It's Tuesday again, so Open Eve at 57 North Hacklab.
I'll be in from around 7pm, let us know if you're coming in too, or
what you've got planned, if you like.
Bridge of Don
Aberdeen AB22 8GU
...just push the "H" button by the front door, and someone will come let you in.
I was gonna have one last crack at wrangling the large black metal
bits into something useful, before it gets condemned to recycling.
I'll also try read up some more about the Laser cutter. Perhaps if I
can bear the taste of Zuk/Meta flavour vomit in my mouth, I might
write this Instagram API widget that I've been putting off doing for
Anyway, see you there if you're coming in.
I mentioned The Alt' freshers fair at the Dunbar hall this weekend.
I thought It'd be good, be there we may meet some new members, if any is interested in helping we could do with some flyers and if anyone wants to come to the even to be at the stall. I'll be about but I'll also be helping with other stalls.
Anyone up for helping?
Does anyone/the space have a router I can borrow as soon as possible?
I've been without broadband for a month but the line is good. The
problem either lies with the router from the ISP, which could take a
week or two to replace, OR it could be the PPPoE credentials from my
network are bad. The latter is a quick fix if the ISP do their job,
the former kinda isn't.
Can anyone lend me a spare router to see if my router is the problem pls?
We've had a large pile of cabinet shaped metalwork in the space for a while now -
A number of us have tried and failed to build a cabinet out of it, I think there's a few different incomplete cabinets contained within the pile. It's now taking up space, moving occasionally and taking up space in its new location.
Do we want to investigate getting rid of it or finding the original owner, seeing if they want it and returning it? It'd be really nice to begin to use our floorspace a little better as we head towards the winter party (and events before then!).
Alternatively: Can we repurpose it for something else? Structured wood storage? A jail for members offspring? A pet corral?
Hello hacking and making folk
It's Tuesday again, so open eve at the hackspace. Feels like Monday a bit,
after yesterday's regal mourn-a-thon bank holiday.
I'm no fan really of what 3 words, but the hackspace is at
"things.tuned.wacky", "slower.boil.apply" or perhaps "hurry.toys.thin" I
was hoping there might be a square with something funnier, but that's bout
the best we can do. Anyway, we're in the usual place.
Come along if you fancy, hit back with a reply if you're feeling chatty or
whatever, good to let folk know your plans.
I'll be in for a wee bit, from about 7:00-ish till 7:45-ish, anyone else
gonna be in for longer? Sadly I have some kid shuttling to do.
As of last night we have a working home-assistant instance and MQTT broker again. Hooray!
Documentation will eventually be updated at https://wiki.57north.org.uk/projects/home_assistant once there's more to do with it.
At the moment MQTT is unauthenticated, please don't abuse it, but you can use it for non home-assistanty things too.
Currently the only thing on the network is the discolight, and I'd quite like some more stuff to control.
MPD integration was quite helpful, especially pausing playback when you pressed close space.
I want to get the neon strips over in the sofa area on the system so they can easily be activated/deactivated so I'm going to pick up some sonoff switches.
Do we want to go as far as putting workbench power on the system so they can be powered down by hitting 'close space'?
Temperature sensors might be quite nice too - has anyone got a suggestion of ones that will be compatible? Anything else anyone can think of?
I intend to be at space as well, probably from 8ish. Converting a Sonoff to
a power meter. .. knowing myself, this will keep me focussed for rest of
See you tonight.
On Tue, 13 Sept 2022, 11:16 57North Announcements, <
> Good day beautiful nerds, 'Tis Tuesday once again, so we will have our
> weekly open night!
> If you've not heard of us, 57North get up to a range of activities on
> Tuesday nights in our little clubhouse, including (but not limited to)
> social contact, programming, manufacturing weird things and consuming
> sugary treats. Typically we kick off at 1930.
> We're located at:
> Suite H
> Kettock Lodge
> Innovation Park
> Campus Two
> Bridge of Don
> Aberdeen AB22 8GU
> There's plenty parking, but if you don't have transport get in touch
> either here or IRC and someone may be able to help you out!
> If you're new, I'd suggest you bring a laptop, and perhaps a project you
> want to work on.
> If you're not new, shoot a reply to the list and tell us what you'll be up
> to, and maybe consider bringing a friend. If you're coming in before me,
> please mention!
> I'll be down for 20:00 or so today.
> I've not got any directed plans but I'll be social and faff around with
> something no doubt. Frown about home assistant or frown about 3d printers
> or keep doing small bits on the wiki or something.
> 57North Hacklab Ltd. is a company registered in Scotland (No. SC470230).
> 57North and 57North Hacklab are trading names of 57North Hacklab Ltd.