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
- DoES Liverpool: chris zombieking swabbing the main deck #arrrr #pirate #weeknotes @ The Tapestry instagram.com/p/BhEgw4dB6ZX/
- Seán Gleeson: I’d be lying if I said I’d rather have been lugging things to The Tapestry than be at a friend’s wedding over the weekend, but I am a bit sad to not be there for DoES Liverpool‘s first day in their new home.Don’t leave me too much to fix next week ? #weeknotes #makerspace
- Adrian McEwen: It was lovely to see concrete dog (#LinkyBrains) over the weekend when he happened to be visiting Liverpool and could pop into the maelstrom of DoES Liverpool moving into The Tapestry #DoESMove. And he’s written a boss blog post of his visit concretedog.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/very-q… #weeknotes
- DoES Liverpool: Smoke & Mirrors There was another nice video of Gerald on the move from Andy Goodwin that didn’t make the #weeknotes instagram.com/p/Bg_aF2aHW1e/…
- John McKerrell: It’s quite fun watching the activity in DoES Liverpool remotely, probably a bit quieter too! #weeknotes pic.twitter.com/1JWohjoRcJ
- Adrian McEwen: John McKerrell DoES Liverpool The most intrusive noise is the singing from the painter in the hallway 🙂 We might need to teach him more than the first line of the chorus to West End Girls… #weeknotes
- John McKerrell: Apparently the official DoES Liverpool measure of hand drier power is “Can blow a pain au chocolate in a bag over from a metre away” #weeknotes
- Adrian McEwen: John McKerrell DoES Liverpool It’s an important consideration. In completely unrelated news, the nearby Lidl bakery section is well-stocked for lunching #weeknotes
- Zarino Zappia: This is so DoES Liverpool. The building may be in chaos, chairs and equipment everywhere. But, away in a corner, comes the quiet whirring of a 3D Printer. “Business as usual,” it whispers, “the print must go on!” #weeknotes pic.twitter.com/UzywhGsdEQ
- Adrian McEwen: The Fabric District is still the place for fabric #weeknotes #exploring @ Power & Fitness Gym instagram.com/p/BhMC9ufBE-E/
- DoES Liverpool: Robert Treharne and Samantha Colosimo of @HiPyLiv helping with some cleaning at #makernight #weeknotes pic.twitter.com/JuVCkSlLRu
- Francis Irving: Matt Carr’s alternate-reality vector-based oscilloscope 80s games console, made in Liverpool (some at DoES Liverpool #weeknotes) is amazing hackaday.com/2018/01/09/oce…
- Alex Lennon: Doing child labour properly DoES Liverpool #DoESMove #WeekNotes pic.twitter.com/aKf15Ogpiy
Coming Up in the Next Week
|Monday 9 April, 7:00pm-9:00pm||IoT Liverpool: Andy Stanford-Clark – “Innovation Begins at Home”|
|Tuesday 10 April, 7:00pm-9:00pm||Wearables Group|
|Thursday 12 April, 9:00am-6:00pm||Jelly Liverpool|
|Thursday 12 April, 6:30pm-9:00pm||Maker Night|
|Saturday 14 April, 10:00am-5:00pm||Maker Day|
The Big Move
Did you hear, we’ve moved to The Tapestry, just off London Road. We’re open for business, but while we’re settling in we’re including a brief update on how things are going each week.
This week things have moved on lots! The wood and laser-cutting workshop is completely finished and looking awesome.
The kitchen has had vinyl flooring fitted and also been plumbed in and units fitted, although we’re waiting for the electrician to run a feed to the water heater before we’ll have hot water.
There’s been lots of tidying and cleaning in the events room, which has been events room, office and kitchen for the past week, so it’s nice to be starting to expand out from that into the rest of the space.
In the main room, there’s been lots of work done on the floor. The floors in the space are the biggest remaining task (more on that in a moment) and it’s been great to see so many people from the community pitching in to help with that (and everything else).
There’s plywood down over the most uneven section of floor, and this week that will be getting carpeted. For the rest of the floor in the main room, we’ve been scrubbing (most of that is done now) and scraping off the old white paint, before giving it all a coat of varnish. We’re close to having half of it varnished now, and once that’s done it’ll be a huge leap forwards in the space being fully operational.
People are working on making the space great most evenings and over the weekends, and all help is gratefully received. Similarly if you can spare time during weekdays, we’re open for co-working and workshop users anyway and you’re welcome to do some decorating alongside them.
Our Crowdfunder Campaign
To help pay for all the costs of the move we’re running a Crowdfunder campaign. We need your money and, more importantly, your help in getting word out about it.
The eagle-eyed among you will have noticed an excellent development in this at the end of last week…
WE HIT OUR TARGET!!!! Thanks everyone!
Never one to rest on our laurels (and partly due to our discoveries about the flooring that we mentioned earlier), we’ve added a stretch target.
With just over a week to go, we’re extending our stretch target to a total of £7250.
This extra money will be spent on making sure our new home is at its best for all of our visitors. More specifically, the flooring of the new space needs some TLC, having withstood many years of wear and tear, paint and dust. So we’re looking for money to spend on:
- Carpeting or lino where current flooring is not fit for use: £1100
- Some black-out blinds for our new events space so that our projector can be used at all times of the day: £1150
Spread the good news and encourage your friends to help us reach the new target. If you’ve been holding off because there was plenty of time to pledge, now would be a good time to dust off your credit card 🙂
Please share it with people you know, email them, tweet about it, post on Facebook or Instagram… it all helps, even if you think you don’t know many people, you’ll know different people. Plus if you tag the DoES Liverpool accounts in any of your social media posts it lets DoES and others share your post too, so giving us more impact than if you just copy one of the DoES posts.
So, get as many people as possible too visit http://bit.ly/DoEpicFunding!
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: 243 open, 508 closed
20 new issues:
- Kitchen sink has a small leak from the waste pipe
- Get iand four work surface and door for dishwasher
- Get a new set of laser cutter lenses
- Check top double socket on the West side of the pillar in the middle of the main room
- Review registered business addresses
- Work out what we’re doing for the Fabric District festival in May
- Print test on Felicity following the move
- Replace the water input connector on Sophia
- Replace the flow switch on Gerald
- Gerald needs a new bracket inside the lid to hold the cut off switch
- Clean and paint the 3 high-level sets of windows above “lightwell” doorways
- Update website to mention the move more
- Update rooms page on wiki
- Reassemble Gerald in the wood workshop
- Remove fire alarm sensor covers
- Get door hardware for the internal doors
- Ensure there is adequate lighting at ground level and particularly the landing
- Have a dustpan and brush for every workshop area
- Prepare and provide carpet emergency boxes
- Flooring in the wood workshop
Featured issue: Flooring for the events room. Can we move this on or close it?
6 issues closed:
- Replace the flow switch on Gerald
- Flooring in the wood workshop
- Buy a couple of brooms
- Replace one window pane with panel to allow extraction for laser cutters
- Plumb in the kitchen sinks
- Tell our service providers that we’re moving
DoES exists to support the community that uses DoES. If you use DoES, then you are part of that community. If you would like to publicise something related to DoES, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org with the formatted content for us to use as a new blog post. Tell us what you’re up to, and we’ll show the world what epic stuff happens at DoES!