Week 619 – Benji the Chorkie

17th April 2023

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 17 April, 9:00am-5:30pm Fearless Academy
Monday 17 April, 7:00pm-9:00pm 7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Thursday 20 April, 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 23 April, 10:00am-5:00pm

Hack the Space Day

After a bit of a break, we’re planning the next Hack the Space day for Sunday 23 April 2023.

If you don’t know what a Hack the Space day is, it’s a time for everyone to get together and work on making DoES Liverpool an even better place to be for all of us.

Following on from the pandemic, we had a lot of tidying up and moving stuff around to do, and that’s been the focus of recent Hack the Space days.

This time we hope that we can make a bit of progress on some of our open issues, like making shelves for test equipment like the oscilloscope and microscope, making sure we’ve got all the signs we need in the space, and even finding COSHH forms for solvents.

Please save the date and come along if you can – some of the issues in the Somebody Should repository https://github.com/DoESLiverpool/somebody-should/issues already have the “Hack the Space” label so take a look at those and/or look through all the open issues and see if there’s anything you’d like to have a go at.

If there’s anything you think we need to get beforehand so that we’re ready to get down to work on the day, then get in touch with one of the organisers

Sunday 23 April, 2:00pm 5:00pm

Plastic Playgroup

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:

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, 1415 closed

6 new issues:

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

6 issues closed:

Thanks JackiePease, huffeec, mickrick1!

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