Just an update to let you know that in August and September 2015 we’re experimenting with a weekly Maker Night on Thursday evenings, 6-9pm as usual. No confirmation on what will happen from October but we’ll see how it goes and make the decision once we see how this experiment has gone.
Tonight is the 4th Monday of the month so it must be time for Maker Night.
As usual we will be running Maker Night tonight in DoES Liverpool on the 4th floor of Gostins Building, Hanover Street. So come along to work on your own projects, or just to see what is going on in general be it playing with digital fabrication, hacking electronics, constructing art exhibits and just general creative geekery.
Tonight we’ll be introducing our new laser cutter which we’re hoping will enable members of the community to better understand the potential of rapid prototyping using digital fabrication. We’ll be running some demo sessions on that and also allow you to cut out some of your own designs. We’ll also have the 3D printer in action and the usual Arduino kits if you want to try your hands with those (please bring a laptop if you can).
We will be there from 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start, finishing around 9:00pm before we move onto a local pub to wrap up the night.
Hope to see everyone there!
DoES Liverpool CIC have now got the new space open on the 4th floor of the Gostins Building on Hanover Street. To celebrate the opening of the space we’re having an Open Day tomorrow, Friday 22nd July. As part of the day all services will be free of charge, so come along to take a look. Bring a laptop and find some space to work for a few hours or bring your latest project to hack on in the workshop. The space will be open from 9am to 9pm so there’s plenty of time to pop in and have a chat and get some work done!
Our main space is the large workshop, we’ve got a few hot desks for those who want to be in the main room and a few work benches for people hacking on projects. A couple of the co-working desks are located in here too so there will usually be someone around to ask questions to.
If you need a quieter environment you can use our office space, further from the windows you can get your head down and concentrate on the difficult problems of life.
If you want to meet with clients, or perhaps you’ve started working on a great start-up idea with other members of DoES Liverpool, you can use our meeting room. Sit around the table thrashing ideas out or use the flipboard to work on new designs.
Don’t forget, if you can’t make it to the open day (or even if you do) you get your first day’s hot desking for free if you bring cake!
Maker Night at the Art and Design Academy (ADA) has been really successful since we started holding it there back in January. The Maker Night event was actually born out of an existing gathering of people with interest in technology who had been meeting every month in various pubs and were really hoping to find a more permanent home. When the great people at LJMU and the ADA offered us their workshop space we jumped at the chance of having a more permanent space and the group has grown hugely and the events have been really popular. With the success of the Maker Nights we have wanted to find a way to extend this and create somewhere that people can visit any time to work, to learn and to build successful businesses.
To enable this we have registered DoES Liverpool as a Community Interest Company and are happy to announce that we’ve found our first home. We introduced DoES Liverpool CIC last night at GeekUp Liverpool and discussed the space that we’re setting up. The slides from that presentation can be found here:
Or download the PDF here: Introducing DoES Liverpool
The aim of the space is to further grow and support the community of people interested and involved in technology that has been building over the past few years in Liverpool and the surrounding areas. We also aim to help small businesses and start-ups by creating a space within which they can work, network and build up a business. Perhaps a loftier aim of DoES is to make Liverpool great again.
In just over a week we aim to be moving into our new home in the Gostins Building on Hanover Street in central Liverpool. The facilities that we can offer in our space will grow as the community grows, and will be directed by the community, but from the beginning we will be offering three main services: co-working desks available on a monthly basis, access to a workshop and flexible hot desks. For our monthly desks we’ll be offering a desk plus drawers and should be offering some privacy by having the option of taking the desk in a smaller lockable office. In our workshop we will have work surfaces, electricity and internet. We’ll also have a variety of tools and equipment provided by us, the organisers, which will hopefully grow as more people join the community.
We’re also intending to allow community groups to use the workshop space for meetings. We’re still figuring out how that will work but if you need a space then get in touch and we’ll work things out, and we do aim to have free options available for that.
Here’s the prices that we’re going to be charging:
|Co-working desk:||£150/month (includes full workshop access)|
DoES Liverpool CIC is not VAT registered.
So if you think you might be interested then please get in touch with us, either by emailing hello <AT> doesliverpool.com or contacting us on twitter. We’d really like to have you join us and make this a great space and a fun community to be part of. To finish off and whet your appetite here’s a photo of the space we’re looking to get.