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

A Nation of Shopkeepers

A Nation of Shopkeepers

It was once claimed that UK was a Nation of Shopkeepers, if this is so then why are there frequent reports of a skills shortage in the media. The Manufacturer BBC Business Guardian Daily Mail If you look at the

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Workshopshed is going to New York Makers Faire

Workshopshed is going to New York Makers Faire

I’m happy to announce that my project was selected by the judges from Atmel and Element14 to be the winner of the Enchanted Objects Design Contest. The judges were impressed by the content you produced and how you blended mechanical

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The Way – St Pauls Cathedral Tercentenary Gates

The Way - St Pauls Cathedral Tercentenary Gates

Last year when I was enquiring about the RSPCA Fountain at the top of Richmond Hill, the Richmond Society told me about a special set of gates in Richmond park. On the edge of Sidmouth Woods there is an avenue

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Win the metal to build your project

Win the metal to build your project

Metals 4u are running a competition for inventors, metal designers and creatives. You just need to sketch your design for a creation using tube clamps and share it on social media before the closing date of Monday 20th July For

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Maker Movement

Maker Movement

Custom Made have published an informatic on “The Emergence of the Maker Movement“. This looks at the processes behind making, funding, tools, demographics and people, there is also a selection of interesting links of companies involved with Makers.

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A new exhibition of amazing machines

A new exhibition of amazing machines

Novelty Automation is an experience to delight, bewilder and surprise. It is a cross between a penny arcade, art installation and Heath Robinson sketchbook.

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Crossness Pumping Station Visit

Crossness Pumping Station Visit

Back in September 2011 Martin visited the Crossness Pumping Station, built by Sir Joseph Bazalgette and officially opened by the Prince of Wales in April 1865. Martin Evans: This was the Victorian’s solution to London’s sewage problem. The basic idea

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Being creative – Its not what you think it is.

Being creative - Its not what you think it is.

A few thoughts on how to stay creative and some homework!

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