May 4th, Busy Open Evening

May 4th, Busy Open Evening

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[…]

Outdoor Signage and Logo

Outdoor Signage and Logo

With press and articles in mind, we are starting to make, assemble and put up our outdoor signage and logo. It won’t be long until we open officially in May, although we have in reality been open for fit-out volunteers for a while. We are now starting to make contact with other clubs or societies with a mutual interest in our facilities and generally get the press campaign moving  along, so having a finished signage will make a great backdrop for any photo opportunities.

If you haven’t caught our previous article about it then you can read more here. […]

Electrics Done, Bench Construction Underway

Electrics Done, Bench Construction Underway

In less than 3 weeks since getting keys on Unit 34, we’ve completed the new electrics (and got them certified!), built & installed new lighting and started work on bench construction.  Today will see the last of the side benches completed, and then it’s onto the desks. Lighting & Sockets The lighting brackets have been a success – they’re a Read more about Electrics Done, Bench Construction Underway[…]

Paint, Sockets, Camera, Action!

Paint, Sockets, Camera, Action!

Interior Paint 9 days in, and the space is looking much bigger and brighter – greatly helped by 20 litres of fresh paint!  There’s still a final coat to go on the top few courses of block-work, but the bulk of the interior painting is done.    New Sockets and Lighting Design Earlier in the week we started Read more about Paint, Sockets, Camera, Action![…]

A Giant Logo for the Wall

A Giant Logo for the Wall

Makers are invited to be involved in the production of our new giant logo signage where the new logo has been broken up into bite sized tiles with digital templates available to download, print and make.

The tiles will be collated together and displayed proudly on our wall. It should make an interesting focal and discussion point for visitors and new members.

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Final walls and ceiling removed

Final walls and ceiling removed

After a fairly intense morning, the last walls and associated ceiling have been removed, leaving a large pile of rubble and some fairly decent bits of wood.  As a result, the space feels a lot bigger!  We also had a couple of visitors pop in with snacks/drinks – good thing we brought a fridge for Read more about Final walls and ceiling removed[…]

Signed lease, got keys and made a mess!

Signed lease, got keys and made a mess!

It’s been a very busy and momentous week, on Monday we signed the lease on our very own industrial unit and today (Thursday) we got the keys, and starting knocking out walls/ceilings. Strip out continues through this weekend, then it’s onto painting and fit-out.  We have a 6 week program ahead, ready for press campaign Read more about Signed lease, got keys and made a mess![…]

Swindon Geek Night – 1st Mar 2016

Thanks to James et al at AppsBroker, we had another great evening at Swindon Geek Night no. 4. The evening kicked off with Andy Brice‘s talk on Optimisation using Genetic Algorithms – a very accessible intro to GA, with several real life examples, not least Andy’s table planning software: Perfect Table Plan. I then gave a fast, Read more about Swindon Geek Night – 1st Mar 2016[…]