Get in touch
Sign up for workshop announcements and updates:
- Events on March 11, 2014
Build Brighton 3D Printing Group
From: 6:30 pm
to 9:00 pm
Description: A meetup for 3D printing enthusiasts to get together and discuss anything 3d printing related. Share tips and tricks and solve printing problems.
This Tuesday is the third 3d printer group and we have a great speaker this week.
Steve Carpenter is a professional toy designer who uses a 3D printer as part of his design process.
Steve will walk us through the process he followed in designing and developing one of his fantastic robot toys.
- Events on March 13, 2014
From: 7:30 pm
to 11:00 pm
Description: We'll be open for the evening. Feel free to pop in and see what we're about.
- Events on March 15, 2014
Build Your Own Hand Held Games Console workshop
From: 11:00 am
to 2:00 pm
Description: In this workshop we’ll provide everything you need to make your very own hand held games console! This build-it-yourself kit is based around an 8x8 LED display matrix and comes ready to play our own minimal take on a whole pile of classic games, including Space Invaders, Breakout, Pacman, Connect4 and Memory. It even has sound!
This is a basic to medium complexity soldering workshop suitable for adults and older children (under-16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian). The workshop includes everything you need to build your games console - even the batteries! We’ll also supply the tools and guide you through the build.
You can also program your own games for your new console using the popular and open source Arduino development environment (which can be downloaded for free). All attendees will receive a free USB programmer that can be used to reprogram your games console. You’re welcome to bring your laptop along to the workshop if you’re interested in programming your own games, and we’ll help you get set up. Or if you just want to play the games that come bundled with the console, that’s fine too!
This workshop is great for all levels, from electronics newbies right up to those who are experienced using Arduino and are interested in designing customised gadgets. Maybe you just want a geeky toy you made yourself – its all cool.
Tickets cost £45 and are available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/build-your-own-hand-held-games-console-tickets-10639473953
We are here
Rodhus Studios (back entrance)
Author Archives: Rob Englebright
I’ve had trouble getting enough torque out of the tiny HS50 servos that were fitted to the walker, so last night at #BuildBrighton I added a pair of meaty old 3003′s from an old antweight robot. It works, buuut I need to make some mounting brackets. Vi… Continue reading
Duff paint means poor coverage on the solar panels, but at least they are done. Neck next. Continue reading
I’ve cut some temporary “solar panels” out of MDF until I can get round to cutting some aluminium, or maybe some of lexan I have littering my cellar.Anyway, primer coat has been applied, sanded, and a second coat added… I might spray them with a top … Continue reading
I’m amazed the grey paint I used on the skirts about 8 years ago is still ok, and have added a coat to the waist section. Silver spray on the band, and some mesh from Wickes.Next step is to paint the “solar panels” and fit them. Continue reading
I started building this Dalek so long ago I can’t even remember when… I think it was probably 2002/3.Since then I’ve had half a Dalek taking up space in my basement, gathering dust. My recent visit to the Brighton mini Maker Faire sparked off a desir… Continue reading
When I posted last night I said I had a lot of half started projects lying around the house… I grabbed the camera and took a snap of those within arms reach in my underground batcave office… there are many many more things in the loft, and the gard… Continue reading
Inspired by the Mini Maker Faire I nipped down to Brighton this evening to check out the open evening that Build Brighton run on Thursdays.I called in on Adam who lives 3 doors down from the BB. workshop, and then spent an hour and a half chatting abou… Continue reading
This blog wasn’t always here.It started as a frontpage site, on freeserve, then moved to geocities where it got a swanky update when I learned how to use Dreamweaver 2…Blogging wasn’t even called blogging back then, but performed the same function.Th… Continue reading
Just switched on the telly for a bit of light relief, and there was my little boy Adam from about 10 years ago, driving Killercarrot in RobotWars ExtremeII. Continue reading