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 […]

Recent Tuesday Open Evening

Pottery Demonstration – November 2019   We had a great open Tuesday evening on 26th November 2019 when  we had a talk on the basics of pottery making by a professional ceramic potter – Cáit Gould. who appeared on BBC2’s Pottery Throwdown Competition. Her talk included, not only […]

D & D – “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 ...

Darkroom Warning Light

The new darkroom is approaching completion so Steve H made this warning light.  Nigel had a set of LEDs from an old torch.  Steve designed the box to fit the LEDs and four AA batteries (the original torch used eight C sized batteries).  The pieces were cut on […]

The Astrolabe in 5 parts

Steve H created a set of five short videos about the Astrolabe last year.  They are available on YouTube.  This provides a short overview of the instrument.  It explains its use, history and construction. The second part covers some more detailed calculations. The third part explores the use […]