December Economic Development Office Newsletter / City of Summerside

- Posted on December 8, 2015 by

Summerside Economic Development is set to partner with community leaders, to open up the first Makerspace in Summerside. A makerspace is a workshop that provides tools, materials and space in a community environment where youth and adults alike work independently or collaboratively on creative projects in any area – computer programming to woodworking, painting to mechanical engineering.

Participants pay for membership and members offer classes on focused topics for a small fee-per attendee, to raise funds for supplies and other costs including rents and utilities. Corporate members are welcome as are donations of time, treasure and talent in the form of expert advice, donations of supplies and working tools and/or in-kind services.

At the makerspace, people gather to share resources and knowledge, work on projects, network and build. The availability of real working tools and nearby colleagues putting them to practical use opens the doors of thinking big and testing ideas while the culture of do-it yourself, sharing knowledge and experimentation grows the capabilities of the group. Makerspaces are zones of self-directed learning in a shared setting. The makerspace is the ultimate workshop for the tinkerer and the perfect educational space for individuals who learn best by doing.