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Space Update: 6th Edition

What’s been happening at New Space this week? Lots, that’s what. Workshop wiring is nearing completion – we installed the final length of wire for the workshop-wide e-stop loop (which will cut power to the marked single sockets when pressed) … Continue reading

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New Space Update Episode V: Electricity Strikes Back

Early this morning I was greeted by the sight of sunlight streaming through the upper window in the kitchen, illuminating the entire room. No chance of this being covered by suspended ceiling now, it lets an incredible amount of light … Continue reading

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Space Update #3

It is with sadness that we report that Samwise (swwils) is stepping down as a member of the management committee. Never fear, he’s not going anywhere and you will see him around the space. Now, what else is happening in … Continue reading

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New Space Update #3 – Wall Edition

Update Walls have appeared in the new space! The new partition walls and boarding are a major (£2000) undertaking in the new space – they serve to create the new porch area, workshop which is sound isolated and the divide … Continue reading

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Scrap material setting gauge

When doing repetitive jobs on the lathe it is helpful to have a way to easily measure and preset the length of material protruding from the chuck. This gauge assists in doing just that and is made from a length … Continue reading

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New Space Update #2

Update Things are progressing with the new space and the general feeling is that we are now ready to press on the accelerator and speed towards the grand opening! Most of the major work projects have been identified and measured ready … Continue reading

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New Keypad for the New Space

We need a new keypad for the new space, and a custom made enclosure seems just the ticket. The current wood-and-hot-glue RFID reader has served us very well over the years but it’s looking likely it will stay where it … Continue reading

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New Space Update #1

Update After gaining access to the new space we set about actively working out the floor layout using ticker tape. The overall impression is that the new space is large and to allow for growth the area of the workshop … Continue reading

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Workshop changes

Those of you who’ve been to the hackspace in the last week will have noticed that new workbenches have been installed in the workshop. There’s a shelf for storage beneath each bench and which should allow the vast majority of … Continue reading

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Making board games with lasers

With our new laser cutter being purchased I thought it about time to finish of a post about what I did with the last one. Shogi is a Japanese variant of chess and unfortunately it is difficult to get a … Continue reading

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