Laurence Molloy, Creative Smart Things

Laurence Molloy, Creative Smart Things

Today we are chatting to Laurence Molloy, a creative technologist who specialises in STEAM Outreach.

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A new volcano discovered at the bottom of the garden

A new volcano discovered at the bottom of the garden

To make the volcano diorama for the Dodo automata, I’ve been using up some offcuts of MDF. Using my original sketch, I sized up the background and cut that out, painting it with the blue silk paint I used for

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Spot face cutter

Spot face cutter

I needed a tool for creating the breaks in stripboard, so I created my own from a broken drill and a branch from the garden

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Wax on, wax off

Wax on, wax off

Whilst in lockdown it can be hard to complete the exercises regime you are used to. So can we use a bit of house renovation to fulfil the exercise bug?

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KiCAD footprints

KiCAD footprints

Following on from the post about designing stripboards and the one about DesignSpark, I decided to try and create some wire footprints for KiCad.

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Stripboard

Stripboard

For an upcoming project, I wanted to create the design on stripboard so that others could easily reproduce it. But I needed a design tool…

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Building Garden Sheds – Should You Do It Yourself?

Building Garden Sheds - Should You Do It Yourself?

If you’re planning to build a garden shed, you should first consider whether it’s possible to do it yourself. Its complexity will determine whether you can DIY. Read on for everything you need to know about building a shed in

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First look at DesignSpark Mechanical

First look at DesignSpark Mechanical

I’ve been aware of DesignSpark Mechanical for some time but never had the need to install it. I’ve been using Fusion360 until recently when my “startup” license expired. So I downloaded it, installed it and had a bit of a

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