Maker Space


A Maker Space is a not-for-profit community workshop, with an emphasis on digital tools, where anybody can invent and make almost anything. The aim is to develop community self reliance and resilience by giving people the opportunity to use digital tools and technologies that enable them to make and market more things locally. In the process we hope to improve the skills base of the community and improve employment opportunities.

workshop

Our Maker Space is small-scale workshop with the use of open source software for graphics, illustration, computer aided design (CAD) and 3D modelling. Equipment includes:

  • A full size CNC router that cuts plywood, MDF, solid wood, and plastic sheet and can be used to make anything from furniture to house signs.

  • A laser cutter, for cutting and engraving thinner material to make finer objects in thin plywood, paper, card, leather and even fabric

  • A 3D Printer for printing small parts in PLA plastic.

  • Facilities for traditional woodworking and metal working

working on Computer Shipping forcast2Ben's lounger-cutout smallSam and his dad on the job 2

 

The Maker Space will be open every 2nd Saturday of the month for the coming year, everyone is welcome but spaces are limited so please book. There will be a morning session from 10.00 to 1.00 and an afternoon session from 2.00 to 5.00, with a small charge of £5 per person per session to cover costs. Some scraps will be available, but please bring suitable material with you if you can, and some ideas. To take part please register your interest by contacting Aaron Moore via email: aaronmoore@linuxmail.org, or use the contact form below. Use the word ‘Makerspace’ in the subject line.

Tea and coffee will be provided

Check the Facebook page to see what people have made.

Lets make it local

 


Inkscape is a totally free, powerful and easy to use graphics program which is perfect to use with the lasercutter.  Download it here and rustle up some designs. To generate models for the 3D printer you can use sketchup, get it here, or download a design from https://www.thingiverse.com/

 NEXT SESSIONS

 

 

Saturday 11th November

Morning 10.00 – 1.00

1st person Rhoda

2nd person Mark R

3rd person Ian C

Afternoon 2.00 – 3.00

1st person Gavin

2nd person Lina C

3rd person Lina C’s partner

(Initials used for privacy)

Map to Re-Form FurnitureMap to Skinners Bottom

Directions

From Chiverton Cross round about go through Blackwater to Smokie Joes Cafe. At the bottom of Smokie Joes car park take the road sign posted to Skinners Bottom.  Go Up the hill and straight over the cross roads. Continue down the hill for 300M and the workshop is on the right.

Transition Coasters by Reform furniture

5th December Maker Space Session

In total 6 people came and everyone left with something they had designed on computer and made on the laser cutter. Two people came in the Morning.  Dave designed and made the Nancarrow Farm box and Angi made a template for drawing reindeer and inadvertently made lots of lovely reindeer decorations. In the afternoon Hele, Emma Racheal and Craige came, although we ran out of time for everybody to use the laser cutter to make their own project.

working on Computer2

Angi and Dave working up their designs

Nancarrow1

Nancarrow box with engravings from promotional images

raindear2

Angi and one of many reindeer

Shipping forcast2

Hele cut the days shipping forecast to make a wall hanging.

Shipping forcast

Picking out the letters in the shipping forecast

Xmas trees

Emma and the Christmas trees she designed and made

tree and raindeer

A lasercut plywood Christmas scene

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Campervan bed and storage cut on the router by Martin

Karen VEH logo

Protype Branding made by Karen

Emma's clockface

Clock face laser cut by Emma

Mk 3 Styria 65 blade guard back(1024x277)

Prototype Scythe guard designed by Dave

Janes Caravan 2small

Prototype dolls caravan designed by jane

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