The makerspace got a writeup in a magazine supplement from a local paper: https://publisher.etype.services/Times-Courier/e-paper-special-edition/697785262DA4C26C
Starts on page 42.
Heading into a super busy week channelling Hue & Cry's Ordinary Angel, mostly for the line "I want a life that's bigger than me, but I'm crushing myself to death"
There's some good stuff happening this week, but too much of it!
A week in the shop: we hit an epic milestone for the part-3D printed guitar design, and I walk through some of the small details as I refine the CAD model for my second build:
Maybe some of the kids are alright.
She can save us.
Earlier this year we gave a presentation to the Fabric District (the area of Liverpool where we're based) board about #DoESLiverpool. It's a good overview of both the facilities and the community behind them so we figured it made sense to write it up on the blog to share more widely https://doesliverpool.com/slides/what-is-does-liverpool-presenting-to-the-fabric-district-board/ #weeknotes
If all sales calls were up-front and as short, I'd be far less sales-hostile.
Me: answers phone
Guy calling me: "Is that Adrian? I'll be honest with you, this is a sales call, so if that makes you want to hang up we can end it now"
Me: "Heh, probably, although I appreciate your honesty. I guess I can give you 10 seconds to tell me what you're selling"
Guy calling me: "It's a platform to make it easy to manage your data"
Me: "Ah, I'd probably just spin up a TIG stack if I wanted to do that, as I prefer #OpenSource options"
Guy calling me: "Ah, fair enough. Thanks, bye"
DoES Liverpool, the maker and coworking space that I'm a member of, runs a draw every 3 months to offer a free 6 month desk membership and free 6 month workshop membership to anyone who might otherwise struggle to afford it.
The aim is to give people a chance to get their ideas off the ground.
More details here:
Please take a look if you're in Liverpool and think you might benefit, and share with anyone who might be interested.
https://liverpoolmakefest.org/2022/05/2022-call-for-volunteers/ - Not long to MakeFest now and we need your help. Would you like to volunteer as part of our crew? You get a funky badge, camaraderie and our undying gratitude. Please help spread the word. Details on the blog there. #LivMF22 #Makers #community #liverpool
Plans for our "what's in the water" workshop @email@example.com are progressing nicely - sign up here: https://www.emfcamp.org/schedule/2022/246-what-s-in-the-water - thanks for the support @CASAUCL@twitter.com and @UCLCBER@twitter.com to help us support this volunteer led festival - cc @UCLEast@twitter.com
A week in the shop: dealing with 3D print shrinkage; looking at the tiny design details users will never see; how a damaged guitar body leads to a better design; and just what makes a guitar a Michael Dales guitar?