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We’re hiring a Workshop Technician

That’s right, we are looking for someone with workshop technician experience and a passion for making and education to join our team at Makerversity London. The role is exciting and challenging and requires a broad range of skills. The successful candidate will be assisting the workshop manager in the day-to-day running of the space and…

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What Brexit means for startups. version 0.01

The #EUref is worrying, it has happened and we are set for changeable times ahead.  Regardless of in or out, a gamble with the economy isn’t healthy for any business, let alone a start-up. The early days of business do not offer the luxury of sitting and waiting for a calmer financial climate to come…

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Into the Wild with MV Works

For the last seven months, nine makers, working in a diverse range of disciplines across technology, design and art, have been engaged in an experimental programme intended to nurture and support creative practices in the digital age. MV Works has provided funding, guidance, critical insight and technology to these pioneering groups and individuals. The programme…

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Makerversity Work Placement: Bronwen Jones

I grab a quick chat with Bronwen Jones at the end of her work placement with Makerversity. Bronwen’s first interaction with Makerversity came via the Prince’s Trust product design course that we regularly run. You know, the group that undertook the task of making and creating their own skateboards in one week.

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Kickstarter season

Crowdfunding is the new market test and focus group, the new investor and seed funding, and to many a great PR tool for the launch of their product. Makerversity has become a place for hardware startups to develop a product in a low-risk environment where designers can use, but not own, rapid prototyping tools such as laser cutters…

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Back in time for the weekend

Makerversity has hosted many a TV show over the past three years, from the C4 show, “Gadget Man” to documentaries featuring our members and their diverse businesses. Who could forget the BBC 3’s, “Girls Can Code”? Our latest screen time came via the BBC2 show, “Back in Time for the Weekend”. Last summer, the Ashbury…

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Coming to Convergence

Tomorrow afternoon, MVWorks will take to the stage at the third annual Convergence festival in London to break down a few boundaries. As a forum for celebrating the pioneers working at the intersection of music, arts and technology, Convergence couldn’t be a better showcase for the programme, and we’re excited about bringing a selection of…

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Makerversity DIY schools tour

The launch of the Makerversity DIY website was little over 6 months ago, featuring 10 simple and exciting lesson plans, created by professional designers and engineers, that enable educators to incorporate making and hands-on activities into everyday classroom environments.

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Exploring the Origin of Life at Makerversity’s Bio Lab

Biofutures Lab is a studio space at Somerset House where we built Bento Lab by day and explore biosciences, making and culture by night. Written by Philipp Boeing, Bentobio. Where does chemistry end and biology start? On a february Tuesday in our vault, under Waterloo Bridge, visitors explored this question as they probed the boundary…

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