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!
Temporary Accessible Space
As mentioned previously, the lift at the Tapestry Building is currently being replaced, and the new lift is not likely to be in action before mid November. We’ve been aiming to set up a temporary additional space for people who can’t get into DoES Liverpool during this time, only to have a couple of options fall through.
Jason, our landlord, has kindly offered us temporary use of the covered courtyard area where Melodic were based. Melodic did a great job of making their bar area accessible, so at least some good has come out of a bad situation.
Over the past couple of days we’ve moved in desks, chairs, heaters, a fridge and cupboard, along with laser cutter Sheila and 3D printer Prints Adam. Thanks (so far) to Vicki, Helen from cycling, Gabby, Chris T, Mike G, Chris H, Adrian and Julian for helping. The space will be open for Maker Night this Thursday evening and Maker Day on Saturday – just come round to the courtyard entrance on Constance Street. We can move any smaller items of equipment like sewing machines and soldering irons down as and when people need them.
Outside Maker events and standard office hours, you might need to contact us first to make sure there’s someone who can let you in – we’ll work out who needs fobs etc. over the next few days.
Maker Dates for your Diary
|Relax and Make Christmas Green with Wirral MakeFest|
This will be an opportunity to sell items as well as a show and tell
|Saturday 2nd December 2023|
|Wirral MakeFest||Saturday 1st June 2024|
|Liverpool MakeFest||Saturday 6th July 2024|
Things of Note
Coming Up in the Next Week
|Monday 09 October, 7:00pm-9:00pm||7pm-9pm Socialist Alternative discussion group|
|Tuesday 10 October, 6:30pm-8:00pm||IWW Liverpool|
|Thursday 12 October, 9:00am-6:00pm||Jelly Liverpool|
|Thursday 12 October, 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.
(Accessible courtyard entrance on Constance Street)
|Saturday 14 October, 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.(Accessible courtyard entrance on Constance Street)
|Sunday 15 October, 11:00am-3:00pm||Repair Café – get your free ticket here|
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: 384 open, 1483 closed
No new issues
Featured issue: Install the hatch between the kitchen and event room. Can we move this on or close it?
6 issues closed:
- The on/off switch on a plug socket in the laser cutter room is not working
- Fan in more accessible loo making knocking sounds.
- Light switch in the less-accessible toilet isn’t working
- Power lead to the kitchen bin works intermittently
- One of the sockets in the kitchen isn’t working
- McGraw seems to be sticking (esp. on the long axis) and making loud vibrating noises