Eiffel Tower model – Paper Card Sculpture

Steve H built this model of the Eiffel Tower in Paris from a single A4 sheet of card.  He used the Laser Cutter to score and cut the card.   Once you have cut the basic shape it can be folded it as shown in the animation above.  The […]

Scale Maille

Earlier this year  Shorey Designs  invented fabric-based flexible scale-maille. They did this  by 3D printing individual scales with a backing tulle fabric, embedded after half a dozen print layers. We could not resist giving this a go at Basingstoke Makerspace. As you can see we produced a robust set […]

Laser-cut greeting cards and Halloween Decorations.

The laser cutter at Basingstoke Makerspace is ideal for cutting paper and card. Steve H made the following cards and  seasonal decorations at Basingstoke Makerspace. The ability to choose to cut or only score the surface of the card by varying the laser settings is invaluable when creating complex […]

A typical open meeting at Basingstoke Makerspace

This weekly open evening carried on the theme of wood-turning. Our wood lathe now has a foot safety switch and improved personal protective equipment. A group of us, having been shown basic techniques last week, had a teach-in about the correct tools for specific applications and how to part […]

The Astrolabe – what it is, and how to make one

Before the 17th century the premier astronomical instrument was the astrolabe, an early ancestor of the slide rule, theodolite and planetarium.