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[…]
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[…]
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.
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[…]
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.
Gyrobot was made available to the Swindon Museum of Computing on Hackspace night; 19th June 2013 for their upcoming Robots Revealed exhibition. For those that are not familiar with Gyrobot, it was my (Steve Wood) entry into the UK Robot Wars series 6 and 7, back in 2002. Gyrobot originally started its journey in 2000[…]