Exhibition

Exhibitions, shows and attractions.

Digital Art – Nye Thompson – The Seeker

Digital Art - Nye Thompson - The Seeker

This weekend I visited the Victoria and Albert museum. The V&A was paid for from the profits of the Great Exhibition of 1851. That exhibition showcased the latest developments in industry and art. So it seems fitting that the V&A

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Heath Robinson Museum

Heath Robinson Museum

Guest post by Catherine Jones. “That’s a bit Heath Robinson.” Is one of those phrases that you hear and might know that it means a machine or contraption that is a little bit strange,overly complicated or just looks plain dangerous.

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Model Engineer Exhibition 2016

Model Engineer Exhibition 2016

After a year without the Model Engineer Exhibition it has been rebooted and is back with a new venue at Brooklands Motor Museum. Brooklands is located just 20 minutes away from the previous location of Sandown Park, just off a

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Offensive Machines

Offensive Machines

This week I revisited Novelty Automation, for a talk by Tim Hunkin titled “Offensive Machines”. Talk Tim started out with a history looking at automata, amusement arcades and a variety of mechanical amusements. He included a couple of my childhood

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Model Engineer’s Workshop 236

Model Engineer's Workshop 236

My report on the World Maker Faire 2015 in New York can be seen in Model Engineer’s Workshop 236, available online, at WHSmiths and all good newsagents.

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World Maker Faire 2015 – Costumes and cardboard

World Maker Faire 2015 – Costumes and cardboard

Costumes Quite a few people had dressed up for the Maker Faire. There were of course a number of boiler suits but there were also some more elaborate costumes. The life sized Mouse Trap crew were dressed in full vaudeville

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World Maker Faire 2015 – Robots

World Maker Faire 2015 – Robots

“This way to robots”, “The robots are coming” said the signs. As well as the giant Robot Resurrection, there were lots of other robots at the faire. Some were the final project, some were to demonstrate some electronics and some

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World Maker Faire 2015 – Magic, Music and Mechanisms

World Maker Faire 2015 - Magic, Music and Mechanisms

Magic Some might argue that all the exhibits at the Maker Faire were magical but there were some specific items that were brought in by professional magicians One of the people I was really looking forward to meet at the

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