Welcome to the site for the Melbourne Eastern Suburbs Hackers or MESH. We are a group whose goal is to create a Hacker Space in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. We have open membership and invite you to join up and become part of the growing DIY and maker community in Melbourne. We are currently working to become an incorporated not-for-profit body. Which will be done by the end of September – if everything goes to plan.

Our next meeting does not have a date yet but will be some time in September. Please visit our Meet up group page and tell us what date is suitable for you.

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

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

This is about supporting a growing maker community that we can all be a part of. Our hacker space will be a social environment where makers can congregate to share their knowledge, learn and build things together.

Hopefully as it grows it will become a center for the development of open source software and hardware. It will be a space open to all people always having 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.

It will also be 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 place in society.

Some links:

Google Group Forum

Deloitte report into the Maker Movement in Australia

Consumer affairs website for setting up a not-for-profit incorporated association.