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  • 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

  • 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.

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...

And so we stride into the new year, blinking away the fuge of mid-winter and swelling from the repasts eaten over the Christmas period to ask ourselves 'What happened to that idea of making a hackspace community again?' Well fear not gentlefolk, we're still alive and...

First off a great thank you to everyone who showed up, hopefully we can make this a regular thing in the coming year. On Wednesday the 26th of November we had our first WordPress Group MeetUp hosted at the Web Applications UK Centre of Excellence and...

Yesterday was the first of our monthly #HackTheLibrary days at Oldham Library where we take over an area of the library and share our passion for technology and making with the general public. [caption id="attachment_266" align="alignnone" width="300"] #HackTheLIbrary[/caption] Throughout the day we made LED Throwies, A simple...

We like pubs, we particularly like the Bank Top Tavern, they have been and continue to be fantastic to us. However there comes a time, when every hacker, even the currently homeless ones like us has to get down and...

So much is happening right now and unfortunately we can't quite share it publicly, but fingers crossed there will be lots of news coming this week. One thing we all need to do is get the communication going between the meets, there is lots to be...