Sick of DIP switches pinging* off breadbords?

An example of how 3D printing can improve everyday life:

openSCAD DIP switch clamps for bread board  use

openSCAD DIP switch clamps for bread board use

Bread board with DIP switch and DIP switch clamps

Bread board with DIP switch and DIP switch clamps

1 elastic band, <10 minutes design, <10 minutes printing = <3 3D printing!

*Note for Jon: ping in this context is intended to indicate a fast moving object that may make an audible noise like a ‘ping’ when it contacts something. It highlights the unintended outcome of the DIP switch departing contact with the bread board at sometimes impressive escape velocities!

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Spooky Makers

Spooky Makers PosterThis coming Saturday we are going to “spookify” the Maker Space window for Halloween in a very Maker Space like way, and you are invited to help if you dare.

In the past we have had ghostly figures float around the room and spiders come to life. Who knows what ghostly goings on we will create this year? The event is open to everyone to come and create. We will be using everything from paper and scissors to 3D printers and a laser cutter. Please drop in from 11am until 4pm and come and help with your creativity.

A big thank you to the Crafts Council, the Institute of Making, the V&A and Ultimaker GB for helping to make this happen as part of Make:Shift:Do.

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