You are viewing the blog index. Alternatively view all posts by categories or by tags.

Subscribe via RSS

  • 2D laserable outlines from 3D CAD solids

    I’ve been creating in Onshape much more recently, even creating 3D models of items to laser cut. At some point though, I have to export the outline of the sheet shape, so the laser can cut the outlines, and I need to extract that from the model some how. This...

  • Nerf Range and MFUKLC

    Aside from the smaller “5-minute projects” that I do, I also like to do a bigger, display project each year to take to shows like MakerFaire UK and MakeFest Liverpool and Manchester. Last year’s was the internet connected train set. This year, it’s a full blown foam dart range, with...

  • SSL certificate and CSR generation

    SSL certificate and certificate signing requests have been causing me some trouble over the last few days; and as I have it all sorted, but will need to do it all again in a year’s time: here’s the process I used. I’m just looking to generate a certificate for a...

  • Hire us to Make your Project

    We proudly work with mostly small businesses, individuals, artists and designers, making prototypes and small run productions of their ideas. While established businesses may have contracted many times before, it can be a daunting thing to present your idea to someone else and ask them to make it. So, to...

  • It's a Cracker

    It seems like a kind of tradition to do a 5 minute project for Christmas. Last year’s cheertree is back up in DoES Liverpool and has now been extended by MCQN to draw pictures on the front of FACT. And it’s also running the christmas tree lights in my house....

  • A Fully Parametric Hob Knob

    It’s a user generate-able knob to operate a stove-top hob, rather than a fully configurable biscuit — sorry! When you move into new rented accommodation, there are all sorts of challenges that aren’t obvious from the initial viewing. But one that I did know about from the offset was that...

  • Rack Mount TLRN goes to Germany

    After a successful installation at both OggCamp 2013 and FACT’s Cloudmaker: Making Minecraft Real exhibition, TLRN — the three wire hanging crane is next to be installed as part of the Public Engineering project that links Bochum and Liverpool. When Ellesmere port won the Vauxhall/Opel contract to build new Astras,...

  • Maker Faire 14 ­- Enchanted Toys

    A much more stripped back stall for DoES Liverpool for this years event. As there seems to a bit of an Internet of Things (IoT) speciality at DoES, the table showed a selection of devices that interact with the internet in some way. Alongside a newly re-designed WhereDial and the...

  • Building Doodlebots

    Doodlebots are simple to construct drawing robots that create random coloured patterns as they vibrate around on a sheet of paper. I’ve run a couple of workshops on making doodlebots and even a workshop on running and preparing for doodlebot courses. It’s a really great activity; the doodlebots are simple...

  • Cheertree

    I’ve previously had a “5 minute project” at Christmas time, where I made laser cut Christmas trees. The files are up on thingiverse so you can cut your own. This year’s is a more extravagant LED Christmas tree where the colour can be set by anyone via twitter. Finished, in...

  • Subscribe via RSS