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 Saturday 28th October 2017, 10.00 until 17.00. The laser cutter was put through it’s paces. […]
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 […]
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 […]
The CNC framework is built and the drive motors are installed.
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.
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 […]
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 up of almost complete part being printed. A collection of parts after a week long […]
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 […]
Mike spent the morning re-siting the laser cutter to a shelf underneath one of the work benches, freeing up some more work area on the bench. Heavy duty rails have been used to allow the cutter to slide out from underneath the bench for setup and use. Flexible hose connects the cutter to the extractor […]
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 […]