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What inspires you to make and repair?

Mechanical Gadgets

It's mechanical, it's a gadget
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Ideas for projects and people's projects
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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.
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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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Top women makers

Top women makers

A combination of the recent women’s march and some comments from Naomi Wu reminded me that my content is biased towards middle-aged white guys. So I decided to feature some of the women makers I follow on twitter and other channels.

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Will robots take over our jobs?

Will robots take over our jobs?

There’s been a commentary running throughout 2016, and I don’t mean Brexit or Celebrity deaths. The message is that the robots are coming to take our jobs. It’s been mentioned by the BBC, Guardian, Telegraph, Washington Post and CNBC even

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Fail Fast or avoid failure?

Over on her blog, CamMi Pham commented of the need to avoid failure rather than “failing fast”. This reminds me of the 1980s, back then failure was something to be avoided and something you might be punished for. I don’t

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Advent Calendars

Yesterday, I spotted some advent calendars in a local shop and I was a little shocked by the price. When I was a kid they used to be simple cardboard affairs with a picture behind each door. In more recent

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Terminator Eye

A discussion on Element14 about Haloween costumes involving tech reminded me of a prop I built many years ago. It was made for a spoof Terminator film for the Student Television of Imperial College. The director Ronjoy Choudhury wanted a

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Etching

Etching

An interesting technique I’ve been reading about recently is chemical etching. As a young lad I often etched my own PCBs using letraset style transfers and ferric chloride. At Stroud college we used a adapted version of Autocad to design

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Mixed Bag

Mixed Bag

Most of my weeks are actually quite varied, I’ll typically work on multiple projects but you normally only get to see progress on one front as it allows me to go into more detail on that specific project. As mentioned

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