Month: June 2019

"Week 419 – Laser Asteroids"

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

  • Laura James:  [Laura is from Cambridge Makespace, and one of the organisers of Festival of Maintenance, co-hosted by DoES  Liverpool this September] Late again!  On maintenance, open government, land and climate bit.ly/2WuWQ8x

Coming Up in the Next Week

Tuesday 18 June, 6:30pm-9:00pm Liverpool Sewing Club
Wednesday 19 June, 6:30pm-9:00pm XR Liverpool
Thursday 20 June, 7:00pm-9:30pm Maker Night
Thursday 20 June, 7:00pm-8:00pm Community Meeting

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: 310 open, 845 closed

4 new issues:

Featured issue: Sort out Reward Shirts. Can we move this on or close it?

6 issues closed:

Thanks johnmckerrell, amcewen, jackie1050!

"Further Proof That DoES Is Epic"

DoES Liverpool prides itself on being a socially aware, socially responsible organisation, from the things that are produced here, to the way we deal with unwanted equipment and other recycling, and the initiatives we try to spearhead in the wider community. We host multiple environmental groups, as well as providing a home for charity workers among the technologists and makers. On top of all that, fairness and equity of opportunity has been at DoES’ heart since its creation – the reason our prices are kept as low as possible is to allow as many people as possible to have access to the equipment and expertise in the space, and our completely free Maker Events make absolutely sure that no-one need be left behind.

 

Recently, we took another step forwards by becoming officially accredited by the Living Wage Foundation as a Living Wage Employer. This means that DoES pays all staff at least the national living wage, as set by the Foundation. This is higher than the government’s minimum wage, and is calculated using the basic cost of living with the aim of ensuring workers can have a decent life.

 

Although there is currently only one member of staff, along with a cleaner, this accreditation ensures that any future staff members, whether employed directly by DoES or through an agency, would have to be paid the living wage, and will ensure that that rate is tracked for existing staff.

 

We are absolutely delighted to be the first co-working space in Liverpool, and only the second Maker Space nationwide, to be have this accreditation, and to continue our history of trailblazing. We consider this a challenge to other spaces, not just in Merseyside, but around the country – come and join us in showing your users that fairness starts at home, and that people are the most important resource we have.

"Week 418 – Fabric District Arts Festival"

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 11 June, 7:00pm-9:00pm Wearable Tech Group
Thursday 13 June, 9:00am-6:00pm Jelly Liverpool
Thursday 13 June, 7:00pm-9:30pm Maker Night
Saturday 15 June, 10:00am-5:00pm Liverpool Synthesiser Meet

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: 311 open, 840 closed

7 new issues:

Featured issue: Work out and set up an induction process for the CNC router. Can we move this on or close it?

2 issues closed:

Thanks ajlennon, amcewen!

"Week 417 – Sensor data, ePaper, PCB cufflinks"

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 03 June, 6:30pm-9:00pm XR Liverpool
Tuesday 04 June, 6:30pm-9:30pm Hack the Space Evening
Tuesday 04 June, 7:00pm-9:00pm Liverpool Sewing Club
Wednesday 05 June, 7:00pm-9:00pm Liverpool Linux User Group
Thursday 06 June, 7:00pm-9:30p https://github.com/DoESLiverpool/somebody-should/wiki/Maker-night
Friday 07 June, 1:00am-Tuesday 11 June, 12:59am Fabric District festival
Saturday 08 June, 10:00am-5:00pm Maker Day
Sunday 09 June, 1:00pm-4:00pm “Fabulous Fascinators”

Join us for a fun beginners workshop on adding lights and electronics to your wearable items.

We’ll show you how to embellish your own custom fascinator headband, with colour-changing LEDs, and laser-cut fabric decorations. This workshop is the perfect opportunity to take your first steps in electronics, coding, and laser cutting, and suitable for anyone with an interest in fashion.

Our workshops are always fun and easy-going and this time we’ll be offering a glass of prosecco on arrival, and refreshments throughout, including hot and cold drinks and snacks.

Not only will you leave the workshop with a fabulous light-up fascinator, but you’ll also have learned a bunch of new skills, so you can continue to work on your fascinator and other wearable projects when you get home!

This event is part of the Fabric District Festival.

Tickets can be purchased from our Eventbrite page:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fabulous-fascinators-an-introduction-to-wearable-tech-for-beginners-tickets-60544389900“>Fabulous Fascinators

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: 306 open, 838 closed

4 new issues:

Featured issue: Fix and reassemble the big table from Gostins. Can we move this on or close it?

5 issues closed: Read More

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