Give the gift of making!

Give someone a bespoke maker's gift - a laser cut birch plywood voucher for your choice of Machines Room activities.

Select the option's in the below form you would like to include in your gift and we'll be in touch to make it and post it to you.

Call us on 020 8981 5810 if you have any questions. 

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Residency Opportunities for Jan & Feb 2017

We are accepting applications for residencies starting early 2017

You can join us from January as a six month professional resident. Residencies are intended for professionals who would use Machines Room as their main place of work and are here full time. The six month residency is primarily for prototyping and taking your project to the next level. It is not suitable for projects already in a manufacturing phase as we do not have the storage for stock.

We are open from applications from two types of resident. Workshop & Desk. The fee is £150 per month. Residents get 24/7 access and are a key part of the Machines Room community. Workshop residents get priority access to the wood workshop and some storage for personal tools. Desk based residents have access to…

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Maker Project: Robin Shepherd for Raynsie

Check out what Robin Shepherd, one of our long-standing members, was hiding in piles of cotton wool, balloons, bicycles, and boxes piled up in a corner of Machines Room…

Robin turned it all into these swish demonstrations of a stylish new waterproof onesie! He has been busy fabricating this installation for the pop-up Amsterdam launch of Raynsie by 72andSunny, a very cool new waterproof onesie for fearless cycling in the rain! Thanks for pointing us…

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Code Liberation workshop at Machines Room!

Tiny alien friends that interact with your laptop by @_caroline6868

Such a great Saturday! Last weekend Machines Room hosted the final workshop in the Code Liberation series, a seven week collaboration between V&A, Machines Room, and Goldsmiths. The workshop was led by Phoenix Perry and driven by a great group of students, who will be exhibiting their finished projects as part of the V&A’s Friday Late, this Friday 25th November! On Saturday students were busy developing and polishing their work, moving seamlessly from laser cutter to soldering to silicon robots; it was a joy to see all…

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DisruptDisability: Makers In Residence

We were excited to interview Molly Gavriel, member of the DisruptDisability team, to get an update on how the project is going - it’s come so far since they started their residency at Machines Room!

Can you tell us a bit about your background as a maker, and your practice and areas of interest?

Interesting questions - I actually don't have a background as a maker at all! I have a degree in History, and worked in the public sector before joining DisruptDisability and taking up the…

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GUK: Makers in Residence

Our newest Makers in Residence are the architectural practice GUK. We had a little interview about how things were going so far:

Can you tell us a bit about your background as makers, and your practices and areas of interest?

GUK is an architecture practice based in the south of Italy since 2011. It is also a laboratory where we design and create handmade products that embody our notion of design, through researching into materials and our surrounding environment. We started by collaborating with local artisans; we then realised that in order to gain more control over all aspects of the process, we needed to approach our profession from a maker's perspective and build up our skills…

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Along the Maker Mile: Fix Our City at Machines Room!

So, Fix Our City seemed like it only happened yesterday! It’s still so fresh on all our minds here at Machines Room. The exhibition and events programme, part of the Maker Mile and London Design Festival, created quite a rich snapshot of a huge range of amazing projects which have begun, and will continue to grow, in the Maker Mile and Machines Room. It was really inspiring to see so many people, all in one exhibition, all dedicated in different ways to the transformation of city life, whether through sustainist design principles, circular economy, or open design methods of making. So refreshing and reinvigorating to celebrate just how much we have achieved!

The opening day was a huge success - Machines Room was buzzing, people were engaging with…

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Jasmine Johnson: Maker In Residence

We caught up with Jasmine Johnson, who has just completed her Maker in Residence at Machines Room, to find out her thoughts and responses about the experience:

MR: Can you tell us a bit about your background as a maker, and your practice and areas of interest?

JJ: I am an artist and I work across different media including video, sculpture and drawing. Making means a wide range of activities from shooting video by myself or with a production team, constructing CGI architectural spaces using open source software like Blender, sculpting using clay, drawing…

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Free Drop-In Workshop to Make Xmas Cards & Decorations

Free Drop-In Workshop to Make Xmas Cards & Decorations

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Learn the basics of operating our large format ShopBot CNC machine in one-day intensive course on Friday 16th December. Places are limited. sign up here:

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#biglifefix starts tonight! December 7th. 9pm, @BBCTwo featuring our maker in residence @rossatkin and filmed here. Not to be missed. …

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Design for Disability Pop-up, Peckham

Design for Disability Pop-up, Peckham

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One of our students from our recent Fixperts workshop is running this great workshop in Peckham - go if you can.

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What on earth is Robin Shepherd of @raynsie doing hiding in piles of cotton wool, balloons, bicycles, and boxes piled up in a corner of Machines Room? Intrigued? Find out more...http://buff.ly/2ftKJYQ

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We are accepting applications for residencies starting early 2017! You can join us from January as a six month professional resident. Residencies are intended for professionals who would use Machines Room as their main place of work and are here…

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Such a great Saturday! Last weekend Machines Room hosted the final workshop in the Code Liberation series, a seven week collaboration between V&A, Machines Room, and Goldsmiths. The workshop was led by Phoenix Perry and driven by a great…

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We were excited to interview Molly Gavriel, member of the DisruptDisability team, to get an update on how the project is going - it’s come so far since they started their residency at Machines Room! "We are exploring how wheelchairs…

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