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2021.05.29 virtual meeting

Attending: Josh, Les, Surly, Mike and Theo.

What do makers make?
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2021.5.22 virtual meeting

Attending: Arthur, Les, Barry, Dev, Theo and Mike.

What do makers make ? Answers in the comments please.

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2021.5.15 virtual meeting

Attending: Tony, Les, Barry, Dev, Theo and Mike.

Discussed:

  • Tony showed off some of the model cars he has been restoring.
  • Les has more single board computers to review.
  • Theo displayed an animation he had made.
  • Dev did a very realistic impersonation of a border patrol Alsatian sniffer dog finding illegal substances.
  • Barry said he felt old because he could remember the CDROM coming out. This of course brought forth mentions of 14.4k modems, floppy disks, tape drives….. And then on to a famous Monty python sketch!
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2021.05.08 virtual meeting

Attending this week: Anthony, Barry,Dev,Les,Mike,Theo and Tony.

Discussed:

  • Covid vaccination side effects.
  • Star wars
  • Jason and the Argonauts
  • Minecraft
  • Cameras, compact/bridge/DSLR/film
  • Restoring model cars
  • Gaming laptop for Theo
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2021.05.01 virtual meeting

Attending this week: Arthur,Barry,Dev,Mike and Theo.

New rule produced:

No politics 😀

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2021.04.24 virtual meeting

Attending the virtual meeting this week: Anthony, Arthur, Mike, surly dev, Theo and Darcey.

Topics this week

  • Scout camps and jamborees.. Anthony and Arthur.
  • Arrangements needed to get from Germany to England during pandemic restrictions.. Dev
  • Developing with Blender.. Theo and Darcey.
  • Bottling 40 pints of homebrew Indian pale ale.. Mike
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2021.04.17 jitsi virtual meeting

Just Les and me (Mike) this morning. It is the first Saturday with reduced lockdown restrictions and is also a hot day. I imagine this combination is the reason for the reduced attendance. Les spent the morning installing windows 10 on this device:- https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/seeed-odyssey-x86j4105.

I talked about my first attempt to make five gallons of IPA (India pale ale) it will be ready in three weeks, I will report back then.

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2021.04.10 jitsi virtual meeting

The usual suspects attended again this week, although Arthur was absent. Points discussed:

  • Arduino IDE port for Pico
  • Diesel engine design and air pollution
  • Growing lavender in raised beds, dealing with clay
  • Mars rover
  • Vegetarian and vegan food
  • Retro programming with the programming language called Basic
  • Old cotton mill water wheels around Durham repurposed to generate electricity
  • What we will do when we are released from ‘lockdown’ on Monday

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UK draft legislation enshrines the right to repair in law – but don’t expect your mobile to suddenly be any easier to fix • The Register.

https://www.theregister.com/2021/03/10/uk_right_to_repair_law/

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2021.01.23

The virtual meeting this week was attended by five people. It was good to chat to Arthur again and catch up.