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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

Welcome to HackOldham, or at least welcome to the idea of HackOldham. You see a few of us geeky types want to build something, and we need your help and support to do it. We want to build a Hackspace where people of all backgrounds can come together...

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Helping people to fix their old devices,  with the aid of the Restart Project a London-based social enterprise that encourages and empowers people to use their electronics longer, by learning fundamental repair and maintenance skills. You can find out more at http://therestartproject.org [gravityform id="3" name="Event Pre Registration" field_values="event_name=Restart Party"]...

Following the model of Code Club after school clubs we are looking to bring a club to Oldham Town Centre. This will be a FREE club aimed at children aged ~ 8 to 11 to learn computer programming using the code club curriculum. Places will be limited, so...

Due to the increase popularity of comic book movies like Batman, Iron Man etc geek culture things like comic cons and cosplay are rapidly increasing in popularity. It could be a good idea to run an event at Hack Oldham based around cosplay and general geekyness...