I’m just back from the space where we meet with Eric Michaud from Pumping Station: One in Chicago. He’s giving a talk to Skynet (the University of Limerick Computer Society) in Limerick on Saturday and stopped by to visit TOG.
We had a good laugh in the space and over food in Pifco’s, we also talked about the differences and similarities in the way we run our hackerspaces. One point Eric made is that we need to make a much bigger effort in trying to promote our space and the activities in it. An important philosophy we should follow is “Just f**king do IT!!”, don’t let the fear of embarrassment or failure hold you back, don’t waste time thinking about it, just do it.
During the discussion we also worked on a Lego prototype of our robot entry for the RobotChallenge in Vienna next year, we’re going to work on it more over the weekend during the Hackathon.