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

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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Hamburg a city of skilled engineers

Hamburg a city of skilled engineers

Regular Workshopshed reader Alan recently visited some friends in Hamburg and marveled at the engineering delights he saw there.

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Robot Kit

Robot Kit

The HapPi-Robot is a lightweight solution to get you started with turning your Raspberry Pi into a robot. The range consists of a series of Case4-Kit cases, a H-bridge driver board and mechanical parts kit to get your robot moving.

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Previous clock projects

Previous clock projects

The Topsy Turvy clock is not my first clock project, however it is my most complex. When I was younger, I made three other clocks, these all used purchased clock modules with a custom face. The first was made for

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