Six months after making my pinhole camera, I finally have some results to show for it. And pretty amazing they are! Huge thanks to Justin Beck for his scanning expertise. I’ve written up my notes in the projects section, and — as always — there’s a Flickr set. Please check them out and try it…
Help me research the UK Maker community
24 Oct Update: Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far. I’ve had a great response, and had the privilege to talk to a whole bunch of inspiring, creative people. I’m not recruiting for any more phone interviews now, but if you’d like to share your thoughts, I’ll leave the online survey open for…
Anil Dash on the Maker Movement
Interesting video interview here between blogger and entrepreneur, Anil Dash and Dale Dougherty, founder of Maker Media, Make Magazine, etc. They talk about the bigger picture: politics and apathy, families, risk, authority and learning, and more. If you’re in any doubt as to why this trend is interesting, important and positive, you should watch this.
Looking back on Brighton Mini Maker Faire
A week ago today, over 5000 people gathered in the foyer of the Brighton Dome for a day of hacking, crafting, tinkering, DIY, learning, creativity and inspiration. After 6 months of work, the first ever Brighton Mini Maker Faire arrived, and it was a great success, beyond anything we had dared to hope for.
The calm before the storm
It’s Friday morning, 24 hours before Brighton Mini Maker Faire. Tomorrow is the day that has been the focal point of my life for the past 6 months. This is how it started for me.
Over the top
Do you owe me a favour? Did you forget to get me a birthday present? (It’s tomorrow.) If so, here’s your opportunity to square things up. As you may know (I’m sure I’ve bored most of you to tears about it already) I’m helping organise Brighton Mini Maker Faire. It’s the world’s greatest event for…
Experimenting with Instructables and Make Projects
I’ve started posting more pieces about projects I’m working on to this site. If I’m going to spend a weekend or longer figuring out how to do something, I figure it’s worth sharing what I’ve learned with others. You can find this stuff under /projects. One of the first things I’ve shared is a set…
Maker Faire UK
I’ve been back from Maker Faire in Newcastle for a couple of days now. My brain is just about back to normal. Maker Faire is an exhibition, (un)conference, and general get-together of people who are interested in making stuff: craft, DIY, hackable electronics and software, art projects, science projects, robots, knitting and everything in between.