SoMakeIt Newsletter – Fundraising, Workshops and New Groups

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Fundraising, Workshops and New Groups

We’ve been busily working on growing the space and scheduling some events and workshops. We’ve also been planning the future of the space and raising funds so we can expand!

Fundraising for Southampton Makerspace

The agreement we have for our space in Southampton is coming to an end in the middle of October, at which point we need to pay for 12 months rent up front. We are asking for donations via a crowd-funding campaign to cover our basic costs for the nest year. This will enable us to grow, have more tools and equipment, longer opening hours and more space for more members, more events and more workshops. We will even have our own locked doors and so can have more keyholders – another big step toward our goal of 24 hour, seven days a week access for all members!

Please encourage your friends and co-workers to donate to our campaign to help So Make It grow bigger and better!


We’re running a few workshops over the next couple of months

  • Shrimping It – learn how to build and program microcontroller circuits with your own Arduino clone – 18th September (sold out) & more dates to follow.
  • Southampton RepRep User Group – Meetup at IBM Hursley 29th Septemberget your (free) ticket here.
  • .NET Gadgeteer South Coast – The regular meetup for .NET Gadeteers, 3rd October.
  • Autodesk Rendering technologies – talk from leading 3DS Max developer, 30th October Hosted by Etch in Southampton, tickets here (£5).
Please check out our workshops page for details of upcoming workshops.

New groups @ So Make It

We have some new groups which either use the space or associated with So Make It.

.NET Gadgeteer South Coast

So Make It now hosts the meetups for the .NET Gadgeteer South Coast monthly meetup. A group of makers using the .NET framework and supported hardware to build robots and other projects.


A new group of iOS & Mac devs & designers. The first meetup is on Thursday 10th October at the Trago Lounge in Portswood, Southampton.

Join us

New Opening Hours from October

From October we will be opening an additional weekday evening. The regular opening times will then be:

Saturdays: 2pm-8pm
Tuesdays: 7.30pm-10pm
Thursdays: 7.30pm-10pm

Remember that we can also open at ad-hoc times by request and for workshops.

Spread the Word

Please spread the word about SoMakeIt among your friends and coworkers. They can sign up for the newsletter, like our facebook page, follow us on twitter and more. 


On the web

You can always view a list of our social sites in the header of our website.

Upcoming Events

18th September
7pm, So Make It, Sold out!

29th September
RepRap and 3D printing
10am, IBM Hursley, free tickets

3rd October
.NET Gadgeteer South Coast
7pm, So Make It, free

TBA October
7pm, So Make It, tickets TBA

30th October
Autodesk Rendering Technologies
7:30pm, Etch, tickets £5

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