News & Updates

Ely Makers – Family Fun Day 15/7/2018

Posted by admin on Jul 30, 2018

On Sunday 15th July – 2018 – 10am to 2pm – Ely Makers hosted its Family Fun Day at the City of Ely Bowls Club (near the Paradise Centre). The event, which was open to Ely Makers and the public, attracted over 60 people with an interest in STEM...

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3d Printed Trophy

Posted by admin on Jun 11, 2018

Emma made a drawing of a trophy that we modelled in fusion 360 and printed. It’s made of four parts, a base, cup and two identical handles. I read about making prints smooth by dipping them in acetone so that’s the next thing to try. It’d also be a...

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Ely Makers Pub Meet – 17/5/2018

Posted by admin on May 17, 2018

Last night Ely Makers met at the High Flyer for our first pub meet casual social get-together and as an opportunity to share our projects, a bit of show and tell, and inspire each other. It was a very enjoyable evening and we decided to do this every second Thursday...

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Pi Wars 2018

Posted by Alicia Thornthwaite on May 7, 2018

Ely Makers turned out in force for PiWars 2018. This was the Ely Makers second outing to the robot packed family event! Here are a few photos and videos of the day for those of you who couldn’t make it.  ...

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Christmas Wishlist 2017 / Birthday Ideas for 2018

Posted by admin on Dec 18, 2017

Here are a few gift ideas from Ely Makers. If you have your own suggestions for gift ideas for 2018, please add them in the comments section. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Hot Wires Electronics Set – £49.99 This is a great set and a good...

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3D Printing a Minion’s hand in Fusion 360

Posted by Paul Thornthwaite on Nov 12, 2017

Background One of the 3D printers the Ely Makers has was donated by my Dad. After decades of running an injection moulding firm, he was interested in getting a printer to prototype parts for plastic model kits – his main hobby. The problem was that he...

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