Makerspace Status Update for Monday Mar 22

Time for a weekly update on Dallas Makerspace.

Next Meeting:

Topic: How to Use Your Oscilloscope and Other Bench Equipment
When: Thursday, March 25, 7pm
Where: Company|Dallas 1701 N Collins Blvd, Richardson, TX 75080
Map: http://www.companydallas.com/?page_id=30

Ed Paradis will offer a tutorial on how to use common bench equipment.
Have you ever wanted to know how to use an Oscilloscope? What about a
function generator? You can probably guess what a Counter does, but
what is it good for? Learn how to put electronic bench equipment to
good use! We have a great collection of gear and we’ll demo its use in
this presentation. We’ll also go over some of the ways you can get by
without a whole set of equipment.

We’ll also cover the usual makerspace topics such as introductions of
visitors and progress reports on finding space and raising money.

News

Several new members since last week! We’ve been posting fliers all
over town and it’s beginning to have some effect as new members
continue to trickle in. Members have been adding new content on the
wiki, so check it out. The list of potential projects is growing fast.
And don’t forget to follow us on twitter.

Makerspace wiki
http://www.dallasmakerspace.com/

DPRG Twitter feeds

DPRG
http://twitter.com/dprgdotorg

Dallas Makerspace
https://twitter.com/dallasmakers

Noise Boundary
http://twitter.com/noise_boundary

Membership Update

Current members: 12
Member Goal: 30
Member list: http://www.dallasmakerspace.com/wiki/Members

Come on folks, if you haven’t joined yet, please do so today. We’re
asking for a one-time up front donation of $100 or whatever you can
afford to help us reach our startup fund goal. After that, there will
be a monthly membership fee in the $30-50 range, depending on how much
you can afford. If there’s something you’d like to see happen before
you plunk down your hard earned money to join up, let us know what is
and we’ll try to address it. We’d like to reach 30 members by the end
of March to keep our plans for getting office/warehouse space on
track.

Startup Fund Update

DPRG contribution: $1000
Member donations: $2100
Supporter donations: $135

Total: $3235
Goal : $6000

We’re over halfway there! We know these aren’t the best times
financially for non-profits to ask for donations but if you can
squeeze out a few dollars, you’re helping to create a group that could
potentially have a big impact on Dallas and make our city a more
interesting place to live. Any donation will help, however small. To
make a donation, visit the DPRG’s Dallas Makerspace project page:

http://www.dprg.org/projects/2010-01a/

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