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  • 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.

  • 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

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...

Its that time again where we get together at the Bank Top Tavern, drink beer, play games and plan world domination. This month we have some exciting news to share so join us and find out what its all about. http://www.meetup.com/HackOldham-Meetup/   Meanwhile, you many enjoy what the hackers...

So @p0welly has just been chatting to Millie on Preston FM, We'll post the podcast when it goes live, but if you want any more information about the things discussed, check out the links below. *** edit *** Here it is, you can listen in full on...