We’re pleased to announce that Protospace is moving to a new, bigger, better space! Our new space is located in the Airways/McCall Industrial area in northeast Calgary. Our new home is located at Bay 108, 1530 27th Avenue NE http://goo.gl/maps/l0EnG . The space is about 15 blocks away from the nearest C-Train station and the 72/73 bus route runs only five block from the new location.There is ample parking available on 15th St for drivers. Pictures of the space are located here. http://pics.uddf.net/index.php?/category/4
This weekend we are going to need help moving; if you have time throughout the day you are welcome to join us. We plan to start at the old space at 12001 44 St SE at around 8am and go all day long until we finish or burn out and then start again the next day to move the final bits and do a cleanup of our old empty space.
Currently we have one large truck booked with a power tailgate and three trailers for sure, any other vehicles that can haul anything, minivans, cars, trucks, etc... are a welcome addition especially if any have a trailer hitch. We can also possibly use some extra tarps, straps or ropes to help secure loads in trailers/trucks.
We still haven't met many of our new neighbours and don't know the logistics of the of the parking lot are after hours. If you are driving, please park on 15th St NE. If you are taking transit, the closest stops are:
Route 72 (Coming from west of the space): Stop ID 6015 EB 32nd Ave at 12 St NE
Route 73 (Coming from east of the space): Stop ID 6034 WB 32nd Ave at 12 St NE
Additionally, Route 32 runs from Huntington Hills to Rundle (Sunridge) Station and stops right outside our door!
The closest WB stop ID is: 6033
The closest EB stop ID is: 7512
Be sure to come down this Tuesday and others to check out our new, improved space!
http://twitter.yfrog.com/z/esjr1oanj Mostly in one piece... but at least we made it safely.
Bay 108, 1530 27th ave NE Calgary, AB T2E 7S6
Protospace is a hackerspace – sometimes (somewhat incorrectly) called a maker or make space. We’re a Calgary non-profit organization geared towards providing a workspace suitable for research, lecture, computer exploration, physical and virtual prototyping, and development. If you would like to help in the development of this hackerspace, associate your group with the hackerspace, or donate tools, hardware or money please contact us.
In almost every major city you go to, you will find a hackerspace and inviting inventors, geek and artists hard at work making and breaking everything under the sun. We are not evil, we wish to promote creativity and community both here in Calgary and around the globe. Read more about hackerspaces on Wikipedia