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Jul 13, 2018 - 1 minute read

AGM Summary

Attending: Mike, Tony, Les, Jeff, Mark, Dave and Josh. Mike Hull was re-elected as Chairman, Mike Hewitt was re-elected as secretary and Tony Hughes was re-elected as Treasurer. The Treasurers report indicated the club finances were in reasonable shape with a small surplus. It was discussed if we should spend this surplus on tools and equipment, or use it to complete the shower/bathroom. We discussed the upcoming (in October) Craft Council Make:Shift:Do event and wondered how we could better promote the event this year.

Jun 3, 2018 - 1 minute read

Annual General meeting 2018

It is time for an Annual General Meeting. It is proposed we hold the AGM on Saturday 23 June 2018 at 10am. It would be great if as many as possible members and friends can attend to voice their opinion on the ongoing operation of Blackpool Makerspace and LUG.

Oct 31, 2017 - 2 minute read - photogrammetry

Craft Council Make:Shift:Do -28/10/2017

First tests of the light box. When taking pictures for photogrammetry use, shadowless lighting is helpful. We are using a Raspberry pi and camera here which will be exchanged for a pi zero with wifi later to get rid of the wires. We are testing two different techniques. A stationary camera with the object to be photographed on a rotating turntable, and in the next picture the camera is on a moving gantry which goes around the stationary object.

Oct 23, 2017 - 2 minute read - 3D printer Makerspace

2017-10-21 Build day

Today we opened 10.00 until 17.00 to prepare for our open day next weekend (27th and 28th). We are running a Make:Shift:Do open day event in association with the Craft Council on Friday 27th October from 17.00 until 21.00 and Saturday 28th October 2017, 10.00 until 17.00. The laser cutter was put through it’s paces. After a few adjustments and a modification to the extraction system, the laser cutter was pronounced fit for use next weekend.

Oct 23, 2017 - 8 minute read - photogrammetry

Photogrammetry - Taking the pictures

This is a list of links compiled as I searched for advice on how to take pictures to use for photogrammetry. Each link is followed by an excerpt from the post. http://www.tested.com/art/makers/460142-art-photogrammetry-how-take-your-photos/ By far, the biggest impact on the final output file is what happens in the shooting phase. In fact, it is usually easier to re-shoot a new series of source photos of your subject than try to save a computed capture that’s not working right away.