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Virtual Reality showcase - come and paint, dive and play.

Ever wanted to paint with light in three dimensions? Or go to the bottom of the ocean without getting wet? Well, for one night only you can. We are hosting a demo of the HTC Vive VR headset on Wednesday 14th September from 18.30 to 20.00.

Come down to this free event and play, have a beer and see what life is like in another dimension.

Here's a picture of the headset...

And here's an amazing video…

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Waste sorting design workshop with Wrap and B&Q

Join Katrine Hesseldahl and B&Q here at Machines Room on Wednesday 7th September from 10am til 1pm to work with designers and makers to create a waste sorting system specifically tailored to your home.

If you're interested please email katrine.hesseldahl@wrap.org.uk for more info.

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London's Burning and it started at Machines Room...

This year is the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, and there's a great season of events to mark the occasion.

We at Machines Room were lucky enough to work with Artichoke, those wonderful people who bought you the Sultan's Elephant, on their event which is going to take place on the 4th September. We helped them show their team how to use CNC technology works - as the project, masterminded by American 'burn' artist David Guest, is created using CNC machines.

Find out more about the event here - it should be a lot of fun!

http://www.visitlondon.com/greatfire350/watchitburn

You can even get involved yourself by helping to build a giant domino train through the old streets of London.…

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Maker Raft Race Triumph!

Well, our boat was almost too good - one of our Makers in Residence, Ross Andrews, used the Shopbot to cleverly recreate a punt originally designed in the 1940s. After a week of sleepless nights piecing the craft together with the help of Mark, he emerged on Saturday morning covered in sawdust and epoxy, punting down the canal from Machines Room to Angel. 

It was a beautiful sight as the Machines Room punt glided past all the other contestants in the first heat. Unfortunately those pesky pirates from Makerversity got in our way going round a buoy in the second heat and completely trounced us with their amazing canoe made from 4 huge tractor inner tubes. But we were still awarded the Best Craftmanship trophy which we happily…

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The Inaugural Maker Raft Race this Saturday!

Ahoy mehearties!

We are proud to be participating in the inaugural Maker Raft Race 2016 this Saturday.

Please come see the awesome boat that Ross is building, cheer us on, and join in the fun!

All details in the attached flyer... Hope to see you there.

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First Machine in Residence - Machine Supply

We are excited to announce our first Machine in Residence - Machine Supply by Matt Webb, an internet connected book vending machine stuffed with personal recommendations. Machines Room staff have suggested some of their favourites to be stocked and the bottom shelf is being kept book-free so that we can put some products by Machines Room makers on sale. Find out more at machine.supply 

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Fix Our City is an exploration of new approaches towards the roles of citizens and maker spaces in the transformation of city life. The exhibition and workshop programme explore a hyperlocal and circular approach to fixing things, materials, processes, systems and attitudes. Projects demonstrate sustainable design principles, circular economy, open source, and open design as methods by which cities can learn to support and renew themselves. Each of the projects it surveys puts into practice the concept of ‘fixing’ as a way to collaborate and create a sense of agency within our city. Contributors will lead focussed workshops throughout the exhibition, exploring the potential applications and developments of each project. Machines Room, the platform and facilitator for these experiments,…

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Hack on Wheels: Hackathon

We had a busy time last Saturday with 30 makers hacking the idea of what a wheelchair can be.

#HackOnWheels is the brainchild of our Maker in Residence Rachael Wallach and the make-athon brought together wheelchair users, designers, engineers, and makers to design, develop and test the first open source wheelchair designs. 

According to the World Health Organization over 65 million people need a wheelchair to be part of society and live an independent life. To give freedom a wheelchair must be customized to the body, environment, and lifestyle of its user. Due to the prohibitive price of traditional design manufacturing, and distribution 52 million people who need a wheelchair are deprived of this freedom.

The group believes that user led design, digital fabrication, open hardware, and the maker movement can change this. During the day they made headway into establishing an online library on Wevolver.com of opensource designs…

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CRL Hardware accelerator comes to East London

Last night Machines Room was packed with people talking Hardware. CRL, London's newest Hardware Accelerator, held an evening inviting applications to their second cohort of hardware startups. 

There was a really interesting discussion chaired by Mat Hunter with Alex Peet, CRL's ex-Dyson Workshop Manager, and Matt Webb, ex Berg mentor to many hardware startups. Matt talked about how to categorise new products that are going to Kickstarter, and he said that he visualised going through John Lewis, and asked himself where he would find it. If you can't find the department in John Lewis then you won't be able to find the equivalent in adwords…

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Free Waste Sorting Design Workshop with Wrap and B&Q

Free Waste Sorting Design Workshop with Wrap and B&Q

An exciting, free, DIY workshop where you will get…

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Did you see our glorious raft at last weekends inaugural Makers Raft Race? - Well, our boat was almost too good - one of our Makers in Residence, Ross Andrews, used the Shopbot to cleverly recreate a punt originally designed in the 1940s.…

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The Inaugural Maker Raft Race this Saturday! We are proud to be participating in the inaugural Maker Raft Race 2016 this Saturday, starting from the Islington Boat Club at 10am. Please come see the awesome boat that Ross is building, cheer us…

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If you're interested in becoming a member, or just curious, every Friday at 12pm we do a general tour for you to find out more and ask questions. Sign up here http://buff.ly/2axYd3m or just turn up. We look forward to seeing…

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NEW COURSE ALERT! Intro to CNC Making: Make your own 'Opendesk' chair. Over four evenings, this intermediate level course will take you through the steps of making your very own 'Roxanne' chair using our CNC routing machine,…

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We are excited to announce our first Machine in Residence! Machine Supply by Matt Webb is an internet connected book vending machine stuffed with personal recommendations. Machines Room staff have suggested some of their favourites to be…

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Will take a lot of milk bottles...

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This Man Is Building Homes For The Homeless Using Discarded Plastic

Peter A. Smith’s blog post was featured
Sawdust is an inevitable and never ending problem for wood workshops. Almost every project leaves a pile of sawdust on the floor.  I set about wondering what I could make – in a reasonably eco conscious way. I am making silicone mould casts of sec…
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Ex Maker Library Network resident Graham Dunning's engrossing set on Boiler Room

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Graham Dunning is in our studio, with his layered and…

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Forgive the second Clash reference but it was too good to let slip by. Its been quite a week here with Brexit and the resultant outrage of those who thought they were staying in the EU. The crazyness of our times and the confusion politics can cause…
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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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one ticket left for Wednesday evening's lamp making workshop. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/maker-library-resident-workshop-mechanical-lamps-tickets-25170814584

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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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