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3rd July - The Blue Economy Workshop

Good to Nature, Good to People, Good to Business: A Holistic Blue Economy is the Answer

This unique introductory workshop is a roadmap for sustainable business based on the Blue Economy principles and made for everyone interested in saving the world: Students, Entrepreneurs, Start-Ups, Universities, NGOs. It is the first time this will…

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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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Weeknotes 29.04.16


The very generous Tom Fox arranged the donation of a plastic extruder - an ancient retro precursor to the 3D printer! The whole kit is amazing, complete with plastic moulds and barrels of plastic beads to melt down (like old-fashioned PLA!). Next steps are to figure out how it works, and how this relates to the Precious Plastic project...…

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Weeknotes 23.04.16

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 the next two months events and workshops. 

Our maker's in residence London School of Architecture group Emergant Tools, took full advantage of a brief bit of sun and worked on some fantastical plans for a future Maker Mile - plastic recycling factory in the gas tanks?

Designer James Tooze joined us and we cnc cut the first Maker Library Edition of his wall hung desk system... 5 more to go

We had a lot of fun on the Wednesday night social when artist So Kanno brought his swarm of laser bugs to test them out for the first time in a large space. 

Cyrus who we met doing the New Direction fashion workshop, started…

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Learn about Internet of Things!

The Internet of Things (IoT) is profoundly changing the way we live. Join this industrial revolution and learn how to remotely monitor and control your environment. This workshop is for beginners who want to control heating with a smartphone app or have their oven send a tweet when the pizza is ready! The workshop will provide you skills necessary to create, design and prototype IoT projects. No prior experience in programming is required and the hardware is free! Only ten places available so book now!

Please contact us for the next course dates!

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In June we will be launching an exciting new phase for the Maker Library residency programme. With support from the British Council we will able to host 6 makers in the Maker Library. Expressions of interest are invited for 1 month and for 6 month residencies. 1 month residencies are for makers who want to experiment on a new project and 6 month residencies are for makers who are starting new businesses and would benefit from low rent and access to machines. Email gareth@machinesroom.org for more information and application form.

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