Author Topic: Regional Australia maker space. Looking for clicks to get the ball rolling.  (Read 120 times)

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Online Bendba

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Hi there,

Not long ago, a small group of tech enthusiasts started putting together a maker space near the town of Tamworth, NSW, Australia. It is currently located in Currabubula, to be exact, on a founding member's property. There are computers, vintage computers, video games, 3d printers, pinball machines, soldering tools, lathe, a full workshop...

It is great to finally find one outside of the big cities. (The next great thing would be to have an annual maker fair in the country)

Since it's started, the group gained a lot of enthusiasm, and support locally. Some schools, administrations and businesses have made some very nice material donations, such as office desks, computers, projectors,...

We are now looking at moving to the town of Tamworth itself, where most of the population is, or goes to for shopping. That would make it easily accessible and open more often.

We are currently in the running for a $5000 grant from the Greater Bank (yes, it is the name of the bank), up against two other local associations. The public gets to vote online to decide who gets the money. So far, we are leading but I would like, on the behalf of the association, to rally more votes, to secure our position, and to show that there is a strong support for this kind of things.

The vote happens on this web page:

https://www.greater.com.au/greaternewengland

All you need to do is scroll down to find our group, the Tamworth Tech Shed and click on the little blue 'up arrow' below to support us.
You can vote multiple times for the next few days, with a limit of one vote per hour, per person.

We would greatly appreciate the support.

Thank you



You can also see what we are up to on our Facebook page "Tamworth tech shed"
« Last Edit: Yesterday at 02:37:09 am by Bendba »
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Offline EEVblog

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Voted.

And I'm not suggesting anyone set up an hourly voting script or anything  ;D
 
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Just FYI, voting silently fails if you have uBlock Origin enabled. Monitoring the console in Firefox (obviously not for the purpose of creating an hourly voting script ;) ), the following error pops up:

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Cross-Origin Request Blocked: The Same Origin Policy disallows reading the remote resource at https://trackla.stackla.com/. (Reason: CORS request did not succeed). [Learn More]

Whitelisting stackla.com for that domain allowed voting to succeed.
 
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