Make: Shift: Do at MadFabLab

Posted by Team MadLab, about 1 year ago

During the last weekend of October, we opened our MadFabLab doors to the public for Make:Shift:Do and it was so great to see so many people of all ages having fun with our machines!

Our Open Day on Friday 27 October gave people the chance to drop in, check the space, speak to our MadFabLab Team and learn all about our 3D printers and Laser Cutter. As with all craftwork, possibilities are endless and we really enjoyed talking to visitors about their future projects and amazing ideas! Working with cool machines can be fun and our mission is to help people make things better, together.

During the weekend, our Arduino Traffic Lights Workshop explored the fun side of waiting around in traffic! Participants had the opportunity to use an Arduino kit and make perfect pedestrian crossing signals as well as some cool Knight Rider scanners! Our Laser Cutter got some action as well with WONDERHAUS AKA Julia Roy Williams’ “Wear your Art on your Sleeve” Workshop. Powerful slogans and designs were etched onto jewellery with  the help of our Laser Cutter. Impressive designs came to life and one of the participants put the excitement into words: “I want to do it FOREVER!”.

Make:Shift:Do is funded and organised by the Crafts Council. Our MadFabLab is an open-access workshop for makers, hackers, and tinkerers. We offer flexible membership options and courses. If you want to try MadFabLab or sign up for one of our courses, get in touch with the Team on