- Healthy bank balance
- Plenty to see us through, good cash flow
- Funding from our last funding bid
- Membership is at the same number as always
- Gained 2 new members in the last month, but lost 5
- Had an application for 10k but we sadly weren’t successful
- Met with Ambition for Aging, covering 10 boroughs in Manchester
- Interested in Men’s Shed
- A bid for a couple thousand
- Going towards extending Men’s Shed
- Spoke to the Landlord, he was going to repair the ceiling
- They’re going to try and do a few spots here and there
- Electricity is almost paid off now, 260 a month back in our pockets!
- Met with our neighbours at our new space
- Wooden Duck makes furniture out of reused wood
- Mischief Kids who gave us the 3D Scanner, PAT testing
- A multimedia ‘phigital’ company are moving in on our floor
- There’s a music studio being built next to us
- A few artists too!
- A bowling club, archery, table tennis, a gym on the second floor
- Good things happening at the new space
- 10GB Internet!
- More power!
Future Everything - 18th-19th August
- No idea on numbers yet (est 10-15 kids)
- Quite a few ideas for IOT-based stuff
- Physical computing
- We are offering our support and facilities
- It’s going to be a challenge!
- Kids who have low-income backgrounds, no internet, printers, etc
- Give them the opportunity to use the place like a ‘library’
- Certain behavioural agreements, restrictions set in place
- Occurring in a date in Feb.
Building the hackspace - THE MOVE
- We know where we’re going, we just gotta build it now!
- Going to clarify access times so we can go during evenings and whatnot
- Over the next week or two we’re going to start putting publicity out to get bodies involved
- Lift is a bit too small to get up yet, so we will have to carry things up the stairs
- Walls and ceilings need a bit of work, and the windows need changing
- We’ve got to figure out what happens and when it’s going to happen, but let’s make a start anyway!
- Ste is going to find out what the best and most cost effective method of sealing everything is
- This is always a recurring problem and one that causes a lot of bickering
- Try and leave the place tidier than you found it
- If you see something out of place and you know who’s left it, let them know privately
- Tidy up after yourself and make a positive change if you get chance
- There’s always going to be issues with this, but let’s make it the best we can
- Tool organization is important, put things back where you found them
- We will probably arrange checklists of some kinds sooner or later for cleaning up
Alcohol and Smoking
- Unless there’s an event on at the space, please do not consume alcohol here!
- Please do not smoke near the fire escape as smoke comes back in
- Do not leave cigarette butts laying around!
- Designs are done, we just need to get everything into place for it
- Ste is going to make a start on the finishing touches for the website next week