East London's makerspace for makers artists designers and anyone who just wants the space and tools to do things.

Weeknotes 21/6/16

Last week we hosted a day long workshop on Open Source Circular Economy led by Erica Purvis - people from a wide range of disciplines came together to develop practical ways of integrating the circular economy model into community spaces. Very useful for us as a makerspace which is on its way to being the most sustainable it can be!

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Open Energy Monitor shared one of their monitors, made entirely of open-source hardware and software, which tracks energy usage in a…

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15th June - Blender classes!

Starting 15th June Machines Room is hosting classes on Blender - an extremely useful, open source software which can be used in all kinds of fabrication and animation! Book tickets here!

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OPEN CALL: Free Professional Development Programme for London-based creatives

LONDON CREATIVE NETWORK is a new development programme for creative practitioners in London, run by SPACE, with Cockpit Arts, Four Corners and Photofusion.

Cockpit Arts will support designer-makers through a rolling programme to develop new processes, products and services, underpinned by business skills and leading to a more sustainable practice. The programme will cater for all types of craft practices – from batch producers to artist-makers.

Four Corners will support photographers to develop their practice through a programme of…

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Beyond the Pages: Recoded City
Date: 9 June 2016 
Time: 6:30PM
Location: Machines Room, 45, Vyner Street, Hackney, London, E2 9DQ

Thomas Ermacora (Chair), editor of Recoded City: Co-Creating Urban Futures​
Lucy Bullivant, editor of Recoded City: Co-Creating Urban Futures​
Clementine Blakemore, WORKSHOP architecture 
Alastair Parvin, WikiHouse 
Petra Havelska and Igor Marko, Marko & Placemakers

Beyond the Pages are MoA ‘live book’ events, they are opportunities for contributors to edited volumes to present projects to an audience, releasing ideas beyond the confines of the printed image or the written word. 

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A work in progress show from the students of MA Fashion Futures at London College of Fashion. As humans we operate primarily at intimate scales, looking for connection both to ourselves and to others around us. Yet fashion, a supposed marker of our relationships to one another and the world, outwardly celebrates intimacy, personal passion and individuality but inwardly practices homogeneity, standardisation and mass scalability. The students of Fashion Futures have been researching and exploring both existing and imagined scenarios and creating speculative prototypes that present the possibility of fashion as a force for social cohesion and ecological awareness; creating concepts, methods and objects that change…
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Free Bike Fixing 1st June!

The Dr Bike programme, part of Life Cycle UK, is visiting Machines Room - we will be hosting an experienced mechanic who will check over bikes and make simple repairs and adjustments to ensure they are in good working order, for FREE! Bring your bike!

1st June 5-8pm

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Maker Library Resident Workshop: Mechanical Lamps

Join March's Maker-In-Residence Matt Gilbert at Machines Room to create (and keep!) lamps using his unique scissor structure technique.

All materials included in the cost of the ticket.

WHEN Wednesday, 18 May 2016 from 18:00 to 21:00 (BST) -

WHERE Machines Room - 45 Vyner Street, London, E2 9DQ

Eventbrite - Maker Library Resident Workshop: Mechanical Lamps

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Katrine Ugelstad Spilling made these beautiful lightboxes on the laser cutter for her Chelsea College of Arts degree show: http://chelseadegreeshow.com/ba-fine-art/katrine-ugelstad-spilling/

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Residency opportunity deadline tomorrow for anyone who wants to play around with 3d printers, and CNC machines: http://machinesroom.org/Blog/maker-in-residence-deadline-tomorrow

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Create (and keep!) lamps using Matt Gilbert's unique scissor structure technique: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/maker-library-resident-workshop-mechanical-lamps-tickets-25170814584

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Do you have an inspiring project that creates impact through making or asks questions about processes of manufacturing... Machines Room is building a community of resident makers, there are 3 residencies to apply for:…

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A bit of a #makermile success story this week. Working with Helen from East London Printmakers up the road we have printed 200 of our new flyer/pamphlets designed by Phillip Raiford Johnson. They look brilliant! come and grab one they are full of th…
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