News/2011-04-21

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General space news

  • It has been proposed to separate the Hackspace Foundation in to two entities. [1]
  • Discussion about the webcams and security/privacy took place. [2]
  • The hot water has been turned off in the hangar 23 sink, it can be switched back on temporarily if needed. [3]

Upcoming events

  • There is a hackspace BBQ next Monday 25th at 13:00 in Shoreditch Park.
  • Paul has posted about a potential train enthusiasts meetup to visit the DLR on the 6th May, though all the places on this trip have now been taken. [5]

Equipment

  • Sci may be lending a keycutting machine to the space. [7]
  • Lathe training sessions have started, the first introduction was at the last Tuesday meet. [8]
  • There has also been some discussion about the state of welding in the space. [9]
  • Billy, Sam and co. managed to get serial access to the Stratasys FDM 1650 3D printer and are currently looking in to getting software for it.

Projects

  • The Nanodes pledge has been called in, please try to pay your money in before next Tuesday 26th. [10]

Recently added projects:

SwapShop

Please can members update their items in the SwapShop so that it can become more useful and also please date when you add something.

New items this week:

  • Two copies of Portal 1 (Renski)
  • Spare computer cables (Renski)
  • 3 old broken desktop computers (Renski)
  • Original Xbox (missing CD cover) (Renski)
  • Goodmans ACC2011 Uni-directional microphone (Robert)
  • Qwik Tune Automatic guitar and bass tuner (Robert)
  • Belkin F5D7000 Wireless G desktop network card (Robert)
  • Linksys WUSB54GS-UK Wireless-G USB network adapter (Robert)
  • Active XP-5550A A5 pen table (Robert)
  • Philips DVP3005 DVD player (Robert)

External news

  • Nottinghack are moving and have asked for some help getting together a deposit. [11]
  • There is a Science Museum Late on Wednesday 27th on "The Science of Space". [12]