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"Week 625 – Fashion and Pints"

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!

July Start Boost Membership

Once again it’s time to announce the chance to get a free 6 month membership to DoES Liverpool. Find out more here and please share on social media and with anyone you think might benefit.

Applications will close at 11:59pm on 13th June 2023 and the successful applicants will be announced on 15th June 2023.

Dates for Your Diary

DoES Liverpool are taking part in Wirral MakeFest on Saturday 3rd June (this Saturday! Get in touch soon if you’ve got something to display or want to volunteer) and Liverpool MakeFest on Saturday 1st July. Both are great opportunities for the DoES Liverpool community to show people what we do and what we make (and to meet other makers and see all the excellent things that they’ve been making of course).

If you’d like to come along and help, or have something you’ve made that you’d like to display, then please add your details to the relevant Git issues or have a word with one of the DoES Liverpool organisers. Even if you’re not sure you’ll finish in time it’s useful for us to be able to know what we might need to set up.

Things of Note

Coming Up in the Next Week

Monday 29 May, 7:00pm-9:00pm 7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Thursday 01 June, 7:00pm-11:00pm LivNUG (Liverpool Nix/NixOS User Group)
Thursday 01 June, 7:00pm-9:30pm Maker Night

Our free weekly evening meeting where you can find out about our space and all the making equipment in it, get a laser cutter or CNC embroidery machine induction, and work on projects from physical computing and electronics to 3d printing, routing and sewing. Just pay for materials used.

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: 384 open, 1445 closed

3 new issues:

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

5 issues closed:

Thanks DaveBenji, Robotorium, JackiePease!

"Week 624 – Cake, Puppy, Lovely Things"

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!

Dates for Your Diary

DoES Liverpool are taking part in Wirral MakeFest on Saturday 3rd June and Liverpool MakeFest on Saturday 1st July. Both are great opportunities for the DoES Liverpool community to show people what we do and what we make (and to meet other makers and see all the excellent things that they’ve been making of course).

If you’d like to come along and help, or have something you’ve made that you’d like to display, then please add your details to the relevant Git issues or have a word with one of the DoES Liverpool organisers. Even if you’re not sure you’ll finish in time it’s useful for us to be able to know what we might need to set up.

Things of Note

Coming Up in the Next Week

Monday 22 May, 9:00am-5:30pm Fearless Academy
Monday 22 May, 7:00pm-9:00pm 7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Thursday 25 May, 7:00pm-9:30pm Maker Night

Our free weekly evening meeting where you can find out about our space and all the making equipment in it, get a laser cutter or CNC embroidery machine induction, and work on projects from physical computing and electronics to 3d printing, routing and sewing. Just pay for materials used.

Sunday 28 May, 2:00pm-5:00pm

Plastic Playgroup

Instead of our usual Plastic Playgroup at DoES Liverpool, this bank holiday weekend we’ll be taking part in #InspiredByRonsPlace at Future Yard in Birkenhead.

Join us from 3pm – 5pm and learn how to fuse together layers of soft plastic (such as bubble wrap and unwanted carrier bags) to make a new material which can be used to create pouches, glasses cases, etc.

More details of this and other events taking place throughout the weekend are here!

Facilitated by Plastic Tactics – follow on social for the latest updates, and to see what we make if you can’t be here in person:
http://instagram.com/plastacs
http://twitter.com/plastacs
http://facebook.com/plastictacticsliverpool

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: 386 open, 1440 closed

7 new issues:

Featured issue: Update health and safety procedures for the Tapestry. Can we move this on or close it?

1 issue closed:

Thanks amcewen!

"Week 623 – Nix Testing, Vinyl Storage, Eurovision"

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!

Dates for Your Diary

DoES Liverpool are taking part in Wirral MakeFest on Saturday 3rd June and Liverpool MakeFest on Saturday 1st July. Both are great opportunities for the DoES Liverpool community to show people what we do and what we make (and to meet other makers and see all the excellent things that they’ve been making of course).

If you’d like to come along and help, or have something you’ve made that you’d like to display, then please add your details to the relevant Git issues or have a word with one of the DoES Liverpool organisers. Even if you’re not sure you’ll finish in time it’s useful for us to be able to know what we might need to set up.

Things of Note

Coming Up in the Next Week

Monday 15 May, 9:00am-5:30pm Fearless Academy
Monday 15 May, 7:00pm-9:00pm 7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Tuesday 16 May, 6:00pm-8:00pm XR Liverpool
Thursday 18 May, 7:00pm-9:30pm Maker Night

Our free weekly evening meeting where you can find out about our space and all the making equipment in it, get a laser cutter or CNC embroidery machine induction, and work on projects from physical computing and electronics to 3d printing, routing and sewing. Just pay for materials used.

Saturday 20 May, 9:00am-1:00pm Mary Quant Talk
Sunday 21 May, 11:00am-3:00pm Repair Café

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: 380 open, 1439 closed

1 new issue:

Featured issue: Collect a list of people who sell things made at DoES. Can we move this on or close it?

3 issues closed:

Thanks MatthewCroughan, amcewen, johnmckerrell!

"Week 622 – Nreal Air, INST, Cargo Bike"

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!

Dates for Your Diary

DoES Liverpool are taking part in Wirral MakeFest on Saturday 3rd June and Liverpool MakeFest on Saturday 1st July. Both are great opportunities for the DoES Liverpool community to show people what we do and what we make (and to meet other makers and see all the excellent things that they’ve been making of course).

If you’d like to come along and help, or have something you’ve made that you’d like to display, then please add your details to the relevant Git issues or have a word with one of the DoES Liverpool organisers. Even if you’re not sure you’ll finish in time it’s useful for us to be able to know what we might need to set up.

Things of Note

Coming Up in the Next Week

Monday 08 May, 9:00am-5:30pm Fearless Academy
Monday 08 May, 7:00pm-9:00pm 7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Thursday 11 May, 9:00am-6:00pm Jelly Liverpool
Thursday 11 May, 7:00pm-9:30pm Maker Night 

Our free weekly evening meeting where you can find out about our space and all the making equipment in it, get a laser cutter or CNC embroidery machine induction, and work on projects from physical computing and electronics to 3d printing, routing and sewing. Just pay for materials used.

Saturday 13 May, 10:00am-5:00pm Maker Day 

Our free monthly daytime meeting where you can find out about our space and all the making equipment in it, get a laser cutter or CNC embroidery machine induction, and work on projects from physical computing and electronics to 3d printing, routing and sewing. Just pay for materials used.

Sunday 14 May, 2:00pm-5:00pm

Plastic Playgroup

In a world with mountains of plastic and molehills of play, let’s get our spades out and shift the balance.Make new things from abandoned plastic with us. Plantpots, purses … pedalos?

Shred plastic. Blend it. Meld scraps together with a heat gun. Make sheets. Laser cut it. CNC it. Stitch potato bags together with soldering iron? Make fabrics with a regular iron? What have we got, what can we make? We don’t know – let’s figure it out!

Two rules:

1. No Objectives – this is an aimless and wandering session.

2. Bring Your Own Initiative – this is an active session and we’ll help you get creative.

Every two weeks on a Sunday afternoon, between 2pm and 5pm.

Facilitated by Plastic Tactics – follow on social for the latest updates, and to see what we make if you can’t be here in person:
http://instagram.com/plastacs
http://twitter.com/plastacs

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: 382 open, 1436 closed

2 new issues:

Featured issue: Write down induction requirements for equipment being promoted to Class Red (i.e. powered and machine tools for wood and metal working). Can we move this on or close it?

5 issues closed:

Thanks johnmckerrell, amcewen!

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"Week 621 – NixOS on Chromebook, Hang-Gliding, Grill"

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 01 May, 9:00am-5:30pm Fearless Academy
Monday 01 May, 7:00pm-9:00pm 7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Tuesday 02 May, 6:30pm-9:30pm Hack the Space Evening
Wednesday 03 May, 7:00pm-9:00pm Liverpool Linux User Group
Thursday 04 May, 7:00pm-11:00pm LivNUG (Liverpool Nix/NixOS User Group)
Thursday 04 May, 7:00pm-9:30pm Maker Night

Our free weekly evening meeting where you can find out about our space and all the making equipment in it, get a laser cutter or CNC embroidery machine induction, and work on projects from physical computing and electronics to 3d printing, routing and sewing. Just pay for materials used.

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: 385 open, 1431 closed

4 new issues:

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

7 issues closed:

Thanks huffeec, magman2112, amcewen, seanspotatobusiness!

"Week 620 – Hack the Space Day"

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 24 April, 9:00am-5:30pm Fearless Academy
Monday 24 April, 7:00pm-9:00pm 7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Wednesday 26 April, 7:00pm-9:00pm Etsy Meet Up
Thursday 27 April, 7:00pm-9:30pm Maker Night

Our free weekly evening meeting where you can find out about our space and all the making equipment in it, get a laser cutter or CNC embroidery machine induction, and work on projects from physical computing and electronics to 3d printing, routing and sewing. Just pay for materials used.

Friday 28 April, 2:00pm-10:00pm Open Hardware Summit Watch Party

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: 387 open, 1425 closed

12 new issues:

Featured issue: The laser cut knob on Sheila’s vertical adjustment mechanism is broken. Can we move this on or close it?

11 issues closed:

Thanks Spikyflower, amcewen, magman2112!

"Week 619 – Benji the Chorkie"

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 17 April, 9:00am-5:30pm Fearless Academy
Monday 17 April, 7:00pm-9:00pm 7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Thursday 20 April, 7:00pm-9:30pm Maker Night

Our free weekly evening meeting where you can find out about our space and all the making equipment in it, get a laser cutter or CNC embroidery machine induction, and work on projects from physical computing and electronics to 3d printing, routing and sewing. Just pay for materials used.

Sunday 23 April, 10:00am-5:00pm

Hack the Space Day

After a bit of a break, we’re planning the next Hack the Space day for Sunday 23 April 2023.

If you don’t know what a Hack the Space day is, it’s a time for everyone to get together and work on making DoES Liverpool an even better place to be for all of us.

Following on from the pandemic, we had a lot of tidying up and moving stuff around to do, and that’s been the focus of recent Hack the Space days.

This time we hope that we can make a bit of progress on some of our open issues, like making shelves for test equipment like the oscilloscope and microscope, making sure we’ve got all the signs we need in the space, and even finding COSHH forms for solvents.

Please save the date and come along if you can – some of the issues in the Somebody Should repository https://github.com/DoESLiverpool/somebody-should/issues already have the “Hack the Space” label so take a look at those and/or look through all the open issues and see if there’s anything you’d like to have a go at.

If there’s anything you think we need to get beforehand so that we’re ready to get down to work on the day, then get in touch with one of the organisers

Sunday 23 April, 2:00pm 5:00pm

Plastic Playgroup

In a world with mountains of plastic and molehills of play, let’s get our spades out and shift the balance.Make new things from abandoned plastic with us. Plantpots, purses … pedalos?

Shred plastic. Blend it. Meld scraps together with a heat gun. Make sheets. Laser cut it. CNC it. Stitch potato bags together with soldering iron? Make fabrics with a regular iron? What have we got, what can we make? We don’t know – let’s figure it out!

Two rules:

1. No Objectives – this is an aimless and wandering session.

2. Bring Your Own Initiative – this is an active session and we’ll help you get creative.

Every two weeks on a Sunday afternoon, between 2pm and 5pm.

Facilitated by Plastic Tactics – follow on social for the latest updates, and to see what we make if you can’t be here in person:
http://instagram.com/plastacs
http://twitter.com/plastacs

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: 385 open, 1415 closed

6 new issues:

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

6 issues closed:

Thanks JackiePease, huffeec, mickrick1!

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"Week 618 – Fine wines, #mobilenixos, Canoeing, Beads"

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 10 April, 9:00am-5:30pm Fearless Academy
Monday 10 April, 7:00pm-9:00pm 7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Thursday 13 April, 9:00am-6:00pm Jelly Liverpool
Thursday 13 April, 7:00pm-9:30pm Maker Night

 

Our free weekly evening meeting where you can find out about our space and all the making equipment in it, get a laser cutter or CNC embroidery machine induction, and work on projects from physical computing and electronics to 3d printing, routing and sewing. Just pay for materials used.

Saturday 15 April, 9:30am-2:30pm Eco Glitter Workshop
Sunday 16 April, 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: 385 open, 1409 closed

4 new issues:

Featured issue: Door handle of Room 29 is wobbly. Can we move this on or close it?

No issues closed

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"Week 617 – Chilli Recipe, Synth Meetup, Video Editor"

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 April, 9:00am-5:30pm Fearless Academy
Monday 03 April, 7:00pm-9:00pm 7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Tuesday 04 April, 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 05 April, 7:00pm-9:00pm Liverpool Linux User Group
Thursday 06 April, 7:00pm-11:00pm LivNUG (Liverpool Nix/NixOS User Group)
Thursday 06 April, 7:00pm-9:30pm Maker Night

Our free weekly evening meeting where you can find out about our space and all the making equipment in it, get a laser cutter or CNC embroidery machine induction, and work on projects from physical computing and electronics to 3d printing, routing and sewing. Just pay for materials used.

Saturday 08 April, 10:00am-5:00pm Maker Day

Our free monthly daytime meeting where you can find out about our space and all the making equipment in it, get a laser cutter or CNC embroidery machine induction, and work on projects from physical computing and electronics to 3d printing, routing and sewing. Just pay for materials used.

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: 381 open, 1409 closed

3 new issues:

Featured issue: Install a hearing loop inside event rooms. Can we move this on or close it?

3 issues closed:

Thanks JackiePease!

"Week 616 – SCaLE 20x, Metroscopes, DSbD, Comet"

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 March, 9:00am-5:30pm Fearless Academy
Monday 27 March, 7:00pm-9:00pm 7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Thursday 30 March, 7:00pm-9:30pm Maker Night Our free regular evening meetup where you can find out about our space and all the making equipment in it, get a laser cutter or CNC embroidery machine induction, and work on projects from physical computing and electronics to 3d printing, routing and sewing. Just pay for materials used.
Saturday 01 April, 11:00am-5:00pm Liverpool Synth 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: 381 open, 1406 closed

5 new issues:

Featured issue: Install a hearing loop inside event rooms. Can we move this on or close it?

3 issues closed:

Thanks amcewen, johnmckerrell!

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