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  • Hopefully you’ve seen the digital signage in the HackSpace window. I hope you agree, it looks quite good. All for under £10 (initially) plus some bits we had lying around.

  • I’ve been trying to optimise the way I make Milestag sensor domes. These are electronic sensors that receive infra red light and convert this into a stream of binary

  • So seeing as Fitbit bought Pebble, and development is going to end on the Pebble platform, everyone is selling off their stock of Pebbles cheap. And I love a bargain. So I

  • 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

Yesterday our #FutureMakers tried their hand at making Frankentoys to raise money for Children in Need, if you have seen the Toy Story films you'll be familiar with the idea but for those who have not I'll explain. The idea of FrankenToys is to take old broken...

Today was the first anniversary of #Hackthelibrary, to be honest we had completely forgot but Andrea Ellison (Library Manager) reminded us on the way out. [caption id="attachment_3371" align="alignright" width="300"] Our new laptops[/caption] Today started off as a test of our new laptops, that we kindly donated by...

We have finally been given a date to get an internet connection into the space, which means we can get rolling with a number of plans. One of these is to get a Minecraft group going which fingers crossed will start on Thursday 16th July between...

This Sunday from 10:30am we will be opening the doors for our first Wargames group event. Not content to simple 'do battle' the group will also focus on the hobby itself, from assembly, painting, games discussion, socialising as well as builging scenery and battle boards from...

I've been playing around with this almost as long as we have had the 3d printers, and now that most of the work in getting the space open I've finally had chance to get things moving. e-Nable is an organisation that links makers and children who need...

After months a talking and weeks of cleaning we finally have a space that is ready for the public, so on Saturday the 13th of June we'll be opening the doors. The day will go something like this: 10:00 - Doors Open for the usual crowd to...

May is upon us and so is the new Hack Oldham schedule! Now that we have a Hackspace cleaned and mostly organised we think now is the time to get it up and running.  Our new schedule is as follows: [caption id="attachment_919" align="alignnone" width="300"] Look at all...

This weekend is our Hack the Space event at our first workspace.  It's an open day and all are welcome to come along to see the space, help with the last of the clean up and some painting, assembly of the racks (not the medieval...

Just a quick update to let you all know what's going on over the next few weeks. Because the Bookmark Festival is on the 25th of April (the last saturday of the month) we will NOT be hosting Hack the Library this month as the space...