We attempted an art/science experiment using milk and food dye, combined with small quantities of detergent on the end of a cotton bud to create patterns.
We tried swapping out milk for PVA glue for a more permanent result.
Unfortunately, the drying process of the PVA caused the colours to blend into one solid shade. We will attempt to overcome this problem at a later Makation.
Makercation continues each Friday night and some Wednesday nights. Occasionally we are unable to go ahead with it due to other commitments, so if you’re interested in attending and would like to make sure someone will be there, you can contact us by these methods:
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This Makercation started off with some semi-idle computer activities.
But it soon turned into a zombie apocalypse survival experiment involving preparation of foods using ingredients readily available in the Makerspace kitchen. This consisted of two minute noodles…
…and Milo Damper.
With mixed results.
I love to watch a Maker making so here is a little gallery of our fabulous Makers in action.
Gotta love that there is no one type of making, and no one style of Maker.
Another Friday night of Makercation. I brought my niece and nephew along and they spotted the craft box in the art room, so we dragged that down to DigiHive.
The craft session took on a life of its own.
Trey found a turtle and made it swim using pegs and an icy pole stick.
Plus some gaming.
A DOS gaming session. A DOOM remake and King’s Quest running on the Linux computers.
Space Invaders on the trusty Commodore 64.
Forgot to get photos of Darcy’s WIP cardboard terrain using the oldschool paper press. More of that next post.
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The longer days are drawing in new productivity at the space.
Helen hard at work on some Hellbenz merch
Definitely liking the idea of the new paint job on the front door.
Brightening up the front door, Jewels style
Meanwhile, I experimented with a vinyl stencil technique:
Jimage’s vinyl stencil
Thinking outside the lack of square frames
A surprisingly pronounced pixel effect
First test of the vinyl stencil is a success
The leftovers from the stencil = STICKERSSS
…and setup a wireless keyboard that Darcy acquired for the Raspberry Pi. We’ll be using this for some hot-seat DOS games in the lounge in the near future.
The Raspberry Pi’s new wireless keyboard
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