By Matt, Aidan, Derek, Jess & James Tools at the Makerspace used:MIG welderPlanerBand sawMitre sawLaser cutterSoldering ironvarious handheld tools Concept and design Each year the South Swindon Parish Council hosts a light trail at night though the Old Town Gardens. It’s a fun event where you get to walk though the gardens at night viewing Read more about Group Project: Light Trail display[…]
Stats:Made by: MattStatus: FinishedTools used: Dremel, Soldering Iron Introduction: So this was a project that I always had in reserve if I didn’t have many other projects. So when the world shut down I decided to give this a go. The aim was to grab an old portable boombox from the 90s and breathe new Read more about Member Project: Rebuilding a Retro Boombox[…]
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[…]
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![…]