Blog 2024

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2024-02-27 Tuesday

  • Steve was rescuing batteries from discarded vapes to use in projects and helping...
  • Andy working out the hand plane and welcoming people
  • Ben was doing some trying to remove some components from an electronics board
  • Elliot was designing and lasercutting some pieces for gaming
  • David came to visit us for the first time with a branch lopper that was in need of repair ably helped by...
  • IanM who also helped with general advice and looked at the wood CNC, conclusion is shielding the mains to the spindle is a good first step
  • Janet is visiting the UK for a few months and came to visit us, looking at programming a FGPA board with a pico
  • Rich was attempting to get Rust onto some lora boards
  • Andrew was making more progress with the geetech 3D printer.
  • Pierre continued to make his PTZ camera

2024-02-20 Tuesday

  • Pierre continued with his PTZ mount build, with a laser cut frame on top of a 'Lasy Susan' for rotation and an axle turned down at the ends to fit the bearings which eventually carry the tilting part
  • IanM was helping people again and introduced Pierre to turning steel on the lathe
  • Steve was working on some faulty DC-DC converter modules
  • Ananth was examining his previous soldering and making some improvements
  • Andrew was helping people with 3d printers including
  • Mark came to print a mount for his diving project
  • Mat came to 3d print a clasp and do some more designing for the next thing
  • AndyH was helping

2024-02-13 Tuesday

  • Pierre is designing a PTZ camera mount
  • Mark has joined the throngs of the laser cutters
  • MarkQ came to do some laser cutting
  • Andrew journey to fix all the 3d printers continues
  • IanM was helping people and doing some lathe work
  • Steve continues fixing his light
  • Andy opened and did some marquetry

2024-02-06 Tuesday

  • BenF was laser cutting some signs
  • Steve is repairing a shed light powered by a solar panel
  • Andrew was fixing 3d printer
  • AndyH opened and ran before the road was closed
  • ChrisN was 3d printing some more train pillars
  • Ian.M was
  • PaulE was coding

2024-01-30 Tuesday

  • Andrew was learning how to setup a raspberry pi, assisted by Andrew
  • Chris was continuing some 3d printing and working with Fusion 360
  • Mat came to see us and started learning Fusion 360
  • Pierre came to learn the lasercutter
  • Steve was mending a light and looking at fixing a battery, also helping...
  • Kev with some soldering
  • Andy did some inductions on the laser for 3 people and gave some limited hints on Fusion
  • Andrew was looking at 3d printing and helping setup the Pi
  • Paul was coding

2024-01-23 Tuesday

Regulars: Paul E, Andy, Andrew, IanM

  • Garret came along and was good to see him, looked at fixing a calculator
  • Andrew and his son came along for the
  • Chris came for the first time and we showed him some 3d printing

2024-01-16 Tuesday

Regulars: Paul E, Martin, Andrew

  • Anand - CO2 sensor
  • Mark - intro to laser cutter
  • David - laser engraving, kartcher cleaner that doesn't run
  • Cath M - dehumidifier that needs fixing

2024-01-09 Tuesday

  • Andy opened
  • Regulars: Ian M, Andrew, Martin, Paul E
  • Steve - assisted a soldering task
  • Peter - came for inspiration on a project
  • David - laser cutting plywood for a box
  • Wendy and Deborah - had a steam cleaner that needed fixing
  • Anand - soldering headers on more boards
  • Lucas and Zac - introduction to 3D printing
  • Catherine - introduction to 3D printing

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