Weeknotes

"Week 642 – Prehistoric Park Bench, Bicycling"

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 25 September, 7:00pm-9:00pm7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Thursday 28 September, 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: 389 open, 1476 closed

2 new issues:

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

3 issues closed:

Thanks DoESsean, amcewen, JackiePease!

"Welcome to our October 2023 Boost Members"

Super late announcing this but we had 33 people apply for Boost membership this time and during the past week picked the winners and we’re ready to announce them now. These lucky people get a desk or workshop membership of DoES Liverpool to use for their projects, or to progress their business, or for pretty much whatever they want over the next 6 months. Without further adieu I welcome…

Desk Membership Winner – Simon Jones

A picture of Simon Jones in a green jacket wearing a small white hat which appears to have been folded from paper. Simon gets an allocated desk to use over the next 6 months, together with access to the workshop if he need it, he told us:

I’ll be focusing on honing my skills in Unreal Engine, photogrammetry, motion capture, and Blender. I’ve got some projects I’m working on currently, including concept art and animation for ‘Space Jarg,’ a sci-fi film I’m co-writing with Kaylee Nicholas. I’m also working on a music video for the band Unimaginable Lovers. Plus, expect to see some general video and animation work using techniques from virtual production. I’m always on the lookout for interesting collaborations too.


Workshop Membership Winner – Ashleigh De la Haye

Ashleigh De la Haye with bobbed orange hair wearing a sparkly hair band and holding a microphone as she performs stand-up comedy,Ashleigh gets full access to the workshop for the next 6 months. She also looks like she might be an entrant for our next DoES Does Stand Up event (if Kirsty gets around to organising one!) She gave us this update:

So excited to be lucky enough to have been picked! I’m looking forward to experimenting with new mediums and materials for kitsch and crazy jewellery designs as well as trying my hand at sewing!



A warm welcome to both our winners and we really look forward to meeting you and seeing what you create in our space!

"Week 641 – Marquetry, 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 18 September, 7:00pm-9:00pm7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Tuesday 19 September, 6:30pm-8:45pmXR Liverpool Meeting
Thursday 21 September, 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: 390 open, 1473 closed

3 new issues:

Featured issue: Aircon fault in the main room. Can we move this on or close it?

No issues closed

"Week 640 – #MakerDay, Making #WeekNotes"

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 11 September, 7:00pm-9:00pm7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Wednesday 13 September, 6:30pm-8:00pmSnoof – IWW Event
Thursday 14 September, 9:00am-6:00pmJelly Liverpool
Thursday 14 September, 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 17 September, 11:00am-3:00pmRepair 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: 387 open, 1473 closed

5 new issues:

Featured issue: Rework power plug/sockets for Sheila. Can we move this on or close it?

2 issues closed:

Thanks amcewen!

"Week 639 – Super Mario on #NixOS, CAP1188"

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!

Tapestry Lift Access

The Tapestry lift is now being replaced with a much better one, which is excellent as the previous platform lift wasn’t up to the job and was often out of action. Unfortunately that means there is now no lift access to our space until early November.

Our initial plan for a temporary accessible space fell through but we’re working hard on finding another. (More detail in ‘somebody should’ issue #1833.)

We’ll continue to post updates on our socials and in this Google group.

 

October Start Boost Membership

You’ve got until midnight on Sunday 10th September to apply for our latest Boost membership (starts October 1st). Find out more here and apply here.

 

(also see this discussion in the Google group with feedback about how it’s going so far, and maybe add your own).

 

Things of Note

 

Coming Up in the Next Week

Monday 04 September, 7:00pm-9:00pm 7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Tuesday 05 September, 6:30pm-9:30pm Hack the Space Evening
Wednesday 06 September, 7:00pm-9:00pm Liverpool Linux User Group
Thursday 07 September, 7:00pm-9:30pm Maker NightOur 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 07 September, 7:00pm-11:00pm LivNUG (Liverpool Nix/NixOS User Group)
Saturday 09 September, 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 10 September, 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: 383 open, 1472 closed

1 new issue:

Featured issue: New office desks. Can we move this on or close it?

1 issue closed:

Thanks amcewen!

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"Week 638 – Boost Membership, Plastics Workshop, Cyborg Glasses"

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 28 August, 7:00pm-9:00pm7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Thursday 31 August, 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: 383 open, 1471 closed

No 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 magman2112, amcewen!

"Launching the October 2023 Boost Membership"

Once again it’s time to announce the chance to get a free 6 month membership to DoES Liverpool.

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 our opening 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 10th September 2023, any applications received after this point will not be considered. We will endeavour to announce the winners as soon as possible afterwards.

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

"Week 637 – #CCCamp23, Laser Induction"

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

Ed from Bidston Observatory Artistic Research Centre at his laser induction this morning. Looking forward to seeing future sculptural works!

A smiling person holding up pieces of MDF with test laser cuts and engraves

Coming Up in the Next Week

Monday 21 August, 7:00pm-9:00pm 7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Thursday 24 August, 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.

Sunday 27 August, 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.

Second and fourth Sunday of each month, 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

https://workflowy.com/s/plastic-playgroup-in/eRQRIWU6P2D62G6S Plastic Playgroup (DoES Workshop)

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:
https://workflowy.com/s/plastic-playgroup-in/eRQRIWU6P2D62G6S“>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: 385 open, 1469 closed

3 new issues:

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

1 issue closed:

Thanks JackiePease!

 

"Week 636 – Lifehouse, Sashiko, Young Ambassadors"

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

@amcewen So @adamgreenfield‘s concept of a #Lifehouse, a community hub for crisis-response and #MutualAid led to me writing an exploration of what @DoESLiverpool is, and how it overlaps with the idea.

Notes from a proto-Lifehouse – musings on makerspaces, a convivial future, and our pandemic response.

mcqn.net/mcfilter/archives/thi

#makerspace #MakerMovement #pandemic #Liverpool #weeknotes

https://does.social/@amcewen@mastodon.me.uk/110871048034237840

 

@amcewen Today’s task: investigating point-to-point protocols running over LoRa (i.e. explicitly not LoRaWAN)

I’ve been poking around lots of LoRa #Arduino libraries as part of this, and smiling gently to myself as I keep encountering the “beginPacket(); write(); endPacket();” pattern that I introduced in the Ethernet library when adding UDP..

Nice to encounter faint ripples of past me #weeknotes

https://does.social/@amcewen@mastodon.me.uk/110875850833791249

 

Jackie Pease  Trying out the #inkstitch #sashiko extension on Fred, the @DoESLiverpool embroidery machine at #makernight. I heat pressed salvaged blue bubble wrap and used baking parchment as a stabiliser (I’m hoping I’ll be able to soak it off afterwards). It works better than I expected and I might look around for some more eco thread.
#WeekNotes

Image of Machine Embroidered Sashiko in an Embroidery Hoop

 

 

 

 

Coming Up in the Next Week

 

Monday 14 August, 7:00pm-9:00pm 7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Thursday 17 August, 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.

Sunday 20 August, 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: 383 open, 1468 closed

3 new issues:

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

2 issues closed:

Thanks JackiePease!

"Week 635 – Potree"

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 August, 7:00pm-9:00pm 7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Thursday 10 August, 9:00am-6:00pm Jelly Liverpool
Thursday 10 August, 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 12 August, 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.

Saturday 12 August, 11:00am-5:00pm Liverpool Synth Meet – get your free ticket here
Sunday 13 August, 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

https://workflowy.com/s/plastic-playgroup-in/eRQRIWU6P2D62G6S 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: 382 open, 1466 closed

1 new issue:

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

No issues closed

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