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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

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...

  For the coming months we have a home, so now we are more than just an idea. Until further notice we will be meeting at The Bank Top Tavern on the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm. You can find the full details about the meeting...

What started out as an idea, is starting to become a reality. This week the founders will be meeting up for our first formal meeting, the aim is to get organised, dish out some tasks and set a date for our public meet ups, details of...