Our friends at PS:1 have a kickstarter going now…

We are not the only hackerspace in the Chicago area that is working on a kickstarter campaign. After you’ve signed up for the Hackerspaces in Space Challenge and pledged to the kicketarter, you should check this out:

Some of the guys over at nearby Pumping Station: One have a kickstarter that is a about halfway done.  They call their project the “Power Wheels Racing Series”.  What they do is encourage makers to trick out Power Wheelst toys into souped up racing machines.  Then, the makers all get together and race them for pride and glory.  Support our neighbors to the east!

Where to look for Workshop 88 information online

We’ve been trying to reach out online and connect with makers and hackers in the suburbs of Chicago for the last 2 years or more. Here is a sampling of all the places where you can get information on what is happening at Workshop 88.

First, if you’re reading this, congrats. You’ve found the blog. Also note that the blog has an RSS feed. (Yay, RSS!)

Every post that goes up on the blog is also sent out on the Workshop 88 twitter feed. Announcements are made there on occasion.  We reply to people when they send us messages on twitter, as well.

We have had great success with our meetup group. A majority of our newest members and guests have found us through meetup.

So there you go. All of the information that we post online can be found in these places. We post events to all of the places above at the same time, so no matter how you follow us, you should always get the details.

One last thing: it can be a little tricky to find Workshop 88 the first time you come to the space.  Fortunately, Fredo made a video showing how to get to the space.

Encourage science exploration in schools!

Our Hackerspaces in Space project has been posted to Hack-a-Day!

Thanks to the increased traffic from the Hack-a-Day readers, our kickstarter is starting to grow closer to being funded. It’s great to see that the post on HaD really emphasized the educational component of the HSIS challenge. Every time we get a $100 pledge, a kit that will go to a school somewhere in the country is 1/3 funded.

 
What can you do to help us engage kids in science exploration?