Weeknotes

"Week 664 – Conductive Epoxy, LED Dragon Scales"

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 February, 7:00pm-9:00pm7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Thursday 29 February, 12:00am-Friday 01 March, 11:59pmJelly Liverpool
Thursday 29 February, 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.
Friday 01 March, 7:00pm-8:30pmMAFN Anti Racism 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: 394 open, 1507 closed

1 new issue:

Featured issue: Create a “Cost of Being Epic” poster for the space (and online). Can we move this on or close it?

No issues closed

"Week 663 – Open Source Hardware Camp"

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

Wuthering Bytes 2024 / Open Source Hardware Camp

Andy Bennett has posted a call for participation for Open Source Hardware Camp to our Google Group. The Hardware camp is part of the Wuthering Bytes Technology Festival in Hebden Bridge, and this year will take part on Saturday 24 August and Sunday 25 August, and the festival starts on 23 August. Look out for tickets on sale.

Coming Up in the Next Week

Monday 19 February, 7:00pm-9:00pm7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Thursday 22 February, 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.

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: 393 open, 1507 closed

No new issues

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

No issues closed

"Week 662 – Lego, Exhibitions"

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 Liverpool Takeover Day at the Tate/RIBA Gallery

The Tate have invited the DoES Liverpool community to run a Takeover Day at the RESOLVE Collective exhibition at Tate Liverpool + RIBA North, currently pencilled in for the 6th or 7th of April.

If you’d like to be involved (there is some funding available) then take a look at this conversation on our Google group, get in touch, and try to come along to Maker Night this Thursday to help get some ideas together.

Things of Note

Coming Up in the Next Week

Monday 12 February, 7:00pm-9:00pm7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Wednesday 14 February, 7:00pm-8:00pmLiverpool Communist Paper Launch
Thursday 15 February, 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 18 February, 11:00am-3:00pmRepair Café – get your free tickets 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: 393 open, 1507 closed

1 new issue:

Featured issue: Intermittent Internet access issues. Can we move this on or close it?

1 issue closed:

Thanks Knottyashcreative!

"Week 661 – Commons, Antennae, Guitar, Comet"

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!

New Boost Members

We were a bit late announcing our new Boost members, Neil and Kez – if you’ve missed our post about them then you can catch up here

Tate/Resolve Collective Exhibition

Resolve Collective, who have been working with the Tate Gallery as part of their redevelopment, and who built the awesome fitted shelves in our Fibre Arts room, are having an exhibition about their project. It’s at RIBA North (down at Mann Island). They’re having a Private View on Thursday 8 February – find out more from Adrian’s Google Group post here (it should be a good opportunity to catch up with some other friends of DoES Liverpool too – Resolve have also been working with other creative organisations around the city, including HomeBaked Anfield, Liverpool Tool Library, Kitty’s Launderette and Pagoda Arts).

Things of Note

Coming Up in the Next Week

Monday 05 February, 7:00pm-9:00pm7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Tuesday 06 February, 6:30pm-9:30pmHack the Space Evening
Wednesday 07 February, 7:00pm-9:00pmLiverpool Linux User Group
Thursday 08 February, 9:00am-6:00pmJelly Liverpool
Thursday 08 February, 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 10 February, 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 11 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 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: 393 open, 1506 closed

3 new issues:

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

3 issues closed:

Thanks zarino, JackiePease, amcewen!

"Welcoming our January 2024 Start Boost Members – Kez and Neil!"

We’d like to welcome our new January 2024 start Boost members, Keziah Thomas-Mellor and Neil Morrin (admittedly it’s February, but we did have a couple of other people who unfortunately weren’t able to take up their spaces …)

Workshop Membership Winner – Keziah

Keziah is our new workshop member. Sounds like she’s got some interesting plans for her time at DoES Liverpool! In her own words: “My intentions are to continue refining my questioning of my relationship to the landscape, from growing up on paved pathways to walking and climbing in our ‘green and pleasant’ land. Speaking to themes of accessibility, ownership and climate change.

My previous involvement in woodworking has been building extensions of our environments to facilitate responses. Such as through ladders to binoculars, for the audience to gaze at harsh mountains drawn onto coffee lids, or platforms to heighten risk and focus within my durational performances.

I am currently interested in exploring boundaries and fences, paired with the varying types of stiles. Alongside this, I have begun involving tree bark, drawing upon its textures and a layer of protection. Though I’m not too sure yet how or if this might fit in, this is the exciting aspect of my practice as the workshop will have the facilities to explore this and encourage it to unravel. “

You can see some of Kez’ art at @keziahtmart

Desk Membership Winner – Neil Morrin

Neil is our Desk Membership winner. Here’s what he has to say about what he does, and what he hopes to get from his time at DoES Liverpool:

“What I do???? 

I drink coffee, allotment, ride bikes, build websites, do digital heritage stuff, communications, and website hosting. I also run Ignite Liverpool (open space talks) and Jelly Liverpool (open networking). 

What I aim to do as a Boost Member

I am an old friend of DoES Liverpool so this has felt like a bit of a cheat, but when John told me that I was the 3rd out of the hat and the previous two out of the hat hadn’t bothered responding and would i be interested I said YES YES YES. 

We were told years ago that we should take a day out from our normal work each week, to do something different as a way to think differently, to grow, and to bring those new skills back to our everyday jobs. So I want to use my boost membership to give myself some space to learn some new skills, make new things, and meet new friends. If I haven’t made 5 things by the end of this boost membership you all have permission to throw things at me.”

"Week 660 – No News"

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

Unfortunately nobody has remembered to add #WeekNotes to their X/Twitter and Mastodon posts this week, so we don’t have any news to pass on to you! We all like to hear what you’ve been up to (even if you haven’t been arrested), so please consider a post – if you don’t use social media you can email us at hello@doesliverpool.com

Coming Up in the Next Week

Monday 29 January, 7:00pm-9:00pm7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Thursday 01 February, 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.
(Accessible courtyard entrance on Constance Street)
Thursday 01 February, 7:00pm-11:00pmLivNUG (Liverpool Nix/NixOS User Group)
Saturday 03 February, 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: 392 open, 1504 closed

1 new issue:

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 659 – Trains, Repair Cafe"

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-9:00pm7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Thursday 25 January, 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.
(Accessible courtyard entrance on Constance Street)
Sunday 28 January, 12:00pm-4:00pmIndependent Legal Observer Training Workshop
Sunday 28 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 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: 391 open, 1504 closed

2 new issues:

Featured issue: status.doesliverpool.com is down. Can we move this on or close it?

5 issues closed:

Thanks johnmckerrell, Knottyashcreative, amcewen, JackiePease!

"Week 658 – Major Tim, Repair Cafe, Radio"

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 January, 7:00pm-9:00pm7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Tuesday 16 January, 6:00pm-9:30pmXR Liverpool
Thursday 18 January, 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.
(Accessible courtyard entrance on Constance Street)

Sunday 21 January, 11:00am-3:00pmRepair Café – get you 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: 394 open, 1499 closed

2 new issues:

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

1 issue closed:

Thanks huffeec!

"Week 657 – New Lift!"

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-9:00pm7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Thursday 11 January, 9:00am-6:00pmJelly Liverpool
Thursday 11 January, 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.
(Accessible courtyard entrance on Constance Street)
Friday 12 January, 7:00pm-8:30pmSamir – Anti-Racism Group
Saturday 13 January, 9:00am-5:00pmModel Railway Group
Saturday 13 January, 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.
(Accessible courtyard entrance on Constance Street)
Sunday 14 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 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: 393 open, 1498 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 656 – Happy New Year 2024"

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 January, 7:00pm-9:00pm7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Tuesday 02 January, 6:30pm-9:30pmHack the Space Evening
Wednesday 03 January, 7:00pm-9:00pmLiverpool Linux User Group
Thursday 04 January, 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.
(Accessible courtyard entrance on Constance Street)

Thursday 04 January, 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: 392 open, 1498 closed

No new issues

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

No issues closed

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