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Summer of Minecraft

By Kate Tolley | 2015-07-14 | 0 Comments

We’re excited to announce our summer schedule and a HUGE project! During the school summer holidays we’re going to be open every Thursday from 9am onwards (starting next Thursday, 23rd July) and we’ll be doing all kinds of Minecraft-related things. Our really big project is “Making Bromyard” – we’re going to literally make Bromyard inside Minecraft and we…

Makerspace to the rescue!

By Kate Tolley | 2015-06-11 | 0 Comments

As well as the Scarecrow Festival, last weekend saw Brockhampton Primary School’s summer fayre. I was helping out with the raffle, so I was up there early to help set up. When I arrived, there was a bit of an issue – La Bonbonera’s gazebo was missing a four-way connector (pictured). It was about to…

Flowerdews on the town square – a new project?

By Nigel Tolley | 2015-06-08 | 1 Comment

The Deputy Mayor has asked if we would be up for a challenge! In 2000, in the town square, there was installed a rather clever clock. With three figures, a woman with a fan to protect her modesty, an artist painting, and a peeping tom, linked to a powered mechanism and with the clock in…

Scarecrow festival

By Nigel Tolley | 2015-06-06 | 0 Comments

Currently it is the Bromyard scarecrow festival! You can see our scarecrow in the ‘space window, we are number 23 on the festival route. The entries this year are superb, with several excellent examples very nearby. I think we win on cool props, but we clearly need to work on our scarecrow heads. At least…

Strawbees build night

By Nigel Tolley | 2015-05-14 | 0 Comments

Tonight (Thursday 14th May) we are having the Instructables build night for “Strawbees”, which is a drinking straw based building and construction kit. Come along from 6pm and have a go at creating wonderful moving and static objects by using the Strawbee push connection system. Fun for all ages! There will also be the usual…

MAKE:Bromyard

What’s in a name?

By Nigel Tolley | 2015-04-11 | 0 Comments

Why are we a Makerspace, rather than a Hackerspace? Or indeed a fablab or techshop? This article geeks it over the subtle differences. http://makezine.com/2013/05/22/the-difference-between-hackerspaces-makerspaces-techshops-and-fablabs/ Having read it, I’m pretty clear that Make:Bromyard is/was the perfect choice of name. While we have had a few people come along to the Thursday night open evening and be…

Last night’s progress

By Nigel Tolley | 2015-04-03 | 1 Comment

Last night we were treated to John G’s amazing coffee machine. This bit of kit looked like something out of Breaking Bad, and despite not being a coffee drinker myself, I was still fascinated. The resulting cups of coffee were widely regarded as ‘the best ever’! In other news, due to a slight, er, mistake…

Laser Cutter Bench Installed

By Cap'n Hammy | 2015-03-20 | 0 Comments

Many thanks to Will for building a lovely custom bench for the laser cutter. Once one top and shelf were screwed on it was nice and sturdy, after we got it in place Nigel and I spent some time hacking (sorry…i mean delicately cutting) a hole in the window for the fume extraction system, we…

Open night Thursday 19/03/15

By Kate Tolley | 2015-03-19 | 0 Comments

Tonight is open night at the space, and we have various plans! We’re going to do a few things with Makey Makeys (we planned to do that last week, but there was so much else going on that we didn’t get that far!); Nigel is going to be working on an access control system powered by a Raspberry…

Open night this Thursday!

By Kate Tolley | 2015-03-04 | 0 Comments

This Thursday night (5th March) is our first open night at the Heritage Centre. We’re there from 6pm and our main activity will be t-shirt/bag printing (using a vinyl cutter and heat press), but there’ll be lots of other things going on too and we’ll be showing off some of the equipment we’ve got and…

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