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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

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...

New to hacker spaces? you might want to go here first It's official, we have our first space! World domination (starting locally for convenience sake) begins on the 18th of April.  This is NOT an aprils fools. The workshop used to be a joiners but has never been...

Just a quick reminder that we will be back at the Library (upper floor) once again for Hack the Library which includes Code Club for kids. We have a few places left for both the morning and afternoon sessions (about 2 for either session) so if...

A couple of upcoming events curtesy of @teknoteacher  There are number of opportunities coming up in March that you may already be aware of, but I’m sending you this email in case you have not heard about them and because I feel they may be of interest...

Welcome one and all. We have a quick announcement for the Tuesday Board games Night for tonight (03 March).  We are moving the event from Area 51 to the Bank Top Tavern (Ignore the location provided by this months Meet-Up notifications).  We are looking for alternate...

New year, new Hack the Library event. Today was the first of our code club events, with our very first student able to pick Andys brain almost exclusively as she made her way through a few basic programs.  Remember if you have a child, grandchild, small...

There is no doubt that 3d printing is an amazing leap forward in technology and as prices come down and usage goes up I'm sure that more and more people will be doing interesting things like this...

Our first Meetup of the year came and went with little and few in attendance.  But then given the snap frost, snow and ice, we can hardly blame you.  By the time we all left the ground was quite treacherous and the roads only just drivalbe...