Archive for October, 2015

Dolls House

Dolls House

It started with a knock on the door and my neighbour appeared with a big flat box. He’d been cleaning out a lockup and had found a dolls house kit that he’d never managed to get around to making. “Would

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World Maker Faire 2015 – Robots

World Maker Faire 2015 – Robots

“This way to robots”, “The robots are coming” said the signs. As well as the giant Robot Resurrection, there were lots of other robots at the faire. Some were the final project, some were to demonstrate some electronics and some

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Securing Your Shed

Securing Your Shed

Workshopshed: It’s that time of year when the nights are closing in and thieves start to break into sheds. Bonfire night is popular as people are often away from their houses for a long period. Nick Arnold: When it comes

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World Maker Faire 2015 – Magic, Music and Mechanisms

World Maker Faire 2015 - Magic, Music and Mechanisms

Magic Some might argue that all the exhibits at the Maker Faire were magical but there were some specific items that were brought in by professional magicians One of the people I was really looking forward to meet at the

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The unintended consequences of the maker movement

The unintended consequences of the maker movement

Allison Arieff writes, “Yes We Can. But Should We? The unintended consequences of the maker movement” Allison questions if Makers are driving consumerism and if sustainability has been forgotten. She also observes that making stuff yourself can use more energy.

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World Maker Faire 2015 – Vehicles

World Maker Faire 2015 – Vehicles

The faire was on a big site so I could have done with some transport to get around. There were many people who obviously thought the same as they brought their vehicle projects with them. Jet Powered Go Kart Christopher

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World Maker Faire 2015 – Metalwork

World Maker Faire 2015 - Metalwork

A lot of the things on show at the Maker Faire were what I’d call “Gadgets” they were mostly electronics with a simple mechanical aspect. However some of the things I was most interested in were those with more mechanical

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World Maker Faire 2015 – New York

World Maker Faire 2015 - New York

Little did I expect when I submitted my proposal for a internet enabled weather house that 7 months later I’d be standing in line at the New York Science centre waiting to go into the World Maker Faire. I’d arrived

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