Inspiration

What inspires you to make and repair?

Mechanical Gadgets

It's mechanical, it's a gadget
Mechanical Gadgets

Projects

Ideas for projects and people's projects
Projects

Sculpture

Most of the sculptures featured here are made from metal or mixed materials. I find sculptures inspiration, just because something does not have a pure functional purpose does not mean it does not have value.
Sculpture

Articles

Maker <> Crafter

Maker <> Crafter

The other day I saw a tweet from Kris Howard, she was enraged that Maker culture excluded lots of crafters. This got me thinking about the definitions of maker and crafter as I’ve never really thought of myself as a

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Theme Park Engineering

Theme Park Engineering

This weekend I was lucky enough to visit a theme park, as well as enjoying the rides, attractions and freshly cooked doughnuts, I also marvelled at the engineering. Back in the early 1990s, I was at Dowty learning to become

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Top Women Makers

Top Women Makers

Following on from the previous two posts on top women makers, here’s some more of my favourite makers. Debbie Stirling I first saw Debbie when she gave a talk at the IET back in 2014. She’s an inspirational speaker and

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The future of design

The future of design

CGTrader asked me to share insights on the topic “Designing for the future: trends we need to consider now” and be a part of broader discussion of how the future of design will look like. Here’s my take on how

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DIYODE Magazine

DIYODE Magazine

Just this month a new electronics and making magazine has launched from a publisher in Australia. DIYODE magazine has a great mix of features, education and projects. The magazine style seems to be an easy read but without dumbing down.

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Technology Will Save Us

Technology Will Save Us

“Technology Will Save Us is on a mission to spark the creative imagination of young people using hands-on technology” I’ve seen “Tech will save us” around a few makerfaires and they always have something fun to show and have a

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Future of Blogging

As part of the Upcycle It design challenge over on Element14, I’ve been blogging a lot on their community site. I’ve also been following with interest a discussion on why those blogs are part of the challenge. For me the

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More top women makers

More top women makers

There was lots of positive feedback from the previous post on top women makers. Before we get into the details, I thought it worth mentioning that there is no kind of order to the list, the makers were just split

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