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This is a costume of Kylo Ren

Basic Cosplay Helmet Making

Cosplay is a hobby that involves creating costumes taken from anime, cartoons, comic books, films, television and video games. The talk will show how to create a range of costumes. The bulk of the discussion will revolve around the Kylo-Ren helmet. We hope to build a helmet from scratch during the evening.

If would like to make costumes for family fun, want to make serious costumes for Comic-Con or  just want to understand why trains are sometimes full of superheroes, come and join us, This free talk is  part of the ‘Basingstoke Makerspace Open Evening’ at 7pm on Tuesday 12th June 2018.

Raspberry Pi and Image recognition and processing

Tuesday 29th May – An evening of what can be achieved with a Raspberry Pi in the area of image processing – including demonstrations of…

  • Basic image display and capture from the Pi camera
  • Pin a moustache to your live video image.
  • Find similar pictures based on an example.
  • Motion detection of objects and tracking.
  • Object recognition and identification using neural networks.
  • Tacking a coloured ball in real time.
  • Simultaneous video display from webcam and Pi camera.
  • Make your own simple surveillance system.

If we are lucky Amazon’s Alexa running on the Raspberry Pi may pay us a visit too.

R-PiBot

What do you want to make?

We have a laser cutter, 3-D printer, an electronics area, a photographic area, even a sewing machine and wood-turning lathe – see photos.

We also provide regular talks about diverse subjects; such as Raspberry Pi, image recognition, and Block-chain.

But the truth is that we are no longer just an events/talks based organisation, we are a proper Makerspace., We are starting to get interesting stuff made, particularly with our Laser Cutter and 3D printers.. Our workshop is now available for our members 24/7..

So come join us – on one of our open nights (every Tuesday 7-9 pm).. See what you could make, or what you could learn, by getting involved with the local Makerspace in Basingstoke.