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== Upcoming Events ==
== Upcoming Events ==
=== CMKT 4 Contact Mic Workshop ===
Host: [[User:Melbert|Michelle]] '''May 6th, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM'''
*Join the members of the circuit-bent rock band CMKT4 for a workshop on building your very own EconoMIC Bottle Cap Contact Microphone (from Creme DeMentia). CMKT4 will show you how to solder up a piezo-electric pickup and house it sturdily in a recycled bottle-cap housing of their own design! Stick around for a set from the band as the tool-handle dip on your freshly built contact microphone dries. Additional take-home kits and other surprises will be available, come build a mic and see and hear some of the circuit-bent instruments you've read about on www.GetLofi.com up close.  Bring your own instruments and objects to amplify!
The workshop is $15, additional kits will be on sale for $10, and
we'll have fully assembled mics in several varieties for sale as well.
We'll have some other fun goodies also. Interested onlookers are
encouraged to donate if they don't want to build a kit.
CMKT 4 are Austin Cliffe, Zach Adams, and Jeff Cox. The circuit-bent /rock trio has made it their mission to leave no hackerspace behind on their way to their next Maker Faire; they want to bring new devices, sounds, and ideas to your town. They are constantly working to make new and interesting devices and music.
[https://www.facebook.com/events/170275356425731/ RSVP at the Facebook Event Page]
=== Austin Mini Maker Faire ===
=== Austin Mini Maker Faire ===

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If you're interested in coming to check out the space outside of our posted hours, join our mailing list and post a message a day or so before coming over to ask someone to be your host. You can also check the IRC channel and our Forum.


For a complete list of events and classes, check out our calendar.

Upcoming Events

Austin Mini Maker Faire

May 12th, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM The mission of Maker Faire events is to inspire, inform, connect and entertain thousands of Makers and aspiring Makers of all ages and backgrounds through the public gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkers, hobbyists, science clubs, students, authors and commercial exhibitors. Community-driven, independently produced Mini Maker Faire events inspired by Maker Faire are now being produced around the United States and the world, including Austin Mini Maker Faire. Come out to celebrate all things DIY, tinkering and hacking from all over the Austin area and beyond!

ATX Hackerspace will have a booth at Mini Maker Faire Austin and will be hosting a "Learn to Solder" activity.

The event page for Austin Mini Maker Faire is http://austinmakerfaire.com/

The "Call For Makers" Ends March 17th, sign up before that date here: http://austinmakerfaire.com/makers/

The event will be held at Pine Street Station at E. 5th and Waller.

AIEA Meeting and Open House at the Space

Host: Jon September 6, 2011, 6:00 - 8:00 pm The Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association (AIEA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individual inventors and entrepreneurs get their product to market. We are a member-lead organization motivated by the lack of resources and support encountered while developing and marketing an invention.

AIEA is one of serveral online community portals offering a library of resources, services and products to support the inventor and entrepreneur communities.

Recurring Scheduled Meetings

Membership Meeting - 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month 
7:30-8:00pm (often runs late, but usually starts on time - be there at 7:30 sharp!)

Check out the meeting notes to see what we've been discussing, or the Agenda for upcoming topics. Non-members and Provisional Members are always welcome to sit in and speak freely at our membership meetings . . . just leave the voting to confirmed members, please.

Members can add Agenda items here: Agenda

Public Open Hours

Microcontroller Mondays 
Host: [???], 7:30-10pm.

Hack on MSP430s, dsPICs, Atmel AVRs, Arduino, etc in an informal setting.

Tuesday Open House 
Host: Martin Bogomolni, 8:00-11pm-ish.

This is our main night of the week for socializing and welcoming new guests to the space.

Automotive Thursday 
Host: Matt Mancuso, 7-10pm
Build Night Friday 
Host: Marshall Vaughan, 7-11pm (Confirm with Marshall to make sure he'll be there on any given Friday.)
Software Saturday 
Host: Paul Bonser, 2-6pm-ish

Come hack on your latest project, show off what you're working on, ask someone for a code or design review, collaborate or pair-program with someone. Talk about design patterns or development methodologies. In short, this is about developing software, for fun or profit (or both!), so if you make software, or are interested in learning more about making software, come on down.

Games Night (also Saturday) 
Host: Matt McCabe and Jon Kelly, 6pm-12am, sometimes later

Games usually consists of a mix of traditional and more modern/obscure board and card games. Anything from backgammon to Settlers of Catan and beyond.