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 […]

“Photographic Darkroom” Project – Monday 16th Sept 2019

Have you ever thought of setting up  a darkroom? Are you interested in the process involved in wet processing  film? Would you potentially find a darkroom and studio in Basingstoke useful?  If you are interested then come along and see what we are doing at the Makerspace this coming Monday evening.

Customised Cookies

We have created two new videos about customised cookie cutters.  These are available on YouTube (here and here).  In the first one Alex and Steve H briefly discuss making and using a customised cookie cutter. The second video is almost 15 minutes long and goes into much more […]