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 […]

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.