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January 2012 Financial Progress

The current funds raised total is £2735/£3000 (which is wonderful!) and talk on the mailing list is now turning to the practicalities of getting a lease signed for LHS2 and doing it up as soon as possible. If you’re a … Continue reading

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First Hackspace Meet of 2012

After postponing the meeting on 03JAN due to scary weather (high winds, lashing rain etc) we’re delighted to kick off the New Year with our first 2012 meet tomorrow night (10JAN). We’ll be at Old Broadcasting House talking about new … Continue reading

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December 2011 Financial Update

Donations Subscriptions Being honest about how small our group of subscription paying members was has paid off, we have three old members tempted back into subscribing over the last couple of weeks. It’s also great to start seeing people we’ve … Continue reading

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When 3D Printing Goes Wrong

Inconsistent Flow Rate by j_ridley2000 One of the best thing about the hacker/hackspace community is the willingness to share mistakes. And one the best examples is the The Art Of 3D Print Failure group on Flickr. A small group of … Continue reading

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Events Over Christmas/New Year

So, the holidays are coming and we need to confirm what’s happening with Leeds Hackspace meetings over the next month or so. Here’s the plan: 06DEC – 18:30 – Old Broadcasting House – Arduino Session Bring any Arduino-y bits or … Continue reading

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Visit: York Cold War Bunker

Royal Observer Corps No. 20 Group HQ Yesterday, on a brisk but sunny Sunday, a small band of Leeds Hackspace folks caught a train to York and went on a tour round the cold war bunker in Acomb. The bunker’s … Continue reading

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A Mention In Linux User Magazine

There’s a feature in Issue 105 of Linux User magazine which mentions us! In an article entitled Hackerspace Entrepreneurs and Makers, Richard Smedley looks at how the same impulses that drove the pioneers of the Industrial Revolution to create engines … Continue reading

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Culture Hack North 2011

On the weekend of 12-13NOV, four Leeds Hackspace members were busy hacking away at Culture Hack North 2011. Run on the lines of a 24 hour hackday event, CHN had the twist of the data provided to the hackers coming … Continue reading

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Hackspaces, FabLabs and Raspberry Pi

The Radio 4 show Click On features London Hackspace, Manchester Fab Lab and Raspberry Pi to compare ideas and models across cities and needs. Continue reading

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The LHS Thermometer

Psst! See that thermometer over there on the right of the page? That’s the Leeds Hackspace fundraising tracking thermometer. It always shows a little under the current figure (it updates in increments) but we’re going to use it to share … Continue reading

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