Holiday opening times

Machines Room will close for the holidays from Wednesday 21st December at 6pm and re-open on Monday 9th January at 10am.

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2017 Classes available now

Just in time for an extra special gift idea or planning your new years resolutions we have released tickets for classes starting in 2017. 

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Sign up for yourself to learn a whole bunch of new skills like digital design, 3D printing or CNC or buy someone a ticket as a gift. If you want to gift a class we can create a bespoke laser etched plywood voucher. 

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Dec 14th - Christmas decoration workshop!

Come and join us for a drop-in workshop to make some festive decorations of your own. Either bring files of your own to be laser cut or vinyl cut or come and enjoy some freeform craft making - we have glitter and lots of offcuts to play with!

FREE!! (pay for materials only)
Wednesday 14th Dec 5pm-8pm

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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 2017

We are accepting applications for residencies starting early 2017. Deadline Sunday 18th interviews 20th 21st 22nd.

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…

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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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Makers In Residence

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Join us this evening for a hands-on workshop to design and make your own T-shirt to take away! Sign up quick here: http://buff.ly/2iHwVqt

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Every Friday at noon we throw open the doors at Machines Room and welcome visitors to take a tour of our facilities, discover what machines we have, and talk about our workshops and events. The event is free of charge and we will answer all…

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Maker Level 2 Series of Workshops Take your making to the next level and learn to make sculptures that move over 8 Wednesday evenings, we will learn how to build automata. In the process of doing this, you will learn how to use most of the…

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Happy new year! If your new years resolution is to make more, then we can help. We have some amazing opportunities to learn to make. Our Intro to Making program is designed take you through a process of learning at every level. Book one or…

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Let there be light! Join us for this fabulous Trispace Geometric lampshade making workshop on 1st February. Light has a profound impact on our life. We can not control natural light to make days longer or brighter, but we can design artificial…

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Drum roll please..... Our brand new Automata course is coming...! In this course, taking place over 8 Wednesday evenings, we will learn how to build automata (sculptures that move). In the process of doing this, you will learn how to use most…

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Join us on 18th January for a hands-on single evening workshop to design and make your own T-shirt to take away! What's Included - Training on how to use Inkscape to design for the Vinyl Cutter - Training on how to use the Vinyl Cutter - 2x…

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If your new years resolution is to make more, then we can help. We have some amazing opportunities to learn to make. Our Intro to Making program is designed take you through a process of learning at every level. Book one or book them…

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Machines Room will close for the holidays from Wednesday 21st December at 6pm and re-open on Monday 9th January at 10am. Merry Christmas to all of our makers that have joined us in 2016!…

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We loved @CraftsCouncilUK automata exhibition A Curious Turn so we created a workshop so you can make your own http://buff.ly/2hw0pLP

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Our 2017 Workshops are officially launched! So many amazing opportunities to learn to make designed take you through a process of learning at every level: Level 1: Design a T-shirt using a Vinyl Cutter Level 2: Make Automata (sculptures that…

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You can now buy vouchers for individual classes at Machines Room, and we've just announced loads of new ones to choose from! Give a loved one an intro to making, and don't forget you can also treat yourself to one! We are offering…

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Come along this evening for a free festive drop-in workshop to make some festive decorations of your own. Either bring files of your own to be laser cut or vinyl cut or come and enjoy some freeform craft making - we have glitter and lots of…

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Join us on Friday to learn all about the basics of operating our large format ShopBot CNC machine in one-day intensive course. This is an ideal day for anyone joining Machine Rooms as a member. Places are limited. sign up here:…

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