Happy New Year!

Posted by Team MadLab, about 1 year ago

It’s been a mad start to 2017 for MadLab! With so much going on, we thought it was about time we got you up to speed with the best bits…


Starting January 28 at The Landing in Salford, MAKE STUFF is hitting the road again for more making, coding, crafting, and creating across Greater Manchester.

Expect more robot making, 3D printing, Arduino programming, and drop-in crafting and coding fun than ever before, with the (new for 2017) addition of in-depth digital skills workshops available at some locations.

To find out more, head to the Make Stuff website, sign up to the mailing list, and give the new Make Stuff page a ‘like’ on Facebook!


Do you love getting creative? Or getting hands-on with tech? Want to learn new skills, or gain events experience? Then we’d love to hear from you! We’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers to get stuck in and make MAKE STUFF 2017 one to remember.

Available roles include, Events Assistant, Workshop Assistant and Marketing Assistant. Click here to apply.

We look forward to hearing from you


To get a better understanding of who we’re reaching, what you do with us, and how we can best meet your needs, please take our (short!) survey:

>>> Click here to take the MadLab survey <<<

It will be used to support our future development, and conversations with potential funders or programme sponsors.

Thank you very much in advance


If you live in Salford and want to improve your computer skills, our courses will provide an accessible and comprehensive introduction to all things digital.

Courses on offer include social media, an intro to web development, and programming. There’s also three WordPress-based courses to take you from website novice through to blogger extraordinaire.

Find out more, and book your place here. Or head straight to Eventbrite. Starts 20th Feb.


MadLab courses return with old (courses not tutors) favourites like WordPress with WP co-founder Mike Little, to BRAND NEW courses like Hands-on Hacking with Hacker Fantastic.

WordPress: with three courses available, there’s something for every level of expertise. New to websites? Get started with Build your first website with WordPress, take your site to the next level with Intermediate WordPress and get the competitive edge with Advanced WordPress.

Remember Dan Hett *cough* BAFTA award-winner *cough*? Not only is he back with Game Dev 101, but he’s also bringing you Game Dev 101: Level 2!

There’s also Bid Writing with the amazing Laura H. Drane, a Rocket Design workshop with maker extraordinaire Jo Hinchcliffe, and – for the first time ever – a two-day ethical hacking course. We’ve teamed up with My Hacker House who’ll be debuting Hands-on Hacking. Don’t miss out, this one is sure to fill up fast!

Hold on, we’re not done yet….

MadLab’s FabLab – the MadFabLab – launches soon, and with it a whole bunch of new practical courses and workshops. Sign up here to be the first to know when we launch!