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Recent Blog Posts

It’s a Cracker

It seems like a kind of tradition to do a 5 minute project for Christmas. Last year’s cheertree is back up in DoES Liverpool and has now been extended by MCQN to draw pictures on the front of FACT. And it’s also running the christmas tree lights in my house. This year it’s crackers, and … Continue reading It’s a Cracker

Posted on Tuesday 16th December, 2014

A Fully Parametric Hob Knob

It’s a user generate-able knob to operate a stove-top hob, rather than a fully configurable biscuit — sorry! When you move into new rented accommodation, there are all sorts of challenges that aren’t obvious from the initial viewing. But one that I did know about from the offset was that my new cooker and hob … Continue reading A Fully Parametric Hob Knob

Posted on Monday 18th August, 2014

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 … Continue reading Rack Mount TLRN goes to Germany

Posted on Sunday 15th June, 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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