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Hack Manchester 2018

Hack Manchester 2018

If you were putting together a crack team for a 25 hour coding marathon, and you only had one person who could write code, your dream combination might not be an acoustic consultant, and two photographers, one of whom had never written a line of code in his life. With...

Throwing clay around at Hack Oldham

Throwing clay around at Hack Oldham

We're really trying to expand the range of activities we offer at Hack Oldham, so we were delighted this week to sign up a new member who is a potter! Mostly we were delighted because we have a donated potter's wheel that has sat at the back of our storage room for...

ANET A8 at Hack Oldham

We have just got an ANET A8 here at Hack Oldham and have already started printing some upgrades for it. So here is a blog post of the the journey so far. The printer arrived around the end of November so I set about building it pretty quick. Some of the other members...

Laptop Stickers

I have recently been having a go at some vinyl cutting. Hack Oldham has a Mutoh cutter. So, what better thing to do than cut some stickers for members to stick on their laptops. I used Inkscape, an open source vector graphic editor to convert the logo to a vector and...

Laser Cut Pencil Boxes

So, we finally have the laser cutter up and running at Hack Oldham, this means I can make a start on my long to-do list of things to make. This began with a pencil box for the workshop, sounds simple? Designing a tabbed box like the one below is usually quite a pain,...

Quality in Action Award

We are proud to announce that we have recently been awarded the Action Together - Quality in Action Award. Action Together are a local organisation that supports community groups throughout Oldham and Tameside. You can find out more about Action Together  at their...

DIY Computer Controlled Router-Part 5

I have been continuing work on my DIY CNC router this week by starting on the Y axis. This moves along the linear rails at the top and bottom of the Y gantry: The Y axis needs mounts top and bottom for the linear bearings, shown here in blue. I bought some 15mm...