7hills Featured in MAKE Magazine!

Exciting news folks!

7hills Makerspace listed as most interesting makerspace by MAKE magazineIn this month’s edition of MAKE Magazine, you’ll see a trippy panarama of our very own maker home pictured as one of the Most Interesting Makerspaces in the Country.  

Seriously, check it out for yourself.  We are in the “East” Slideshow.

Some major high fives are due!

  • Matt & Laura Mumber for their work restoring the building
  • Greg Richardson & the Civitium team for vision in securing & creating the space three years ago
  • John Grout for some great networking with Make writers/editors over the past few years

We are still geeking out and will have a few extra copies on hand at the space or you can get your own at Barnes & Noble or other newsstand.

MAKE, Vol. 40, p40.

ALL HANDS ON DECK!

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We need your help! Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been rethinking the space’s organization. One of our makers, Justin, has created a Floor Plan which will maximize utility and usability. We’re going to be moving a bunch of our tools and work stations THIS THURSDAY, JUNE 12th during our regular Make Night, 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Get familiar with our new Floor Plan, come up with some ideas, and we hope to see you there!

A few things Justin took into consideration with the Floor Plan:

  • Organ – Not moveable, thus the music section will stay as it is.
  • Electronics – The computer screens will be less visible by the windows
  • Woodworking – Loud, with a lot of physical byproducts. The apartment wing (where it is now) seems to be the best place for it.
  • Social – Needs to be both a welcoming space, and in a location where mingling will not be too disruptive.

While we’re doing the bulk of the reorganization on Thursday, we’re going to need to move a bunch of heavier equipment and furniture on Saturday. So if you cannot attend Make Night, you have another opportunity to help us out on Saturday from 10am to 4pm!

Plinko!!

OK, who says marketing has to be all about Myfacing and Tweetering on the Interweb these days?

Well, Steve showed up at our make-night last night. He made this AWESOME plinko board for friend-of-the-space SAI Digital to show off a cool inbound marketing technique at the recent Business Expo event here in Rome. Um, they won best of show. No wonder.

I will try to get him to do a write-up on it, but for now, here’s a pic. It’s Arduino-controlled, has these cool clicky-sounding relays for the lights that give it a great carnival feel, and the woodworking looks like it was done at Yankee Workshop.

The missing blog post: hackaday comes for a visit

This Blog post should have occurred May 30, 2012 or shortly thereafter. I’m just now doubling back to catch up. On Memorial day, I was at the 7hills Makerspace. A knock came at the door. It was Caleb Kraft from Hackaday. He asked for a quick tour. You can see it in the Hackaday blog (link below).

http://hackaday.com/2012/05/30/hackerspace-introduction-7hills-makerspace-in-rome-georgia/

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