Weeknotes

"Week 598 – New Boost Membership Round and Xmas Party Annoucements!"

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 21 November, 7:00pm-9:00pm 7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Thursday 24 November, 7:00pm-9:30pm Maker NightOur 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.
Sunday 27 November, 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: 367 open, 1369 closed

No new issues

Featured issue: Install a great AV setup for the events room. Can we move this on or close it?

4 issues closed:

Thanks magman2112!

"One Year of Boosting"

It’s now been a year since we launched our Boost membership scheme. Over this year we’ve invited 8 people to join our community who, for the most part, had either not heard of us before we launched this scheme or hadn’t had the opportunity to spend much time in DoES Liverpool. This is a great result as it has introduced us to some really interesting people with a diverse range of interests. It hasn’t been entirely smooth sailing as unfortunately a few of the winners have not been able to take up their membership, but this at least has helped ease us into the arrangement.

Before further ado though we also need to launch our next round of the scheme. Click here to apply for the January 2023 Boost Membership. We’ll close applications at 11:59pm on the 11th December and announce the winners on the 13th December.

Apply for Boost Membership

The DoES Liverpool Boost Membership was introduced to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our opening DoES Liverpool, the amazing coworking and shared workshop space in the Fabric District of Liverpool. Now that DoES Liverpool is 11 years old we’re ready to continue Boost membership into its second year. The Boost membership gives two people the opportunity to use the space free of charge for six months either through getting an allocated desk or by having 24-hour access to the workshop. The aim is to help people be creative using the resources we have in the space, whether that’s inventing the latest high tech Internet of Things widget, or designing amazing fine art embroidery, or simply knocking up websites on their laptop using our great high speed Wi-Fi. There are unlimited possibilities to create, the only thing we need is you and your ideas.

We’re going to make a slight change going forward to how we handle the situation when people find they’re not able to take on the membership. We know that people’s circumstances can change rapidly so we entirely understand that while someone may have applied for membership or even accepted it, with great plans for the future, life can get in the way. By the end of the first month we find that most people have an idea of whether they’re really going to be able to make use of the membership. As such we’re going to make sure that towards the end of the first month we will check-in with our new members and make sure that they do still feel they can make use of the space. This isn’t to say that you have to be in all day every day, but if the new member feels like they’re not likely to actually use the membership then we will offer the remaining time to the next person on the list.

It’s been a great year so far that even included an open-mic comedy night so we look forward to seeing what 2023 has to offer us!

"Week 597 – The #Regeneration / #Innovation Cycle"

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 November, 7:00pm-9:00pm 7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Monday 14 November, 8:00pm-9:00pm Expansion/Move Meeting
Thursday 17 November, 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.

Thursday 17 November, 7:30pm-9:30pm

Maker Music Night

Got a guitar that’s gathering dust? Want to play drums but worried about disturbing people at home? Interested in meeting with people wanting to play music?
🎸🎤

At @doesliverpool on Kempston St* a few of us have connected through music at the Thursday maker night and we want to open it up for others to join in.
🎼 🎶

Meetings will take place on the first and third Thursday of each month .
You are encouraged to bring an instrument along, but there will be opportunities to borrow and share. Message @quirky_aj on Instagram if you have any questions about the evening.
🥁🎺 🎷🎻

Sunday 20 November, 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: 371 open, 1365 closed

1 new issue:

Featured issue: Make it easier for users to find out about status of the laser-cutters. Can we move this on or close it?

2 issues closed:

Thanks huffeec, goatchurchprime!

"Week 596 – Cake, Beer, Nix"

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

Saturday 12 November, 10:00am-5:00pm Maker Day

Our free monthly daytime 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.

Sunday 13 November, 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: 372 open, 1363 closed

3 new issues:

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 ajlennon!

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"Week 595 – Metro Mayor Visit, Innovate UK Award, Bikes with LEDs"

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 31 October, 7:00pm-9:00pm 7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Tuesday 01 November, 6:00pm-7:00pm Extinction Rebellion
Tuesday 01 November, 6:30pm-9:30pm Hack the Space Evening
Wednesday 02 November, 7:00pm-9:00pm Liverpool Linux User Group
Thursday 03 November, 6:00pm-9:00pm AWS Meet Up
Thursday 03 November, 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.

Saturday 05 November, 2:00pm-4:00pm XRYouth

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, 1363 closed

No new issues

Featured issue: Kitchen light not functioning properly. Can we move this on or close it?

No issues closed

"Week 594 – Nix Con, CHERI, Scrappy Plastic"

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 24 October, 7:00pm-9:00pm 7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Thursday 27 October, 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, 1362 closed

1 new issue:

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

1 issue closed:

Thanks helicalbytes!

"Week 593 – Standup and Materials Events"

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

  • Thanks to Kirsty for organising a fantastic DoES DoeS Liverpool standup event on Wednesday evening, despite the Tapestry lift woes. And thanks to FH for providing a venue at the last minute. Click here for photos

Coming Up in the Next Week

Monday 17 October, 7:00pm-9:00pm 7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Thursday 20 October, 7:30pm-9:30pm Maker Music Night

Got a guitar that’s gathering dust? Want to play drums but worried about disturbing people at home? Interested in meeting with people wanting to play music?
🎸🎤

At DoES Liverpool on Kempston St* a few of us have connected through music at the Thursday maker night and we want to open it up for others to join in.
🎼 🎶

Meetings will take place on the first and third Thursday of each month .
You are encouraged to bring an instrument along, but there will be opportunities to borrow and share. Message @quirky_aj on Instagram if you have any questions about the evening.
🥁🎺 🎷🎻

Thursday 20 October, 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 maerials used.

Sunday 23 October, 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, 1361 closed

No new issues

Featured issue: Get Roland EGX-300 mill up and running. Can we move this on or close it?

No issues closed

"Week 592 – Cargo Bikes and Sea Creatures"

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

  • Still time to book a space on our DoES Epic Trip to the University of Liverpool Department of Physics on Wednesday 12th October 2pm – get your free Eventbrite ticket here

Coming Up in the Next Week

Monday 10 October, 7:00pm-9:00pm 7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Tuesday 11 October, 7:00pm-9:00pm DoESMaterials with Aled Deakin
Wednesday 12 October, 7:00pm-10:00pm

DoES DoES Standup

As a last hoorah for our outgoing Boost member Kirsty Styles, and a first hoorah for six (un)willing DoES members and friends, our volunteers have been invited to do a 10-minute comedy performance about… anything they bloody well like at DoES DoES Standup on Wednesday 12 October 2022.Made something? Done something? Found something? Know something? You’ll find out from them on the night!

Register your interest in performing using this form: https://forms.gle/Q2tNDaZ1SQCKMh3o6

Register to join the audience on Eventbrite: https://tinyurl.com/doesdoesstandup

Contact Kirsty at kestyles1@gmail.com to find out more.

Thursday 13 October, 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 maerials used.

Sunday 16 October, 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: 370 open, 1361 closed

No new issues

Featured issue: Make Dinky a nice space for meetings. Can we move this on or close it?

No issues closed

"Week 591 – Poetry"

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 03 October, 7:00pm-9:00pm 7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Tuesday 04 October, 6:30pm-9:30pm Hack the Space Evening
Wednesday 05 October, 7:00pm-9:00pm Liverpool Linux User Group
Thursday 06 October, 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 maerials used.

Thursday 06 October, 7:30pm-9:30pm

Maker Music Night

Got a guitar that’s gathering dust? Want to play drums but worried about disturbing people at home? Interested in meeting with people wanting to play music?
🎸🎤

At DoES Liverpool on Kempston St* a few of us have connected through music at the Thursday maker night and we want to open it up for others to join in.
🎼 🎶

Meetings will take place on the first and third Thursday of each month .
You are encouraged to bring an instrument along, but there will be opportunities to borrow and share. Message @quirky_aj on Instagram if you have any questions about the evening.
🥁🎺 🎷🎻

Saturday 08 October, 10:00am-5:00pm

Maker Day

Our free monthly daytime 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.

Sunday 09 October, 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, 1361 closed

No new issues

Featured issue: Kitchen light not functioning properly. Can we move this on or close it?

No issues closed

"Week 590 – DoES Liverpool at #GreatBigGreenWeek"

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 26 September, 7:00pm-9:00pm 7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Wednesday 28 September, 6:30pm-8:00pm BizzieWatch (Open Meeting)
Thursday 29 September, 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 maerials used.

Saturday 01 October, 11:00am-5:00pm Liverpool Synth Meet – You can get a 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: 369 open, 1362 closed

No new issues

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

No issues closed

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