DrawingBotV3 - Plotting without Coding

May 1, 2021

This is the pen plotter at DoES Liverpool. It’s an A3 laser engraver base with a penholder and servo attached. I’ve been working on it`for a while now, and have mainly been learning about p5js and using it to produce geometry-based patterns.

Embroidery x Glue - A Weekend of Experimenting

Mar 21, 2021

A bit of experimenting, mainly last weekend, with machine embroidery and glue film.

Biomaterials - Some Notes from the STEAMhouse Biobox course

Feb 16, 2021

I recently took part in STEAMhouse’s Biobox Workshop, an excellent 4 week course combining “self-led materials research with live sessions [exploring] different areas related to materials development”, led by Sarah King of STEAMhouse and Zoe Powell of Materiom. Ross Dalziel was also on the course - we’d both already done a bit of experimenting with biomaterials and natural dyes at DoES Liverpool.

15 Minute Liverpool - Familiar Sights

Aug 26, 2020

When I wrote my first post I intended to get out and explore the area around DoES Liverpool on at least 2 lunchtimes per week. It’s been more than a month and I’ve only made 2 more trips, and only now got round to writing them up…

15 Minute Liverpool - First Look at the 15 Minute City

Jul 18, 2020

I’ve seen a lot about 15 minute cities recently:

“this simple notion that all your basic everyday needs, from education to commerce to health care to culture and so on, are located within 15 minutes walk or bike of your front door”.

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