Weeknotes

"Week 371 – Making Our Own Bioplastic"

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 17 July, 4:00pm-8:00pm Visual Grammar Scene Directing
Wednesday 18 July, 6:30pm-8:00pm Friends of the Earth
Thursday 19 July, 1:00pm-5:00pm Introduction to Radio Production for Youtube
Thursday 19 July, 1:00pm-2:00pm Community Meeting (Hangout for people joining online – experimental!)
Thursday 19 July, 6:30pm-9:00pm Maker Night
Saturday 21 July, 3:00pm-10:00pm Birthday and Official Launch Party

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 now have air-conditioning (and heating, but that’s less important at the moment 🙂 in Room 29 and the events space! We’ve also set up the desks in Room 29 and people have started moving in to work from there. We’re still working on the sound-proofing and flooring, but as that’s taking a bit longer than expected, we figured we should move in and start using it properly anyway!

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, 584 closed

3 new issues:

Featured issue: return or replace the kitchen passes. Can we move this on or close it?

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

11 issues closed:

Thanks johnmckerrell, magman2112, skos-ninja, jackie1050, N-Sinnott!

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 370 – Free Tech!"

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 09 July, 7:00pm-9:00pm Wearables Group
Tuesday 10 July, 10:00am-12:00pm Adult Learning Taster Session
Tuesday 10 July, 4:00pm-7:00pm Visual Grammar Scene Directing
Thursday 12 July, 9:00am-6:00pm Jelly Liverpool
Thursday 12 July, 6:30pm-9:00pm Maker Night
Saturday 14 July, 10:00am-5:00pm Liverpool Modular [Synth] Meet
Saturday 14 July, 10:00am-5:00pm Maker Day

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: 273 open, 573 closed

6 new issues:

Featured issue: Plan and fit the excellent networking in the new space. Can we move this on or close it?

6 issues closed:

Thanks zarino, amcewen, N-Sinnott!

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 369 – Bioplastics and MakeFest"

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 03 July, 5:00pm-8:00pm Visual Grammar Scene Directing
Wednesday 04 July, 7:00pm-9:00pm Liverpool Linux User Group
Thursday 05 July, 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.

Not a lot to report this week, as everyone was busy getting ready for Liverpool MakeFest.  However, as we were so busy with events we cleared out Room 29 and got some desks set up in time for the bioplastics workshop.  It’s not the finished set up, but does bring that room into more use.

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: 273 open, 567 closed

4 new issues:

Featured issue: Add the off peak workshop membership option to the website. Can we move this on or close it?

2 issues closed:

Thanks cheapjack, Helen-8!

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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"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!

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"Week 365 – Watercooler Conversations About Watercooler Flavours"

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!

"Week 364 – The CNC Router is Alive!"

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 28 May, 11:00am-3:00pm Festival of Maintenance – Organisers’ Meeting
Monday 28 May, 7:00pm-9:00pm Wearables Group
Thursday 31 May, 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.

This  week has been mostly about the doors.  We’ve got two of them primed and hanging in their respective doorways ready for the top coats.

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: 257 open, 557 closed

9 new issues:

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

6 issues closed:

Thanks jackie1050, johnmckerrell, DoESsean, 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 363 – Light Up the Beat"

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 24 May, 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.

Progress on the last bits and pieces has slowed a bit now, with people away and busy on Light Night projects.  We’ve got sanitary bins in the toilets now and more of the doors have been painted.  We’re also nearer to getting the floors carpeted in the Events Room and Room 29.

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: 253 open, 552 closed

12 new issues:

Featured issue: Install baby-change facilities in the accessible toilet. Can we move this on or close it?

9 issues closed:

Thanks paulfurley, johnmckerrell, magman2112, amcewen, goatchurchprime, Dowz77!

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 362 – Drumming, Diving and 3D Printing"

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 14 May, 7:00pm-9:00pm Wearables Group
Wednesday 16 May, 6:30pm-8:00pm Friends of the Earth
Thursday 17 May, 1:00pm-2:00pm Community Meeting
Thursday 17 May, 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.

This week was the launch of the Fabric District’s vision document celebrated with a 4 day long festival. To get involved we hosted Jelly Liverpool on the Thursday, Maker Night Thursday evening and Maker Day on Saturday. Plenty of people came for a look around and it was good to show what we’re about and get more people interested.

We did lots of cleanup in the main space to prepare for this and work has been ongoing with sanding and priming the doors to go in the space. We also got some signage on our toilet doors!

There’s still work to be done on the doors but the big next steps are sorting out flooring for Room 29 and the events space. We’re committed to carpets, we’re still deciding quite how much sound proofing we need below them!

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: 250 open, 543 closed

7 new issues:

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

3 issues closed:

Thanks johnmckerrell, 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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