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  • 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 ne

  • Oldham Economy and Skills Partnership – A Digital Perspective When our new mayor, Andy Burnham, held his digital summit back in July, I was thrilled to see my digital colle

  • I sometimes have the need to make many surface mount printed circuit boards. Typically these take me about 30 minutes per board to make manually with a soldering iron.  I h

  • 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

VICE meets up with Joe Nickell, a longtime paranormal investigator who’s been called the real-life Scully. We travel with him to Roswell, NM on the called the real-life Scully. We travel with him to Roswell, NM on the anniversary of the 1947 UFO Crash to...

VICE meets up with Joe Nickell, a longtime paranormal investigator who’s been called the real-life Scully. We travel with him to Roswell, NM on the called the real-life Scully. We travel with him to Roswell, NM on the anniversary of the 1947 UFO Crash to...

VICE meets up with Joe Nickell, a longtime paranormal investigator who’s been called the real-life Scully. We travel with him to Roswell, NM on the called the real-life Scully. We travel with him to Roswell, NM on the anniversary of the 1947 UFO Crash to...

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...