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 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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Ironwork of Richmond, Ham and Kew

Ironwork of Richmond, Ham and Kew

The ironwork out in the South West corner of London is different to that seen in the centre. In Mayfair and St James I saw lots of railings and balconies. For Richmond, Ham and Kew the focus is on the

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Sable & Ox – providing artists with access to new markets and digital marketing

Sable & Ox - providing artists with access to new markets and digital marketing

I was introduced to Sable & Ox via twitter a few months back and since then have been admiring some of the excellent sculpture, furniture and automata showcased on the site. Sable & Ox work with independent, UK based artists

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