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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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DIY circuit boards, and what to do when it all goes wrong

So there are lots of ways to do electronic projects, and most have been used at the hackspace – Breadboards, Stripboard, Variboard; but I wanted to try my hand at PCB making, opening up opportunities to work with surface mount … Continue reading

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3rd Leeds Raspberry Jam – 16th February

We’ll be hosting the 3rd Leeds Raspberry Jam on the 16th Feb starting 12pm. Previous events have seen mini arcade systems, Raspberry Pi ports of classic games, and the amazing PiFace to Minecraft hack from Angus (As featured on Hack … Continue reading

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For those forgetful members

If you forget where you are you can just check our new sign (yes, blue LEDs are a bit over-used, but it’s the Leeds Hackspace colour, so I couldn’t resist). The sign is laser cut from 3mm transparent acrylic with … Continue reading

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Workshop Update

I’m happy to report that our lathe is now working. There’s a shortage of tooling at the moment, but hopefully this situation will improve over the next few weeks. Details on the lathe are being collected in our wiki.

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Come Find Us – November 2012

From the 23rd to the 25th of November creative places around Mabgate and Sheepscar will be open to the public and we’re happy to announce we’ll be taking part. The hackspace will be open from 12pm to 6pm on Saturday … Continue reading

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3d Printshow London

This weekend was the 3d printshow in London and I (Martyn) went down to see who was there, on the midnight coach on Friday, arriving in at 06:20! Well there were quite a few interesting people at the show, but … Continue reading

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