Makers Day Oct 2019
We're holding another "Makers Day" on Saturday the 19th of Oct from 12:00 - 18:00.
This will be a large open day where people can have a look around the hackspace to see what we get up to, and be tempted to become members if they aren't already ;-)
We've got many of our regular members showing up specifically for this day to show case the amazing hackspace and what it has to offer:
- Robot racing
- T-shirt making
- GB4LHS radio demo for those interested in "amateur" radio and talking with people on the other side of the planet!
- Woodwork demos in the well equipped wood working space
- A comprehensive but brief laser cutter demo
- Super simple sewing tutorial: Make a tea towel, and in the process learn the absolute basics of sewing (cutting fabric, threading a machine, sewing a hem and whatever design you might like on your tea towel). £1 to cover materials.
- 3D Printed 6-Axis robot arm
- See our amazing microscopic world in the biolab (via some microscopes) and chat about all things biotech, etc!
- USB morse key/challenge
- Infinity Mirror Clock ) - This was featured at the World Maker Faire in New York a few years back and has been the pride of my living room ever since. I've also started creating smaller versions of this clock.
- Weather Indicator  - Uses an ESP8266 to get weather data from the net and shows different colours based on the forecast.
- A robotic MIDI musicbox (interactive!)
- A couple of the metal bashers around to talk and demo welding, milling and turning
- 140x Origami Microscopes from Foldscope that we did a workshop on along with potentially some other 100x & 350x 3D Printed Smartphone microscopes from PNNL
- Precious Plastic Machines - Injection Machine and Plasma cut shredder box capable of recycling plastic and making biobased plastic replacements
- Pecha Kucha - There will be a Pecha Kucha starting at 2pm in the classroom open to all members and non-members alike. Confirmed speakers include:
Maryam Ahmed: Cass M: Des Quilty: Metal Working at the Hackspace Matthew (Marrold): Traffic Lights AJP: Natural dyes Dushyant Ahuja: Making Darigov Research: Tackling the global plastic pollution issue using open source hardware
5 pm onwards: Science, Technology, and Makers Fair meeting
From 5pm makers will start heading upstairs to their items (if they're not there already) and this will be an opportunity for us to get deep into the science and tech of what they've been building.
What is the Hackspace?
A communal space for people who make things... because EVERYTHING has user-serviceable parts inside and we're not allowed to do this stuff in the house either.