Progress so far has been at breakneck speed, at least for us amateur part time chippies, sparkies and brickies. When we last left you we were building 5m of side benches. These have now been finished and next it was onto the barstools and desks. We were building them as fast as we could design them.
Makers are invited to be involved in the production of our new giant logo signage where the new logo has been broken up into bite sized tiles with digital templates available to download, print and make.
The tiles will be collated together and displayed proudly on our wall. It should make an interesting focal and discussion point for visitors and new members.
The saying, “You cannot push on a rope” remains as apt as ever when it comes to 3D printing with flexible filaments. Most printers will have some form of success straight out of the box with flexible filaments, but don’t be greedy to begin with, turn the printing speed right down. Within this article I[…]
A while back I was watching either a YouTube video or reading a blog post about soldering wires onto PCBs, possibly a quadcopter power distribution board. After soldering, the guy got out something called liquid electrical tape and gobbed some over the solder joints to reinforce them. Brilliant I thought! Why have I never head[…]
If you’re running your Raspberry Pi in a headless mode, sometimes it’s hard to know when shutdown is complete and it’s safe to turn off the power. If you have a PiFace you could use that to display a message when shutdown is complete. In this article we’ll see how to do just that. The[…]
The Hackspace recently took delivery of a PiFace Control and Display board from Farnell. It is an add-on board for the Raspberry Pi that includes a 16 character by 2 line display, five push buttons, a toggle button and an IR receiver. The intention is to use this on the Hackspace 3D printer to display[…]
The Hackspace recently took delivery of a Raspberry Pi NoIR Camera Module from Farnell – full details are on their website. It is an add-on camera module for the Raspberry Pi which has no infrared filter, making it perfect for taking infrared photographs or photographing objects in low light (twilight) conditions. The camera plugs directly[…]
A couple of members are now putting the finishing touches to their quadcopter builds and proceeding into the upgrade phase (typical). The build process isn’t too difficult with the excellent DJI 450 quadcopter kit, which allows various options to be taken to reach each users end goal, whether it be simple flying or the more[…]
Central heating is a great invention and radiators generally do a good job of pumping out heat into a room. Sometimes however due to the layout of the room or positioning of the radiator it doesn’t quite work as well as it could. I have a room like this and decided to go for a[…]