Makers and Markets – 28th August 2014
We had another great makerspace meeting this week, talks from Frank about micro controllers (the plural of micro-controllers does not give the quantity any justice, there must have been nearing on 100 of them!). Andy from Cedarcroft Productions who does some laser cutting explained what he could do for us, you can find his web site here, I’m certainly looking forward to getting some stuff cut. Then John, our ‘founder’ described his mechanical and software biased history, including an attempt at Robot Wars, a little searching found this link.
After a short break for tea and cake we took to our feet and started exploring projects the members had brought along. There were robots, 3D printers, Kinect 3D modelling and real time body mapping (if that is what it is called) and a hex-copter. The hex-copter made two indoor flights. the first did not finish so well but survived unscathed.
The second flight was a bit less eventful but we did manage to get some on board footage, showing a good attendance at the makerspace.
If you like what you see and want to get involved, we meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday each month.