Weeknotes

"Week 478 – Wearable Microfluidics"

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!

COVID-19

Click here for details of the of the measures we’re currently taking related to the COVID-19 situation, especially if you’re thinking of coming in to the space. We’ll keep you updated if anything changes – make sure you’re following us via our Google Group, and/or via social media.

If you need visors then please fill in the “Request Visors” form at https://visors.doesliverpool.com/ – you don’t need to work for the NHS.

Things of Note

Coming Up in the Next Week

Tuesday 04 August, 6:30pm-9:30pm Hack the Space Evening Online at https://meet.jit.si/bubblino
Wednesday 05 August, 7:00pm-9:00pm Liverpool Linux User Group  Online at https://meet.jit.si/bubblino
Thursday 06 August, 7:00pm-9:30pm Maker Night  Online at https://meet.jit.si/bubblino

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: 334 open, 1138 closed

1 new issue:

Featured issue: Networking in laser room is poor. Can we move this on or close it?

No issues closed

"Week 477 – The 15 Minute City, and Virtual Maker Night"

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!

COVID-19

Click here for details of the of the measures we’re currently taking related to the COVID-19 situation, especially if you’re thinking of coming in to the space. We’ll keep you updated if anything changes – make sure you’re following us via our Google Group, and/or via social media.

If you need visors then please fill in the “Request Visors” form at https://visors.doesliverpool.com/ – you don’t need to work for the NHS.

Things of Note

Coming Up in the Next Week

 

Tuesday 28 July, 7:00pm-9:00pm Wearable Tech Group online at https://meet.jit.si/bubblino
Thursday 30 July, 7:00pm-9:30pm Maker Night  online at https://meet.jit.si/bubblino

It would be great to have some Show and Tells of what people have been making during lockdown!

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: 333 open, 1138 closed

1 new issue:

Featured issue: Shutter doorbot isn’t reading cards. Can we move this on or close it?

No issues closed

"Week 476 – Visor Resupply"

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!

COVID-19

Click here for details of the of the measures we’re currently taking related to the COVID-19 situation, especially if you’re thinking of coming in to the space. We’ll keep you updated if anything changes – make sure you’re following us via our Google Group, and/or via social media.

If you need visors then please fill in the “Request Visors” form at https://visors.doesliverpool.com/ – you don’t need to work for the NHS.

Things of Note

Coming Up in the Next Week

Thursday 23 July, 7:00pm-9:30pm Maker Night  online at https://meet.jit.si/bubblino

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: 332 open, 1138 closed

3 new issues:

Featured issue: Sort out Reward Shirts. Can we move this on or close it?

3 issues closed:

Thanks magman2112, amcewen, JackiePease!

"Week 475 – Caught on Camera"

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!

COVID-19

Click here for details of the of the measures we’re currently taking related to the COVID-19 situation, especially if you’re thinking of coming in to the space. We’ll keep you updated if anything changes – make sure you’re following us via our Google Group, and/or via social media.

If you need visors then please fill in the “Request Visors” form at https://visors.doesliverpool.com/ – you don’t need to work for the NHS.

Things of Note

Coming Up in the Next Week

Tuesday 14 July, 7:00pm-9:00pm Wearable Tech Group online at https://meet.jit.si/bubblino
Thursday 16 July, 1:00pm-2:00pm Community Meeting online at https://meet.jit.si/bubblino
Thursday 16 July, 7:00pm-9:30pm Maker Night online at https://meet.jit.si/bubblino

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: 332 open, 1135 closed

5 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 Sean-anotherone, JackiePease!

"Week 474 – Video Editing and Natural Dyes"

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!

COVID-19

Click here for details of the of the measures we’re currently taking related to the COVID-19 situation, especially if you’re thinking of coming in to the space. We’ll keep you updated if anything changes – make sure you’re following us via our Google Group, and/or via social media.

Things of Note

Coming Up in the Next Week

Tuesday 07 July, 6:30pm-9:30pm Hack the Space Evening online at https://meet.jit.si/bubblino
Thursday 09 July, 7:00pm-9:30pm Maker Night online at https://meet.jit.si/bubblino

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: 328 open, 1134 closed

2 new issues:

Featured issue: Get new 20mm o-rings to go behind the intermediate mirrors. Can we move this on or close it?

1 issue closed:

Thanks magman2112!

"Week 473 – Updated COVID-19 Measures"

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!

COVID-19

We’ve updated the measures we’re taking related to the COVID-19 situation. Click here for details, especially if you’re thinking of coming in to the space. Follow us via our Google Group, and/or via social media for any further updates.

Visor Project

We’ve been working with organisations across Liverpool, Manchester and beyond to produce effective, low-cost visors, to help healthcare professionals and others to keep doing their job throughout this crisis.

If you, or anyone you know, still needs visors (whatever your job – we’ve got plenty!) then please fill in this form.

Things of Note

Coming Up in the Next Week

Wednesday 01 July, 7:00pm-9:00pm Liverpool Linux User Group Online at https://meet.jit.si/bubblino
Thursday 02 July, 7:00pm-9:30pm Maker Night
https://github.com/DoESLiverpool/somebody-should/wiki/Maker-night Online at https://meet.jit.si/bubblino

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: 327 open, 1133 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?

1 issue closed:

Thanks JackiePease!

"Accessing DoES Liverpool During COVID-19"

A lot has happened since our last update on how we’re handling the pandemic at DoES Liverpool (including the community helping to keep NHS staff and key workers across the North-West safe by supplying over 24,000 visors!).  We hope you’re staying safe and keeping well.

With the visor project winding down (although still supplying visors to anyone who needs them) and the Government starting to slightly ease the lockdown we’ve been looking at how to reconfigure the space for better social distancing.

Our recommendation is still to work from home wherever possible, and only visit the space if you need to use the equipment which isn’t available elsewhere or collect post or other items.

Our landlord, Jason, has installed hand sanitizer stations in the communal areas for people to use on arrival.   We have handwash in the toilets and handwash and disinfectant in the kitchen area.  You should wash your hands immediately on arrival at the space, and wipe down any desk areas or equipment that you use at the start and end of your visit.

To help with social distancing we’re restricting access to some areas of the space.

Restricted Occupancy Areas

Everywhere is still usable, but certain areas where there is less room should only be used by one person (or people from one household) at a time.  These areas are marked with signs, like this one on the CNC room:

Door with "COVID19 maximum occupancy 1 person" sign

The restricted areas are:

  • The laser-cutter room (we have taken Sophia off the bookings calendar for now so that the room doesn’t get double-booked, but either cutter can be used)
  • The CNC room
  • The kitchen
  • The recess with the vinyl cutters and sublimation printer
  • The corner workshop desk and textiles area
  • The corner workshop desk and electronics workbench

These last two areas are marked out with tape on the floor, and are chosen so that you can either use the workshop desk or you can use the equipment (knitting machines, soldering irons, etc.), but there shouldn’t be someone at both at the same time.

Hot-desking

Given that our desks are too close together to allow people to maintain a 2 metre separation when sat at adjacent or opposing desks, people should stagger the desks they use relative to others.

To make that easier for people hot-desking, we have taped off some of the desks which shouldn’t be used.

Desk criss-crossed with tape to show it shouldn't be used

And have marked out the desks which are available for hot-deskers to work from like this:

Desk with a "Desk Available" sign

People with permanent desks are welcome to use their normal desk, and in most cases this fits in with the marking out of hot-desks that we’ve done.

However, in some cases you’d end up sitting next to, or opposite, another person at a desk.  If that happens, please work with each other to work out a sensible option.  Either using one of the other available hot-desks, or asking the person if they can move instead.

Finally, where possible open the windows to keep the space well ventilated.

If you have any questions about access, or any other issues relating to this, email hello@doesliverpool.com.  We are responding to communications, but only staffing the space on an ad-hoc, only-when-necessary basis.

"Week 472 – Lockdown Latch Hooking"

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!

Covid-19

Click here for details of the measures we’re currently taking related to the COVID-19 situation. We’ll keep you updated if anything changes – make sure you’re following us via our Google Group, and/or via social media.

Visor Project

We’ve been working with organisations across Liverpool, Manchester and beyond to produce effective, low-cost visors, to help healthcare professionals and others to keep doing their job throughout this crisis.

If you, or anyone you know, still needs visors (whatever your job – we’ve got plenty!) then please fill in this form.

Things of Note

Coming Up in the Next Week

Tuesday 23 June, 7:00pm-9:00pm Wearable Tech Group Online at https://meet.jit.si/bubblino
Thursday 25 June, 7:00pm-9:30pm Maker Night Online at https://meet.jit.si/bubblino

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: 328 open, 1132 closed

2 new issues:

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

1 issue closed:

Thanks MatthewCroughan!

"Week 471 – Vacuum Forming"

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!

Covid-19

Click here for details of the measures we’re currently taking related to the COVID-19 situation. We’ll keep you updated if anything changes – make sure you’re following us via our Google Group, and/or via social media.

Visor Project

We’ve been working with organisations across Liverpool, Manchester and beyond to produce effective, low-cost visors, to help healthcare professionals and others to keep doing their job throughout this crisis.

If you, or anyone you know, still needs visors (whatever your job – we’ve got plenty!) then please fill in this form.

Things of Note

Coming Up in the Next Week

 

Thursday 18 June, 7:00pm-9:30pm Maker Night Online at

https://meet.jit.si/bubblino

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: 327 open, 1131 closed

1 new issue:

Featured issue: Maglock in Events Room is loose. Can we move this on or close it?

6 issues closed:

Thanks cheapjack, JackiePease, johnmckerrell, Sean-anotherone!

"Week 470 – Isochrones"

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!

Covid-19

Click here for details of the measures we’re currently taking related to the COVID-19 situation. We’ll keep you updated if anything changes – make sure you’re following us via our Google Group, and/or via social media.

Visor Project

We’ve been working with organisations across Liverpool, Manchester and beyond to produce effective, low-cost visors, to help healthcare professionals and others to keep doing their job throughout this crisis.

If you, or anyone you know, still needs visors (whatever your job – we’ve got plenty!) then please fill in this form.

Things of Note

Coming Up in the Next Week

Tuesday 09 June, 7:00pm-9:00pm Wearable Tech Group Online at https://meet.jit.si/bubblino
Thursday 11 June, 7:00pm-9:30pm Maker Night  Online at https://meet.jit.si/bubblino

(We had a rare appearance from Mike Gorman last week!)

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: 332 open, 1125 closed

2 new issues:

Featured issue: Get new 20mm o-rings to go behind the intermediate mirrors. Can we move this on or close it?

2 issues closed:

Thanks Sean-anotherone!

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