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November Open Social….with a twist!

By now, you’ll probably know that we hold a regular Open Social evening on a Saturday in the middle of each month. November will be no different. We’ll be doing it on Saturday 19th November. This month however, there’ll be a bit of a twist! We’ll also be hosting Science Hackday Dublin that weekend, so […]

Rebuilding an Ebike Battery

A few of our members and visitors use Ebikes. We were presented with an Ebike battery which had a dead cell. The plan was to replace the cell with a new one. This is not ideal, since you end up with a mix of old and new cells, but the balance circuit should make it […]

One Year in Blackpitts

This October bank holiday weekend brings an important milestone for us.  It will be one year since we did the big move from Chancery Lane to Blackpitts. Over the bank holiday of 2015, we cleared out our old space and moved the lot to 22 Blackpitts, just a short distance away. In the year since […]

Coder Girl Hack Day

We had a great time at Coder Girl Hack Day on Saturday. The girls assembled shadow boxes from laser cut plywood. They got to decorate them and install some LED lights that they soldered together with 9v battery and resistor. The boxes worked great and the girls got to take them home too.

October Open Social

We’re at it again. It’s our regular Open Social evening. If you’ve never been to our Social, you’ll find it a great alternative Saturday evening in town. Come in and look around. If you’ve never been in before, we’ll give you the grand tour of the space. Talk to members and visitors about projects or […]

Forge Maintenance

A few years ago, we built a forge based on Larry Zoeller’s designs. We’ve used it a few times and now it’s time that the forge itself gets a bit of maintenance. This is nothing more than recoating the inside with a refractory coating to help keep the insulation in good shape. We did a […]