Hackspace move

So, this is a big one for me; OxHack, my local hackspace, has finally, finally moved to its new premises.  We’re working in partnership with Science Oxford; they get a functional prototyping service and a lot of expertise, we get a shiny new space and plenty of nice tools.  The nice tools will be ordered soon, once the air handling is in place.

So, there’s a lot more still to do, sure.  And I’m looking forward to doing it.  But the important part is that a HUGE weight is off everyone now; the move has happened.  We’re in, and now we can start building a relationship with the folks at SO, and start working with them to do more cool things.

I’m looking forward to restarting the Dalek project, especially as the Dr Who anniversary is coming up again shortly, and I really want to get  it ready for EMF next year.  I’m looking forward to picking out the woodshop tools and finally getting started in learning the practical knowledge I want to go with all the theory I’ve been immersing myself in in my free time recently.

I’m really looking forward to the A0 laser cutter.  I need to spend some time designing the furniture I want to make with it, and working out where to source the plywood.

Overall, it’s a time of fairly major change for us.  We have a bigger, brighter future ahead of us, and I want to know where it can take me.  It’s going to be quite a ride.

It’s already been quite a ride, for that matter.  I’ve done a decent chunk of work to get where we are today, and I’m well aware that there are others who’ve done far, far more.  We’re still in progress on any number of minor things, including the logo competition which I’ve spent a lot of time on, and come out with some ideas I’m really pretty pleased with both alone and in collaboration with fellow hackers.

I need to spend more time on making.  I’ve gotten out of the habit since the Summer when I put our wedding clock together.  But I’ll get back into it soon.  I hope.

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