Weeknotes

"Week 676 – Prototype TEM Cell"

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!

Wirral MakeFest

Wirral MakeFest is on Saturday 1 June – please get in touch if you’d like to volunteer on the day and/or have stuff to display. We had a great time last year and met some really interesting makers.

July Start Boost Membership

Find out more about our free Boost membership and apply here. Closing date for this round is 11:59pm on Sunday 16th June 2024 Please share with anyone you think might benefit.

Things of Note

Coming Up in the Next Week

Monday 20 May, 7:00pm-9:00pm7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Wednesday 22 May, 7:00pm-9:00pmLiverpool Revolutionary Communists
Thursday 23 May, 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 26 May, 2:00pm-5:00pmPlastic 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: 401 open, 1514 closed

5 new issues:

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

No issues closed

"Week 675 – Marbling, FOP, Boost Membership"

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!

Wirral MakeFest

Wirral MakeFest is on Saturday 1 June – please get in touch if you’d like to volunteer on the day and/or have stuff to display. We had a great time last year and met some really interesting makers.

July Start Boost Membership

Find out more about our free Boost membership and apply here. Closing date for this round is 11:59pm on Sunday 16th June 2024 Please share with anyone you think might benefit.

Things of Note

Rosie has been experimenting with marbling recently, with some interesting results (some methods are more promising than others!). Get in touch if you’d like to join in!

Coming Up in the Next Week

Monday 13 May, 7:00pm-9:00pm7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Wednesday 15 May, 7:00pm-9:00pmLiverpool Revolutionary Communists
Thursday 16 May, 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.
Saturday 18 May, 10:00am-5:00pmMerseyside Cycle AGM
Sunday 19 May, 11:00am-3:00pmRepair Café – get your free ticket via Eventbrite

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: 396 open, 1514 closed

1 new issue:

Featured issue: Write some tweets/FB posts/etc. the Fabric District can send out to tell people what we offer. Can we move this on or close it?

1 issue closed:

Thanks huffeec!

"May The Boost Be With You"

It’s time to launch the process for the next round of Boost Membership, this would be the cohort that will have their membership from July – December 2024.

If you already know what you’re doing then head over here to apply otherwise read on for more information about Boost membership.

Apply for Boost Membership

The DoES Liverpool Boost Membership was introduced to celebrate the 10th anniversary of DoES Liverpool – the amazing coworking and shared workshop space in the Fabric District of Liverpool. Boost membership gives two people the opportunity to use the space free of charge for six months either with an allocated desk or by having 24-hour access to the workshop.

As things continue to be difficult for people due to inflation, fuel prices and all the economic woes we’re dealing with at the moment we thought it would be worth pointing out that boost membership is open to anyone, even existing paying members. If 6 months free membership would help you out at the moment then feel free to apply, of course if you’re not already a paying member you are still welcome to apply.

Applications are open until 11:59pm on Sunday 16th June 2024, any applications received after this point will not be considered. We will endeavour to announce the winners as soon as possible afterwards.

We have a dedicated page with lots more information about Boost Membership so if you want to find out more just head over there and take a look!

"Week 674 – Power Profiler, Heat Press"

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 06 May, 7:00pm-9:00pm7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Tuesday 07 May, 6:30pm-9:30pmHack the Space Evening
Thursday 09 May, 9:00am-6:00pmJelly Liverpool
Thursday 09 May, 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.
Saturday 11 May, 10:00am-5:00pmMaker 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 May, 2:00pm-5:00pmPlastic 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: 396 open, 1513 closed

1 new issue:

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

1 issue closed:

Thanks magman2112!

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"Week 673 – Tasmota, Bird House, Archaeology, Threads"

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!

MakeFests

A couple of people have asked for the dates recently, so here’s a quick reminder – Wirral MakeFest is on Saturday 1 June and Liverpool MakeFest is on Saturday 6 July.

Things of Note

Coming Up in the Next Week

Monday 29 April, 7:00pm-9:00pm7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Wednesday 01 May, 7:00pm-9:00pmLiverpool Linux User Group
Thursday 02 May, 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.
Thursday 02 May, 7:00pm-11:00pmLivNUG (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: 396 open, 1512 closed

1 new issue:

Featured issue: Make doors open more easily for people who have trouble with doors. Can we move this on or close it?

No issues closed

"DoES Liverpool Does Threads – Sunday 28th April 2024"

We’re taking over Tate Liverpool + RIBA North at Mann Island next Sunday 28th April from 13:00 to 16:00 for an afternoon of creative activities bringing together traditional textile techniques with modern, digital ways of making.

We’ll be bringing along examples of fibre arts tools that we’ve made using our 3D printers and laser cutters, including weaving looms and sashiko stencils, as well as some of our favourite digital tools such as our CNC embroidery machine and pen plotters. We’ll also be displaying a selection of simple wearable electronic circuits by artist Laura Pullig.

Throughout the afternoon there will be the chance to join artist-led drop in textile crafts. Here’s a quick run through of what to expect:

Liz Taylor – Sashiko and visible mending techniques

Liz will be delivering a sashiko hand sewing workshop using Japanese patterns for stitching to create attractive patterns that can be used for visible mending. She’ll be using laser cut and 3D printed templates.There will also be demonstrations of the embroidery machine, making patterns and patches.

Local maker Liz, from Sew Taylor Made Designs, uses Japanese fabrics to handcraft bags and accessories. She was creative from an early age, sewing and creating art. After moving from Australia, Liz was influenced by sewing techniques from around the world whilst teaching and travelling. She developed a love of sewing with Japanese fabrics after being introduced to them by a friend. Many of the patterns on the Japanese fabrics Liz uses were traditionally stitched by hand using a technique called sashiko. Sashiko embroidery creates decorative patterns with a running stitch. She enjoys it as a mindful method of stitching (that’s also highly addictive) It can be used for decorative purposes or for mending, which was its original purpose.Liz became involved in DOES as an interest in laser cutting developed, making stamps and other items for her business. This evolved to using other equipment, such as the embroidery and sewing machines, and becoming involved in the community.

Instagram/Facebook: @sewtaylormadedesigns

Karen A Scott – Making flowers using yarn, recycled fabrics and 3D printed peg looms

Karen will demonstrate how to make t-shirt yarn and various ways of using peg looms to create cords, tubes and flowers.

Karen is a multi-skilled, master maker, who uses minimal tech and has a love of hand tools. As her
dexterity declines, she finds new, innovative ways of doing her work sometimes creating tools and
integrating tech. She adapts traditional processes & techniques such as embroidery, crochet and
chainmaille working with plastics and ring pulls.
Discarded plastics and cardboard, reclaimed wire, preloved textiles and yarns are worked with to
create wearable art, sculptures, costumes, puppets and sets for performance and festivals.
Karen is extremely precious with her waste material, understanding that collecting, processing and
crafting takes time, skill and effort and hopes to spark creativity and encourage others to use
discarded materials.
Instagram Kassimaker

Tamasine Seibold – Free form weaving – Creative expression through weaving

Tamasine will be inviting participants to explore colour and texture through yarn and various looms. To weave with freedom, to your rhythm – there are no rules.


Instagram @tamasine_seibold

Mike Gorman – Demonstration of rug hooking on a large rug project

Mike will deliver a workshop on rug hooking of initial letter squares, as well as demonstrating 3D printing of frames and repair parts

As a maker and organiser at DoES Liverpool, Mike gets involved in many different
projects, as well as passing on his knowledge to other members and visitors who visit DoES
Liverpool. His main interests are in technologies such as electronics, CNC, Laser Cutting, 3D
printing and Electronic Music, but he also has a passion for rug making, currently mostly Rug
Hooking, and organises a monthly Repair Cafe at DoES Liverpool as part of his interest in repair
and re-cycling. Instagram @gorman662

Zarino Zappia – Paper Dolls

Zarino has designed a set of paper dolls and costumes, which he’ll be “drawing”, on-demand, with
one of DoES Liverpool’s pen plotters. Kids (and big kids) can cut out and colour in their own copies,
to take home.

Jackie Pease

Demonstrating some of the technology ‘Does liverpool’ has to offer the creative community .

Neil Morrin

Demonstrating how easy it is to make a fishing net using 3d printed netting needles

More details on the Tate Liverpool website, including accessibility and how to get there

"Week 672 – Cybersecurity, Microscope, Threads"

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 April, 7:00pm-9:00pm7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Thursday 25 April, 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 28 April, 10:00am-5:00pmDoES Liverpool Does Threads (at Tate + RIBA North gallery, Mann Island)Drop in to this free workshop with DoES Liverpool and get creative using a range of tools and pre-loved fibres and fabric. DoES Liverpool bring together traditional textile techniques with modern, digital ways of making 
Sunday 28 April, 2:00pm-5:00pmPlastic 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: 395 open, 1512 closed

1 new issue:

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

1 issue closed:

Thanks JackiePease!

"Week 671 – O2 Woes, Manshrooms, Bulbasaur"

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 15 April, 7:00pm-9:00pm7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Thursday 18 April, 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 usedt
Sunday 21 April, 11:00am-3:00pmRepair Café
Sunday 21 April, 11:00am-3:00pmLiverpool Left Action 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: 395 open, 1511 closed

1 new issue:

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

1 issue closed:

Thanks huffeec!

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"Week 670 – Electricity Price Monitor, Smileys, Sashiko"

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 April, 10:00am-4:00pmEmmanuel Wesley Foundation Workshop
Monday 08 April, 7:00pm-9:00pm7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Thursday 11 April, 9:00am-6:00pmJelly Liverpool
Thursday 11 April, 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
Saturday 13 April, 10:00am-5:00pmMaker 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 April, 2:00pm-5:00pmPlastic 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: 395 open, 1510 closed

No new issues

Featured issue: Apply window film to lower two panes of internal windows. Can we move this on or close it?

1 issue closed:

Thanks amcewen!

"Week 669 – Meters, Microscopes and 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!

Things of Note

Coming Up in the Next Week

Monday 01 April, 7:00pm-9:00pm7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Tuesday 02 April, 6:30pm-9:30pmHack the Space Evening
Wednesday 03 April, 7:00pm-9:00pmLiverpool Linux User Group
Thursday 04 April, 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
Thursday 04 April, 7:00pm-11:00pmLivNUG (Liverpool Nix/NixOS User Group)
Saturday 06 April, 11:00am-5:00pmLiverpool 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: 396 open, 1509 closed

1 new issue:

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

No issues closed

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