Thin film printable spacecraft are an interesting new field, but unfortunately current printable electronics techniques can only reliably print a few dozen transistors at a time. The very first computers were built with similar constraints, what can they teach us?
Come along to Dorkbot for Michael Johnson’s talk on Tuesday May 21st.
As someone said of Michael the other day, “Did you know there is a guy over there that makes real space ships? I thought he was talking about conceptual space.”
Dorkbot is at 7pm for 7.30pm in the Pervasive Media Studio, Watershed every 3rd Tuesday for talks and impromptu show and tell.
An open invitation to come along to March’s Bristol Dorkbot meeting. Come along to ’show and tell’ about a project you’d like to share or come along to see and catch up.
Doors open for the meet-up at 7.00pm in the Pervasive Media Studio (within the Watershed building).
The Mini Maker Faire will be a topic but also maybe feedback on the latest technological find brought into the backspace…
See you Tuesday.
The first Dorkbot meeting of 2013 is upon us already because the year started on a Tuesday.
The theme this month is show your favourite Christmas gifts, I bet most of you got some cool geeky gifts, parts for projects or new tools. We won’t be requiring proof that it’s a Christmas gift, so if you got something recently you want to show just bring it along.
We’ll be meeting on Tuesday, 15 January from 7pm in the Pervasive Media Studio. Check out the details I posted for our space craft talk last year for help finding us, that was a pretty comprehensive post.
Bristol Dorkbot will be meeting as usual for a show and tell meeting next week (Tuesday 20th) from around 7pm. We’ll be meeting in the Pervasive Media Studio which is found by going through the Watershed bar. All are welcome, if you have a project to show please feel free to bring it along, we have a very friendly and informal meeting style so no need to prepare a big presentation or anything.
September 14th, 2012 · 1 Comment
This month’s meeting of Bristol Dorkbot will be a presentation about CubeSat technology and low cost space hardware by Michael Johnson.
Citizen Space Exploration with Pocket Spacecraft
Michael Johnson, JA
Inexpensive CubeSats, ChipSats and
Thin-Film Spacecraft/Landers/Rovers coupled
with community fund raising platforms such as
KickStarter are allowing anyone have their
own space exploration program. Michael
Johnson, from JA, the open source open
access space company, will show you how
you can have your own kitchen table space
program and describe how citizen space
exploration is about to move from low earth
orbit proof of concept to interplanetary
For some more background reading, you can have a look at these links,
The meeting will be taking place at the Pervasive Media Studio in the Watershed building in Bristol, this Tuesday (18-Sep-2012). We’ll be there from 7pm with the talk starting at 7:30pm.
If you’ve not been to a Bristol Dorkbot meeting before the Watershed can be found in Bristol city centre [google maps]
Once you’ve entered the building you need to go up the stairs and right into the bar. Looking at the bar you’ll see a double door to the left of the bar, go through there and down the corridor, if the doors half way down are locked, use the intercom and say you’re there for Dorkbot. Hopefully we’ll have some signs up on the night.
We’ll be meeting at the Pervasive Media Studio in the Watershed from 7pm this Tuesday (19 June 2012). Come along for discussion and presentations on projects, tools and equipment.
Dorkbot Show and Tell is starting at the earlier time of 7:15pm on April 17th in the usual venue at the Pervasive Media Studio in the Watershed.
(Because we have to finish at 9:30pm - but we can carry on in the bar afterwards.)
See you there
Unfortunately we can’t run this month’s Dorkbot in the Pervasive Media Studio because no Studio residents are available that night
However plans are afoot to visit the newly created Cardiff Hackspace group - check out the Bristol Hackspace email list for developments.
Following a celebratory week for Botlab’s AGM it’s time for this months Dorkbot. Come along to say hello or bring along any project you would like to show and tell.
Dorkbot is held at the Pervasive Media Studio’s new location in the Watershed.
Dorkbot Bristol and Bristol Hackspace share may links. Support from ‘BotLab’ the company that runs Bristol Hackspace and made the ‘Draw’ project possible for Dorkbot is one of them.
Come along to the BotLab AGM on Thursday 16th Feb to find out more about what BotLab does and what it can do for the creative technology community in Bristol. Best of all you can help shape it. A new cooperative constitution will be adopted at the meeting. You can become a voting member at the meeting to both stand and vote for a new board of directors for the company.
The AGM will be held in the Hackspace at BV studios in Bedminster, doors open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.
The aim is for the business of the meeting to be prompt. Refreshments will be provided to celebrate the occasion for those who want to stay and chat and/or hack.
A fuller account for the agenda of the meeting can be fount on the Hackspace Wiki at the following address: