Weeknotes

"Week 609 – CNC carving, Mastodon, FOSDEM"

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

At the moment Weeknotes is mainly compiled from Tweets posted by members of the community, using an automated program that searches for the hashtag #weeknotes on accounts we follow.  Recently Twitter have suggested that they might remove free API access on 9 February. Although they’ve apparently backtracked on that for the time being, it seems a good idea not to rely on them too much …

DoES Liverpool has now got a Mastodon account (as mentioned below, you can follow us at does.social/@DoESLiverpool or @DoESLiverpool@does.social), and we’re aiming to collect your weeknotes from there as soon as possible (there’s an open Git issue here).

For the time being, it would be great if you could post your weeknotes to both – if you don’t have a Mastodon account it might be a good time to set one up (ask if you don’t know how – there’s a DoES Liverpool instance that people in the community are welcome to join if you want). And please don’t stop posting weeknotes!

Things of Note

Coming Up in the Next Week

Monday 06 February, 9:00am-5:30pm Fearless Academy
Monday 06 February, 7:00pm-9:00pm 7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Tuesday 07 February, 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

Thursday 09 February, 9:00am-6:00pm Jelly Liverpool
Thursday 09 February, 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 11 February, 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 12 February, 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 @plasctacs 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“>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: 375 open, 1388 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?

No issues closed

"Week 608 – Smokin’ Dogs"

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 30 January, 9:00am-5:30pm Fearless Academy
Monday 30 January, 7:00pm-9:00pm 7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Wednesday 01 February, 7:00pm-9:00pm Liverpool Linux User Group
Thursday 02 February, 7:00pm-11:00pm LivNUG (Liverpool Nix/NixOS User Group)
Thursday 02 February, 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: 373 open, 1388 closed

4 new issues:

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

No issues closed

"Week 607 – CNC Fibre Arts, Repair, Recycling"

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 23 January, 9:00am-5:30pm Fearless Academy
Monday 23 January, 7:00pm-9:00pm 7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Wednesday 25 January, 7:00pm-9:00pm Etsy Meet Up
Thursday 26 January, 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: 369 open, 1388 closed

2 new issues:

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

4 issues closed:

Thanks johnmckerrell, magman2112, amcewen!

"Week 606 – Green Woman"

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 16 January, 9:00am-5:30pm Fearless Academy
Monday 16 January, 7:00pm-9:00pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Tuesday 17 January, 6:15pm-7:45pm XR Liverpool
Thursday 19 January, 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 19 January, 7:30pm-9:30pm Maker Music Night cancelled as AJ not available
Sunday 22 January, 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 @plasctacs on social for the latest updates, and to see what we make if you can’t be here in person:

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: 371 open, 1384 closed

5 new issues:

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

5 issues closed:

Thanks JackiePease, huffeec!

"Week 605 – OpenHaystack"

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 January, 9:00am-5:30pm Fearless Academy
Monday 09 January, 7:00pm-9:00pm 7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Tuesday 10 January, 9:00am-5:30pm Fearless Academy
Thursday 12 January, 9:00am-6:00pm Jelly Liverpool
Thursday 12 January, 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 14 January, 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 use

Sunday 15 January, 11:00am-3:00pm Repair Café – find out more and 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: 371 open, 1379 closed

1 new issue:

Featured issue: We don’t know what signs we need up in the space. Can we move this on or close it?

No issues closed

"Week 604 – T-Call MQTT, Project Idea"

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

Monday 02 January, 7:00pm-9:00pm 7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Tuesday 03 January, 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 04 January, 7:00pm-9:00pm Liverpool Linux User Group
Thursday 05 January, 7:00pm-11:00pm LivNUG (Liverpool Nix/NixOS User Group)
Thursday 05 January, 7:00pm-9:30pm Maker Night 

Our free regular 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 08 January, 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
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: 370 open, 1379 closed

No new issues

Featured issue: Improve health and safety in the space. Can we move this on or close it?

No issues closed

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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!

Christmas Opening Hours

Just a reminder that, as usual, DoES Liverpool is not officially open between Christmas and the New Year. If you’ve got a tag then you’ll be able to come and go as usual throughout the holiday period, but if not then please get in touch if you want to come in, and we can let you know if there’ll be anyone around.

We also have a planned network outage on the morning of Friday 30th December – see Google Group post for more details.

We’ll be back to normal office hours from 2 January.

Introducing our January Start Boost Members

We announced our new Boost members at our DoES DoES Xmas event; it’s taken a while to get all the photos etc. together, but here’s a short post introducing Susan and Tash.

Things of Note

Coming Up in the Next Week

Thursday 29 December, 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.

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: 370 open, 1379 closed

2 new issues:

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

1 issue closed:

Thanks amcewen!

"Introducing our January 2023 start Boost members!"

We announced our January 2023 start Boost members at our DoES DoES Christmas event. We had 30 entries, from which two winners were picked randomly and have now confirmed that they can take on the places starting in January. Here’s some brief details of our winners:

 

Susan Ryder

Susan is our new workshop member. She says she has many creative ideas and sees this opportunity as possibly the push she needs to achieve them.

You can find her on Instagram at @Thatkind_studio and @outwork_liv  (90s fitness classes!)

 

 

 

 

Tash Evans

Tash is our new desk member. She came in on Thursday to collect her tag and choose her desk, and has now sent us this picture – so if you see anybody hanging upside down, that’s her.

Tash is the founder of QueenswaY, a community interest company dedicated to platforming female, non-binary and LGBTQ+ artists. Working predominantly in the electronic music industry, QueenswaY strives for diversity and inclusion across festival and event line-ups working both locally and across the country.
She often works with Melodic Distraction, who run their radio station and bar from just by DoES Liverpool, so that part of her life is certainly going to be more convenient.

 

 

We’re really looking forward to welcoming our new members into the space more. Both are new to DoES Liverpool and they’re both eager to get started. If you see them while you’re in be sure to say “Hello!”

Unfortunately we only had two places to offer so we know that, as last time, there will be some people left disappointed now. We do hope to continue running this scheme on a regular basis though and there should be more information about the next cohort soon.

For the geeks amongst us… as mentioned we had 30 entries. Twelve of those were for a full time desk and the other eighteen for workshop membership. The Google Form puts the entries into a spreadsheet and we picked a winner by using “randomise range” on the rows. After that it was a simple case of going down from the top and picking the first of each type of membership, which brought us to Susan and Tash. The results were announced by John at our DoES DoES Christmas event (organised by Kirsty, one of our previous Boost members!)

 

"Week 602 – Wearables, Wreaths, Diving Safari"

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 19 December, 9:00am-5:30pm Fearless Academy
Monday 19 December, 7:00pm-9:00pm 7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Thursday 22 December, 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.

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: 369 open, 1378 closed

2 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 Robotorium, JackiePease!

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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!

DoES DoES Christmas!

DoES DoES Christmas, organised by Kirsty, is this Wednesday, 14th December, at the Fashion Hub, just downstairs from DoES Liverpool. Expect a quiz, standup, live music, Karaoke and more, plus chip butties from Guac’n’Roll. You can still get your ticket via Eventbrite, or tell Kirsty or Jackie that you’re coming (you can just turn up on the night too, but you might miss out on the chips …).

All members of the DoES community and friends welcome!

Things of Note

Coming Up in the Next Week

 

Monday 12 December, 7:00pm-9:00pm 7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Wednesday 14 December, 6:30pm-10:00pm

DoES DoES Christmas!

DoES DoES Christmas, organised by Kirsty, is this Wednesday, 14th December, at the Fashion Hub, just downstairs from DoES Liverpool. Expect a quiz, standup, live music, Karaoke and more, plus chip butties from Guac’n’Roll. You can still get your ticket via Eventbrite, or tell Kirsty or Jackie that you’re coming (you can just turn up on the night too, but you might miss out on the chips …).

All members of the DoES community and friends welcome!

Thursday 15 December, 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.

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: 369 open, 1376 closed

3 new issues:

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

2 issues closed:

Thanks huffeec, amcewen!

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