LAN Party April 12th!

by on Apr.02, 2014, under Uncategorized

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On Saturday April 12th we’ll be having another LAN party!

Game List: Team Fortress 2, Left For Dead 2, Unreal Tournament 2004, UT3, Monday Night Combat, Super Monday Night Combat, Diablo 3, StarCraft 2, DOTA2, Minecraft and anything else you’d like to play.

Food: We will have a taco/nacho bar setup with a variety of fillings, condiments and options available for a $15 donation (MidsouthMakers Members $10) which includes soda. BYOB (obviously 21+) Feel free to bring your own food/drinks/snacks.

Agenda: 4p – 6pm Setup. Food served at 5pm. From 6pm onwards, game, eat and frag!

All attendees need to be 18 years old or older, unless accompanied by a legal guardian at all times. Bring your PC, a monitor, power strip, and an ethernet cord.

If you plan to drink you must be 21+ and please drink responsibly, if you need a ride/cab home please let someone know.

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Learn To Solder I April 5th

by on Mar.11, 2014, under Events, Workshops

Image Credit: Jeff Donaldson

Image Credit: Jeff Donaldson

Want to learn how to solder? Midsouth Makers will be hosting a soldering workshop on April 5th @ 2PM. The class will be $25 and you will be walking with a TV-B-GONE. Class size is limited to 15, so sign up today! RSVP on Meetup.com

Q/A: 
What do I need to bring? 
You should bring Soldering Iron, Solder, Multimeter, Flush Cutters, Solder Sucker/Solder Wick, and helping hands. If you don’t have these Items, no biggie, the makers have a few sets to borrow for the class.

So what is this TV-B-GONE thing? 
Its an over powered remote capable of turning off many different TV’s from over 150ft away with one push of a button. It is a great kit for beginners, large parts, and low part count. Curriculum can be found here. (http://learn.adafruit.com/tv-b-gone-kit/overview)

When will registration be closed? 
Registration will close march 26th. This will allow ample time for kits to ship. Sign up now before seats run out!

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Cookout Friday 2/28

by on Feb.25, 2014, under Events, Meetings

Free Food Friday!

We will be firing up the grill around 6:30 or so. Come check out our space and meet up with local makers.

Where: MidsouthMakers
When: Friday Feb 28th 7pm-???
What: Food! Hamburgers & Hotdogs, BYOB
How Much: FREE (Donations accepted)

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Recycling and Facilities Logistics update

by on Feb.17, 2014, under Business

As of 2/16/2014 Midsouth Makers has halted all recycling efforts except for aluminum cans. The effort required to haul and receive payout, and lack of room was the deciding factor. Please place aluminum cans neatly in the red tape area of the shop. Please do not crush cans. They are easier to handle at the recycler when they have not been crushed

Donations:

Even though we have ceased recycling, we are still taking donations. If a member is donating/bringing in a donations, it is his/her responsibility to break down and put away donations. If unsure about the intrinsic value or where to put an item, place it in the red tape area in the shop.

Salvage Parts and Items:

If you have walked into the space recently, you will find we have bins. Lots and lots of bins now! Please keep these organized. There are some spare bins, if we need more categories. Just make sure to label the bin!

This is a work in progress and there are plans on expanding expanding the bin storage and creating custom drawer shelving unit to house the bins.

Shop Tables:

Just a friendly reminder that all items on the work bench near the door should only be there for 1 week max. I myself am guilty of this. If you have some projects that have been lingering there for a while, please complete or pick them up. If you leave a project on this bench, please make note of your name and the date last worked on. Abandoned projects will be filed away in the trash bin. This is a necessary evil to create room for newer projects being fabricated in the space.

Pegboard/Tool Chest:

The space has gained another 4×8 foot section of pegboard. The pegboard and tool chest is for storing tools and tool consumables (blades, sandpaper, ie) only.

Gray Hanging Wall Bins:

These are for fasteners and tiny loose hardware items that don’t need a large bin. These are a current work in progress. If a bin is needed for fasteners or tiny hardware items, please label the bin with the label maker.

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Happy Birthday Cookout at MidsouthMakers

by on Jan.10, 2014, under Events, Meetings

This Wednesday is MidsouthMaker’s birthday. We’ve come a long way since 2010 and we’re going to celebrate this FRIDAY by cooking out hamburgers & hot dogs at the space. We’ll fire up the grill around 6:30ish. BYOB/Sides/Desserts.
Where: The Space

When: Friday Jan 10th 7ish

Who: YOU!

How Much: FREE! (Donations always welcome)

Why: Why not!?

Please RSVP here so we know how much food to prepare

We will be meeting at our space in Bartlett (2804 Bartlett Rd, Suite 2 Memphis, TN 38134 Our Building is behind the building facing the street).

Our open house meetings are quite laid back and for members and non-members to come check out what we have going on at the space or to just come tour our space

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