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Last meeting of 2016

The CNC framework is built and the drive motors are installed.  

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Meeting 10 December 2016

The CNC router starts to take shape. Drive motors will be fitted next.   Getting the Christmas tree ready for the last meeting of 2016. Next Saturday, the 17th December, 10am start.  

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Focus on Ultimaker 3D printers

In 2015, Ultimaker loaned Blackpool Makerspace a 3D printer to use during the Craft Council sponsored  Make:Shift:Do event.   In 2016, Ultimaker again loaned Blackpool Makerspace a 3D printer. This time, it was an Ultimaker 2. The Ultimaker 2 was … Continue reading

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Make-Shift-Do 2016

The theme of our event in 2016, was to demonstrate how a 3D printer can be used to print parts used in the construction of a CNC router.     These large parts took several hours each to print. Close … Continue reading

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Craftscouncil Make:Shift:Do

Blackpool Makerspace is participating in the Craft Council Make:Shift:Do event. http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/makeshiftdo We will be open for the 2016 event on: Friday Oct 28th, 17.00-2100 and  Saturday Oct 29th 10.00-17.00. Pictures and words from our 2015 Make:Shift:Do event  Make:Shift:Do October 2015 … Continue reading

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Preparing for Craft Council open day

Mike spent the morning re-siting the laser cutter to a shelf underneath one of the work benches, freeing up some more work area on the bench. Heavy duty rails have been used to allow the cutter to slide out from … Continue reading

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Home made solar (thermal) panel

In January 2015, I posted an update of my attempts to make my home more energy efficient. So far, I have concentrated on insulation, and monitoring the effects. This link describes the progress. https://blackpoolmakerspace.wordpress.com/2015/01/04/temperature-monitoring-display-using-old-android-tablet/ This summer (2016), I decided to … Continue reading

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