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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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While tomorrow’s workshop is on…

A quick reminder: There is a workshop ongoing at Leeds Hackspace tomorrow 1330- 1630. The space hasn’t been closed to other members during that time but other members are asked to try not to interfere/ disrupt the workshop and as … Continue reading

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3d Printing: Printer part designed and printed!

This weekend at the hackspace I realised that my personal 3D printer needed a part that we made for the space printer using the laser cutter. Unfortunately the laser cutter is no longer with us and it was a little … Continue reading

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Surface Mount?

Today we learned a lesson in quality control. And how little some suppliers have. We recently bought a set of (very) cheap “stepstick” 3D printer stepper motor drivers. While attaching heatsinks we noticed one board wasn’t mounting correctly. Further invstigation … Continue reading

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Switching over to RFID locks at the hackspace.

We are currently changing over our locking system to access the space from mortice and yale locks to RFID cards. The upstairs door has already successfully been installed and we hope to get the downstairs one in place in the … Continue reading

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RGB Backlit Arcade Buttons

*UPDATE*: Code available at https://github.com/pbrook/owled A couple of months ago we acquired an arcade cabinet from the lovely people at HacMan (it was non-working and surplus to requirements). Since then Martyn has been working on replacing the screen with a … Continue reading

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National Model Engineering and Modelling Exhibition 2013

This weekend the national modelling and model engineering show is back to Harrogate. It’s a fantastic day out whether you’re after tools, materials or just inspiration for your next project. We’ll be paying a visit at some point over the … Continue reading

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Sun Chime

Some time ago I presented my wife with a shop-bought wind chime and a promise that I could solarize it to make it ring whenever the sun came out. I’ve made these “sun chimes” before and in the depths of … Continue reading

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