MadFabLab puts on free craft innovation workshops

Manchester’s MadLab is offering people free craft sessions this weekend (27-28 October 2017) as part of Make:Shift:Do, a weekend long programme of making and innovation workshops.

Stop by the Edge Street venue for a taste of the future of making, with Arduino programming and laser cut jewellery workshops, plus tours of the maker space.

Open Day – Friday 27th October 12 – 4pm

Join MadLab for their open day, where they’ll be running 3D printer and Laser Cutter demos all afternoon. MadFabLab facilitators will also be on hand to show you around and answer all of your digital making questions.

Arduino Traffic Lights Workshop – Saturday 28th October 12 – 4pm

Have a go at coding with electronics in this taster session workshop. Learn to connect & configure the Arduino (a programmable circuit board and software), upload programs, prototype circuits & interact with different components. This workshop will take you through setting up the Arduino, and creating circuits to run example codes based on pedestrian crossings.

Wear your Art on your Sleeve Workshop – Saturday 28th October 12 – 4pm

In this guest workshop you can turn your slogans & illustrations into digital files and using a laser cutter, etch and cut your design to create wearable jewellery with a positive message. Designed and facilitated by WONDERHAUS AKA Julia Roy Williams, a local digital jewellery designer, who creates participatory events that allow people to explore digital design.

All of the events are running on a drop-in basis, so there’s no need to book in advance.