Month: Jun 2018

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"Week 368 – Shining a (Lot of) Light(s) on Little Inventors"

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 25 June, 7:00pm-9:00pm Wearables Group
Wednesday 27 June, 6:30pm-9:00pm Liverpool Artists’ Network
Thursday 28 June, 5:00pm-8:00pm Futuristic Materials Workshop
Thursday 28 June, 6:30pm-9:00pm Maker Night
Friday 29 June, 4:00pm-9:00pm Futuristic Materials Workshop
Friday 29 June, 6:00pm-9:00pm Preparations for Liverpool MakeFest. Times not exact, but gathering at DoES at 6pm and then heading to Central Library.
Saturday 30 June, 9:00am-5:00pm Liverpool MakeFest at Central Library
Sunday 1 July, 10:30am-3:00pm Maker Brunch

The Big Move

Did you hear, we’ve moved to The Tapestry, just off London Road. We’re open for business, but while we’re settling in we’re including a brief update on how things are going each week.

We’ve got hot water in the toilets! This mightn’t seem a big deal (and really, it isn’t, the only reason we didn’t have it from the off here at the Tapestry is because the water heater fitted wasn’t powerful enough. We’ve got a new one now), but it was something that we didn’t have at all in our six-and-a-half years at Gostins.

This week we did some more sorting out boxes and tidying things up, partly so we could empty the user research lab room in preparation for it getting fitted out. We also got the window frames painted in Room 29. Both of the workshop rooms now have doors fitted, although they need a top coat of paint over the primer.

If you want to help out, check the DoES Move The Tapestry and DoES Move – Settling In labels on the Somebody Should issue list, or get in touch.

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.

See all the issues…

Issue counts: 271 open, 565 closed

8 new issues:

Featured issue: We should have some waterproof flooring in the kitchen area. Can we move this on or close it?

2 issues closed:

Thanks amcewen!

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 formatted 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!

"Week 367 – Business, Caving and Sewing"

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 20 June, 6:30pm-8:00pm Friends of the Earth
Thursday 21 June, 6:00pm-8:00pm Ladies that UX
Thursday 21 June, 6:30pm-9:00pm Maker Night
Thursday 21 June, 7:00pm-8:00pm Community Meeting

The Big Move

Did you hear, we’ve moved to The Tapestry, just off London Road. We’re open for business, but while we’re settling in we’re including a brief update on how things are going each week.

We’re starting to make ourselves comfortable now, working out how to use the space even better now we’ve lived in it for a bit.  Last week that was tweaking the layout of the CNC room, and this week we did the same for the main room.  Spinning the co-working desks through 90 degrees meant we could get another bank of six desks in.

Sorting out the desks also led to us tidying some of the other bits of the space and finding homes for things, emptying out more of the “short-term-storage” in some of the side rooms.

The internal windows in Room 29 got their first coat of paint now that the putty has dried, and we set up the new AV gear in the events space to give us better audio for talks.

We also heard back from one of the firms we’d asked about sound insulation.  The quote is pretty steep (even with us expecting it not to be cheap), so we’re still looking into that.  There is another lead for a different firm, which we’ll look at for comparison.

This week should see work start on fitting out the user-research lab.  That’s being done by external contractors, but we’ll need to clear everything out of there ready for them to start work on it.

If you want to help out, check the DoES Move The Tapestry and DoES Move – Settling In labels on the Somebody Should issue list, or get in touch.

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.

See all the issues…

Issue counts: 265 open, 563 closed

5 new issues:

Featured issue: Find the exact features and cost of the missing software for the monster laser cutter. Can we move this on or close it?

3 issues closed:

Thanks johnmckerrell, magman2112!

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 formatted 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!

"Week 366 – Hannah Festival Launch Week"

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

Thursday 14 June, 9:00am-6:00pm Jelly Liverpool
Thursday 14 June, 6:30pm-9:00pm Maker Night

The Big Move

Did you hear, we’ve moved to The Tapestry, just off London Road. We’re open for business, but while we’re settling in we’re including a brief update on how things are going each week.

During Maker Day we moved a few things on from the move list.  We got all the new putty in round the internal windows, so that’ll be ready to paint in a week (and half of the windows were masked up in preparation).  Sean J and Mike re-jigged the CNC workshop to better contain some of the dust and noise.  We also experimented a bit with the desk layout of the co-working area in the main room to use the space more efficiently.

If you want to help out, check the DoES Move The Tapestry and DoES Move – Settling In labels on the Somebody Should issue list, or get in touch.

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.

See all the issues…

Issue counts: 262 open, 561 closed

5 new issues:

Featured issue: Improve workshop accessibility. Can we move this on or close it?

1 issue closed:

Thanks johnmckerrell!

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 formatted 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!

"Maker Brunch on Sunday 1st July"

The main room at DoES Liverpool

A couple of months back, when he was visiting to help us fit out the new DoES Liverpool space with a stint of floor-scrubbing, Jo Hinchliffe and I were discussing the wider maker community and reckoned it would be good if there were more opportunities for us makers to just meet up and hang out.

With Liverpool MakeFest coming up that gave us a perfect chance to host a get together.

So, on the Sunday after MakeFest (let’s hope heads aren’t too sore after the Saturday evening after-party here at DoES too) we’re going to have a Maker Brunch.

It’s nothing grand, just a chance for anyone who fancies getting together with some fellow makers.  No presentations, no obligations, all deliberately  low-key.

I’m not sure exactly what we’ll do for food.  There are a few cafes round the corner from DoES Liverpool which do bacon butties and the like; the bakery in the nearby Lidl does a good range of pastries; there’s also been the suggestion of scones.  I’m sure we’ll work it out on the day.  As ever, there’ll be good coffee and tea.

We’ll open the doors at 10:30am (I’m assuming that’s early enough – if you need to check out of your hotel before that, let me know and we can work something out) and be there until at least 3pm (and probably a fair bit later).

If you’re worried that you won’t know  anyone, you should come anyway, find one of these four people and say “Hi, I’ve just arrived.  Can you show me round?”  They’re all friendly people who’ve agreed to welcome any newcomers

Chris Huffee Jo Hinchliffe
Adrian McEwen Steve Upton

See you on the 1st!

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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 June, 6:00pm-8:00pm Wearables Group
Wednesday 06 June, 7:00pm-9:00pm Liverpool Linux User Group
Thursday 07 June, 6:30pm-9:00pm Maker Night
Saturday 09 June, 10:00am-5:00pm Maker Day

The Big Move

Did you hear, we’ve moved to The Tapestry, just off London Road. We’re open for business, but while we’re settling in we’re including a brief update on how things are going each week.

Things are in a  bit of a holding pattern on the big to-do items as we chase down quotes.  However, we will be getting blackout blinds fitted to the events space this week, moving that along.

We could also do with prioritising replacing the missing putty on the  windows in Room 29 to give it time to dry before we paint it.  Anyone want to  brush up (or gain) their skills?

If you want to help out, check the DoES Move The Tapestry and DoES Move – Settling In labels on the Somebody Should issue list, or get in touch.

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.

See all the issues…

Issue counts: 258 open, 560 closed

4 new issues:

Featured issue: Put some shelves up above the 3D printer bench. Can we move this on or close it?

4 issues closed:

Thanks magman2112, amcewen!

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 formatted 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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