Covid update for Norwich Hackspace on 16 September 2020
on Sep 16, 2020
Covid 19 update for potential new members.
As everyone and every space is experiencing, we are having to adjust and update policies and procedures all the time to accommodate safe practice in the Covid environment.
The latest situtation is that Norwich Hackspace at Lion House is running on limited access for members following the most recent Government policy.
For potential new members - if you are interested in membership, please get in touch and we will let you know about the situation at the time and see whether joining might work for you. It will depend on what you want to do and whether there are members who can show you round and induct you.
We will respond as soon as we can. Please message here or email [firstname.lastname@example.org](http://) for more info.
It's a while since a blogpost appeared but be reassured, Norwich Hackspace is as active as ever. We now have around 60 members and whilst some leave, we are always welcoming new and interesting people to the fold.
Many of the founder members are regulars and help to keep the place running smoothly. We have developed many new skills, especially with 3D resin printing on the Wanhao D7 we bought last year. A couple of members have worked really hard to get the best out of the dinky little machine
on Aug 20, 2019
For background please take a look at the first Speedo post.
So I was all smug after the first post that I had finally found a rock solid solution to the speedo gauge mechanism. However during testing a problem came up and that was with the zero com...
on Sep 05, 2017
This week (I may have forgotten last week's post!) the hackspace was a little quiet but still lots going on, including:
- Birthday cakes for Tim and Ben (Tim's cake was rather excellently cooked by Nicholas)
- Archie, Dan, Ann and Barny tried some SMD soldering, and also tried to convert a toaster oven to do reflow with not much success and a lot of melted components
- Ben showed off his awesome 3DPburner DIY laser engraver
- More testing and development work was done on the ESP8266/Accelerometer project (and a prototype PCB was designed and ordered)
- Lots of chatting on how best to measure laser cutt...
Good mix of activities on Monday this week.
Neil was in the workshop creating plenty of wood chips on the lathe. James brought in an xBox One Kinect Camera (v2) which was used for 3d scanning and skeleton tracking via the windows SDK. Now the plug packs have come down in cost there seems to be plenty of hacking potential here - A definite upgrade on the 360 Kinects we have been using.
Tim 3D printed a couple of designs his son had put together in Blender and the laser cutter got some use as well: Alan laser cut a spool holder he designed for his 3D printer. We started a 'members' projects' wh...
This week at hackspace is much quieter compared to last week. On Monday….
- Toby and I worked on the Shapeoko CNC project which has stalled slightly. Got it moving and cutting but still need to tweak the config.
- James M, Alan S, Philip and others continued work on the new workbench
- Philip was playing with analogue sensors and arduino
- Tim and Nicholas were working with Blender, making model planes
- Marion was test-lasercutting signage for our landlords
- Dan, James M and others tried 3D scanning using an XBox Kinect camera
- Everyone played with Dan’s seriously cool robotic arm, and many AA batterie...
Norwich Young Makers Club is running open access drop-in sessions for 8-18 year olds and their parents to help them to get familiar with tech projects and coding. Sessions run every fortnight on Saturday afternoons 2-4pm
on Jan 24, 2017
Can you laser engrave a Macbook without frying it?
on Oct 11, 2016
After a long wait we finally took deliver of a fine Greyfin A2 laser cutter. LASER all the things!
on Aug 15, 2016