Connected Community

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Connected Community
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Country Australia

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City Melbourne

Date of founding


Last Updated 2013-02-28






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Membership fee

Standard Membership $40 AUD Monthly / $480 AUD Yearly. Concession Membership $20 AUD Monthly / $240 AUD Yearly. Casual Visit $10 AUD per visit.

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Location -37° 49' 24.5208", 145° 2' 19.5972"
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There is an incredible pool of talented people living in Melbourne and working on extraordinary projects. Many of these projects are firmly grounded in open-source and true collaboration. Many projects are commercial, but the participants still care deeply about passing on their expertise and engaging with the community. Based on that foundation, we're creating a HackerSpace that provides a common ground for cross-pollination and sharing of skills and (scarce) resources / equipment.

Unlike many user groups, the Connected Community HackerSpace is predominantly about doing and building your project (some or all of it) in a shared space. Occasionally we presentations or show and tell, but we strongly encourage active participation and learning through hands-on involvement ...

Currently we meet most Tuesday nights, and one weekend per month.

We have a two-car garage, located in the inner-Eastern suburbs, with a work-space, some electronics tools / diagnostic equipment and parts. This has been the starting point for regular get-togethers over the past two years, but by no means does that set any limits on how the Connected Community should grow over time. In fact, we are actively seeking a suitable option to establish a space with increased accessibility.

If you are interested in helping establish this HackerSpace, please contact andyg at geekscape dot org or via Twitter:geekscape ... follow using the Twitter hashtags #hackerspaces and #melbourne

The people involved in the space varies from meeting to meeting, however there are a core with serious practical experience in hacking building automation, cars, motorbikes, robots, RC models, rockets, 3D printing, audio/video, Android development ... and many more. Of course, there is plenty of Arduino action.

Open-source licensed projects that Melbourne based hackers are engaged in, include ...

- LunarNumbat

- Hackerspaces Global Space Program

- GeekMyRide

Commercial projects that Melbourne based technology entrepreneurs are engaged in, include ...

- Metrometrix (MetrometrixLive Media Intelligence System)

- Please add your Melbourne based open-source and commercial hardware/software project above (in the appropriate section)

Note: If your project is proprietary, contains no open-source components, and you fundamentally can't talk about it and share aspects of it with the open-source development community, then it probably shouldn't be listed here. However, you should consider the commercial and economic advantages of protecting only the key aspects of your venture and prepare your organization to leverage both open-source hardware / software and contributing back to the community that saves you time and money, as well as reducing risk !

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