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Nov 20, 2014 - 1 minute read

First midweek (evening) LUG meetup

Our first ever midweek (evening) LUG meetup took place at Ripon Road on Thursday 20th November. Started at 6.30, and finished at 10.15. Attending: Olly, Tony and Mike. Olly and Tony engaged in a marathon two hour podcast recording, stay tuned for the release date. I spent the time looking at emoncms from the open energy monitor project (Because) I have been sending room temperature data to Xively since it’s name was cosm then pachube.

Nov 8, 2014 - 1 minute read

LUG 8.11.14

Present: Mike, Joe, Tony, Les, Ollie, Elizabeth, Arthur, Jack, Mike (2), Richard, Surly Discussions on various topics including: 3D Printer issues past & present. (all) Upgrading to Linux Mint 17 (compatability mode) with Grub issues on HP laptop which had been vandalised (monitor removed, ongoing saga) - attempted upgrade to XFCE - grub failed again. Tony deleted all previous partitions & created a new one then reinstalled Mate. Failed. Tony then created a separate boot partition and then reinstalled Mate.

Oct 25, 2014 - 1 minute read

LUG 25.10.14

Present: Mike, Joe, Elizabeth, Arthur, Jack, Michael (2), Richard Interesting discussions on various subjects including: Difficulty accessing various Tradesmen who fail to arrive; Picks being the forerunner of Arduino’s; Windows OS’s; Photography - specifically the editing and enlargement of glass plate photographs in the mid 1800’s as well as Cartes de Visite albums comparing to current Facebook social media; Wireless dongle variations, antenna strengths/capabilities; Reinstallation of grub on an HP Pavilion laptop failed yet again (having previously been successful).

Oct 14, 2014 - 1 minute read

MakerspaceFY1 and the 3D printer

We have received a 3D printer kindly donated via Liverpool Makerspace. The printer arrived assembled, but in need of final adjustments and configuration. Here is the information needed to do the final work. The model is a RepRap Prusa-Mendel, pictured assembled here at reprap.org:- http://reprap.org/wiki/File:Assembled-prusa-mendel.jpg Assembly instruction at reprap.org here:- http://www.reprap.org/wiki/Prusa_Mendel_Assembly Excellent visual guide to assembly here (high Resolution):- https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/22464622/Prusa%20Mendel%20Visual%20Instructions%20%28High%20Resolution%29.pdf or here in standard resolution:- https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/22464622/Prusa%20Mendel%20Visual%20Instructions%20%28Standard%20Resolution%29.pdf The has work started with the re-alignment of the filament drive motor.

Oct 12, 2014 - 2 minute read

MakerspaceFY1 & LUG - Hot air rework station - computer repairs and much more

Present: Michael, Joe, Elizabeth, Arthur, Jack, Michael (2), Richard Briefly:- Michael de-soldered some surface mount components using this hot air reflow station followed by a discussion about various soldering and de-soldering techniques. Arthur Discussed the walking motion and personality of his robot, servo velocities leading to synchronisation issues and compared tracked Vs bi-ped robots programming using 3D software, NetFlix documentary about 3D Printers well worth watching. Discussed how to go about the next repairs to our 3D printer.