Week 351 – A New Take on Test Your Strength

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 27 February, 7:00pm-9:00pm Wearables Group
Thursday 01 March, 6:30pm-9:00pm Maker Night

The Big Move

With our move to the Tapestry looming, we’re including a brief update on how things are going each week.

We’ve chosen the contractor to do the fit-out, and they’re confident it’ll only take a couple of weeks to get all the work done.  There was also another meeting with the electrician to finalise the details for the socket positions, rings needed, etc.

We’ve got a date for when the Internet goes live at the Tapestry, which is March 19th.

While we still haven’t formally received the keys, we have got access to start moving things over.  Obviously this will be the non-essential stuff at first, as we can’t move properly until after our fit-out, but expect the rallying of people to carry and drive vans to start soon!

There are lots of things to do, both with the move and in preparation for the move. If you want to help out, check the DoES Move The Tapestry label 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: 197 open, 473 closed

10 new issues:

Featured issue: Create a wishlist for the new space. Can we move this on or close it?

2 issues 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!

Week 350 – Sublime Fabric Prints With the Sublimation Printer

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 21 February, 6:30pm-8:00pm Friends of the Earth
Thursday 22 February, 6:30pm-9:00pm Maker Night

The Big Move

With our move to the Tapestry looming, we’re including a brief update on how things are going each week.

We’re up to five quotes for the fit-out, so should be making a decision on that soon.  One of the factors feeding into that decision is how much money we can spend on it, and on that note, there’s been some good discussion about the crowdfunding campaign over on the Google group (and still a bit of time if anyone wants to chime in and help).

The landlord’s refurbishment works aren’t finished but are still progressing.  The walls and flooring changes for the toilets on our floor are finished, so there’s just the plumbing work to do there.  We should get the keys from the landlord by the end of this month.

There are lots of things to do, both with the move and in preparation for the move. If you want to help out, check the DoES Move label 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: 187 open, 473 closed

4 new issues:

Featured issue: replace Sophia’s carriage drive belt. Can we move this on or close it?

3 issues closed:

Thanks johnmckerrell, amcewen, DoESsean!

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 349 – Stroopwafels and Soldering

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 12 February, 7:00pm-9:00pm Wearables Group
Thursday 15 February, 1:00pm-2:00pm Community Meeting
Thursday 15 February, 6:30pm-9:00pm Maker Night

The Big Move

With our move to the Tapestry looming, we’re including a brief update on how things are going each week.

We’ve got three quotes for the fit-out now, and the newer quotes are looking more affordable.  As you’ll have seen from Helen’s post to the Google Group, we’re looking at how to raise the cash to help cover the cost of that with some crowd-funding, so please let us know if you can help.

The landlord’s works at the Tapestry are coming along, but not yet finished.  They were busy fitting out the toilets when we last visited.

And we’re also taking advantage of people having moved out of our current building.  As we’ll have more space to fill in the new space, we’re collecting more (and better) furniture from some of the empty offices.  There’s more dismantling and carrying still to do if you want to get some practice in before the big move…

There are lots of things to do, both with the move and in preparation for the move. If you want to help out, check the DoES Move label 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: 186 open, 470 closed

4 new issues:

Featured issue: Create a DoES Liverpool chores list on the wiki. Can we move this on or close it?

No issues closed

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 348 – Bright Purple Laserbeams

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 07 February, 7:00pm-9:00pm Liverpool Linux User Group
Thursday 08 February, 9:00am-6:00pm Jelly Liverpool
Thursday 08 February, 6:30pm-9:00pm Maker Night
Saturday 10 February, 10:00am-5:00pm Maker Day

The Big Move

With our move to the Tapestry looming, we’re including a brief update on how things are going each week.

We’ve had another quote for the fit-out work, and are still chasing down the third (plus a couple of people have mentioned some other options that we can pursue if we need to). This second quote is more promising than the first, but still more than we’ve got in the reserves. So we’re looking at how to resolve that too.

Over at the new building, things are getting more active. The landlord’s work on our floor is wrapping up, with the electrics being the main job outstanding now. And yesterday one of neighbours here in Gostins, MD Productions, finished moving into the Tapestry (where they’ll be closer neighbours on the floor below) and had their launch party.

It feels like we’re coming to the end of the calm before the storm that will be the move itself.

There are lots of things to do, both with the move and in preparation for the move. If you want to help out, check the DoES Move label 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: 182 open, 470 closed

1 new issue:

Featured issue: Create calibration guide plates for the laser-cutters?. Can we move this on or close it?

2 issues 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!

Week 347 – Wearable Geometry

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 29 January, 7:00pm-9:00pm IoT Liverpool
Thursday 01 February, 6:30pm-9:00pm Maker Night

The Big Move

With our move to the Tapestry looming, we’re including a brief update on how things are going each week.

We’re still waiting on more quotes for the fit-out, but the location of all the electrics has been finalised.  That will let the rest of the refurb proceed, and as they’re just finishing off the ground floor, focus for that will be shifting in the next few days to finishing off our space.

We’ve also received a quote for sorting out security access and assisted doors, and there’s a meeting being planned to work out the signage for all of the tenants on the building in general.

There are lots of things to do, both with the move and in preparation for the move. If you want to help out, check the DoES Move label 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: 183 open, 468 closed

1 new issue:

Featured issue: Olsson Block for 3d Printers. Can we move this on or close it?

No issues closed

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 346 – Over There, in the Virtual Distance…

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 22 January, 7:00pm-9:00pm Wearables Group
Thursday 25 January, 6:30pm-9:00pm Maker Night

The Big Move

With our move to the Tapestry looming, we’re including a brief update on how things are going each week.

John and Zarino are still chasing down quotes for building the walls to separate off the workshop, meeting rooms, etc. We’ve had a price in for our walls from one contractor but trying to see if we can reduce it as it’s currently very high.

They were also working over the weekend to take some contractors around the space and try to get more quotes in.

And there have been long discussions over the toilet doors (details over differing floor levels in that area). There’s a site visit again today. Still to be determined, although we’re pretty sure this won’t be the final layout… 😉

There are lots of things to do, both with the move and in preparation for the move. If you want to help out, check the DoES Move label 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: 182 open, 468 closed

1 new issue:

 

Featured issue: Dinky Kindle should be more intelligent. 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!

Week 345 – The Oscilloscope Vector Games Console

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 17 January, 6:30pm-8:00pm Friends of the Earth
Thursday 18 January, 6:30pm-9:00pm Maker Night

The Big Move

With our move to the Tapestry looming, we’re including a brief update on how things are going each week.

There are lots of things to do, both with the move and in preparation for the move. If you want to help out, check the DoES Move label 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: 182 open, 467 closed

4 new issues:

Featured issue: Look at whether there are any “no strings” funding sources to assist with the move. Can we move this on or close it?

2 issues closed:

Thanks amcewen, jackie1050!

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 344 – What’s the QR Code for the Move?

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 08 January, 7:00pm-9:00pm Wearables Group
Wednesday 10 January, 7:00pm-9:00pm Linux User Group
Thursday 11 January, 9:00am-6:00pm Jelly Liverpool
Thursday 11 January, 6:30pm-9:00pm Maker Night
Saturday 13 January, 10:00am-5:00pm Maker Day

The Big Move

With our move to the Tapestry looming, we’re including a brief update on how things are going each week.

John and Zarino are still chasing down quotes for the fit-out, and had a site meeting with one of the candidates yesterday.  And in the general renovation work they’ve been deciding on the location/spec for the heating and lighting to go in.

If you want a sneak preview, don’t forget there’s a community visit on Thursday.

There are lots of things to do, both with the move and in preparation for the move. If you want to help out, check the DoES Move label 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: 180 open, 465 closed

3 new issues:

Featured issue: Log and Catalogue All Items During Move. Can we move this on or close it?

No issues closed

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 343 – Happy New Year!

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 03 January, 6:00pm-9:00pm Cycling Campaign Group
Thursday 04 January, 6:30pm-9:00pm Maker Night

The Big Move

With our move to the Tapestry looming, we’re including a brief update on how things are going each week.

A few more people got to see the new space last week as we hefted the massive (new, not-yet-functioning) laser-cutter from where we’d stashed it at the Tapestry and onto our floor in the building.

The new space is looking great, although with still a reasonable amount of work to be done before we can move in. Most noticeable is that the toilets on our floor (there are another three on the ground floor that we’ll share with the rest of the building too) are yet to go in. Part of that was down to us finalising how many toilets we wanted. Rather than squeeze in three toilets, we’ve opted for two, as that lets us have a fully accessible toilet in our space (in addition to one on the ground floor). That’s all finalised now, so will let the work on that carry on.

However, you don’t have to take our word for it, you can come along for a look yourself (don’t worry, no lifting of laser-cutters required) on January 11th at 10am. Check the Google Group for full details of the visit.

In preparing-for-the-move news, Jackie and Chris Thompson took advantage of the festive break to do a load of sorting out in the workshop and storeroom in Dinky. Lots of stuff has moved into the staging room, junk cleared out, etc., which should make it easier to rearrange and sort through what’s left. They’ve also been deploying the first of the “Notices of Disposal” on things where it’s not clear who they belong to (i.e. not on someone’s desk or in their labelled box), or whether we should be taking them to the new space. Don’t panic if you think you might have something knocking around that could fall under it, it’ll be a few weeks before anything with a notice on gets disposed of, but we do want to encourage you to come in and label your things clearly or take them home 😀

There are lots of things to do, both with the move and in preparation for the move. If you want to help out, check the DoES Move label (stats: 41 open, 24 closed) 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: 177 open, 465 closed

4 new issues:

Featured issue: do a major service on Gerald. Can we move this on or close it?

1 issue closed:

Thanks goatchurchprime!

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 342 – Merry Christmas!

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

Nothing, we’re closed for the Christmas break.

The Big Move

With our move to the Tapestry looming, we’re including a brief update on how things are going each week.

The renovation is running a late, so we won’t get the keys at the start of January any more.  However, we’re looking at ways to overlap the fit-out with the tail end of renovation so things aren’t delayed too much.

John and Zarino are getting quotes for the fit-out work (mostly electrics and building some walls) as we need that to start ASAP.

Aside from that, the main work to be getting on with is sorting out the existing space ready for the move. As you’ll have seen above, we’ve set up an area to stage things ready for the move and help with the tidying and labelling.

There are lots of things to do, both with the move and in preparation for the move. If you want to help out, check the DoES Move label (stats: 40 open, 24 closed) 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: 174 open, 464 closed

12 new issues:

Featured issue: Plan the excellent internet in the new space.

11 issues closed:

Thanks jackie1050, amcewen, DoESsean!

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!