Inspiration

What inspires you to make and repair?

Mechanical Gadgets

It's mechanical, it's a gadget

Projects

Ideas for projects and people's projects

Sculpture

Most of the sculptures featured here are made from metal or mixed materials. I find sculptures inspiration, just because something does not have a pure functional purpose does not mean it does not have value.

Articles

Maker <> Crafter

Maker <> Crafter

The other day I saw a tweet from Kris Howard, she was enraged that Maker culture excluded lots of crafters. This got me thinking about the definitions of maker and crafter as I’ve never really thought of myself as a

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Budget-Friendly Wooden Toys That Spark Your Creativity

Budget-Friendly Wooden Toys That Spark Your Creativity

Making wooden toys is a marvellous way to enjoy expanding your skills while practicing with smaller stock. This equates to less of a risk if things don’t turn out quite the way you first planned. No worries, though, because the

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Rube Goldberg Machine and Video Editing

Rube Goldberg Machine and Video Editing

As mentioned earlier this week I’ve just swapped in a new PC as my old one died on me, then recycled the old one. My daughter and I also built and filmed a Rube Goldberg machine. After several false starts

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Theme Park Engineering

Theme Park Engineering

This weekend I was lucky enough to visit a theme park, as well as enjoying the rides, attractions and freshly cooked doughnuts, I also marvelled at the engineering. Back in the early 1990s, I was at Dowty learning to become

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Top Women Makers

Top Women Makers

Following on from the previous two posts on top women makers, here’s some more of my favourite makers. Debbie Stirling I first saw Debbie when she gave a talk at the IET back in 2014. She’s an inspirational speaker and

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