Nottingham Hackspace is happy to host the next Notts Dev Workshop on Friday, 4th August, from 5:30pm until 8:30pm.
DevOps (a portmanteau of “development” and “operations”) is a software development and delivery process that emphasises communication and collaboration between product management, software development, and operations professionals.
In this workshop, Matteo Emilli will be helping attendees put a small application in the cloud, including the creation of a pipeline, the definition of your Infrastructure as Code, the packaging process, and the release. More advanced practices will also be discussed, like silent deployments, feature flags, and the use of telemetry in your application.
Matteo is an Application Lifecycle Management and DevOps advisor, as well as a Microsoft MVP for Visual Studio and Development Technologies, with a passion for Agile Methodologies and Processes.
For this workshop, you’ll need:
- Visual Studio 2017
- Azure Tools for Visual Studio
- Azure PowerShell
- Azure Account
- VSTS Account
To sign up for this free workshop, join the Notts Dev Workshop Meetup group.
It’s time again for the annual…
NOTTINGHAM HACKSPACE CRAPATHON!
Saturday, 3 December!
Conceptualise and create projects with no value whatsoever!
- Create a problem no one has!
- Design a solution!
- Build it!
- Demo it!
- Win a crap award!
Rough schedule will be:
- 12:00PM – It starts! There’s a spiel! You can use things! Go!
- 7:00PM – You’re done! Stop making stuff! Eat food!
- 8:00PM – Demos! Voting! Awards! Socialise! (Bring a bottle)
- Late: GO HOME!
Stuck for ideas? Some of the Crapathon 2015 entries were:
- Suggestions box that automatically shreds and files all submissions
- Robot that badly plays the Theremin so you don’t have to
- Automatic face-recognising laser blinder
- An extended hand
- Rocket salad launcher
- A box for THE ONE TRUE GOD
- A skin conductivity meter to measure your Scientology levels
- A box of fucks (surprisingly empty)
This is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Work individually or in teams. Spectators also welcome!
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Electro-magnetic fields are all around us, but are usually invisible and silent. In this workshop on Thursday, 1 December, you can make your own detector to hear them.
This detector uses two inductors to give a stereo audio output of the noise created by electro-magnetic fields. This is useful for investigating electronic circuits, checking power supplies, and investigating the unseen world around us.
At this workshop, you’ll build your own electronic circuit to detect changes in local electro-magnetic fields. The kit includes all components, PCB, headphones, and enclosure.
Along with building the kit, you’ll also learn how to solder and how to get the kit working.
This evening workshop is on Thursday, 1 December, from 7:30 until 10:00. Tickets are £12 and now available on EventBrite.
Don’t miss this chance to hear the unseen world!
Learn to make your own soap using the traditional cold process method on Sunday, 19 June, from 1:00 – 4:00.
You’ll be able to create your own six-bar block of coloured and scented soap from a mixture of coconut oil, lard or palm oil, olive oil, and lye water. You pick the scents and colours.
All materials are supplied, and you get to keep the mould to re-use again.
Detailed written instructions and recipes are provided, and you’ll also learn how to adapt recipes or create new ones using online soap calculators. Information on packaging, labelling, and selling legislation will also be included, if you’re thinking of starting your own soap business.
Tickets are £27.57, including Eventbrite themes, and are on sale now.
Please note: The lye water (sodium hydroxide solution) is very caustic, so goggles and gloves must be worn while the soap is in a liquid state. Please wear old clothes or a lab coat.
Learn to create armour and props from foam, creating your own bracer pair or a segmented pauldron.
This workshop on Saturday, 14th May, will focus on how to create foam armour fast, including priming and painting. You’ll learn how to cut, shape, decorate, weather, prime, paint, and mount your armour.
All skill levels are welcome, whether you’re brand new to crafting or a seasoned propsmith.
The workshop will run from 11am until 4pm, and includes all materials and a tour of the Hackspace.
Tickets are £22.29, including Eventbrite fees, and are on sale now.
Learn to make your own wire jewellery in this four-hour workshop on Sunday, 10 July
Betty Ching, Hackspace member and jewellery designer, will teach you how to create a selection of wire jewellery items to take away. At a minimum, you can learn to make a pair of earrings, a ring, a bracelet, and a pendant. All components will be silver-plated and comply with current UK allergy legislation.
All materials will be supplied, including a detailed instruction booklet, and there will be an option to buy your own set of tools for £18 on the day.
The workshop starts at 1pm, and tickets are on sale now for £30.73, including Eventbrite fees.
On Saturday, 21 May, we’re having an Exhibition Day.
From 10am until 3pm, we’ll be open to the public for tours, exhibits, demonstrations, and workshops, giving you a chance to see everything Nottingham Hackspace has to provide to its members.
The Exhibition Day is completely free and visitors of all ages are welcome.
We’re upgrading, renovating, and making everything awesomer at Nottingham Hackspace!
And YOU can help us by coming to our party!
DRINK specially designed cocktails from our fully automated cocktail making robot, Barbot!
EAT treats prepared by Antenna and cakes made by Hackspace members!
BID on gifts, gadgets, and more designed by Hackspace members!
TEST your wits with our Mini Nerd Quiz!
SEE exciting demos and games built by Hackspace members!
All proceeds go to supporting the space in our renovation project to make us the largest hackspace in the UK.
The party’s at Antenna on Thursday, 24 March starting at 8pm.
Tickets are on sale now, with £7.50 getting you in the door and £10 getting you in the door and a cocktail from BarBot.
See you there!
Join fellow skaters at the Nottingham Hackspace Skatenights.
Watch skate videos and films, do board maintenance, and thoroughly utilise the Hackspace for skating fun. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re been skating since the 80s, we’re a friendly place for skaters of all types to come hang out and shoot the breeze.
Skatenights run every first and fourth Tuesday of the month, from 6pm onwards.
Hackspace members and non-members are welcome – and if you’re not a member, you can get a tour of the space as well. To find out more, check out Nottingham Longboarding on Facebook for more details on upcoming events.
Learn the basics of Inkscape, an open-source vector graphics program, at our workshop on Thursday, 10 March, from 7pm until 9pm.
Inkscape is free to use and provides a convenient way to design for any project that requires vector-based artwork, such as designing for the laser cutter.
This workshop will cover the basic functions, then move on to more advanced techniques, such as drawing lines and shapes, converting to paths, Bézier curves, cutting and joining paths, bitmap tracing (and why drawing it yourself could be simpler, and exporting to DXF format.
Ticket are only £5 and are available to purchase now. While computers can be provided, it would be preferred if you brought in your own laptop, with Inkscape pre-installed.
Also, while this workshop will teach you how to design for a laser cutter, this will not teach you how to use a laser cutter. Only Hackspace members are able to book an induction on a laser cutter, and only trained members can use the laser cutter. Tours will be provided on the night to introduce you to the Hackspace and explain how membership works.