Category Archives: Projects

Making machinable wax

Warning: This stuff is literally hotter than boiling water and if you don’t pay close enough attention and let it get too hot it can catch fire simply because it didn’t like the way you were looking at it. Always … Continue reading

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Sphere making on the lathe

A few months ago a few of us went to the Harrogate engineering show. We failed to convince Joran to use his new credit card to buy us a new milling machine but we did all come back with moderate … Continue reading

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What price on priceless?

Given our shiny laser cutter, we’ve all been finding things to make with it, from desk ornaments to lens cases. Whilst I was wandering around the uk board games expo I spotted a stall selling laser-cut assortments, including lamps such … Continue reading

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Parametric Cases in OpenSCAD

I’ve recently got back into photography and one thing that was really annoying me was the packaging that filters are shipped in – it simply doesn’t make a decent case for storing the filter when not in use, so I … 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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It Lives!

To 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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Pints of water all round!

Today 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 … Continue reading

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Awesome continues……

Our 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!

It 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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Virtual Radar

Since both the hackspace, and my home are fairly close to the approach to Leeds/Bradford airport, and I’ve always had an interest in aircraft I’ve often wondered what was flying around, so decided that building my own virtual radar system … Continue reading

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