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 http://fabstudio.ie
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.
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.
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.