Due to the cancellation of teaching related to Covid-19, the Maker Evening will be suspended until further notice. If you do however want to borrow components or tools to work on projects, until teaching resumes, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Makerspace now has 3 Oculus Quest VR Goggles, to help support various university projects. We will have them available in the Maker evening for the next few weeks, so why not drop in for hands-on experience?
The Maker evening is 6.30 in the Library C130 on Wednesday and is open for Staff and Students.
The headsets were funded by generous donations from Alumni and Friends of Lancaster University via the Friends Programme.
There is a repair café running once a month at Re:Centre Lancaster
Repair Cafés are all about repairing things (together). You’ll find tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need.
- Mending, darning, scissor sharpening
- kids crafting
- small household electronic repair
- software issues on your phone/computer
- bike tuneup
More information at https://recentrelancaster.co.uk/
It is 2020! And a reminder that the Makerspace will be back in action on Wednesday from 6.30 – 8.30 in the Library. Of unrelated note, WHERE ARE OUR FLYING CARS?
Great news! the library in partnership with ISS now has a subscription to O’Reilly
The O’Reilly for Higher Education digital platform includes more than 38,000 book titles, of many popular O’Reilly, Pearson and Packt Publishing titles in computing, technology and business. It also includes more than 30,000 hours of video, accessible online in a browser or via a mobile app.
Access O’Reilly using this direct link from the A-Z database list https://www.oreilly.com/library/view/temporary-access and use your university email to set up an account.
The account setup asks to create a password to complete the setup and create a personal account allows you to use the O’Reilly app for off-line viewing/reading of content.
Further information can be found on the Computing Libguide at http://lancaster.libguides.com/c.php?g=541407&p=4814284
A great evenings hacking and making, the Raspberry Pis are working, and as an added extra, fixed the tiny little camera drone which now doesn’t crash into the walls. We also had some extra awesome electronics kits from Simon Monk @ monkmakes!
And the Cube:Bit is looking awesome……
The first makerspace evening went great! However the donated Raspberry Pi collection is a a bit ‘eccentric’
Come an help us get as many working as possible! 6.30 PM room C130 Library on Wednesday
A surprise late-night delivery for the Makerspace from Simon Monk (Monkmakes) (A well-known creator of maker kits!).
Two stuff lucky boxes! And books! Had a peek, and there are lots of great parts inside, robot shells, motors and servos. #awesome