Summer is definitely here! Hackspace 2.5 updates, Hack the Space and project storage
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Summer is definitely here!


Last year we bought a selection of standing fans for the Hackspace. These should still be floating about so feel free to use them when it gets warm. Remember you can also open the windows, but please be mindful of closing them overnight.

News this month includes an update on Hackspace 2.5, the next Hack the Space day, our new rules and finally the launch of our new Do Not Hack labels and project management system which is integrated with HMS (the Hackspace Management System).

Hackspace 2.5 - Update

Another successful Hack The Space day was carried out on Sunday, with the remaining floor cleared out in the future entrance area, which will ultimately replace our current stairwell entrance. Thank you to those who attended on the day, we made light work of the remaining floor, including some rather fetching pink wardrobes being used as flooring. As a result, we now have a lot of waste material that needs to be disposed of, which we are planning to do at the next Hack The Space day on Saturday the 18th of June. We need several volunteers to come down and help us load the skip between 08:00 and 12:00, so please come along!

Learn to make soap!

Learn how to make soap using the cold-press technique in this workshop on Sunday, 19 June, from 1pm to 5pm.

Use coconut oil, lard or palm oil, olive oil, and lye water to create six bars of coloured and fragranced soap. You pick the scents, you get a mould to use, and you find out how easy it is to make your own soap!

Tickets are just £27.57 and on sale now!

Please wear old clothing or a lab coat while making soap, as you will be working with lye.

Retro Computing Group

Thursday, 16 June, 7:30pm - 10pm

The Retro Computing group meet on the third Thursday of the month at 7:30PM and fire up old computers from a bygone era. March saw a Commodore P500 and C64 get the onceover and a BBC micro get some disk drives. Who knows what June's meeting will bring?

Learn to make jewellery!

Learn how to make beautiful wire jewellery in this workshop run by Hackspace member Betty Ching on Sunday, 10 July, from 1pm until 5pm.

During the four-hour workshop, you will create a selection of jewellery items to take away with you. At a minimum, this will include a pair of earrings (pierced and clip-on options available), a ring, a bracelet and a pendant.

Tickets are on sale now for £30.73, including all materials, snacks, and Eventbrite fees.

IoThursdays

Thursday, 23 June, 7pm onwards

We'll be sharing experiences, ideas, and peer learning around the Internet of Things.

From hardware platforms, cloud services, software, and devices, we'll be talking about connecting devices and software to each other, whether you've already build Skynet or are just getting started!

Hackspace Rules: Now Live

After a final review period, the updated Hackspace Rules have now been published. You can view them here, as well as linked from the Wiki. Please take some time to familiarise yourselves with these, as they are something that all Hackspace members should abide by. If you have any questions about these rules, please contact the trustees (trustees@nottinghack.org.uk) who will be happy to discuss them with you further.

HMS Projects and Do Not Hack

As part of the ongoing improvements to the Hackspace Management System (HMS) by the Software team, you can now keep track of your Hackspace projects and print Do Not Hack (DNH) labels at the click of a button! The new system means that all the necessary information for a DNH label is now automatically printed out and ready to be stuck on your project, and even has a space to update the last time it was worked on.

When you log into HMS, the new project and DNH system is found by clicking the ‘Projects’ tab at the top. Using the ‘Add New Project’ button lets you create a new project, simply completing a title and short description is all that’s required. Once your project is saved; simply click the ‘Print DNH Label’ option that appears while in the Hackspace to get your label printed automatically! The printer on the Large Project Shelves will create you a custom sticker containing all the necessary information, ready to be applied.

We’d like to remind everyone that the only official storage space is either your membership storage box, the Large Project Shelves (LPS), or the sheet and wood storage area. If your project is too large for any of these areas, please check on the Google Groups mailing list before leaving it in the hackspace.

 

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