I managed to put together a rotary axis for the laser engraver from parts left over from other projects. It allows laser to engrave cylindrical objects like glasses and bottles. A stepper motor similar to the one that powers the y axis is used to...

Compost Toilet I have now completed a compost toilet for the use of all you lucky makers. Situated around the back of the workshop it is composed of two large plastic bins a urine separator and a tank. Pee is separated and collected in the tank...

Tilty McTiltface is a parabolic-trough evacuated tube solar cooker.  Solar cookers work by focussing sunlight on a dark absorber.  The resulting heat is used to cook food.  CNC laser cutting at Makerspace enabled very accurate manufacturing of the parabolic trough reflector guides.  The reflector allows...

At CNC Craft, we have been working with the University of Exeter’s Smartline project, to understand if digital craft sessions can improve the wellbeing of participants. This research was overseen by Dr Andrew James Williams, a public health researcher at the University and undertaken by...

The last six months of 2018 saw a number of digital craft training courses held in the new Training Hub. There was a series of sessions for six young people from the Game Changer Project, an organization that aims to help young people find direction...

AKA the Skinners Bottom Academy of weired woodwork Photogrammetry project. Back in the end of last year Jeff came to a MakerSpace to learn the basics of CNC routing. He contacted me later and wanted to CNC carve a relief of his nephew. He had already made...

During the summer of 2017 I spent some time upgrading the CNC Router and finally finishing the large 3D Printer. The router is on it's third iteration. It now has two stepper motors on the X axis, which will allow greater rapid speeds and acceleration and...

  The large 3D printer is now up and running. It has a working envelope of 450 x 450 x 500mm. With no heated bed it can only print PLA at the moment.  Hoping to print some prety big components for furniture like whole seats, table tops...