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Welcome

We are an enthusiastic group of makers working on individual projects, from toys to wind turbines, and collaborating on bigger builds such as robots and a filament extruder for 3D printers. So if you like making things come along on Thursday evenings and find out how to get involved. You don’t have to have particular skills. Some members bring LEGO, knitting and wacky inventions, so (almost) anything goes. We’re in the Rodhus building, which has a bright mural on Hollingdean Road, but our entrance is through the metal shutters round the back, on Freehold Terrace.

 

Our Blog

RFID Project

Neil has been working on a new RFID system and has been showing Jon and Justin how to use it. We already have Arthur’s amazing door system, so this will add to what can be controlled by RFIDs in the space. The price of RFID technology has come down... read more

New Virtual Reality Group

We have a new Virtual Reality group forming, starting with Poppy’s VR Scanner project and Anthony’s Dragon’s Fire Flying game. The aim is to make a scanner using dozens of raspberry pi cameras, to be used at the University of Brighton. We have £1000... read more

Beautiful Bowl Making

Here is one of the beautiful bowls Stewart made on the wood turning lathe from giant burls Sam brought in from his work as a tree... read more

Japanese robot makers visit Build Brighton

The people from PLEN Project came and showed us how to make their mini humanoid robot, the PLEN 2. And their original robot came along to show what it will be capable of. It was fun getting it to roller skate and pick up a... read more

MozFest 2015

A group of us from BuildBrighton had a fun weekend at MozFest learning about the open web, Raspberry Pis and other cool... read more

Mini Maker Faire

We had a buzzing stall at the Brighton Mini Maker this year, with the Nao robot doing tai-chi next to Paul’s 3D printer, that was busily working away.

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Exploring Robots Workshop

During February Build Brighton hosted three fantastic events for the Brighton Science Festival, an Arduino programming workshop, a general Arduino and introduction to electronics workshop and finally a robot drop in session. The first two workshops were all day events... read more

Exposing UV silkscreen for PCB printing

Andy from handprint.co.uk kindly offered some help with our silkscreen idea. He sent some diagrams to explain why exposing UV emulsion on a silkscreen is better done from a distance and not from the minimum distance required, based on the lens angle of…

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Computer Science and Religion

I have said that computer science is a lot like magic. And it is really good that it is like magic, because there is also a bad part in computer science that is a lot like religion.

— Harold Ableson (1985)

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Making a small cheap UV exposure box

It seems that we spend most of our time planning things while we wait for stuff to arrive for an earlier project. That’s certainly the case now, as we’re waiting for some silkscreen mesh to arrive to try out our miniature silkscreen for printing PCBs i…

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Making a small silkscreen frame

We battled with this one for a while – trying to decide on the best/easiest layout for silkscreen printing. In our previous post, the video shows “traditional” silkscreen printing, with a large screen and plenty of workshop space.We’re trying for small…

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