Liverpool Maker Night - Jan 19th

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Ross Jones

Jan 12, 2011, 6:57:38 AM1/12/11
Hello all,

Thought I had better send out a reminder about next weeks event with slightly more detail.

We'll be meeting at the Art and Design Academy (directions and address - ), on the 19th Jan at around 6.30 for a 7 o'clock start - finishing at 8.45 so that we can make it to a public house for post meeting refreshments.  

As this is our first meeting at ADA and we'll hopefully be having some students attend we're aiming to make it an introductory session so that the students aren't dropped into a room full of geeks talking about resistors and the finer points of TC54 usage. We're hoping that we can initiate some cross-disciplinary use of the workshop as well as introducing some fine art, design and architecture students to the joys of making/hacking things. It's a great opportunity for us to get access to their digital fabrication stuff, as well as the general workshop - I'm personally hoping to learn some none-digital stuff from the students that already know how to use the workshops.

The general structure of the evening is likely to be as follows, with some obvious flexibility in timing if any talks run over.

1. Welcome - Adrian McEwen. 
2. Housekeeping - Lol Baker.
3. Fabrication lightning talk - Andy Goodwin
4. Physical computing talk - Adrian McEwen
5. a. ARDx kits (introduction to Arduino), or
   b. Planning for those interested in building the Cupcake (when it arrives), or
   c. General hacking for those that wish to do so.
6. Wrap up with Q&A on next event
7. Retire to public house for refreshments.

If anyone has anything they think they'd like to add to point 5 then please let us know. If you're unsure what you could work on, or aren't really sure where to begin, come anyway and I'm sure we can find a project for you to do.  If you're thinking you'd rather just lurk, then come and lurk in person - we're pretty friendly - honest!

It would be great if you could make it and please feel free to invite anyone else you know who may be interested.  It's a great opportunity for us to increase the membership and the breadth of knowledge of the Liverpool hacking community, and hopefully provide a temporary but warm space for us to hold our meetings while we're looking for space.


Ross Jones

Jan 12, 2011, 7:20:18 AM1/12/11

That's a shame, moves are afoot to find somewhere permanent for us to use that wouldn't required fixed meetings and/or nights, but hopefully you'll get a chance to make it along to one of the future meetings. Also there are a few of us that are normally about during the week if you're based in the centre of town and fancy a coffee/post-work pint any time.

A donated reprap, even a partial one I am sure would be most welcome - I'm clearing a space on my desk as we speak ;) (just kidding). 


On Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 12:07 PM, simon <> wrote:
i wont be able to make it on the 19th but I have some parts for a rep-
rap / cupcake from a project of mine that ran out of time/funds about
18 months ago that I may be willing to donate if they are needed when
I eventually get chance to come along to one of these meetings. (i
will make up an inventory of parts i have in the shed for you)

On Jan 12, 11:57 am, Ross Jones <> wrote:
> Hello all,
> Thought I had better send out a reminder about next weeks event with
> slightly more detail.
> We'll be meeting at the Art and Design Academy (directions and address -, on the 19th Jan at
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Simon Hammersley

Jan 12, 2011, 7:42:59 AM1/12/11
im over in chester (writing up my PhD so normaly isnt a big deal but im
heading into manchester to speak to my supervisor next week, ohh well)

i think i have most if not all of the electronics (not put the software
on them yet) and a few stepper motors etc but ill get back to you

Andy G

Jan 15, 2011, 4:55:04 AM1/15/11
Hi all

Here is a poster for the meetup on the 19th. 


John Donovan

Jan 18, 2011, 4:47:39 PM1/18/11
I've just had word from my SO that none of the students or tutors she
spoke to today knew anything about the meetup tomorrow. That's not to
say no-one knows of course, but it may be worth getting Lol or someone
to put out a general email to ADA students and staff; itd be a shame
for just us to be there!


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