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.)
October Start Boost Membership
Things of Note
— @email@example.com (@MatthewCroughan) September 3, 2023
I've been trying out some conductive fabric I bought from @CMoz a while ago. This is a machine embroidered felt starfish, with conductive ripstop underneath.
I used it with an #adafruit CAP1188 as a proximity sensor – good to have something that works through windows!#WeekNotes pic.twitter.com/OCjBHWsb2v
— Jackie Pease (@jackie_pease) September 3, 2023
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!
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:
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: 383 open, 1472 closed
1 new issue:
Featured issue: New office desks. Can we move this on or close it?
1 issue closed: