Inspiration

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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

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Backyard Builds

Backyard Builds

“A brand new BBC Two programme is looking for Britain’s most enthusiastic and passionate makers, inventors and engineers. Up and down the country, extraordinary things are being made, from back garden rollercoasters to homemade helicopters! We’re looking for people to

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Time for the Makers Movement to grow up

Time for the Makers Movement to grow up

Robin Raskin from Living in Digital Times recently wrote about the need for the Maker Movement to grow up. She mentions three key points, firstly to match the items that are made with people who need them, to promote the

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Win George Clarke’s More Amazing Spaces

Win George Clarke's More Amazing Spaces

Thanks to the high security composite door firm Truedor you’ve a chance to win a signed copy of George Clarke’s More Amazing Spaces. [amazon asin=1849495203&template=image&image=http://www.workshopshed.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/AmazingSpaces.jpg] The book looks at the projects from the Channel 4 series including those built with

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Mini Project – Wire Management Cube

Mini Project - Wire Management Cube

Stuart from Tool Guyd mentioned some slotted metal cubes that can be used to help keep your cables under control. https://d2pq0u4uni88oo.cloudfront.net/projects/1949381/video-572225-h264_high.mp4 He made a statement about how he wasn’t sure how you could make one of these without a mill

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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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