Happy new year, and welcome back to the BTU Lab! The Spring 2018 semester is in progress, and we hope it’s been treating you well so far. Alicia’s returned from her side project (he’s a really cute baby), which means Wayne is no longer filling in for her. Welcome back!
Speaking of Wayne, he’s running a Practical Electronics workshop every friday from 12:30AM to 2:20PM, starting on February 9th. You can find more details on that here. We also have two student groups already meeting: Drone Racing Club is meeting during their usual time at 6PM on Thursdays. Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Club is meeting every other Wednesday, also at 6PM. Check the calendar for exact dates.
Coming up soon, we have an Open Hack Night on February 13th, starting at 6PM and continuing into the night. Bring a project, bring a friend, eat some snacks! Open Hack Nights are open to anyone, member or not, to come hang out for as long as they’d like, whether they have a goal in mind or not. No technical experience needed! We have a few more coming up on March 6th and April 3rd as well.
Libi is running Take It Apart-ies this semester, where you can come fix your broken electronics or just tear them up to see how they tick. Bring your own if you can, but we’ll have things to take apart at the lab too! Those will run from 6-8 on the third tuesday of each month, starting on February 20th.
Meanwhile, Alec has started BTU Monthly Hackathons in the lab! The first one is going to be next week, on February 16th from 6-10. The goal is to create something – anything, from an Arduino project to a painting – in four hours. There will be prizes and food!
We’ve also partnered with the Colorado Sewing Rebellion to run a few sewing workshops, starting with making winter hats on February 21st. Check the calendar for more!
Finally, a few things that are new from last semester, and a few things to keep in mind:
- Danny, Slaton, and Libi built a giant, four-player connect 4 in the window. This is the most important news of all.
- The Facewall now has a new member section. Give them all a warm welcome!
- The materials shelf and tool room have been revamped. Can’t find it on the tool wall? It’s probably in the drawers underneath the table!
- If your material isn’t labeled with your name and a date, it’s free for anyone to use. If it’s been here for more than two weeks, it’s also free for anyone to use.
- There’s now a sticker wall next to the calendar. Add lots of stickers. Engulf the walls in stickers.
- We have a BTU Advice Twitter now! Follow it at your own risk.
That’s all for now. Happy hacking everyone!