That title is a play on words and I'll tell you why shortly, but first, I want to explain the first half (and more obvious meaning) of the title, which is that July has buzzed past in a flash. I don't know about you, but I feel compelled to ask how it's already the end of the month. It just started!
Because July felt so speedy to me, I have decided to keep this post somewhat text-light and picture-heavy. If a picture is worth so many words, well, that's the time we have, isn't it? And I know the world generally prefers images to text these days, so today is a day to cater to the masses.
I will still zoom through some 4C Updates:
In the month of July we have hosted a photography workshop (and others) and purchased a new audio editing software (Logic Pro X, mainly chosen by our Tech Specialist Alec). We have been gifted a loom (incredible, see the photos, it's wild), made some advances in our approach which have well improved productivity, brought on 2 new bright and lovely volunteers who will be helping with projects and hosting workshops from their knowledgeable selves, sent back a TV for repair after much battling and ALSO sent back a 3D Printer for repair after much battling (but to be fair, very good service on their part, just battling with the machine. Thank you Mindkits! You rock) and much more. It's been a good time, a bad time, a funny time, a sad time, and mainly it's been a time.
A big highlight for me at this time in the 4C Centre is:
Our steering group. They are doing some awesome work in planning and making the place more secure and better to use- writing up fair use policies, asking different companies out in the world for their off-cuts, and plotting out a way to maximize storage for materials in the Centre- they've been aboslutely rocking it. The steering group is the core of the special place that is the 4C Centre.
And that brings me to the title of the post. The second half of it's meaning is about a new project that we (the members and myself) are working on all together. We are designing an Escape Room from scratch! From the theme to the layout to the puzzles, all the way to the part where we actually invite people to come use it, and fundraise for our happy little makerspace. It has got a lot of traction within the centre and a lot of enthusiasm, and we have an expert who will be helping us with the mechanical side of making the puzzles work interactively (and be quite cool, really)!
In my next post I'll give some more insight to the process of that... as well as the actual next steps with our 24 hour launch, which is all meetings and decisions and underfoot but will be a reality soon enough.
All the best,