Split into clean space, wood and metal workshop, digital fabrication room, spray booth and social space there is something for everyone.
Benches for computing, electronics and light crafts including modelling, radio control, sewing, painting, and drawing
Wood-working area with flexible benches, table-saw, mitre-saw, pillar drill, band saw, router and other common power/hand tools
Metalworking area with Bridgeport milling machine, Colchester lathe, horizontal metal bandsaw, bench grinder, MIG and TIG welders and other hand tools
Prototyping equipment, including 3D Printers, HPC Laserscript Laser cutter, CNC Mills, PCB Milling and more
Comfy sofas, projector and audio-visual equipment for chilling out and chatting.
Space to spray paint with extraction and airbrushing equipment.
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Regulated Equipment use
All with induction
10% discount for yearly payment up front
Under direct member supervision
Up to 12 in group, one must be a member
Guest (1st visit free)
Under direct member supervision
Includes one child entry, concession rate for each additional child
Made by: Joe Status: Finished Tools used: Horizontal bandsaw, angle grinder, MIG welder. A rocket stove is a stove that uses small diameter wood as fuel, and burns incredibly efficiently without smoke. Primarily used in India and Sub-Saharan Africa due to the reduction in wood required, they also make great stoves for camping, or for Read more about Member Project: Rocket Stove[…]
Aka: The Shiv of Self Love (The Wanky Wanky Shiv) Stats Made by: Josh and Steve Status: Finished Tools used: 3-in-1 lathe, TIG Welder Description Well it started as an oil change and before we knew it we were removing the apron from the Colchester Triumph 2000 lathe, but more on that later. In order Read more about Member Project: Slide Hammer[…]
Stats Made By: Steve Status: Finished Tools used: 3-in-1 lathe, 16mm reamer, Arbour Press Description I have a Honda Grom and like any good motorcyclist I take pride in modifying my bike. This modification involves replacing the standard steel swingarm with a Tyga aluminium over braced item. This is a straight swap however I wasn’t happy Read more about Member Project: Swingarm Bushing[…]
Stats Made by: Joe Status: Finished Tools used: Thicknesser/planer, table saw, vertical bandsaw, mitre saw, electric planer, belt sander, electric drill. Description I’ve been keeping my toiletries in a plastic basket that I got at university, despite the fact the basket was way too small and things kept falling through the bottom. After having made Read more about Member Project: Treasure Chest[…]
- Made by: Jess
- Status: Finished
- Tools used: Mitre Saw, Powered Screwdriver, Trepanning Tool (new!), Polyurethane spray varnish
Part of our makerspace access system involves an Arduino and an ESP8266. Mostly it works just fine, but every now and again the Arudino seems to lock up and stop working. Various attempts have been made to stop this happening, but so far to no avail. Leaving a laptop connected to the Arduino’s serial port for debugging wasn’t happening because it happens quite infrequently and no-one had a spare laptop to leave lying around.
It’s hard to believe that we’ve been open less than 6 months, and yet ahead of our expectations (and with much relief), our membership level has just tipped 32 taking us into sustainability!! A huge expansion from the founding group of just 5. Reaching that incredibly significant milestone is extremely satisfying, and I think I’m Read more about Sustainable & Mezzanine Funding Drive![…]
It’s been a while since we’ve posted an update, so this is going to be a long one! Membership Membership levels are climbing steadily, now at 25 – just short of the our sustainable target. Wednesday’s have also been getting busier, to the extent we’ve had to extend the table area and buy a bunch Read more about 3D Printing fest, metal work, freebies and other goodness[…]
The making of a Makerspace temperature logger, mainly in pictures. To see the chart of what has been recorded see http://www.swindon-makerspace.org/temperature First, use the Makerspace PCB milling machine to cut a circuit board. This was the first attempt to cut a board that uses surface mount components. Really the surface mount components are on the Read more about Making a Makerspace Temperature Logger[…]
Last night was our first proper open evening since moving to the new Makerspace location. Instead of digging into our list of TODOs (build tables, benches, put up shelves) .. all the things we’ve been doing the past couple of months, we actually sat down at tables and tinkered. Dave and Amy visited, with a Read more about May 4th, Busy Open Evening[…]