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  • 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

  • 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 arrive

  • 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 lap

  • 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

  • Sometimes we get thrown a curve ball during Digital Drop In.

  • 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 comm

  • To finish my router I needed to make the Z axis. Here you can see the linear bearings and the ball nut mount on top, with the Kress router mount below. I had already ordere

  • 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

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...