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Yes, an update!

By Nigel Tolley | 2016-04-21 |

Finally, after a new visitor tonight pointed out the website still referred to last November, I’m updating it! We will likely be changing this so that it feeds directly from Twitter and Facebook, but in the absence of time for working on code, please take a look at the Make:Bromyard group on Facebook or @MakeBromyard…

November Activities

By Kate Tolley | 2015-11-04 |

It’s November already! That means fireworks, wrapping up warm, drinking soup from a mug round a bonfire, and another month of making! Our open nights are from 5.30pm every Thursday. You can come at any time after that, though we have structured sessions from 5.30-6.30 (aimed at kids) and 8-9 (aimed at adults). 5th November…

Hallowe'en

Hallowe’en Extravaganza!

By Kate Tolley | 2015-10-26 |

This Thursday (29th October) we’re having a day of Hallowe’en crafts and fun! We have two sessions: 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm, and it’s £2 per person per session. We’ll be making: pumpkin lanterns scary masks spooky food Hallowe’en decorations Hallowe’en jewellery Come in fancy dress if you like! Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Look at all the nice things! Ssss...boom!

Summer of Minecraft

By Kate Tolley | 2015-07-14 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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…

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What’s in a name?

By Nigel Tolley | 2015-04-11 |

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 |

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…

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