Do It Yourself Open Source Hardware and Software Hacker friendly Modular Laptop

Update for 2018:- Do It Yourself Open Source Hardware and Software Hacker friendly Modular Laptop Price 225.00 EUR Build instructions.

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 used at the 2016 Make:Shift:Do event to make parts for a CNC router the Makerspace […]

ESP8266 Pirates vs Ninjas Voting Dashboard – Quick Make

My first BarCamp! I am going to my first BarCamp this weekend: Manchester Girl Geeks BarCamp. I have never attended an ‘unconference’ before and I have been wondering whether I should have a go at speaking and if I did what I’d actually talk about.  Well I decided I don’t want to speak at my first […]

Windows 10 IOT core, who/what is it for?

Windows 10 IOT core (internet of things), who/what is it for? I bought the latest Raspberry Pi to try Windows 10 IOT core, and wrote about it here:- was disappointed to say the least. The following post on Hackaday concludes that Windows 10 IOT is not for makers/hackers. While Windows 10 IoT Core is great […]

ESP8266 WIFI Serial Dev Kit Development Board

These development boards sidestep some of the problems encountered when using a bare esp8266. Battery powered with an onboard voltage regulator, just put batteries in the holder and you are ready to start programming it. Add the esp8266 development board to the Arduino IDE using the board manager, and you can then use an Arduino […]

May 10th LUG & Makerspace Meeting

We had a somewhat quieter more chilled LUG after last week, present Mike (off course), Les, Tony, Arran, Elizabeth, her friend Susan, Keiron and me (Olly).Tony took Elizabeth through a step by step tutorial for downloading and installing Linux Mint on a laptop she had rescued, they experienced a few difficulties with the machine as it had come to Elizabeth in […]

May 3rd LUG & Makerspace Meeting

So we had a bit of a discussion on the Mailing List following on from our debate on the way we should take the LUG/Makerspace forward, about what we should do at the May 3rd Meet at Ripon Road.  Since we had been talking about Ubuntu 14.04 LTS pretty much since it’s release, that Les came […]