Good news everyone! After the success of the first Mini Maker Faire in Edinburgh last year, it’s coming back in 2014! MMF 2014 will be held at Summerhall and promises to be bigger and better than last year. The call for makers is open now. If you make cool things and have some interesting things[…]
This guide will get you running with the CNC for manual machining operations.
Turn it on!
There are three powered units:
1. computer & monitor
2. the electronics and stepper motors (powered by a computer power supply)
3. The CNC cutter, after turning it on at the wall, you also need to set the direction of the cutter, and turn the speed up. It will not turn the cutter until the speed is set to zero and then increased (so it doesn’t start spinning by accident)
Want to make candles, but don’t know where to start? The workshop covers some basic candle making theory before getting your hands dirty making candles. No previous experience is required just come along and have fun! Topics covered will include: Different types of candle and wax How to safely melt and pour wax. Re-using wax[…]
Arduino is a micro-controller platform designed for ease of use and learning. It allows the creation of electronically controlled projects, whether it be simple blinking lights, a robot or a music generator. This workshop is aimed at beginners. You don’t needs any previous electronics or programming knowledge or experience. Topics covered include: An introduction to[…]
We quite often hear people saying “I’d love to get into electronics but i don’t know how to solder” Although you can do lot of electronics including our Arduino Workshop without needing to solder, it quickly becomes a really handy skill to make you own projects and fix/hack electronics. The workshop starts with the absolute[…]