Make Shift - resources for those interested in making things
I am personally interested in making - anything from crochet to 3D printing, jam to CNC, screen printing to web design.
I am also interested in doing this is an open, collaborative way and bringing together old technology and skills with newer methods and ideas, and getting the best of both worlds.
On this page, will be collecting up ideas and resources, articles and bits of information.
I am also part of a group who would like to see the establishment of a hackspace or maker-space somewhere within Norwich where people can share making facilities and materials, knowledge and expertise, so I will post up info about that too.
A place for making things
If you are interested in supporting the idea of a Hackspace or Makerspace for Norwich have a look here. There's a maker group growing so sign up to the Norwich Hackspace/Makerspace MeetUp group and keep in the loop.
Also the Common Room is looking for people interested in something similar. Or visit their Facebook group
If you would like to know more about the Common Room, a shared development space in Norwich, click here
UK Craft Club
Think about setting up your own Craft Club affiliated to the Crafts Council's network of Craft Clubs including a website and online resources. It's to encourage people to pass on skills such as knitting, crochet, basket weaving and more www.craftclub.org.uk
More interesting links
Makezine - an article about the difference between hackspace, makerspaces, Fab Labs and so on
Cambridge Makespace - a hackspace in Cambridge
Online Maker camps on Google + from the guys at Maze Magazine
Access Art – some free projects and some tutored online courses but reasonable priced
Geekdad – great for ideas and links to other projects
Instructables – an awesome site with plenty of projects ranging from the very simple to the incredibly complex. You may have to pay for some donloads though.
Make: Projects – fantastic resource with video and instructions, through some of the projects might require some cash.
If your kids want something to do – head to Nerdy Day Trips