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Nov 1, 2015 - 2 minute read - meetings

Pictures from meeting Saturday 31st October

The national make: shift: do event is over, and we are back to opening each Saturday at 10 as usual. The first order of the day was to repair a little acer desktop belonging to Arthur. Once it was working again, and showing Windows 10, a discussion started about Microsoft forcing Windows 10 upgrades onto unsuspecting users. Users reported that Microsoft had added the Windows 10 upgrade into the normal update channel and ticked as default.

Oct 25, 2015 - 1 minute read - meetings

Make-Shift-Do Day 2 - 24/10/2015

Pictures from Day 2 of the Make Shift Do event at Blackpool Makerspace About the National event :- reuse or recycle Dave building a microprocessor controlled cube of Light emitting diodes Almost finished. The cube was finished, tested and working before we closed. Josh and Les designing things for the Ultimaker 3D printer to make Blackpool tower about to come out of the Ultimaker 3D printer A selection of items printed with the Ultimaker 3D printer, including a small plaque with the tower and two spanners which is to become the Blackpool Makerspace logo David demonstrating some of his robots A 3D printed coin to release supermarket shopping trolley David looking over more of his robot creations Arthur checking out the robot collection Everyone crowded around the Laser cutter at the far end of the room, for a demonstration.

Oct 24, 2015 - 2 minute read - Makerspace meetings

We are OPEN

It has been a long haul, as can be seen by the restoration pictures on here stretching back over the months. More building work than ‘Making’, but we finally opened our doors to the public at 6pm on Friday 23rd October 2015. There is still much to do, but we are now semi operational. The Friday evening event and all day Saturday event is our participation in Make-Shift-Do a Nation wide event organised by the craft council.

Oct 19, 2015 - 1 minute read - Makerspace meetings

Saturday 17th October - one week to open day

Working parties have increased as the open day grows ever nearer. Mike Hull took time off work and worked right through last week assisted by Jeff midweek. Attending for a full day on Saturday 17th. Mike Hull, Mike Hewitt, Dave, Josh, Ted, Les, Jeff,Arthur and Ricky Attending for a full day on Sunday 18th. Mike Hull, Mike Hewitt, Ricky, Dave, Josh, Arthur and Jeff. Before After Plastering ongoing Wet area plastered and tiling started Tiling finished at one end Plastering mostly done, painting started Power sockets on, Josh fitting network boxes 24 x rj45 fittings need crimping to the ends of the cat 5 network cables Josh inspecting his handiwork, having done most of the networking himself over the weekend.

Oct 10, 2015 - 1 minute read - Makerspace

Opening day two weeks away

With the open day getting closer, people are starting to attend on extra days to help get the space ready on time. Attending: Saturday 3rd October Mike Hull, Ted, Les, Jeff, Tony, Arthur and Ricky Sunday 4th October Mike Hull and Jeff Thursday 8th October Mike Hull and Jeff Saturday 10th October Mike Hull, Ricky, Mike Hewitt, Tony and Arthur Latest pictures of the progress. Wiring and plaster boarding Arthur doing the fiddly bits of plasterboard around the window New door on the private entrance Two new lintels for the separate private entrance.

Sep 28, 2015 - 1 minute read - Makerspace

Saturday 26th September working party.

Attending Saturday: Mike Hull, Mike Hewitt, Geoff and Ted. Basement update With the open day growing nearer, working parties are happening on Saturdays and Sundays, and this week, Mike Hull and Geoff worked all day Thursday too. New Lintel in place over what will become the private entrance. The wall is 5 bricks thick here. It took a heavy duty core drill to put these holes through the wall for the waste pipes The wet area starts to take shape View to the outside showing steps down from the street to the basement, Geoff looking pleased with his work so far.