Weeknotes

"Week 640 – #MakerDay, Making #WeekNotes"

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 11 September, 7:00pm-9:00pm7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Wednesday 13 September, 6:30pm-8:00pmSnoof – IWW Event
Thursday 14 September, 9:00am-6:00pmJelly Liverpool
Thursday 14 September, 7:00pm-9:30pmMaker 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 17 September, 11:00am-3:00pmRepair 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: 387 open, 1473 closed

5 new issues:

Featured issue: Rework power plug/sockets for Sheila. Can we move this on or close it?

2 issues closed:

Thanks amcewen!

"Week 639 – Super Mario on #NixOS, CAP1188"

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!

Tapestry Lift Access

The Tapestry lift is now being replaced with a much better one, which is excellent as the previous platform lift wasn’t up to the job and was often out of action. Unfortunately that means there is now no lift access to our space until early November.

Our initial plan for a temporary accessible space fell through but we’re working hard on finding another. (More detail in ‘somebody should’ issue #1833.)

We’ll continue to post updates on our socials and in this Google group.

 

October Start Boost Membership

You’ve got until midnight on Sunday 10th September to apply for our latest Boost membership (starts October 1st). Find out more here and apply here.

 

(also see this discussion in the Google group with feedback about how it’s going so far, and maybe add your own).

 

Things of Note

 

Coming Up in the Next Week

Monday 04 September, 7:00pm-9:00pm 7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Tuesday 05 September, 6:30pm-9:30pm Hack the Space Evening
Wednesday 06 September, 7:00pm-9:00pm Liverpool Linux User Group
Thursday 07 September, 7:00pm-9:30pm Maker NightOur 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.
Thursday 07 September, 7:00pm-11:00pm LivNUG (Liverpool Nix/NixOS User Group)
Saturday 09 September, 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 10 September, 2:00pm-5:00pm

Plastic Playgroup (DoES Workshop)

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
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: 383 open, 1472 closed

1 new issue:

Featured issue: New office desks. Can we move this on or close it?

1 issue closed:

Thanks amcewen!

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"Week 638 – Boost Membership, Plastics Workshop, Cyborg Glasses"

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 August, 7:00pm-9:00pm7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Thursday 31 August, 7:00pm-9:30pmMaker 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: 383 open, 1471 closed

No new issues

Featured issue: Create a “Cost of Being Epic” poster for the space (and online). Can we move this on or close it?

2 issues closed:

Thanks magman2112, amcewen!

"Week 637 – #CCCamp23, Laser Induction"

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

Ed from Bidston Observatory Artistic Research Centre at his laser induction this morning. Looking forward to seeing future sculptural works!

A smiling person holding up pieces of MDF with test laser cuts and engraves

Coming Up in the Next Week

Monday 21 August, 7:00pm-9:00pm 7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Thursday 24 August, 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 27 August, 2:00pm-5:00pm

Plastic Playgroup (DoES Workshop)

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.

Second and fourth Sunday of each month, 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
http://facebook.com/plastictacticsliverpool

https://workflowy.com/s/plastic-playgroup-in/eRQRIWU6P2D62G6S Plastic Playgroup (DoES Workshop)

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

Facilitated by Plastic Tactics – follow @plasctacs on social for the latest updates, and to see what we make if you can’t be here in person:
https://workflowy.com/s/plastic-playgroup-in/eRQRIWU6P2D62G6S“>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: 385 open, 1469 closed

3 new issues:

Featured issue: Reduce the draughts in the space. Can we move this on or close it?

1 issue closed:

Thanks JackiePease!

 

"Week 636 – Lifehouse, Sashiko, Young Ambassadors"

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

@amcewen So @adamgreenfield‘s concept of a #Lifehouse, a community hub for crisis-response and #MutualAid led to me writing an exploration of what @DoESLiverpool is, and how it overlaps with the idea.

Notes from a proto-Lifehouse – musings on makerspaces, a convivial future, and our pandemic response.

mcqn.net/mcfilter/archives/thi

#makerspace #MakerMovement #pandemic #Liverpool #weeknotes

https://does.social/@amcewen@mastodon.me.uk/110871048034237840

 

@amcewen Today’s task: investigating point-to-point protocols running over LoRa (i.e. explicitly not LoRaWAN)

I’ve been poking around lots of LoRa #Arduino libraries as part of this, and smiling gently to myself as I keep encountering the “beginPacket(); write(); endPacket();” pattern that I introduced in the Ethernet library when adding UDP..

Nice to encounter faint ripples of past me #weeknotes

https://does.social/@amcewen@mastodon.me.uk/110875850833791249

 

Jackie Pease  Trying out the #inkstitch #sashiko extension on Fred, the @DoESLiverpool embroidery machine at #makernight. I heat pressed salvaged blue bubble wrap and used baking parchment as a stabiliser (I’m hoping I’ll be able to soak it off afterwards). It works better than I expected and I might look around for some more eco thread.
#WeekNotes

Image of Machine Embroidered Sashiko in an Embroidery Hoop

 

 

 

 

Coming Up in the Next Week

 

Monday 14 August, 7:00pm-9:00pm 7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Thursday 17 August, 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 20 August, 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: 383 open, 1468 closed

3 new issues:

Featured issue: Rear fire escape shutter is dysfunctional, does not close.. Can we move this on or close it?

2 issues closed:

Thanks JackiePease!

"Week 635 – Potree"

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 07 August, 7:00pm-9:00pm 7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Thursday 10 August, 9:00am-6:00pm Jelly Liverpool
Thursday 10 August, 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 12 August, 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.

Saturday 12 August, 11:00am-5:00pm Liverpool Synth Meet – get your free ticket here
Sunday 13 August, 2:00pm-5:00pm

Plastic Playgroup (DoES Workshop)

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
http://facebook.com/plastictacticsliverpool

https://workflowy.com/s/plastic-playgroup-in/eRQRIWU6P2D62G6S 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: 382 open, 1466 closed

1 new issue:

Featured issue: Install the hatch between the kitchen and event room. Can we move this on or close it?

No issues closed

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"Week 634 – Soldering, Chorkie, Embedded Careers, Posters"

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

Zac soldering a sound activated switch at DoES Liverpool (every Thursday from 7pm – 9:30pm)
https://does.social/@DoESLiverpool/110787874223461160

Frequent visitor Benji the seems to be getting over his initial shyness – he used to stay close to his human @david_rycroft in the laser room, but here he is happily posing with @matthewcroughan in the main space at DoES Liverpool.
https://does.social/@DoESLiverpool/110786158394927015

Coming Up in the Next Week

Monday 31 July, 7:00pm-9:00pm 7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Tuesday 01 August, 6:30pm-9:30pm Hack the Space Evening
Wednesday 02 August, 7:00pm-9:00pm Liverpool Linux User Group
Thursday 03 August, 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.

Thursday 03 August, 7:00pm-11:00pm LivNUG (Liverpool Nix/NixOS User Group)

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, 1466 closed

4 new issues:

Featured issue: Tony apparently not cutting square. Can we move this on or close it?

3 issues closed:

Thanks arthurrowland, johnmckerrell!

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"Week 633 – Robot Earrings, Royal Mint with Museum in a Box"

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

 

Museum in a Box https://does.social/@museuminabox@social.mcqn.com/110751558008858150

The Royal Mint Museum have the largest fleet of Museums in Boxes.

Care homes anywhere across the UK can get in touch with them and borrow a Box to run reminiscing sessions.

They’ve just hit the milestone of 1000 loans! (And are happy to send out more, so drop them a line if you’re interested)

royalmintmuseum.org.uk/journal

#RoyalMint #Museum #CareHome #weeknotes #UK #GLAM

 

Coming Up in the Next Week

Monday 24 July, 7:00pm-9:00pm 7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Tuesday 25 July, 6:30pm-8:00pm XR Liverpool
Thursday 27 July, 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: 380 open, 1463 closed

1 new issue:

Featured issue: Clean the windows in the kitchen . Can we move this on or close it?

2 issues closed:

Thanks huffeec, JackiePease!

"Week 632 – Museum in a Box, Hardware Pioneers"

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 July, 7:00pm-9:00pm 7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Tuesday 18 July, 6:30pm-8:00pm XR LIverpool
Wednesday 19 July, 7:30pm-9:00pm MAFN Meeting
Thursday 20 July, 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 July, 2:00pm-5:00pm

Plastic Playgroup (DoES Workshop)

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
http://facebook.com/plastictacticsliverpool

https://workflowy.com/s/plastic-playgroup-in/eRQRIWU6P2D62G6S 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: 381 open, 1461 closed

3 new issues:

Featured issue: Reduce the draughts in the space. Can we move this on or close it?

1 issue closed:

Thanks amcewen!

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"Week 631 – New Engineer for Kettle Companion, Revisiting Indie Maps"

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!

Twitter/Mastodon

As has been mentioned previously, we’re no longer able to collect our “Things of Note” automatically using the Twitter API. Please keep on tagging anything you want included from Twitter or Mastodon with #WeekNotes for the time being while we look for alternatives – ideas welcome.

One thing we’re aiming to do is use Mastodon more. If you’re a member of the DoES Liverpool community and want to join our instance (does.social) then get in touch for an invite. Any issues then just ask when you’re next in the space.

Things of Note

Adrian McEwen We had a lovely group #InTheSaddle ride last night – out through the Mystery to Broad Green; onto the Loop Line heading North to Rice Lane rec; then over to Bootle for a brief refreshment at the Lock and Quay; then back along the Leeds-Liverpool canal.

Coming Up in the Next Week

Monday 10 July, 7:00pm-9:00pm 7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Wednesday 12 July, 7:00pm-8:00pm Etsy Meet Up
Thursday 13 July, 9:00am-6:00pm Jelly Liverpool
Thursday 13 July, 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 16 July, 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: 379 open, 1460 closed

No new issues

Featured issue: Reduce the draughts in the space. Can we move this on or close it?

2 issues closed:

Thanks magman2112!

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