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* Today, Wednesday 8th, we reached a member count of 300!
 
* Today, Wednesday 8th, we reached a member count of 300!
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* Planning is underway for an open day on Sunday 31st July. [http://groups.google.com/group/london-hack-space/browse_thread/thread/bfdd20daa0aa8b7f]
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* Adam has done some work sorting out things to be thrown out. [http://groups.google.com/group/london-hack-space/browse_thread/thread/bbaddb56d11e9106]
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* One of the [[Keyholders|keys]] to the hackspace has gone missing, please let us know if you have one and are not listed on this page. [http://groups.google.com/group/london-hack-space/browse_thread/thread/6a8253c146059d85]
  
 
* Phil has posted a possible plan for moving [[Babbage]] and [[Lovelace]] once the new kitchen is complete. [http://groups.google.com/group/london-hack-space/browse_thread/thread/9a5a18cab6492066]
 
* Phil has posted a possible plan for moving [[Babbage]] and [[Lovelace]] once the new kitchen is complete. [http://groups.google.com/group/london-hack-space/browse_thread/thread/9a5a18cab6492066]
  
* The lab extractor bench that was installed in the new wet lab/dark room turns out not to be an extractor at all, there are plans to either re-purpose it or place it on eBay (for potentially £2,000). [http://groups.google.com/group/london-hack-space/browse_thread/thread/588b0c95f3589684]
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== Equipment ==
  
== Equipment ==
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* [[User:Solexious|Charles]] did some maintenance on the [[Equipment/LaserCutter|laser cutter]] and found that the optics had degraded.  Replacement optics are on order, for now it is recommended to run your cuts at -1.5 speed. [http://groups.google.com/group/london-hack-space/browse_thread/thread/ec1d5ba37d6c49fc]
  
* [[User:Solexious|Charles]] did some maintenance on the [[Equipment/Laser cutter|laser cutter]] and found that the optics had degraded.  Replacement optics are on order, for now it is recommended to run your cuts at -1.5 speed. [http://groups.google.com/group/london-hack-space/browse_thread/thread/ec1d5ba37d6c49fc]
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* [[User:Artag|Adrian]] has fitted some more powerful air pumps in the [[Equipment/PCB etch station|PCB etch station]]. [http://groups.google.com/group/london-hack-space/browse_thread/thread/fc48cbf67829f2bb]
  
* [[User:Artag|Adrian]] has fitted some more powerful air pumps in the [[Equipment/PCBEtchTank|etch tank]]. [http://groups.google.com/group/london-hack-space/browse_thread/thread/fc48cbf67829f2bb]
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* The lab extractor bench that was installed in the new wet lab/dark room turns out not to be an extractor at all, there are plans to either re-purpose it or place it on eBay (for potentially £2,000). [http://groups.google.com/group/london-hack-space/browse_thread/thread/588b0c95f3589684]
  
 
* There is some interest in getting equipment from the auction of a flight refuelling company. [http://groups.google.com/group/london-hack-space/browse_thread/thread/30d1866612cb4c49] [http://groups.google.com/group/london-hack-space/browse_thread/thread/6885552144b378b5] [http://groups.google.com/group/london-hack-space/browse_thread/thread/7559d3045ed780af] [http://groups.google.com/group/london-hack-space/browse_thread/thread/eb6dd1759826586a]
 
* There is some interest in getting equipment from the auction of a flight refuelling company. [http://groups.google.com/group/london-hack-space/browse_thread/thread/30d1866612cb4c49] [http://groups.google.com/group/london-hack-space/browse_thread/thread/6885552144b378b5] [http://groups.google.com/group/london-hack-space/browse_thread/thread/7559d3045ed780af] [http://groups.google.com/group/london-hack-space/browse_thread/thread/eb6dd1759826586a]
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* The [[Project:Nanode|Nanode]] project had a very successful building weekend.  There are some still left to be collected. [http://groups.google.com/group/london-hack-space/browse_thread/thread/3b400c57bc77ddff] [http://groups.google.com/group/london-hack-space/browse_thread/thread/f3bfc7a4f932c81a] [http://groups.google.com/group/london-hack-space/browse_thread/thread/0ce230e422afc058] [http://groups.google.com/group/london-hack-space/browse_thread/thread/1e3454bd53ebb128] [http://groups.google.com/group/london-hack-space/browse_thread/thread/82ffe29b9136bd9b] [http://groups.google.com/group/london-hack-space/browse_thread/thread/873cf10a4009f986] [http://groups.google.com/group/london-hack-space/browse_thread/thread/06ccbeddea9f9df2] [http://groups.google.com/group/london-hack-space/browse_thread/thread/cdec5dc61110b55f]
 
* The [[Project:Nanode|Nanode]] project had a very successful building weekend.  There are some still left to be collected. [http://groups.google.com/group/london-hack-space/browse_thread/thread/3b400c57bc77ddff] [http://groups.google.com/group/london-hack-space/browse_thread/thread/f3bfc7a4f932c81a] [http://groups.google.com/group/london-hack-space/browse_thread/thread/0ce230e422afc058] [http://groups.google.com/group/london-hack-space/browse_thread/thread/1e3454bd53ebb128] [http://groups.google.com/group/london-hack-space/browse_thread/thread/82ffe29b9136bd9b] [http://groups.google.com/group/london-hack-space/browse_thread/thread/873cf10a4009f986] [http://groups.google.com/group/london-hack-space/browse_thread/thread/06ccbeddea9f9df2] [http://groups.google.com/group/london-hack-space/browse_thread/thread/cdec5dc61110b55f]
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* There is some discussion about the space possibly being given some servers to auction off. [http://groups.google.com/group/london-hack-space/browse_thread/thread/286cfc4c4b85a95c]
  
 
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Revision as of 18:51, 8 June 2011

< 26th May – 1st June 2011 London Hackspace news
2nd – 8th June 2011

General space news

  • Today, Wednesday 8th, we reached a member count of 300!
  • Planning is underway for an open day on Sunday 31st July. [1]
  • Adam has done some work sorting out things to be thrown out. [2]
  • One of the keys to the hackspace has gone missing, please let us know if you have one and are not listed on this page. [3]
  • Phil has posted a possible plan for moving Babbage and Lovelace once the new kitchen is complete. [4]

Equipment

  • Charles did some maintenance on the laser cutter and found that the optics had degraded. Replacement optics are on order, for now it is recommended to run your cuts at -1.5 speed. [5]
  • The lab extractor bench that was installed in the new wet lab/dark room turns out not to be an extractor at all, there are plans to either re-purpose it or place it on eBay (for potentially £2,000). [7]
  • There is some interest in getting equipment from the auction of a flight refuelling company. [8] [9] [10] [11]

Upcoming events

Projects

  • There is some discussion about the space possibly being given some servers to auction off. [20]

Recently added projects:

  • No new projects this week.

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:

  • No new items this week.

External news

  • There are plans for a combined soldering and openhack area at the Brighton Mini Maker Maire on September 3rd. [21]
  • TINT are holding a weekend of artistic workshops titled "Unleashed" on June 25th and 26th. [22]