The construction of the wind turbine came about from conversations with a friend who lives around these parts and who was thinking about running training courses in making low cost environmental energy products. It seemed to me that many components necessary to build the turbine,...

The Maker Space now has a very basic CNC embroidery machine that can be used to embroider small designs onto tee-shirts and other textiles items. The embroidery machine came about because somehow I acquired an extra driver-board when I was converting the laser cutter, and also...

Lasersaur Conversion Just before Christmas the driveboard on my lasersaur packed up. Not a good time for a laser cutter to stop working! . The Lasersaur project is no longer what it was, and does not sell fully made up controller boards any more which...

Covid 19 has changed the way most of us live and work and nobody really knows when or how normality will return. What it has shown us is the importance of both global collaboration and developing resilient communities. For a number of years now CNC...

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 and...

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...