Month: February 2022

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"A Part-Way-Through Check In from Lauren, one of our first Boost Members"

We asked Lauren for a quick update on what she’s been doing so far. I think you’ll agree that she’s been making good use of her Boost membership to experiment and build up her product base!

“The DoES Boost Membership has been really great so far. I’ve really enjoyed my time working in the space and every person I’ve met has been so helpful, friendly and welcoming.
I’ve been spending most of my time learning how to use Tony, one of the big lasers. The beauty of the Boost Membership is that it has really given me the time to learn and experiment. I’ve been testing lots of different settings and each time I use the laser I have been getting better results. The out of hours access is excellent too, the flexibility is really useful for working around my family and two small children.

Here are some pictures of a few things I’ve made recently. This has only been possible due to the generosity of DoES Liverpool and the Boost Membership. Thank you so much!

If you are unsure whether to apply for the next round then don’t hesitate, it’s such a great opportunity!”

Little Chestnut Chopping Board Little Chestnut Chopping Board Little Chestnut Earrings Circle Flowers Little Chestnut Earrings Teardrop Acrylic Little Chestnut Earrings Teardrop Flowers   Little Chestnut Wooden Bouquet Little Chestnut Wooden Bouquet close up Little Chestnut Wooden Bouquet

If you don’t know about our Boost membership scheme, here’s a link to our original post, and the post from our second round (closing date for entries 11:59 on 28th February 2022)

 

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"Week 560 – Last Day to Apply for April Boost Membership"

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!

COVID-19

Click here for details of the measures we’re currently taking related to the COVID-19 situation, especially if you’re thinking of coming in to the space. We’ll keep you updated if anything changes – make sure you’re following us via our Google Group, and/or via social media.

Boost Membership

Entries for our Boost membership scheme close at 11:59 on Monday 28th February. If you’re reading this before then, and think you might benefit, then take a read of our blog post here (includes a link to the application form).

Otherwise, keep an eye on our social media on Wednesday 2nd March when we’ll be announcing the winners.

Things of Note

Coming Up in the Next Week

Tuesday 01 March, 6:30pm-9:30pm Hack the Space Evening

We have a regular evening where we look at improving some of the software that DoES runs on. You can join us online at https://ca.meet.coop/b/adr-ctr-trg
Take a look here to see what we’ve got in mind:
https://github.com/DoESLiverpool/somebody-should/issues/670
https://github.com/DoESLiverpool/optimism

Wednesday 02 March, 7:00pm-9:00pm Liverpool Linux User Group
Thursday 03 March, 7:00pm-9:30pm Maker Night Get your free ticket here

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: 376 open, 1290 closed

3 new issues:

Featured issue: Make Dinky a nice space for meetings. Can we move this on or close it?

2 issues closed:

Thanks DoESsean, johnmckerrell!

"Week 559 – New Toys, Busy Sunday"

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!

COVID-19

Click here for details of the measures we’re currently taking related to the COVID-19 situation, especially if you’re thinking of coming in to the space. We’ll keep you updated if anything changes – make sure you’re following us via our Google Group, and/or via social media.

Boost Membership

You must have seen mentions already about the DoES Liverpool Boost Membership. We’re really trying to spread the word far and wide on this so we would appreciate your help to do this. If you are a member of any mailing lists or you have other connections that you think will be a good way to spread the message then please do so, even just sharing the messages on our social media or writing your own posts would be a great help.

There’s plenty more information on the blog post here: https://doesliverpool.com/co-working/launching-our-next-boost-membership-applications/ and that’s also the best place to direct people to for finding out more and applying. The closing date for applications is Sunday 28th February, so no time to lose.

Things of Note

Coming Up in the Next Week

Tuesday 22 February, 7:00pm-9:00pm Wearable Tech Group online at https://meet.jit.si/bubblino and in IRL in the DoES Liverpool workshop
Thursday 24 February, 7:00pm-9:30pm Maker Night You can get your free ticket here
Sunday 27 February, 2:00pm-5:00pm Plastic Playgroup (DoES Workshop)

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: 375 open, 1288 closed

4 new issues:

Featured issue: Perform an audit of the small tools, etc in the Workshop. Can we move this on or close it?

2 issues closed:

Thanks JackiePease, magman2112!

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"Week 558 – 2nd Boost Membership Campaign/Makefests"

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!

COVID-19

Click here for details of the measures we’re currently taking related to the COVID-19 situation, especially if you’re thinking of coming in to the space. We’ll keep you updated if anything changes – make sure you’re following us via our Google Group, and/or via social media.

Boost Membership

We’ve launched our next Boost membership campaign – click here to find out more and for the application form. On offer is one six month workshop membership and one six month allocated desk and workshop membership. The closing date for applications is 28th February, we’ll be holding the draw on 2nd March and the membership will start on 1st April. We’d like to spread the message even further this time, so if you’ve know any groups or individuals who would benefit but might not know about DoES Liverpool, then please tell them!

Halton Makefest

Snoof has been in touch about this year’s Halton Makefest which is on 26th March from 10 – 4 at Runcorn Shopping City. The organisers have asked her to pass on an invitation for “any lovely DoES people to participate”. If anyone wants to help run a DoES Liverpool stand then get in touch with Snoof or Jackie and we’ll put in an application.

Liverpool Makefest

Early warning for Liverpool Makefest which is on Saturday July 2nd 2022 at Liverpool Central Library. We’ve already replied to say we’re taking part, so it’s time to start thinking about what everyone wants to display.

If anyone wants to do a workshop on behalf of DoES Liverpool then get in touch.

Things of Note

Coming Up in the Next Week

Thursday 17 February, 7:00pm-9:30pm Maker Night – get your free ticket here
Sunday 20 February, 11:00am-3:00pm Repair Café – get your free ticket here

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: 373 open, 1286 closed

4 new issues:

Featured issue: Fusion 360 not working on CNC PC. Can we move this on or close it?

5 issues closed:

Thanks JackiePease, magman2112, amcewen, arthurrowland!

"Launching our next Boost Membership Applications"

THIS IS AN OLDER POST, LATEST BOOST INFORMATION HERE

 

Our first pair of Boost members are only a month into their membership but it’s already time to announce that applications for the next cohort are now open!

The DoES Liverpool Boost Membership is our way of trying to grow our amazing community, and give more access to people who might otherwise struggle to afford a full time membership. As a reminder what is on offer is:

  • Either a six month Workshop membership, meaning you can come into the space and use our equipment as much as you want for six months.
  • Or a full time allocated desk in our coworking space and access to the workshop, again for six months.

We launched the DoES Liverpool Boost Membership at the end of last year to celebrate ten years of operating the best coworking maker space in Liverpool. In this time DoES Liverpool has gone from a single small room with a basic 3D printer to taking over an entire floor of The Tapestry building in the Fabric District. We now have a dedicated coworking space, far more workshop equipment including many 3D printers, laser cutters, a CNC mill and various sublimation printing technologies. We have a whole room of textile equipment along with multiple meeting rooms and one of the fastest internet connections in the city centre!

What do you get with a DoES Boost membership? All the benefits of a standard membership. A “desk” membership gives an allocated desk for a person to store their belongings and access to meeting rooms, whereas a “workshop” membership only gives access to the space and use of the workshop area with a “clean desk” policy. What they both provide is:

  • A storage box in the workshop area to store belongings
  • Access to all of the equipment in the space, with free inductions where necessary (with the usual booking and availability constraints)
  • Access to our incredibly fast internet connection
  • 24 hour access

All of this will be available for free to two lucky people for six months from April. We’re opening applications today and will close them at 11:59pm on February 28th. Click here for the form. We will then do a random draw and announce the successful applicants on the 2nd March to give them as much time as possible to prepare for their membership starting on the 1st April!

To clarify, the following is not included with membership at DoES Liverpool:

  • Materials (e.g. 3D printer filament, plywood or perspex for the laser cutters)
  • Mentoring – people in the community will of course be very interested to hear about your projects and may offer their help but we do not employ support staff or technicians.
  • Access for all your friends and extended family – we would be happy to meet your friends and understand that sometimes a project might need a helping hand but this offer is for a single individual and needs to be treated as such.

It was great to see so many new names in the applicants for our first Boost membership but we want to spread the message even further this time. If you know someone who has an idea for a project but doesn’t have the equipment to make a real go at it then let them know! If you know a community of people who would be interested in DoES Liverpool and maybe haven’t heard of us, then spread the word!

"Week 557 – Happy Lunar New Year 2022"

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!

COVID-19

Click here for details of the measures we’re currently taking related to the COVID-19 situation, especially if you’re thinking of coming in to the space. We’ll keep you updated if anything changes – make sure you’re following us via our Google Group, and/or via social media.

Things of Note

Coming Up in the Next Week

Tuesday 08 February, 7:00pm-9:00pm Wearable Tech Group online at https://meet.jit.si/bubblino or irl at DoES Liverpool
Thursday 10 February, 9:00am-6:00pm Jelly Liverpool
Thursday 10 February, 7:00pm-9:30pm Maker Night You can get your free ticket here
Saturday 12 February, 10:00am-5:00pm Maker Day You can get your free ticket here
Sunday 13 February, 2:00pm-5:00pm Plastic Playgroup (DoES Workshop)

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: 374 open, 1281 closed

2 new issues:

Featured issue: Networking in laser room is poor. Can we move this on or close it?

1 issue closed:

Thanks magman2112!

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