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2020.02.15

Another Blackpool Lug/makerspace in full swing

In a completely separate discussion at the other end of the room: is the fifth taste, umami real?

“However, not everyone is convinced that umami should even be classified as a basic taste. Professor Barry Smith of London University’s Centre for the Study of the Senses queries why “we need neuroscience and the Japanese” to alert us to umami, when tastes such as salt and sweet are clear as day”

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2013/apr/09/umami-fifth-taste

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2020.02.08

Darcey demonstrates how an airbar can give her laptop touch screen facilities.

The Raspberry pi group, ‘Raspberry jam’ ran in conjunction with the makerspace and lug this week, and is likely to become a regular feature once a month.
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2020.02.01

Theo demonstrates his computer controlled car, assisted by Darcey

A selection of gadgets in use this week.

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No hot water produced in January 2020

The three peaks above 70C provided by the immersion heater.

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2020.01.25

Busy week again. This photo was taken early in the day before everyone arrived.

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2020.01.18

Fourteen people attending this week, we had to get extra chairs out.
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2020.01.11

This week we welcomed Barry, a Linux user who has just moved into the area from Durham. We also welcomed Dave (surly dev) who made one of his infrequent visits.

Les demonstrates his mars rover.

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First meeting in the new decade (2020)

Attending:

Mike Hewitt, Jeff, Les, Tony, Anthony, Mark, Paula and Theo.

2020-01-04 10.40.26

Les showed off this Z80 based single board computer which he obtained at the ” Wuthering Bytes” events.

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No hot water produced in December 2019

2020-01-02

The solar panels produced no hot water in December. Any sunlight appearing this month made no noticeable difference to the tank temperature.The red line at 60C is the immersion heater in use.

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Last meeting before Christmas 2019.12.21

Attending

Mark, Jeff, Les, Mike Hull, Anthony, Mike Hewitt, Paula, Darcey and Theo.

Mulled wine and mince pies as we consider the year gone by