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:
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.
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
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
@amcewen do the DoES week notes go anywhere that has an RSS feed? I had a nosey on the DoES website but couldn't see them.
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?
Chargers; CNC choreography; and community tech. The latest fortnight-notes from #MCQN_Ltd https://mcqn.com/posts/weeks-865-866-charging-cnc-choreography-community-tech/
Happy Europe Day!
I was born a member of Europe, and in my soul continue to be so 🇪🇺
I have a friend who is studying instrument making, here are some pics of a guitar she was working!
She'll be doing an apprenticeship in #Glasgow 🏴 in August, and is looking for some nice people to stay with.
You? Someone you know? DM me!
After a hiatus due to reasons, I'm finally getting time back in the workshop. This week mostly redesigning my tooling after some initial setbacks on my hybrid guitar:
Hi new fedi folks!
I run a mastodon instance on the fediverse called Cathode Church. It’s aimed at trans folks (or genderweird, questioning, yknow), especially makers & tinkerers. This includes writers, coders, and more — or you could just like the vibe.
If this sounds like you, or people you’d like to hang out with, first up, check out the Tenets (rules & expectations): https://cathode.church/about/more
Then if you’re still keen, apply for an account on the homepage.
If you’ve got any questions about the instance, or my role as admin, or how I run the server, feel free to contact me. If you’re curious about our moderation practices, @moderation publicly toots about major moderation decisions.
@dajbelshaw as a follow up - I had to revert the change I did to use webp on my blog for photographs as it just couldn't cope with more subtle subjects like fog and skies well where you have a slow graduation of tones. I still use it in other places, but for publishing my photography I've gone back to jpeg.
1Password is becoming proactively bad for my use case - stealing input focus when I don't want it - so on top of declining usability, it's finally time to move on.
I suspect LastPass is the obvious alternative, but does anyone else have any recommendations they'd be happy to share? I need something that'll work on/sync between Windows, macOS, and iOS.
Some notes on processing and displaying geospatial data (in this case forest loss data over the last twenty years):
I'm looking for nice women's #sneakers, UK size 11, ideally subtly gay. I attached a couple of images as examples but they both seem to be out of stock.
If you have any ideas where to look I'd be very grateful!