Saturday 19 October 2019 marks the third International Repair Day, and the theme this year is “Repair for Future”. The “Repair for Future” theme for International Repair Day reminds us that we have to act now in a way that will ensure the survival of today’s young people and future generations, not just here in […]
Dear Blackpool Makerspace, I am getting in touch with you on behalf of The Restart Project, a London-based charity and social enterprise that aims to fix our relationship with electronics. Last year, we held Fixfest UK, a UK-wide event in Manchester with participants from 25 community repair groups from across the country. Together, we drafted […]
Design and test Arduino circuits using the Tinkercad simulator. https://www.tinkercad.com/ Here I am testing the use of inline assembler instructions in the Arduino IDE to blink the onboard LED.
“Vulca’s main objective is to understand the impact of makers & hackers on mobility throughout Europe. To demonstrate this impact, we plan to launch a research project about makers & hackers and their mobility via several networks, including Fab Labs, Biolabs, Makerspaces & Hackerspaces.” “With hundreds of spaces and thousands of citizens involved in the […]
Blackpool Makerspace received an invitation from Poland to attend a financial services conference to be held in London on Thursday 4th October. The invite generated much discussion about the media the invite arrived on. A 3.5 inch floppy disk! One of our younger members, Josh, had never seen a real floppy disk before. Some suggested […]
2018/8/18 meeting Some of the members of Blackpool Makerspace have been considering undertaking one or more energy self-sufficiency based projects with reference to a Blackpool Town-House. Water recycling, Solar hot water generation, Solar electric generation, wind generation of electricity, other types of generators which can or could use a range of different fuels. Also considered […]
Les, Tony and Jon – The Screaming Penguins together again…..
Attending: Mike, Tony, Les, Jeff, Mark, Dave and Josh. Mike Hull was re-elected as Chairman, Mike Hewitt was re-elected as secretary and Tony Hughes was re-elected as Treasurer. The Treasurers report indicated the club finances were in reasonable shape with a small surplus. It was discussed if we should spend this surplus on tools and equipment, […]
It is time for an Annual General Meeting. It is proposed we hold the AGM on Saturday 23 June 2018 at 10am. It would be great if as many as possible members and friends can attend to voice their opinion on the ongoing operation of Blackpool Makerspace and LUG.
Attending: Mike Hull, Mike Hewit, Joe, Ricky, Tony Jeff and Martin This week Tony experimented with an Arduino driving motors salvaged from floppy/hard drives, with Martin as an interested observer. Ricky was repairing his robot which had suffered from a ‘meltdown’ Joe continued working on his gaming servers, while I looked at dcore Linux, a […]