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The full schedule of events to accompany Fix Our City exhibition is now available! Choose from an exciting, huge range of activities, workshops, and presentations for all levels and ages!

Schedule of Events

Monday 19th (open 12-8pm)

1-3pm: Clear Village/Bedfords Park Walled Garden Vertical Angel Garden Workshop (for schools only)

3-4pm: Clear Village/Bedfords Park Walled Garden Vertical Angel Garden Workshop…

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Code Liberation workshops: V&A, Goldsmiths and Machines Room

Ever wanted to make an interactive toy or game but not known how? In this V&A workshop series starting October and ending in an exhibition of student projects at the V&A Late, you will learn everything you need to get off the ground in the world of basic game design.

One of Machines Room's fabulous Makers in Residence, Phoenix Perry, is a founder of Code Liberation, a US group who catalyzes the creation of digital games and creative technologies by women, nonbinary, femme and girl-identifying people to diversify STEAM fields. Founded in 2013, they have reached around 2,500 women and are now starting a UK chapter.  Watch this film to find out more.

The Workshops take place at the V&A, Goldsmiths College and Machine Room on the following dates

Friday 7 October, 18.00 – 21.00, V&A


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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!


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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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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Makers In Residence

Tim Dayman updated their profile
Oct 10
3D Designer/3D Visualisation Art updated their profile
Sep 2
Jennie Fagerstrom updated their profile
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Deborah Davies updated their profile
Jul 29
Shaun Barneveld updated their profile
Jul 12
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…
Jul 4
Craig Dunlop’s blog post was featured
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…
Jun 29
Rachel Freire updated their profile
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Fixperts updated their profile
May 3
MAKER LIBRARY’s article was featured
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…
Apr 28
Sadhbh Doherty updated their profile
Apr 20
News updated their profile photo
Apr 11
Kristin Luke updated their profile photo
Mar 17