With 2014 fast approaching I thought it best time to post a "2013 year in review" for Lightbox Lab. We are now in our second year in existence and we are almost a year in our current space at Millmount RDC in Drogheda. Everything we hoped to achieve in 2013 has been done. Our club bank account was created, Millmount RDC have given us the a space we need for members to work and storage of equipment and membership payment is in place.
We have also built up a steady stream of funding from membership payments, non-member donations and from various workshops we ran over the year. This allows us to continue to use our current residence and also to put aside some funding for equipment in 2014.
This year also saw Lightbox Lab become involved with other events that took place such as Coder Dojo's DojoCon 2013 in Slane Castle and the Dundalk Youth Arts festival. We also attended Gaelhack in Waterford, a new event organised by Irelands hackerspace community which we will be more involved with next year.
Plenty of interesting projects were worked on in the space during the year by members, some of which have been documented on this site. Our weekly FREE! open night on Tuesday continues to allow anyone, members and non-members alike to come in and work on their own projects or a group project, use some of the equipment or to just bounce ideas or questions off like-minded people in the space.
Our members and our regular non-members at the open night have a range of interests. From electronics, hacking and gaming to music and other creative uses of technology. In 2014 we hope to hold even more workshops and to hopefully hold more regular events during the week.
We are always interested in hearing more from people in the Louth/Meath area and beyond who would like to get involved or who are just curious about what we do. You don't have to be an expert or even know what you are doing! just a sense of wanting to learn and/or get creative in something you are interested in within an easy-going environment is all that is required.