Halloween Open Day – 1pm to 4pm 22 Oct 2023

On the 22 Oct 2023 we held a “Halloween Open Day” event from 1pm to 4pm. The event was free for all. Kids aged 4 to 14 came along to the MakerSpace to laser cut pumpkins, spiders, ghosts, cats, bats and skulls.  They selected their own eyes and […]

Leatherwork Demo – 5 Sep 2023

Are you interested in making your own leather wallets and belts?  On 5 Sep 2023 Fred (and Andy P) gave a leather craft demonstration.  He showed how to make a card holder (while Andy made one). A great new skill for creators, cosplayers and makers alike. Click on […]

Calculating Chimp

We’ve made a large version of this simple number multiplying mechanism using the big laser cutter.  Here is a video explaining what we did (also at https://youtu.be/DxxZ01vqcKU) This was based on a really good pattern designed by Jürgen Weigert and downloadable from https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2891426. The original was for an […]

Foamboard Biplane

Now that the big laser is back working we can make some of those bigger projects we’ve been putting off. One example is this Foamboard Biplane.  The original pattern was designed for an A4 sheet of 3mm laser ply, Steve H converted it to work on an A1 […]

Making a rustic sign with moss!

Makerspace member Heath Townsend designed this original rustic sign. for his company Evol Components ( https://www.facebook.com/EvolComponents/ ) The Makerspace X-Carve was used to cut the deep text hollows for the moss. The Moss provides a natural complement to the rough surface of the plank. The completed item…