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Arduino Day 2017

South London Makerspace are proud to be official hosts for the Worldwide Arduino Day 2017! We’re back again this year to celebrate Arduino Day and all types of DIY electronics projects. We’re partnering up with our friends at London Open Hardware to bring you a great weekend of events. Weekend? But it’s called Arduino Day? Yes,…

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Christmas Party

Saturday, 10th December 2016 We’re having a party this weekend to wrap up the year. It’s a great time to visit the space, with tours of the new tools plus we’ll be trying to fast-track tool inductions through the afternoon. Kid friendly activities too, so bring the family. Dinner at six, with booze and a…

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New website

It’s been just over 767 days (2 years) since we last did major work to update the Makerspace website, and so much has changed since then. We moved into Arch 1129 just about 18 months ago and now we’ve nearly completed renovations. We’ve received an £18,150 grant from the Greater London Authority’s Highstreet Fund. Been…

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Launch day: workshops are go!

Saturday 28th May, from 3pm onwards. Come celebrate with us as we cut the ribbon on South London Makerspace’s doors. Two years of loving renovation have gone into our railway arch, and we’ve got three amazing spaces to show for it. We opened “Phase 1”, the front half of the arch, last year. Helped by…

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Modular Laser-cut Model Railway Baseboard

By Tim Bancroft I needed to build a modular baseboard for a model railway, to replace previous attempts Goals Around 1200 x 600mm Ability to be dismantled and moved by one person Made out of wood Simple construction Repeatable & easy to manufacture Contains all necessary electronics / point motors etc. Not too expensive  …

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Laser cutting a multi-layered map of London (part 1)

By Tom Newsom I decided to make a big map of London. Why? Why not. It should look amazing. The first step is getting a suitable dataset. The Ordnance Survey has map data available for public use. VectorMap District is most applicable and looks like this… However, it’s missing some important information – in particular detailed…

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Genuino/Arduino Day 2016

We will be hosting an event during International Arduino/Genuino Day 2016 on Saturday, 2nd April 2016 from 14:00-17:00 at South London Makerspace, Arch 1129, 41 Norwood Road, Herne Hill, London, SE24 9AJ. Activities will include a free introductory Arduino Workshop and Learn To Solder. Members and the public are encouraged to come along with their computers…

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Makerspace member creates signage for library co-working pop-up

Using the Trotec Speedy 300 laser cutter South London Makerspace member Tim Ahrensbach cut some eye-catching signage for the Enterprise Desk, a pop-up co-working space nestled in the Heritage Section of the Redbridge Library. The green acrylic signage hung from beautifully crafted CNC-cut plywood stands, which were made using the open source design platform Open Desk.  

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Phase 2 begins…

There it is – proof that we’re not just “going to” build phase 2 of Makerspace. We’re actually doing it. These dividing walls will split up the rear of the space into two workshops. The “Messy” room will be for anything too messy, smelly or noisy for the front “Clean” room. This includes the laser cutter, which…

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Special Event: 3D and 3D Printing in Photoshop CC

Join Richard Curtis from Adobe at South London Makerspace on Saturday, 14th November 2015 for special 3D Printing in Photoshop CC event… About This talk will explain and provide information on the 3D/3D printing capabilities in Photoshop CC. We will focus on the working with the 3D interface as well as how to import and…

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Phase 2 of our workshop build was funded by The Mayor Of London’s High Street Fund

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