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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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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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