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
- Alex Lennon: What makes you tick as a software developer / software engineer? #weeknotes
- John McKerrell: Shall we use the new DoES Liverpool laser cutter as a ball pit? #weeknotes pic.twitter.com/mt3bYEStpE
- Alex Lennon: Christmas fun @doesliverpool with Julian Todd. #NodeRed with #MQtt and #SOnOff Wi-fi switch #weeknotes Andy Stanford-Clark pic.twitter.com/l58Xf5Cjyy
- Alex Lennon: My work here is done! Using Amazon #echo to control a light via Xose Pérez fantastic #espurna firmware. #weeknotes Adrian McEwen Julian Todd Andy Stanford-Clark pic.twitter.com/RIsqF7d9xh
- Alex Lennon: Nathan Chantrell Francis Irving Julian Todd Pretty neat stuff! So I now have a new DoES Liverpool #Alexa skill connecting to a #NodeRed flow and can start to play around with the wiring, #mqtt customisation, et al. We can do all sorts with this I think, #LoRa? #IoT? Andy Stanford-Clark #weeknotes pic.twitter.com/XBQ5TcJxLx
- Alex Lennon: Jackie Pease Jackie Pease I had a go with #OnShape as it was hard work to try to fillet in #TinkerCad. I put the prototype up on #Thinkiverse so hopefully will be able to get in and try a lasercut tomorrow :))) #weeknotesthingiverse.com/thing:2739045
- Alex Lennon: Pleased with how the laser cut designs worked out for my dive computer Jackie Pease. #scubadiving #weeknotes pic.twitter.com/WWDbpsYFIM
Coming Up in the Next Week
|Wednesday 03 January, 6:00pm-9:00pm||Cycling Campaign Group|
|Thursday 04 January, 6:30pm-9:00pm||Maker Night|
The Big Move
With our move to the Tapestry looming, we’re including a brief update on how things are going each week.
A few more people got to see the new space last week as we hefted the massive (new, not-yet-functioning) laser-cutter from where we’d stashed it at the Tapestry and onto our floor in the building.
The new space is looking great, although with still a reasonable amount of work to be done before we can move in. Most noticeable is that the toilets on our floor (there are another three on the ground floor that we’ll share with the rest of the building too) are yet to go in. Part of that was down to us finalising how many toilets we wanted. Rather than squeeze in three toilets, we’ve opted for two, as that lets us have a fully accessible toilet in our space (in addition to one on the ground floor). That’s all finalised now, so will let the work on that carry on.
However, you don’t have to take our word for it, you can come along for a look yourself (don’t worry, no lifting of laser-cutters required) on January 11th at 10am. Check the Google Group for full details of the visit.
In preparing-for-the-move news, Jackie and Chris Thompson took advantage of the festive break to do a load of sorting out in the workshop and storeroom in Dinky. Lots of stuff has moved into the staging room, junk cleared out, etc., which should make it easier to rearrange and sort through what’s left. They’ve also been deploying the first of the “Notices of Disposal” on things where it’s not clear who they belong to (i.e. not on someone’s desk or in their labelled box), or whether we should be taking them to the new space. Don’t panic if you think you might have something knocking around that could fall under it, it’ll be a few weeks before anything with a notice on gets disposed of, but we do want to encourage you to come in and label your things clearly or take them home 😀
There are lots of things to do, both with the move and in preparation for the move. If you want to help out, check the DoES Move label (stats: 41 open, 24 closed) on the Somebody Should issue list, or get in touch.
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.
Issue counts: 177 open, 465 closed
4 new issues:
- Establish a virtual textile bench with everything you need for sewing neat and tidy
- Reassemble Extra Large Laser Cutter
- Sell items we don’t need e.g. on eBay
- Set up Git Reports to allow anonymous issue reporting?
Featured issue: do a major service on Gerald. Can we move this on or close it?
1 issue closed:
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