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 manufacture an identical component or item. here is an example of a scanner: http://freelss.org/ Here […]

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 of new craft. http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/makeshiftdo   Blackpool Makerspace will be participating in the Craft Council Make:Shift:Do […]

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 used at the 2016 Make:Shift:Do event to make parts for a CNC router the Makerspace […]

Craftscouncil Make:Shift:Do

Blackpool Makerspace is participating in the Craft Council Make:Shift:Do event. http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/makeshiftdo We will be open for the 2016 event on: Friday Oct 28th, 17.00-2100 and  Saturday Oct 29th 10.00-17.00. Pictures and words from our 2015 Make:Shift:Do event  Make:Shift:Do October 2015 A new piece of equipment for our Makerspace in 2015 was a laser cutter, which […]

Make-Shift-Do, October 2016

Most of 2015 was taken up preparing our new space at Tyldesley Road. October  2015 was especially busy as we hurried towards our opening deadline, timed to coincide with the Craft Council sponsored Make-Shift-Do event. http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/makeshiftdo/ Membership declined in 2015 as we concentrated on building work rather than making. From October onward, we concentrated on […]