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Week 630 – Looking Back at Liverpool MakeFest 2023

3rd July 2023
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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

Again no Twitter API, but here’s a few photos from last weekend’s Liverpool MakeFest. We had a great time, with loads of visitors to the DoES Liverpool stand. Looking forward to a few new faces at Maker Night and Maker Day in the next few weeks.

From Zarino:

All of the @doesliverpool makers revving into action at @lpoolmakefest @liverpoollibraries this morning 🤖🎨🛠️ Big thanks to Barry and Cheryl for making this year’s badges ❤️ #livmf23

No @doesliverpool @lpoolmakefest appearance would be complete without @gorman662 and his rugs and synths! Smooth fibres and even smoother sounds! #livmf23

The twinkling, pulsating, jellyfish-like comet from @jackiesees welcomes @lpoolmakefest visitors as they enter @liverpoollibraries ✨ #livmf23

Terry’s mystical castle towers over the @doesliverpool tables at @lpoolmakefest. All cut and etched on the @doesliverpool laser cutters. #livmf23

McGraw the @doesliverpool pen plotter has been drawing (ha!) attention with its Spirograph patterns today at @lpoolmakefest – come pick one up from the ground floor atrium! #livmf23

It’s hard to believe we only met Jeri (@minisewnsew) at last year’s MakeFest. Some lovely words here:

A year ago today I met MY TRIBE at Make Fest. This time I joined them on a stand as a maker with @doesliverpool and it was absolutely wonderful to meet so many amazing people who were soaking up our creative enthusiasm and making all the hard work so worth it. Such good vibes 😎 thank you to all the makers and all the organisers and of course the visitors for making today such a success and a joy to be a part of.

Massive thanks also to @robotorium for jumping on an Instagram post of mine over a year ago s as me suggesting I come to make fest where we met for the first time. Absolutely solid friendship created. Much love!

Thanks Rosy for being my embroidery buddy today 😍

#liverpoolmakefest2023 #liverpool #makers #doesliverpool #creatives #technology #mytribemyvibe

Here’s a great reel from Anne-Marie, which gives a good overview of the whole event:

A few tweets:

 

 

Coming Up in the Next Week

Monday 03 July, 7:00pm-9:00pm 7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group
Tuesday 04 July, 5:00pm-8:00pm XR Merseyside
Tuesday 04 July, 6:30pm-9:30pm Hack the Space Evening
Wednesday 05 July, 7:00pm-9:00pm Liverpool Linux User Group
Thursday 06 July, 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.

Thursday 06 July, 7:00pm-11:00pm LivNUG (Liverpool Nix/NixOS User Group)
Saturday 08 July, 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 09 July, 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/plastictacticsliverpoo

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: 381 open, 1458 closed

4 new issues:

Featured issue: We don’t know what signs we need up in the space. Can we move this on or close it?

5 issues closed:

Thanks amcewen, huffeec, magman2112!

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