Five minute horse race for children and parents

Full instructions are on inventables –>    https://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Walking-Robot-Very-Simple/ To save you the effort of drawing the shape onto  card… Print the PDF template, scaled to fill a landscape A4 card . The single A4 piece of card includes templates for four individual horses ( You can colour them […]

Past meeting – Leonardo da Vinci Bridge Applications

On Tuesday 25th Feb 2020 we had  a fascinating talk by John Barrie-Smith about  the various applications of Leonardo da Vinci’s  design for a bridge. We watch him make a 6m long bridge in ten minutes without nails, bolts or screws.   The talk also considered other applications of […]

Recent Tuesday evening – Makerspace soldering workshop..

At the end of January 2020 Basingstoke Makerspace organised an evening to teach soldering skills. The free basic soldering workshop was open for  both members and visitors. It was simple through-hole component soldering on a pre-made circuit board. We had ten free flashing light kits  but some attendees […]

D & D Project- “Ghosts of Saltmarsh” – 3D Gameboard

Many D & D  games use maps to help players visualise what is happening to the characters.  "Ghosts of Saltmarsh" extended the map idea to 3D gameboard of a ship. We decided to make  a 3D game board at the makerspace.  We starting from the  basic four level design in the Saltmarsh manual ...

Cloud Chamber Project – Recent Meeting

During the recent “cold night” evening  we looked at the uses of coldness, as a photographic technique, as a wine cooler and to make a cloud chamber. While we achieved the low temperatures needed to make a cloud chamber we were not successful in terms of seeing cosmic […]