Ohm Base is assisting with the flood recovery by attempting to recover data from harddrives in damaged computers. We can also work on damaged memory cards from cameras.
It takes about 24 hours for a memory card, and 1 to 2 weeks for a hard drive.
To get assistance, call our main number 333-HACK (4225). If nobody is there to assist you (We are a volunteer driven group) then call Chris at 627-6156 and we can make arrangements for you to drop it off or for someone to pick it up if a volunteer is available.Posted 2012.06.25@18:51:14
Chris Riley explains to CBC how to recover a waterlogged hard drive
Chris Riley was interviewed by the local CBC Radio station about how to recover a hard drive or other electronic device that may have been damaged by the recent flood and sewage waters in Thunder Bay. Here is a link to the interview:Posted 2012.06.25@11:39:15
- Posted 2011.11.18@14:33:05
Community Open House This Saturday 10am-5pm!
Just a reminder that we’re hosting an open house at our new location on Saturday, November 19th, 2011 at the Thunder Bay Centre of Change (old Hillcrest Highschool). We’ll have lots of neat activities and demos to see, as well as refreshments and DIY paper toys to make! Come check out our new space, and meet the members that make it all possible!Posted 2011.11.17@20:26:44
- Posted 2011.11.17@20:24:39
Ohm Base’s free night each Tuesday at 5:30pm
Tuesdays are Ohm Base’s designated “free” night, where you can come and check out the space and meet some of the other members. Come to the Thunder Bay Centre of Change at 5:30pm, and see our lab located here. We usually meet between 5:30pm-7pm, and there’s always a cool discussion going on. We welcome visitors, potential members, old members, family of members, and anyone else that is just plain old curious about the lab space and what we do to come and check it out.
See you there!
— CoryPosted 2011.10.11@16:05:18
We’ve moved in!
Just to let everyone know, we’ve finally moved into the Thunder Bay Centre of Change! Weekly meetings are still 5:30pm on Tuesdays, and newcomers are welcome. Come in and check out our new space!
— CoryPosted 2011.10.04@19:36:00
Move In Progress! People needed to fill extra space.
So we’re into September now, and we’re making the transfer to the new space (Hillcrest Highschool) as we speak. It’s an ongoing process, but we hope to be complete in ~2 weeks. In the meantime, give us a visit at our Balmoral location. We’re still busy at work there, building gadgets and geeking out with the best of them.
We’ve decided to be generous and give referral discounts! That’s half off your first month’s membership to the referrer and referred. If you’re back to school this week, that’s a membership of $12.50 for the first month ($25 if you’re not a student.. Lucky working class).
And the big news I’m excited about: We’re getting PCB etching equipment! Fancy stuff too! Hurrah for PCB fabrication! Surface mount stuff is so much easier to find than through-hole, and now we can do both! We bought a drill press a few weeks ago for those who don’t know. Exclamation! (we’ll know the details of it all on Friday)
Welcome to those new guys who showed up this week. Glad to have some fresh faces aboard!
Welcome to July! We still haven’t moved!
Hello everyone, time for another blog update. June has been very exciting for Ohm Base. We welcomed a few new members in this month, bringing us up to 17. We’re getting extremely close to a 20 member milestone! We’ve been working on our community-building skills, getting introduced to several companies and groups in town. Whenever we get into our new location (it has to be soon, right?) we’re planning a big open house fundraiser event to make a big equipment purchase, so stay tuned for more news on that front. We have a few members imminently close to completing RepRap 3d printers, so soon we will be able to print wonderful little plastic whatevers. Jon’s (nearly?) finished his kegbot, and a test of it (for members) is planned for next weekend, along with our member BBQ. Jordan and a few other members are still hunting kijiji for Power Wheels toys to turn into racing machines for upcoming Power Racing Series events, which we intend on competing in. This and a bunch more individual member projects are being worked on at Ohm Base right now.
We are also looking for ideas for some upcoming competitions and DIY events. The summer will be the perfect time to do some exciting competitions, so at our meetings and online we’re keeping our minds open for some event ideas. Let us know.
We still don’t have a theme for Thursday Night Workshops for July, but we’ll come up with something on Tuesday.
The logo competition is in full effect on facebook right now. Members and friends of Ohm Base are invited to submit logos until Tuesday, July 5th, so get your ideas together. For 1 week after the deadline, we’ll be voting on the logos that we like, and finally picking one so we have something to represent ourselves. After we get the logo nailed down we can start spreading more physical information around to potential members and keep the community growing.
Finally, welcome to all the Lakehead University Summer Transition students! A few of our members, myself included, went out with you on the orientation activities today and we met a few people interested in joining. We’ll love to have you, and we encourage anyone interested in checking the place out to come during our weekly member meetings, Tuesdays at 4:30. We’re currently camping out on the second floor of the 1294 Balmoral Building, which is immediately south east of the university (in the same block of land). Come by on Tuesday and make yourself known. If you can’t make it on Tuesday, you’re welcome to come by anytime. There are usually a few members in there hacking away on projects on weekdays. Give the lab a call at our temporary number (807.768.6684) before showing up to see if someone’s in, and they’ll let you up and show you around. Also be sure to join our facebook group, that’s where a lot of communication takes place (for now, anyway…)
That’s all for now. With any luck, in the next week we’ll know more about our move-in to the new hackerspace location. Until then, stay tuned and keep hacking the good hack.