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Recent Blog Posts

Rack Mount TLRN goes to Germany

After a successful installation at both OggCamp 2013 and FACT’s Cloudmaker: Making Minecraft Real exhibition, TLRN — the three wire hanging crane is next to be installed as part of the Public Engineering project that links Bochum and Liverpool. When Ellesmere port won the Vauxhall/Opel contract to build new Astras, Bochum — another factory town […]

Posted on Sunday 15th June, 2014

Maker Faire 14 ­— Enchanted Toys

A much more stripped back stall for DoES Liverpool for this years event. As there seems to a bit of an Internet of Things (IoT) speciality at DoES, the table showed a selection of devices that interact with the internet in some way. Alongside a newly re-designed WhereDial and the veteran Bubblino, my Enchanted Toys […]

Posted on Friday 2nd May, 2014

Building Doodlebots

Doodlebots are simple to construct drawing robots that create random coloured patterns as they vibrate around on a sheet of paper. I’ve run a couple of workshops on making doodlebots and even a workshop on running and preparing for doodlebot courses. It’s a really great activity; the doodlebots are simple enough (tape things onto a […]

Posted on Wednesday 16th April, 2014


"The days of companies with names like 'General Electric' and 'General Mills' and 'General Motors' are over. The money on the table is like krill: a billion little entrepreneurial opportunities that can be discovered and exploited by smart, creative people."

Cory Doctorow, "Makers"

...maybe not yet, but it is already beginning.

The world still lives with mass-produced products; designed to averaged, normalised, focus grouped specifications, where one-size-doesn't-quite-fit-anyone. It buys proprietary products, locked boxes with stickers that say "warranty void if opened". But contrary to popular misinformation, products are never finished. There is no "best" design. How is what you need the same as what everyone else needs?

What if a product was open? What if you could see the work that went into it? If your ideas were as valid as the designer's and made-at-home was just as good as made-by-us?

That's what we do. Open Source Design Engineering.
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