The number of days before we officially open is now well and truly into single figures… although to be fair, I’m not entirely sure we’ve settled on an exact day, and to be fairer still, it does kindof seem like we’ve already opened… people have slipped by us and are already here, already doing stuff.
So I’ve changed the front page of the website. Less of a work-in-progress now, more of a… an actual makerspace.
It won’t feel until we’re actually underway until we get this laser-cutter happening
And this laser is not yet happening, because the tubes keep turning up in bits:
You see those things at the end? Those are bits. Broken bits. It’s almost less hassle to just go to China and bring one back as hand luggage… so today we ordered another one, with a ten day turnaround. People say “oh it only takes 3 days”. Bollocks it does – it takes 2 weeks. 10 days is 2 weeks, because people get confused about the difference between “days” and “working days”.
Pain in the arse. We should try to make our own. Eliminate dependencies.
Anyway, never mind… we have actually managed to acquire a 3D Printer from UP!… 3d Printing Systems…
And it has just completed its first ever print, that I shall make a special (underlit) plinth for, to treasure for all time… if I’d had the foresight, I could have saved my first ever computer program… from 1979. This is my first 3D Print. It’s a work of art:
It’s free-styling. Pollocking. It’s what your hair looks like in the morning etc. Absolutely brilliant.
We’ve started doing a night-market as well:
Which we will gradually build up to look a bit like Bladerunner… might as well go for broke, because although it’s a really good way of meeting people, we did not sell one single bean… possibly not surprising as we weren’t actually selling beans, but about 150,000 birds crapped on my car and I got a parking ticket as well. And a cold. It was about 40 below zero etc. I think we’ll do it for the next 2 weeks, then give it up until summer comes round.