Virtual meetings

Virtual meetings take place every Saturday morning starting around 10am. Please request an invite if you would like to join us.

We use Jitsi, and the meetings are usually general catch up conversations. Sometimes projects are discussed, but not usually showcased and or described in great detail. with projects happening at home now, there are not many detailed descriptions lately. (2021)

2022.07.02 Blackpool makerspace virtual meeting

Attending:

Barry, Mike, Surley and Theo

Discussed:

A journey to Bristol with cruise control set to 70MPH resulted in spending £12.50 more on fuel than the return journey from Bristol with cruise control set to 55MPH. Petrol is closing in on £10 per gallon and we talked about our earliest vehicles and the cost of fuel way back when…

My first vehicle was a Lambretta scooter and my first gallon of fuel was two shillings, which is now called ten pence. No prizes for guessing my age.

2022.06.11 Blackpool Makerspace virtual meeting

Attending:

Theo, Barry and Mike.

Theo was working on a zombie game, Barry was installing a lightweight Linux (Antix?) on a celeron based laptop, and I (mike) was altering a box loop antenna to allow my crystal radio to receive longwave transmissions. I succeeded in receiving RTE 1 from Dublin and BBC radio 4.

2022.05.21 Blackpool makerspace virtual meeting

Barry, Les, Tony, Theo, Mike.

Discussed:

How expensive the top end raspberry pi has become partly because of component shortages. The arduino Nano RP2040 Connect and the rasperry pi pico discussed and compared.

How plastic washing line pegs degrade and snap. They can be replaced by old fashioned wooden dolly pegs which are still available and may be more eco friendly.