Making Spaces: an ECHN Workshop

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The 2024 ECHN Workshop was held in Blackburn, UK, at the Making Rooms: the selected hub to host this year’s training for ECHN members! Managed by Tom Pope, the Making Rooms had created a series of technical and practical, hands-on and theoretical sets of masterlcasses in order to train the 15 participants on how to create a Makerspace in their own hubs!

Fleet of 3D printers

The 4 day event was hosted indoors and outdoors: besides the learnings that were waiting inside the Making Rooms’ walls, the whole town was excited to host the participants and the days included several visits to local initiatives and projects.

Below are some of the activities the participents did:

Day 1

  • 3D scanning
  • Soldering
  • e-textiles
  • Digital Embroidery
  • Entry 3D modelling
  • Biomaterials (part 1)
  • 3D printing (FDM)

Day 2

  • Biomaterials
  • Laser Cutting
  • Lino Engraving
  • LoRa WAN
  • Economic Models
  • Printed Circuit Board Design

Day 3

  • Running Accelerator Programs
  • Circular Economies
  • 3D Printing (FDM)
  • Rural Makerspaces (hosted by @buinhocreativehub)
  • Programming 101
  • Digital embroidery

Day 4

  • Community Consultation & Systems Design
  • Vinyl cutting
  • Maker space design
  • Ceramic jewelry
  • Fusion360 3D modelling
  • Injection moulding
  • Laser cutting
  • Screen printing
  • Repair w/ Dr. Michael Stead Dr. Violet Owen
  • CNC routing

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