Build a 10m bridge in under an hour?- 7pm Tuesday 25th Feb 2020

Leonardo da Vinci’s Bridge Join us for  a fascinating talk by John Barrie-Smith about  the various applications of Leonardo da Vinci Da Vinci’s  design for a bridge. Come along to the Makerspace and watch him make a 10m long bridge in less than an hour without nails or […]

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 […]

This Month Project 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 ...

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: Pottery Demonstration

Pottery Demonstration – November 2019   We had a great open Tuesday evening recently with a talk and demonstration of 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 the basics of […]