On 04-Mar-2017 we put on our first Embedded Software for Absolute Beginners workshop at HackOldham 1.5. 10 hardy Guinea Pigs signed up and, despite a minor issue with drive
I’ve had the need to make a part. I originally planned to 3D print it but the ‘legs’ at the right hand side were just too fragile. A talk with the mechani
A pop up shop will open in Oldham this week, providing a taster of what will be on offer at the spring launch of the region’s biggest permanent high street makerspace. Open
I’ve got quite a lot done since my last post. My neighbour kindly machined the Y axis risers and Y axis gantry for me. I really did not do much on these myself, so he
The sword was now ready to paint, the pva glue had provided a good surface for great coverage from this painting was easy, I used automotive spray paint it wasn’t any
I wanted to get a gift for my girlfriend sure I could buy flowers or chocolates but meh they are kinda not what a geeky girl wants…..a sword from an anime series? per
I decided one day while trudging the wastes of the game fallout to build the power armour. I looked at all kinds of home methods first using cups and boxes but none gave th
A self propelled maze solving sneaker. Yeah, that seems like a good idea.
I make Laser Tag equipment for a hobby. And I sometimes need to make clear acrylic domes for the sensor electronics to be housed in. To accomplish this, I buy A4 2mm clear
On Saturday the 30th of April we had the pleasure of a visit from Mitch Altman, and Jimmy Rodgers to the space, where Mitch delivered is Soldering is Easy workshop to a crown of both hackspace members and first time visitors. [caption id="attachment_4684" align="alignright" width="300"] Mitch and...
The robots are coming to Oldham, our plan is to operate a series of robotic tournaments to see who can create the best robot, each of the challenges below will have its own league table in addition to an overall league table. Challenges include. Maze navigation ...
About 2 years ago, I decided that I'd like to try my hand at CNC routing. There are loads of Chinese made routers available on Ebay, but I wanted something a bit more capable. e.g. Able to machine aluminium. I started my design using the excellent PTC Creo...