Top Women Makers

Following on from the previous two posts on top women makers, here’s some more of my favourite makers.

Debbie Stirling

Debbie StirlingI first saw Debbie when she gave a talk at the IET back in 2014. She’s an inspirational speaker and explained how girls are not encouraged to pursue engineering and that only 6% of engineers in the UK are women. After getting excited by engineering at college she set up a toy business called Goldie Blox. Goldie Blox makes toys that teach engineering using a story telling approach so that it would appeal more to girls. She shows what can be achieved with perseverance and dedication to your idea. She’s now a successful entrepreneur as well as engineer.

Goldie Blox – Debbie Stirling
Inspiring the next generation of female engineers | Debbie Sterling | TEDxPSU


Harriet Mead

Harriet turns scrap metal items into wonderful animals and birds. The parts are carefully selected from scrap tools and discarded metal items to mirror the organic shapes of nature then skillfully joined to make these fantastic sculptures. The parts are left rusty to give them a rich brown patina.

harrietmead.co.uk
HarrietMead1 @ Twitter


Lisa Milne

Australia based Lisa is a machinist and model engineer. She’s building a Barry Potter’s Blowfly steam locomotive. As the build is progressing Lisa is improving her skills and building new tools and jigs. When it’s complete it should be big enough for her and her dad (who now has dementia) to ride on.

TiklishHoneyBee @ Twitter
Tiklish HoneyBee @ YouTube


Anastasia Gerasimova

Anastasia is a video blogger on youtube. On her channel Borsch TV, she creates woodworking and DIY projects. There are some great projects for building workshop tools too. The videos are in Russian so you’ll have to turn on the subtitles but the steps are clear and you should be able to reproduce the projects.

Borsch TV @ YouTube
Borsch TV @ Patreon


Bex Simon

Bex is an artist blacksmith. You might have seen some of her simpler projects on TV shows such as Money for nothing. However, her skills go way beyond that and she’s produced some fantastic furniture and sculpture.

BexSimon.com
BexSimonArtist @ Twitter


Tanya F

Tanya works for Pimoroni so gets to hear about some great electronics and kits. She takes these and creates crazy wearables and other projects. Some notable creations are the “Post-Apocalyptic Tiny 4WD” and “Eurovision Crown”

tanyafishmakes.wordpress.com
Tanurai @ Twitter


The future of design

The future of design

CGTrader asked me to share insights on the topic “Designing for the future: trends we need to consider now” and be a part of broader discussion of how the future of design will look like. Here’s my take on how

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DIYODE Magazine

DIYODE Magazine

Just this month a new electronics and making magazine has launched from a publisher in Australia. DIYODE magazine has a great mix of features, education and projects. The magazine style seems to be an easy read but without dumbing down.

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Technology Will Save Us

Technology Will Save Us

“Technology Will Save Us is on a mission to spark the creative imagination of young people using hands-on technology” I’ve seen “Tech will save us” around a few makerfaires and they always have something fun to show and have a

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Key DIY Timber & How to Identify your wood

Key DIY Timber & How to Identify your wood

Do you consider yourself something of a DIY genius? Perhaps you’re more of a tinkerer, or a do-it-yourself newbie who’s keen to improve? Whatever your practical status, you can never know enough about the materials you’re working with.   When

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Solar powered car maintenance workshop

Solar powered car maintenance workshop

Workshopshed: Mark Bradley aka Buzz dropped me a message via the contact form letting me know of his project to run his car repair/maintenance workshop from solar power over the summer. He has a mixture of high power items such

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Shed Competition

Shed Competition

Attention all you shed enthusiasts. Waltons are looking for your favourite shed pictures and have a great prize for the best. Watch out though as they are quite strict on their definition of a shed, no bunkers or castles in

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Under stairs storage trolley

Under stairs storage trolley

Workshopshed: Russ is a friend of mine from since college, we spent many hours at the student TV studio and then later worked together installing software around the globe. Last month, I got together with Russ and another friend Richard

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