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South London Maker Festival

One Day Only

Herne Hill Station, Railton Road, SE24 0JW
Saturday 14th May – 11am to 5pm (free event)

As part of Dulwich Festival’s Artists’ Open House South London Makerspace is excited to bring you the return of South London Maker Festival after a two year absence. You’ll find a room full of hands-on workshops, demos, games and more for young and old! We’re taking over Station Hall, above Herne Hill station, for one day to share all the stuff we love – which is everything to do with making!

The festival is all about celebrating making, curiosity and creativity for all ages and levels of experience – we believe the only qualification needed to be a maker is the desire to make things. Expect everything from robots to origami via musical instruments, laser cutting, visual arts and 3d printing…with the odd Dalek thrown in – and talking about throwing: you might get the chance at some pottery.

This promises to be a fun day with plenty of opportunities to learn about what you can do in your local ‘Community Makerspace’. You’ll also be able to buy works directly from local artists and makers.

*Please note that this venue is upstairs, with no lift or wheelchair access*

What can I see/do?

We’ll have a bunch of stuff for you, not limited to the following:

Show & tells, including:
• The creatures of Dr Who – featuring a full-size Dalek!
• 3D printing – what can a home 3d printer do in 2022?
• Laser cutting
• 3d printing
• Robots exploring and playing

Short hands-on workshops and demos including:
• Flextangles! A family friendly paper craft
• Make a cardboard robot arm
• Explore chaotic motion with a chaos pendulum
• Intro to origami
• Throwing a pot demo
• Learn to solder – make a blinky LED badge, with an advanced SMD soldering option for the more experienced!
• Computer controlled and human controlled woodworking

Light emitting making- from daylight to EL Glow Zone
• EL Glow Zone – paints and wires that glow when electricity is applied
• Coloured shadows
• Inverted Panopticon – hard to explain!
• New Luddism art from Simon the Last
• Laser Sound Visualiser

Visual art
• New Luddism art from Simon the Last
• Lisa Pancucci – prints

All requiring no prior experience

Electronics Hardware Jam Got a project you started and is now languishing in a drawer or the back of a cupboard? Then bring it along and join in the Jam, with assistance from our electronics experts!

About South London Makerspace

South London Makerspace exists to lower the barriers to high quality making: we’re a community that shares physical space, tools and skills, as well as enthusiasms, ideas…and a fair bit of pizza.

We describe ourselves as a ‘social community workshop’ with each of those words being key – and we welcome all levels of skill and experience.

Formed in 2014 by a small group drawn together by the urge to make stuff we grew to 350 members pre-COVID. Like most organisations we had a hard time, but we’re emerging from the lockdown phase of the pandemic with a doubled workshop space and a redoubled impetus for social making.

We’re based in railway arches on the Bath Factory Estate (behind Costcutter) where we’re right at home with the blend of makers, maintainers, artists and fixers who are our neighbours…and it doesn’t hurt to have Canopy Beer’s taproom ten seconds walk away either.

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