All the new toys! Lasers, Lathes and L3DPrinters?

This month has been very successful at furnishing the space with some fun new toys^H^Hols.

Arriving at the space imminently* we have the following :-

Laser cutter and 3d Printer

Laser cutter and 3d Printer

A shiny new metalworking Lathe – not exactly new, in fact may be older than our previous lathe, we have gone for an upgrade as the previous one was on loan.

A shiny new laser cutter – 60 watt A2 size (600mm x 400mm).  We have ordered this from china and will be upgrading the electronics with an open-source control board.

A shiny new 3D printer – This is more an extra 3d printer for the space but is a commercial FDM printer claiming a layer height (resolution) of 20 microns!  It is not owned by the hackspace but will be living at the hackspace with availability for members who have done the 3D printer induction plus a brief extra induction covering the differences.

All of the above tools do require inductions for safety of members and longevity of the tools themselves.

*Imminently in this case meaning within the next two months or already arrived.

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What’s new at your Hackspace?

If you’ve been following the mailing list then you’ll already know that the members have been busy tidying!

The once grotty toilet is now seeing better days, the leak will be repaired and the walls are being/been cleaned up and painted. If it hasn’t been done already, the floor will be, too!

We may still not have decent security cameras, but the screen to help monitor the Hackspace is in place and a web page is being developed to show on it the relevant camera(s) and any important information. People are welcome to chip in on developing what will be shown on it.

The roof should also have some extra sealant to prevent further leaks – this has came on in leaps and bounds over the past year and the main desk will be significantly dryer to say the least!

Speaking of desk, work has begun on a new one so that there’s more work space to sit at. The current desk, while useful in some regards just couldn’t house everyone.

Power tools have also been tidied and labelled in respective boxes.

So improvements abound! Thanks to everyone and members whom have volunteered in helping out so far!

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How I feel

When I go to the hackspace sometimes…

 

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It’s oveeeeer (the AGM)

Massive thanks to everyone who attended and raised points.

After a number of years sterling service, we’re sad to announce that Mick has stepped down as Director. Mick has been a LHS director since we were in the previous space and has been instrumental in putting us into profit and sorting out the finances. I’m extremely sorry to see him go and massively thank him for all the work done (insert mailing-list compatible standing ovation here).

Fresh from the success of the Cube, we’re pleased to announce that Matt Collins has stepped up and joined the directorship. He was nominated by a couple of people and confirmed unanimously.

Minutes and other paperwork to come shortly, but thanks again to everyone who’s been involved over the past year; old faces and new.

Fligg.

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Reminder: AGM

There will be an AGM tonight (Tuesday 14th October), the meeting is open to all (member and non-members alike) and is a chance to discuss issues around the space, review activities that have taken place over the year, and put forward suggestions about Hackspace. There will also be elections for the positions of Directors of the space.

If you have and points of order/interest that you would like raising add them below or to the mailing list and we can get a running order together.

Hope to see you there!

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It Lives!

This is not the matrixTo see more you’ll need to come to Light Night Leeds on 3rd October – you’ll find us in Leeds City Museum!

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Attention!

There will be an AGM on Tuesday 14th October, the meeting is open to all (member and non-members alike) and is a chance to discuss issues around the space, review activities that have taken place over the year, and put forward suggestions about Hackspace. There will also be elections for the positions of Directors of the space.

If you have and points of order/interest that you would like raising add them below or to the mailing list and we can get a running order together.

Hope to see you there!

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Pints of water all round!

IMG_20140914_171411Today saw the inaugural meeting of the Leeds HackSpace “You better believe I’m going to taste all the ingredients” (Lick All The Things!) Brewers and caffeine aficionados society (name to be confirmed).

tldr: Equipment was sterilised, water was boiled and secret ingredients were weighed out to 2 decimal places of precision. Oh -and there’s a good chance we’ve actually made some beer, too!  (read more for how it went down)
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Awesome continues……

BoardsOur lonely little circuit board now has 511 friends and Light Night is fast approaching. Construction continues.

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Beware! The UberCube is coming!

PixelIt doesn’t look much does it? How could something this mundane unleash such huge amounts of awesome?

Keep watching to find out!

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