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Welcome to DoES

DoES Liverpool is a community of makers and entrepreneurs, which includes a Co-Working space, Workshop, Event Hub, and much, much more.

First and foremost we’re a community of people with a diverse range of skills and interests, that you can be a part of. In joining the DoES community you get to mingle with entrepreneurs and company founders, artists and makers, software developers and hardware engineers, academics and students (and many people that are less easy to label).  Find out more here.

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DoES Weekly Updates

Week 206 - Community WiFi and Connected Device Prototypes

Each week we'll endeavour to publish some details of the interesting things that members of DoES Liverpool have been up to over the past seven days. You can find out a bit more about them in our introductory post.

And remember, if you're involved with DoES Liverpool at all, let us know what you get up to so we can include it here!

Things of Note

Coming Up in the Next Week

Monday 18 May, 6:00pm-9:00pm Sewing Club
Tuesday 19 May, 7:00pm-8:00pm Liverpool Drones Meetup
Wednesday 20 May, 5:30pm-7:00pm Friends of the Earth

Somebody Should

The DoES Liverpool to-do list is stored in the issues of our Somebody Should repository on github. Head over there if there's something you'd like to report, or if you want to help out fixing things.

Issue counts: 72 open, 72 closed

1 new issue:

1 issue closed:

Thanks DefProc!

Community Content

DoES exists to support the community that uses DoES. If you use DoES, then you are part of that community. If you would like to publicise something related to DoES, you can email hello@doesliverpool.com with the formated content for us to use as a new blog post. Tell us what you're up to, and we'll show the world what epic stuff happens at DoES!

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Week 205 - Look at the Size of That Pie!

Each week we'll endeavour to publish some details of the interesting things that members of DoES Liverpool have been up to over the past seven days. You can find out a bit more about them in our introductory post.

And remember, if you're involved with DoES Liverpool at all, let us know what you get up to so we can include it here!

Things of Note

Coming Up in the Next Week

Tuesday 12 May, 7:00pm-9:00pm JavaScript User Group
Wednesday 13 May, 6:00pm-9:00pm Maker Night
Wednesday 13 May, 6:00pm-8:00pm @MerseyNet Community WiFi Brainstorming
Thursday 14 May, 10:00am-11:00am Organisers' Meeting
Thursday 14 May, 6:00pm-8:00pm Bitcoin Meetup

Somebody Should

The DoES Liverpool to-do list is stored in the issues of our Somebody Should repository on github. Head over there if there's something you'd like to report, or if you want to help out fixing things.

Issue counts: 72 open, 71 closed

1 new issue:

No issues closed

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DesktopProsthetics

Copyright Jason Abbott

image with thanks copyright Jason Abbott

DoESLiverpool are developing an iteration of the Enabling the Future project within the "Build Your Own: Tools For Sharing" Exhibition at FACT 4 June – 31 August 2015 with the Crafts Council and in association with Norfolk Museums Service and Norwich Hackspace. Ross Dalziel, Patrick Fenner and Adrian McEwen who are permanent deskers at DoES Liverpool are helping facilitate and support a ‘production line’ area in the FACT show within their main gallery 1 on the ground floor to 3D print open source designs of upper limb prosthetics. It's inspired by a local family the Abbott's who used our workshop to print hand parts independently. You can see an image of Baylee Abbott above.

Over the course of the exhibition FACT Gallery Assistants and DoESLiverpool will assist the public in testing and building 3D printed prosthetics using the open source design "The Raptor Hand". The public will have the opportunity to play, experiment and understand what prosthetics are and how access to rapid prototyping and open source digital making tools can help people make the world the way they want it.

By working with Reach in the NorthWest, the association for children with upper limb deficiency, we'll be helping a number of children (primarily) from the North-West and, when the exhibition tours, East Anglia where Norwich hackspace are assisting. In addition, the exhibition which tours to Norwich will raise awareness within the Reach community and the general public about some of the uses for 3d printing. It's worth noting that the Raptor Hand is more of a tool rather than a fully functional prosthetic device and has very limited grip strength.  For more details on the design and its suitability check out http://enablingthefuture.org/faqs-general/

DoESLiverpool if you are new to us, as an organisation, do not do projects in a sense; we simply help our community to realise their projects with the facilities we have. Our community is essentially anyone who wants to do something with us. Part of the 'deal' of this project is that DoESLiverpool and Norwich Hackspace can keep the new larger 3D printers, Ultimaker 2's, so that if people do need to print more hands in the future at DoESLiverpool, we will have extended our facilities so that they can. If a group grows and develops around the activity in the exhibition then that group can continue to use DoESLiverpool to support it like the many diverse groups that call DoESLiverpool home.

We are managing the project on github which we hope will aid Norwich hackspace when they help with their side of the tour.

There are a few dates of specific activity the public need to book on to aside from the public launch on the Thursday 4th June at 6pm. Booking details will follow on Eventbrite

Outside of these workshop dates the public can visit the exhibition and see the hands gradually being printed and finished so just like the DoES workshop but a little more formal and with more context and a visual explaination of the process of building the printed hands for DesktopProsthetics. Gallery assistants will be able to explain the process and show some of the completed parts as they are printed and prepped ready for assembly

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Week 204 - Keep Watching the Skies (and the Seas)

Each week we'll endeavour to publish some details of the interesting things that members of DoES Liverpool have been up to over the past seven days. You can find out a bit more about them in our introductory post.

And remember, if you're involved with DoES Liverpool at all, let us know what you get up to so we can include it here!

Things of Note

Coming Up in the Next Week

Monday 04 May, 6:00pm-9:00pm Sewing Club Cancelled for the Bank Holiday
Wednesday 06 May, 6:00pm-8:00pm Liverpool Linux User Group New arrival to DoES!
Saturday 09 May, 10:00am-5:00pm Maker Day

Somebody Should

The DoES Liverpool to-do list is stored in the issues of our Somebody Should repository on github. Head over there if there's something you'd like to report, or if you want to help out fixing things.

Issue counts: 71 open, 71 closed

1 new issue:

1 issue closed:

Thanks DefProc!

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Week 203 - Showing Off In Newcastle (at MakerFaire UK)

Each week we'll endeavour to publish some details of the interesting things that members of DoES Liverpool have been up to over the past seven days. You can find out a bit more about them in our introductory post.

And remember, if you're involved with DoES Liverpool at all, let us know what you get up to so we can include it here!

Things of Note

Coming Up in the Next Week

Monday 27 April, 6:30pm-9:00pm Maker Night
Tuesday 28 April, 6:30pm-9:00pm Geek Up - Thiago Hersan "Small Data: personal apps for affective communication"
Saturday 02 May, 10:00am-3:00pm Introduction to Laser Cutting

Somebody Should

The DoES Liverpool to-do list is stored in the issues of our Somebody Should repository on github. Head over there if there's something you'd like to report, or if you want to help out fixing things.

Issue counts: 71 open, 70 closed

2 new issues:

1 issue closed:

Thanks DoESsean!

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Week 202 - Scoreboards, Stencils and Shining (Good Night) Lamps

Each week we'll endeavour to publish some details of the interesting things that members of DoES Liverpool have been up to over the past seven days. You can find out a bit more about them in our introductory post.

And remember, if you're involved with DoES Liverpool at all, let us know what you get up to so we can include it here!

Things of Note

Coming Up in the Next Week

Monday 20 April, 6:00pm-9:00pm Sewing Club
Tuesday 21 April, 7:00pm-8:00pm Liverpool Drones Meetup

Somebody Should

The DoES Liverpool to-do list is stored in the issues of our Somebody Should repository on github. Head over there if there's something you'd like to report, or if you want to help out fixing things.

Issue counts: 70 open, 69 closed

3 new issues:

No issues closed

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Week 201 - Delivery for DefProc [repeat to fade]

Each week we'll endeavour to publish some details of the interesting things that members of DoES Liverpool have been up to over the past seven days. You can find out a bit more about them in our introductory post.

And remember, if you're involved with DoES Liverpool at all, let us know what you get up to so we can include it here!

Things of Note

Coming Up in the Next Week

Tuesday 14 April, 7:00pm-9:00pm JavaScript User Group
Wednesday 15 April, 5:30pm-7:00pm Friends of the Earth

Somebody Should

The DoES Liverpool to-do list is stored in the issues of our Somebody Should repository on github. Head over there if there's something you'd like to report, or if you want to help out fixing things.

Issue counts: 67 open, 69 closed

7 new issues:

4 issues closed:

Thanks cheapjack, amcewen, madjake45!

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Week 200 - Ramping up prep for the MakerFest UK Laser Challenge

Each week we'll endeavour to publish some details of the interesting things that members of DoES Liverpool have been up to over the past seven days. You can find out a bit more about them in our introductory post.

And remember, if you're involved with DoES Liverpool at all, let us know what you get up to so we can include it here!

Things of Note

Coming Up in the Next Week

Wednesday 08 April, 6:00pm-9:00pm Maker Night
Thursday 09 April, 7:00pm-8:30pm IoT Liverpool celebrates global IoT Day
Saturday 11 April, 10:00am-5:00pm Maker Day

Somebody Should

The DoES Liverpool to-do list is stored in the issues of our Somebody Should repository on github. Head over there if there's something you'd like to report, or if you want to help out fixing things.

Issue counts: 64 open, 65 closed

5 new issues:

4 issues closed:

Thanks amcewen, DefProc, johnmckerrell!

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Week 199 - Museums, Hang-gliders and Kilts

Each week we'll endeavour to publish some details of the interesting things that members of DoES Liverpool have been up to over the past seven days. You can find out a bit more about them in our introductory post.

And remember, if you're involved with DoES Liverpool at all, let us know what you get up to so we can include it here!

Things of Note

Coming Up in the Next Week

Tuesday 31 March, 6:30pm-9:00pm Geek Up - Life's a Pitch
Thursday 02 April, 12:00pm-1:00pm Organisers' Meeting
Saturday 04 April, 10:00am-4:00pm Absolute Beginners Arduino

Somebody Should

The DoES Liverpool to-do list is stored in the issues of our Somebody Should repository on github. Head over there if there's something you'd like to report, or if you want to help out fixing things.

Issue counts: 63 open, 61 closed

2 new issues:

No issues closed

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Week 198 - Liverpool City Renewables share offering; Walrus cards; and Wearables

Each week we'll endeavour to publish some details of the interesting things that members of DoES Liverpool have been up to over the past seven days. You can find out a bit more about them in our introductory post.

And remember, if you're involved with DoES Liverpool at all, let us know what you get up to so we can include it here!

Things of Note

Coming Up in the Next Week

Monday 23 March, 6:30pm-9:00pm Maker Night
Wednesday 25 March, 7:00pm-9:00pm IoT Liverpool
Saturday 28 March, 12:00am-Sunday 29 March, 11:59pm Clothing and Technology Meetup 2: A Wearables Hackday

Somebody Should

The DoES Liverpool to-do list is stored in the issues of our Somebody Should repository on github. Head over there if there's something you'd like to report, or if you want to help out fixing things.

Issue counts: 61 open, 61 closed

1 new issue:

No issues closed

Read more

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