Blog: MakeSpace

The Great Grammatizator

26-5-16

The Great Grammatizator

Our Scrambled Messaging Machine competition has been announced, and Alexandra Bridarolli’s winning idea, The Great Grammatizator is now under way in the Makespace! More

Member Profile: Anna Ploszajski

04-2-16

Member Profile: Anna Ploszajski

Anna made a Rubens’ Tube as part of her demonstration kit for the Science Show-Off show at the Bloomsbury Theatre. A Rubens’ Tube is a pipe with holes all along the top and a rubber membrane stretched over one end, which is flled with propane and lit like an elongated gas burner. More

Member Profile: Daniel Black

09-11-15

Member Profile: Daniel Black

Daniel’s expertise is in watchmaking, and he got involved in a major making project supported by our Summer Studentship scheme: to advance understanding of the Antikithera mechanism – an ancient Greek astronomical calculating machine – through physical models. More

Member profile: Dafne Morgado

11-9-15

Member profile: Dafne Morgado

In the Makespace Dafne has been making force sensors and elongation/bending sensors, which attach to the replica human hands and finger joints she has been making as part of our Wearable Assistive Materials project. More

Glass and bees

22-6-15

Glass and bees

This week, glassblower and beekeeper John Cowley came over to advise on our lampworking masterclass setup. More

Institute of Making: Second Year Report

16-4-15

Institute of Making: Second Year Report

This document summarises the majority of our activities, undertaken during our second year of operation at UCL. More

Member Profile: Wiktor Kidziak

10-4-15

Member Profile: Wiktor Kidziak

The first in a series of interviews with our members, Architecture student Wiktor Kidziak talks about what he's been making. More

Making in progress

27-1-15

Making in progress

Our new members' project blog is a window into the world of the MakeSpace. More

The Great Robot Egg Race

16-12-14

The Great Robot Egg Race

Back in October, during Robots Week, we launched The Great Robot Egg Race. The challenge was to build a moving robot that could pick up an egg and travel a short distance before putting it down in a frying pan, without smashing it! The robot needed to travel over a variety of different terrains/surfaces, straddle a cube, go under a limbo pole, negotiate a sideways slope and navigate a slalom course to finally deliver the fresh, un-smashed egg into the pan. More

Institute of Making: First Year Report

07-5-14

Institute of Making: First Year Report

An overview of our first year of operation at UCL. More

Antimicrobial Materials

31-12-13

Antimicrobial Materials

Director of Making Martin Conreen will be in residence this month, developing a new research project. More

Darwin (or) Bust

28-11-13

Darwin (or) Bust

The new Darwin is here! More

UCLoo Festival Make-a-Thon

11-11-13

UCLoo Festival Make-a-Thon

Meet the Makers. Free event 19 Nov: come and hear three eco toilet designers discuss their design process and eco sanitation insights. More

Dapple - Jeremy Bentham’s Stick

02-10-13

Dapple - Jeremy Bentham’s Stick

It’s wood week at the Institute of Making, and to coincide with our stick dressing masterclass today we’ll be proudly displaying UCL’s spiritual father Jeremy Bentham’s beloved walking stick Dapple. More

The Darwin Making Challenge

27-9-13

The Darwin Making Challenge

The plaster bust of Charles Darwin’s head from UCL's Grant Museum has been digitally 3D scanned ­– transmutated from plaster into data. What could YOU do with it? Will you mould him from jelly? Cast a hologram? Mill him from wood? More

LEGO2NANO - The LEGO microscope challenge

18-9-13

LEGO2NANO - The LEGO microscope challenge

In one week, can 32 young scientists and designers from China and the UK develop a new type of low-cost scanning probe microscope, powerful enough to study the nano world? More

LEGO2NANO Summer School - The Great Egg Race
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13-8-13

LEGO2NANO Summer School - The Great Egg Race

LEGO2NANO - An international nanotechnology making challenge, 1–7 September 2013, Beijing, China More

Become a Member

18-3-13

Become a Member

Current UCL students or staff? Come and join the Institute of Making! Not at UCL? Come along to one of our open days or special events - Join the mailing list to be among the first to know what's in store. More

The Grand Public Opening
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25-1-13

The Grand Public Opening

The Institute of Making invites you to explore our new MakeSpace and Materials Library at UCL on Saturday 16 March, between 1-5pm. More

Science Club

17-12-12

Science Club

As part of a new six-part science series presented by Dara O Briain, Mark Miodownik makes and takes things apart, from comets to DNA cocktails, bikes to fridges, exploring how materials and engineering shape our world. More