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Events Bulletin from 15 August 2018
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Tue 21 Aug
BASINGSTOKE MAKERSPACE OPEN EVENING
19:00 to 21:00
Kevin is the host for this evening together with the rest of the members of the Basingstoke Makerspace.

What is a makerspace?

A makerspace is a collaborative work space for making, learning, exploring and sharing that uses high tech to no tech tools.

These spaces are open to kids, adults, and entrepreneurs and have a variety of maker equipment including 3D printers, laser cutters, cnc machines, soldering irons and even sewing machines. A makerspace however doesn’t need to include all of these machines or even any of them to be considered a makerspace. If you have cardboard, Lego bricks and art supplies you’re in business. It’s more of the maker mindset of creating something out of nothing and exploring your own interests that’s at the core of a makerspace.

These spaces are also helping to prepare those who need the critical 21st century skills in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). They provide hands on learning, help with critical thinking skills and even boost self-confidence. Some of the skills that are learned in a makerspace pertain to electronics, 3D printing, 3D modelling, coding, robotics and even woodworking,

Makerspaces are also fostering entrepreneurship and are being utilised as incubators and accelerators for business startups. There have already been some amazing success stories (http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/07/7-successful-products-to-emerge-from-san-franciscos-techshop/241291/#slide3) that have come out of makerspaces to date.

What we'll do

Weekly open evening when you can come along and chat about your projects and what you would like to achieve.

Occasionally there will also be evening talks on subjects of general interest to the Maker community. On these evenings, there will be a small door donation requested for non-members of the Makerspace to contribute towards the cost of the building and admin. Watch the web site at: http://www.meetup.com/basingstoke-makerspace.

If you park here you need to display a permit. Park if there is space and ask for a permit to display. If you are a paying member you can keep the permit.  
Organiser:     Kevin Roche
Tue 21 Aug
TUESDAY NIGHT SOCIAL AT THE MAIDENHEAD INN
21:00 to 23:00

Tonight we meet up with the Makerspace members at The Maidenhead Inn from 9.00pm following their weekly Open Night.

The Maidenhead Inn is at 17 Winchester Street (Top of Town), Basingstoke and is the clubs regular weekly venue for the Tuesday Night Social. The pub can be found in the pedestrianized area heading towards Sarum Hill.

Look for the table in the front family area of the bar with the Basingstoke Friends sign on the table. New and prospective members are particularly welcome.

 
Organiser:     Committee (membership@bnhivc.org)
Thu 23 Aug
Meetup NEW SCIENTIST: "EXPLORING THE FUTURE" @ MAKERSPACE
19:00 to 21:00
Maritime House, 65 New Road, Basingstoke

Bob Clifford, the organiser from Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique, is the host for this evening's Webinar from New Scientist with members of Cafe Sci, Basingstoke Makerspace and Basingstoke Friends.

This is part of an occasional evening talk series on subjects of general interest to the community. There will be a door donation of £3 for a New Scientist book raffle to contribute towards the cost of the room plus the provision of tea, coffee and biscuits.

The webinar broadcast starts at 7.00pm ... so please arrive around 6.45pm to get yourself some tea or coffee and biscuits.

What topics are being discussed?

Humanity’s future is being shaped by the technologies emerging today. These technologies include artificial intelligence and robotics, future transport and renewable power, data mining and data privacy. They are set to have a huge impact on the way we live, work and play.

But these technologies also raise important questions: do we clearly understand the potential of artificial intelligence, how will robots change the nature of work and society more broadly, can we exploit personal information and keep it private at the same time, and are we doing enough to make energy renewable?

An expert panel of engineers and scientists will be challenged to discuss these questions and the technologies behind them to better understand how they will change our lives by 2030.

Who is on the panel?

Alice Klein (Chair)
New Scientist’s Australasian reporter

Alice Klein is the Australasia Reporter for New Scientist. She has a PhD in chemistry from the University of Sydney and is passionate about boosting the public profile of science. She has appeared on radio and podcasts, made a science documentary series, and written for Australian Doctor, Medical Observer and the Washington Post.

Salah Sukkarieh
Professor of robotics and intelligent systems at the University of Sydney

Salah develops robotic devices and intelligent machines that can operate 24/7 in outdoor spaces without direct human input. His intelligent machines include robotic aircraft that can spray weeds in remote locations, an automated berth in Brisbane where ships are loaded and unloaded by robots and autonomous systems for commercial aviation. In 2017, he was awarded the CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Innovation and Science.

Lachlan McCalman
Machine learning engineer at Data61, Australia’s leading data innovation group

Lachlan leads a team at Data61 that builds software systems to solve real-world problems with machine learning. He focuses on complex, ambiguous or data-poor applications where making decisions requires robust estimates of predictive uncertainty. He is an expert on artificial intelligence and machine learning with a broad knowledge of privacy preserving technologies and how these can be applied to big data.

Matt MacLeod
Engineer and manager of Advanced Technical Vehicles & Site Development at Toyota Australia

Matt leads Toyota Australia’s Hydrogen Fuel Cell activities, which have significant potential to become an alternative source of energy. Hydrogen is an ideal material for storing energy in large quantities and hydrogen fuel cells generate electricity producing only water a by-product. They can be used in cars, buses, trucks, trains, forklifts and also in fixed locations. From a mobility perspective Toyota sees both battery electric and fuel cell electric vehicles as complimentary technologies in the future.

Brad Yelland
Director of engineering and technology at BAE Systems Australia

Brad is an aerospace engineer who has worked in a wide range of projects at BAE Systems including real-time digital flight simulation, the Nulka autonomous hovering rocket and unscrewed aerial vehicle technology. He is an expert in hypersonics and autonomous systems.

PARKING

If you park here you need to display a permit. Park if there is space and ask for a permit to display. If you are a paying member you can keep the permit.

 
Organiser:     Bob Clifford 07811-289586 (info@cafesci-basingstoke.org.uk)
How to find us:     Go through the front door then to the rear door

Cost:     £3 for book raffle plus refreshments
Tue 28 Aug
BASINGSTOKE MAKERSPACE OPEN EVENING
19:00 to 21:00
Kevin is the host for this evening together with the rest of the members of the Basingstoke Makerspace.

What is a makerspace?

A makerspace is a collaborative work space for making, learning, exploring and sharing that uses high tech to no tech tools.

These spaces are open to kids, adults, and entrepreneurs and have a variety of maker equipment including 3D printers, laser cutters, cnc machines, soldering irons and even sewing machines. A makerspace however doesn’t need to include all of these machines or even any of them to be considered a makerspace. If you have cardboard, Lego bricks and art supplies you’re in business. It’s more of the maker mindset of creating something out of nothing and exploring your own interests that’s at the core of a makerspace.

These spaces are also helping to prepare those who need the critical 21st century skills in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). They provide hands on learning, help with critical thinking skills and even boost self-confidence. Some of the skills that are learned in a makerspace pertain to electronics, 3D printing, 3D modelling, coding, robotics and even woodworking,

Makerspaces are also fostering entrepreneurship and are being utilised as incubators and accelerators for business startups. There have already been some amazing success stories (http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/07/7-successful-products-to-emerge-from-san-franciscos-techshop/241291/#slide3) that have come out of makerspaces to date.

What we'll do

Weekly open evening when you can come along and chat about your projects and what you would like to achieve.

Occasionally there will also be evening talks on subjects of general interest to the Maker community. On these evenings, there will be a small door donation requested for non-members of the Makerspace to contribute towards the cost of the building and admin. Watch the web site at: http://www.meetup.com/basingstoke-makerspace.

If you park here you need to display a permit. Park if there is space and ask for a permit to display. If you are a paying member you can keep the permit.  
Organiser:     Kevin Roche
Tue 28 Aug
TUESDAY NIGHT SOCIAL AT THE MAIDENHEAD INN
21:00 to 23:00

Tonight we meet up with the Makerspace members at The Maidenhead Inn from 9.00pm following their weekly Open Night.

The Maidenhead Inn is at 17 Winchester Street (Top of Town), Basingstoke and is the clubs regular weekly venue for the Tuesday Night Social. The pub can be found in the pedestrianized area heading towards Sarum Hill.

Look for the table in the front family area of the bar with the Basingstoke Friends sign on the table. New and prospective members are particularly welcome.

 
Organiser:     Committee (membership@bnhivc.org)
Thu 30 Aug
Meetup WINCHESTER SKEPTICS: "ALIENS AMONG US"
19:30 to 21:30

Basingstoke Cafe Sci subscribers are invited to the talk hosted by Winchester Skeptics In The Pub. Tonight's talk is titled “Aliens among us” and is led by Dr Joanna Bagniewska.

Winchester Skeptics hosts a guest speaker on the last Thursday of every month. They provide an opportunity for people who are interested in science, skepticism, rationalism and critical thinking to socialise and discuss matters of interest.

What's the talk about?


Aliens: supremely adaptable, successful and dangerous. A tagline for a sci-fi horror? No, it’s the reality around us. Invasive alien species – species that have come, or been brought, from one part of the world to another – can pose a huge threat to our health, finances and biodiversity. However, we can also learn a lot from them. How do we study them? What do we know about them? Can we stop the invasions? Come to the talk to find out!

The Speaker:

Dr Joanna Bagniewska is a zoologist, specialising in behavioural ecology and marking undergraduate essays. In her spare time, she does science stand-up comedy, which really isn’t that different from her academic teaching at the University of Reading. She comes from Poland, is part of the Oxfordshire Mammal Group and has a soft spot for hedgehogs.

(Joanna has asked us if we would prefer something a bit more serious. We think this is fine!)

The Venue:

The Licensed front cafe bar at the Winchester Discovery Centre area will be open from 7.00pm. The talks for Winchester Skeptics in the Pub start at 7.30pm in the main theatre. Suggested donation £3 for entry into a book raffle to cover speakers expenses and theatre hire that is collected at the door.

Hosted by the Winchester Skeptics in the Pub

 
Organiser:     Private to members of Basingstoke Friends

Cost:     £3 on the door
Fri 31 Aug
Meetup LIVE MUSIC AT "THE LOFT", LYCHPIT COMMUNITY HALL
20:00 to 23:00

Do you fancy some music to end your week? Go along from 8.00pm for "The Loft" at Lychpit Community Hall, a beautiful performance platform for local talent. Last Friday of every month. Entry is only £3 on the door for non-performers. This is an external non-hosted event ...

Bring your own drinks either with you ... or buy them from Tesco next door on the way in.

The music is great and it's a superb way of winding down at the end of the week.

 
Organiser:     Private to members of Basingstoke Friends

Cost:     £3.00 on the door

Events for September 2018
Fri 21 Sep
Meetup ACOUSTIC MUSIC OPEN MIC NIGHT AT CENTRAL STUDIO
20:00 to 22:30
Lobby Bar, Central Studio, Queen Marys College, Cliddesden Road, Basingstoke RG21 3HF
Finish the week off at the Central Studio free Open Mic Nights ... organised every few months.

This is a public event from 8.00pm at Central Studio where you can listen to some of the most talented musicians in Basingstoke. The evening is FREE and provides a chance to enjoy some fantastic music played by really talented people ... just buy drinks at the bar to show your support. This is great way to finish off a week before the weekend gets into gear.

Everybody welcome to just sit and enjoy the music .... If you want to play, please put your name on the list at the bar when you arrive.  
Organiser:     Bob Clifford 07811 289586 (bob_clifford@email.com)
How to find us:     Look for the Basingstoke Friends table sign

Cost:     FREE

Events for November 2018
Fri 30 Nov
Meetup ACOUSTIC MUSIC OPEN MIC NIGHT AT CENTRAL STUDIO
20:00 to 22:30
Lobby Bar, Central Studio, Queen Marys College, Cliddesden Road, Basingstoke RG21 3HF
Finish the week off at the Central Studio free Open Mic Nights ... organised every few months.

This is a public event from 8.00pm at Central Studio where you can listen to some of the most talented musicians in Basingstoke. The evening is FREE and provides a chance to enjoy some fantastic music played by really talented people ... just buy drinks at the bar to show your support. This is great way to finish off a week before the weekend gets into gear.

Everybody welcome to just sit and enjoy the music .... If you want to play, please put your name on the list at the bar when you arrive.  
Organiser:     Bob Clifford 07811 289586 (bob_clifford@email.com)
How to find us:     Look for the Basingstoke Friends table sign

Cost:     FREE


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