Aras was an active member of Victoria Makerspace since its inception until the summer of 2012 when he moved away. He has a background in software engineering and holds a masters degree in computer science. After working for a few years in the software industry, he decided to change his path to pursue a more hands on career in manufacturing. He has a wide range of interests and enjoys working on challenging and long term projects.
Meagan is an Engineering Tech by profession, she currently works as an Ops Manager at a small machine shop here in Kamloops. She spent the past 10 years working as a designer for various manufacturing industries and have had the opportunity to learn a variety of manufacturing processes. She has a strong CAD background and runs her own 3D Printing and design consulting business.
Nicholas is an accomplished maker who always has several projects on the go, from building race cars to making medieval jewelry. He has had his own businesses, and worked in the construction and mining industry. He is also involved with a few other non profit organizations in Kamloops, and is very active in the community.
Shawn has been collecting and using metal working tools for the past seven years as a hobby. He recently converted a small vertical mill to CNC and have really been enjoying working with the CAD/CAM software. He has a wide range of interests including electronics, software and machining tools.
Many years ago Brad fell in love with architecture and hand-made houses. Slowly he warmed up to powertools, then became obsessed, and today works as a Joiner and Timberframer. Brad discovered the maker movement while learning to scrutinize the work of his employer's massive CNC, and is glad to have found a community where he can learn new skills, and perhaps even experiment with robots doing the work for him (although he admits it seems like a lot of work).
Now it is the best time to get involved in our community to shape your local makerspace, since we are compiling a list of tools that are in demand. Join the community and voice your opinion about what tools we should get first. We have already received several nice donations waiting for members to use!
Give us a shout on the forum if you like to come for a visit. You can also drop by on Wednesdays from 6pm to 8pm to checkout the space.