Category Archives: Makerspace

2017-10-21 Build day

Today we opened 10.00 until 17.00 to prepare for our open day next weekend (27th and 28th). We are running a Make:Shift:Do open day event in association with the Craft Council on Friday 27th October from 17.00 until 21.00 and … Continue reading

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Make:Shift:Do project – Photogrammetry

For the Craft Council Make:Shift:Do project at the end of the October 2017, we want to build a system which can scan a component or item and produce a 3D file which can be fed into the 3D printer to … Continue reading

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Craft Council – Make:Shift:Do

A nationwide programme of craft innovation workshops for children and young people, 27-28 October 2017. Makerspaces, fablabs, museums, galleries, and libraries nationwide are throwing open their doors and offering a tinker-tastic range of making workshops and activities to open your eyes to the potential … Continue reading

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Last meeting of 2016

The CNC framework is built and the drive motors are installed.  

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Meeting 10 December 2016

The CNC router starts to take shape. Drive motors will be fitted next.   Getting the Christmas tree ready for the last meeting of 2016. Next Saturday, the 17th December, 10am start.  

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Focus on Ultimaker 3D printers

In 2015, Ultimaker loaned Blackpool Makerspace a 3D printer to use during the Craft Council sponsored  Make:Shift:Do event.   In 2016, Ultimaker again loaned Blackpool Makerspace a 3D printer. This time, it was an Ultimaker 2. The Ultimaker 2 was … Continue reading

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Make-Shift-Do 2016

The theme of our event in 2016, was to demonstrate how a 3D printer can be used to print parts used in the construction of a CNC router.     These large parts took several hours each to print. Close … Continue reading

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