Welcome to the site for the Melbourne Eastern Suburbs Hackers or MESH.

Our next meeting is on Sunday the 23rd of November at the Ringwood Trade Training Facility(RTTF) – 3 Hill Street, Ringwood East.  From 2 o’clock to 5.

We are a group whose goal is to create a hackerspace in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. We have open membership and invite you to become part of the growing DIY maker community in Melbourne. We are now an incorporated not-for-profit body, Melbourne Eastern Suburbs Hackers Inc.

We have now had our third regular meeting last Sunday the 9th of November, at the Ringwood Trade Training Facility(RTTF) – 3 Hill Street, Ringwood East.  RTTF is our temporary home until we grow our member base and eventually hire our own premises.

You can join by emailing chris.fryer78@gmail.com or signing up to our MeetUp group.

Some photos of our last meeting.

If you don’t know what a Hackerspace is – keep reading. You can also check out our about page.

MESH is about supporting a growing maker community that we can all be a part of. Our Hackerspace is a social environment where makers can congregate to share their knowledge, learn and build things together.  We strive to help people with disabilities to become makers and learn to help themselves.

We are a space open to all people, we will always have an open membership. We want people from all walks of life to join. Just because you do not know anything about technology does not bar you from membership.

In the future we strive to become a place where members of the greater community can have access to technologies such as 3-D printing and laser cutters. The maker movement also creates an opportunity for disabled people. The huge range of programming languages, computer aided design, social media and access to knowledge gives physically disabled people the chance to take their full place in society.

Some links:

Google Group Forum

Deloitte report into the Maker Movement in Australia