What I’m working on


I’m setting up a creative studio at Brighton’s Digital Culture agency, Lighthouse.

Brighton Mini Maker Faire

Soldering workshop

I’m co-founder and project lead for the UK’s biggest independent DIY technology festival.


I help organisations use the web. I work in project design and management, digital strategy and training.

Hot Glue Zine

I edited and published a fanzine for Maker Faire. It’s full of project ideas designed to bring the maker spirit into people’s homes.

Hardware startup

Developing the UK maker/entrepreneur community.


I write about makers, hackers and entrepreneurs for Makezine.com.


I specialise in product photography, and also make my own equipment.

How to make things

I like to make useful things. I document the interesting projects to help you make things too.

Latest from the blog

What makes you come alive

  1. What you want
  2. What opportunities technology affords
  3. What the world needs

Don’t ask what the world needs; ask yourself
What makes you come alive.
And then go and do that. Because the world
Needs people who have come alive

Harold Whitman.

Looking Sideways Episode 11 – Mitch Altman

Mitch Altman (Photo by Alexander Klink)In a special episode of Looking Sideways, I talk with inventor, hackspace evangelist and all-round legend, Mitch Altman, about how he became a maker, the origins of the legendary Noisebridge hackerspace in San Francisco, the enduring appeal of the soldering iron, how to start your own hackerspace. And of course, the importance of doing what you love. More…

Looking Sideways Episode 10 — Ross Atkin

How do humans create order out of chaos? Why are we always tidying up? And why doesn’t nature bother? What can we learn from natural systems about creating meaning in the physical world, and what’s this got to do with the internet of things? More…

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