Hopefully everybody knows by now that we’re moving to The Tapestry later this month. As you can imagine, there’s a lot still to do before we get there, so if you’re part of the DoES community, can paint, drive, or carry stuff and are available any weekdays or weekends during March or April then please get in touch (via email, Twitter, Instagram or in person).
We’ll then add your details to this hi-tech list so we can contact you about how you can help:
We also have a ‘Somebody Should’ issue tracker on GitHub, where you can sign up for at specific issues (and raise issues yourself for anything that you think needs looking at). If you haven’t signed up yet, then there’s some instructions here.
See you all soon then …
It’s shaping up to be a busy month at DoES this October. After the success of our rocket building workshop on Thursday 12th, we’ve got lots more open events coming up.
Saturday 14th October, 1200-1800 – Liverpool Open Studios event
DoES is participating in the Liverpool Open Studios event all day on Saturday. This showcases homegrown artistic and creative talent in Liverpool by opening up 19 art and design studios across the city. See Twitter for more details (#lost17).
The Open Studio tour also coincides with the DoES monthly maker day event, where anyone can come along and find out about our workshop, tools, and how to use them.
Saturday is also Social Saturday, a national day of celebration and support for social enterprises, so that’s an extra reason to come and visit us! Find out more about our social enterprise structure here.
Wednesday 25th October, 1900 onwards – Internet of Things Meetup
Regular monthly event about the Internet of Things, with guest speakers, pizza and beer. Look out for more details on Meetup and Twitter.
Saturday 28th October, 1000-1700 – Make : Shift : Do
Make: Shift: Do is a ‘nationwide programme of craft innovation workshops’, taking place up and down the country to help get the public involved in craft and maker spaces.
We’re opening DoES between 10am and 5pm on the day and there will be lots of activities for people to get involved in. See the Crafts Council site for more information.
We’ll also be holding a free workshop event “Sublime Heartbeats” where you can build a simple pulse reader using an ESP32 board, and then use dye sublimation to print images onto mugs and bags. You can also book this through the Crafts Council site.
And don’t forget our regular Maker night every Thursday, and Wearable Tech on Monday evenings.
DoES Liverpool had a great time at Liverpool Makefest on Saturday. We showed off what we do and make, made new friends and got back in contact with some old ones. Thanks to everyone who helped out as exhibitors, volunteers, and behind the scenes. Also to the Makefest organisers, especially Mark and Jen who worked so hard to make the event a success.
For those who couldn’t be there, here’s a selection of DoES-related photos, mainly from Twitter and Instagram …
The Electric Liverbird (on the 2nd floor):
The DoES stand:
Repurposed Tosca screen with large DoES Liverpool logo and work by Hexceramic and SilentBelle:
We’re right at the top left in this photo:
Paul Geering’s unique Nixie clock:
… and as you can’t see it in the previous photos, here’s a picture of Andy Goodwin’s ROV:
From the Fomocam:
Some official pictures with official watermarks(see more at https://www.facebook.com/pg/liverpoolmakefest/photos):
DoES maker day regulars visiting Laura Pullig’s stall:
Looking forward to next year.