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Fab Studio Opens in Dublin

Fab Studio ( formally Fab Lab Dublin) have just opened their new studio on Dawson Street, Dublin 2. They will be offering 3D printing, laser cutting and CNC milling to everyone through a mail-order service. We love to see makers get more access to these kinds of great tools. Also in the new year they have plans to run 3D Drawing & Making classes. We hope this is the start of industrial level tools being available to the general public. For more information check out their website

Maker Faire UK

Maker Faire UK is back this year after a one year hiatus. This faire is set to be the biggest maker event in all the UK this year.  The event hopes to have 300 makers and is a huge crowd drawer. It takes place on April 27/28 in Newcastle. They have opened their call for makers, which runs until Sunday 20 January  2013. What better way to get ready for Dublin Mini Maker Faire than applying to Maker Faire UK.

Please do leave a comment if you plan on going.

Future of Making: Join the Conversation

Future of Making: Join the Conversation is an evening of curated talks. It is an opportunity for discussion between makers, designers and crafters. The talks will come from a wide range of groups Crafts Council of Ireland, FabLab Dublin, National College of Art & Design, Makeshop, Science Gallery, Tog  and Dublin Mini Makerfaire.

We plan to give a round up of this year’s faire and a sneck preview of some of our plans for next year.

Details of the Event:

Thursday 8th November @ 6pm – 8pm

Venue: Science Gallery, Dublin 2

Sign up required.

For more information download: FutureofMaking-JointheConversationFINAL

Meet The Maker: Build Brighton

Buildbrighton is a hackerspace from Brighton,  in the UK.  They will be bringing along a variety of group and individually created projects to showcase what can be done at your local hackspace .

Their showcase project will be ‘Scalexercise’ – an experiment in fitness, using actual human power – via exercise bikes – to drive slot cars around a Scalextric track.  There will be fun and games along the way!

Build Brighton Hackspace is a 1300sqft communal workshop and collective of like minded people who love to build stuff with electronics, crafts, engineering and technology. The main purpose of the hackspace is to provide a space and tools with which our members can gather, beaver away on their own projects and take part in exciting group projects, in an playful and friendly environment.

Here’s a fun time-lapse of the hackspace being set-up. Hopefully it gives an idea of what we’re about.

We also promote maker-culture whenever possible, doing workshops at various festivals like White Night and Coastal Currents, and even organising our own events, like the huge Brighton Mini Maker Faire.