Learn to Make Mead

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With Russell Couper.

In this skillshare you will learn the basics on how to make mead (honey wine). You will learn in the best way, by doing!

Because the equipment and honey is relatively expensive (and large), we ask you to team up with someone to make and then share the mead when its ready.

There will be 12 tickets, but only 6 sets of equipment which you will then jointly own with your partner, along with 4.5L of mead!

You will also need to bring 1kg of honey (ie. 2kg per pair). Don’t leave it until the day, because our local supermarket will definitely not have 12kg of honey on the shelves!

WHEN
Tuesday, 4 October 2016 from 19:00 to 21:00 (BST) 
WHERE
Bristol Hackspace – 37 Philip Street, Bristol, BS3 4EA 
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Biohack Slime Mould Skillshare

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Slime Mould is amazing – it can do things like solve mazes as it grows!

Ben Taylor will demonstrate how to prepare a suitable media for growing slime mould on. You’ll also be shown how to prepare the food for the slime mould (porridge!) as well as tips/tricks and best practices for cultivation. At the end of the session everyone can take their projects home.

Here’s an example of a slime mould maze solving experiment.

Tuesday, 1 March 2016 18:30 for 19:00 start.
Bristol Hackspace – 37 Philip Street Bristol BS3 4EA

Hardinge Lathe Arrival

The Hardinge lathe has arrived and is sitting in it’s holding space next to the Biohack corner.
Unloading it from the lorry was made simple by Weldtech from next door supplying and driving a forklift for us and PPB engineering brought a capable pallet trolley that effortlessly trundled it into G11.

hardinge lathe delivery

hardinge lathe delivery

hardinge lathe delivery

hardinge lathe delivery

hardinge lathe delivery

hardinge lathe delivery

 

Heatpress & vinyl cutter skillshare

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Tuesday 8th December. Doors will open from 6.30pm for a 7pm start. 10 tickets available.

This event is the second Tuesday of December!

Learn how to use the vinyl cutter and heatpress to decorate a canvas bag. Vinyl and bags will be provided, one per person.

Please bring a ​laptop and download some software called “silhouette studio” (mac/windows). Software can be downloaded from the bottom of this page

 

Eventbrite - Make a bag with a vinyl cutter and heat press

ESP8266 Skillshare

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Tuesday 3rd November. Doors will open from 6.30pm for a 7pm start. 12 tickets available.

Connect your microcontroller project to the internet with the ESP8266!

In this workshop you will learn what the ESP8266 is, what you can use it for, how to connect it and how to program it. The workshop is suitable for Arduino beginners, with more advanced content for the more experienced.

You will have the opportunity to learn:

  • control the ESP via AT style commands
  • programming with the Arduino IDE
  • blink an LED
  • control LED via WIFI
  • log data to a website
  • experiment with power saving deep sleep mode.

Participants will work in teams of 2, each sharing 1 ESP development board.

You will need to bring a laptop installed with Arduino IDE 1.6.5 and the ESP core. Please install both before coming because the internet connection at the hackspace is slow and unreliable.

Eventbrite - IOT with the ESP8266

Mead skillshare

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Tuesday 6th October. Doors will open from 6.30pm for a 7pm start. 12 tickets available.

With Russell Couper.
In this skillshare you will learn the basics on how to make mead (honey wine). You will learn in the best way, by doing!

Because the equipment and honey is relatively expensive (and large), we ask you to team up with someone to make and then share the mead when its ready.

There will be 12 tickets, but only 6 sets of equipment which you will then jointly own with your partner, along with 4.5L of mead!

You will also need to bring 1kg of honey (ie. 2kg per pair). Don’t leave it until the day, because our local supermarket will definitely not have 12kg of honey on the shelves!

Eventbrite - make 4.5L of mead!

Introduction to analogue electronics

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Tuesday 1st September. Doors will open from 6.30pm for a 7pm start. 10 tickets available.

With local guru John Honniball!
Topics covered will include:

  • the difference between analog and digital
  • brief history of analog electronics and analog computers
  • analog components (transistors, op-amps, resistors, capacitors)
  • some analog building blocks (amplifiers, oscillators)
  • digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital conversion
  • building a small analog circuit on solderless breadboard

Ticket price includes the cost of components that you’ll be able to take with you.
Feel free to bring examples of analog circuits that you’d like to build.

Eventbrite - Introduction to analogue electronics

Upcoming skill shares

Here’s our menu for forthcoming skillshare workshops. As usual, we’ll post & tweet the booking link when tickets go live…

04/08/2015 Build your own drawing robot – the Shonkbot!
01/09/2015 Analogue electronics for beginners
06/10/2015 Learn how to make mead
03/11/2015 Connect your electronics projects to the internet with the ESP8266
01/12/2015 Make a bag for Christmas with a vinyl cutter and a heatpress