MadLab

A creative space for geeks, artists, designers, illustrators, hackers, innovators and idle dreamers.

Venue Type:

Campaign or initiative, Association or society

Opening hours

Monday-Sunday 10am til 9pm

Admission charges

Charge depends on activity.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Make Stuff at the Landing, Media City, Salford.

MAKE STUFF at The Landing, Media City, Salford

  • 28 January 2017 10am-4pm

On Saturday 28th January, 10am - 4pm, join MAKE STUFF at The Landing in Salford for a free day of:

Soldering: Hone your soldering skills with MAKE STUFF’s LED-tastic skill badge kit.

Arduino: Learn the Arduino basics and how to apply it in creative contexts.

Virtual Reality: Play VR games and explore digital worlds in our VR corner.

3D Printing: Explore the possibilities of 3D printing and 3D scan your head (or other appendages).

Wearable Tech: Create sewn-circuits using conductive thread (and more LEDs).

Minecraft: Learn to code while exploring the Minecraft realm.

Game Craft: Invent your own computer game character our all ages craft table.

BBC Micro:Bit: Learn to code in seconds with this fun, pocket-sized computer.

Plus, check out projects and prototypes developed at MadLab, like Gemma May Latham’s PatternCraft - an analogue-to-digital punchcard reader and a base for developing interactive projects, and Chris Ball’s Laser Harp - an Arduino-based MIDI laser harp that uses low-power lasers.

We have much more to be announced and we would like you to be the first in the know.

Make sure you sign up to our mailing list and don’t forget to give us a ‘like’ on our new official Make Stuff Facebook page!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

The Landing, Salford
The Landing
Blue
MediaCityUK
M50 2ST
Salford
Greater Manchester
M50 2ST
England

Additional info

The Landing gives digital SMEs and micro-businesses a place to work alongside large media and technology organisations, allowing them to be part of and benefit from the exciting and rapidly growing community at MediaCityUK.

Spanning seven floors, we combine all cross-sections of the digital creative industry to create a unique environment where SMEs can thrive. From digital workflow, post production and interactive media labs to meeting, working and social spaces, we offer everything under one roof.

Admission

Free

Website

http://makestuff.madlab.org.uk/eventlistings/2017/1/28/the-landing-mediacityuk-salford

MAKE STUFF Touchstones Rochdale, Sat 11th Feb 2017

MAKE STUFF at Touchstones Rochdale

  • 11 February 2017 10am-4pm

On Saturday 11th February, join MAKE STUFF at Touchstones Rochdale for a free day of:

Soldering: Hone your soldering skills with MAKE STUFF’s LED-tastic skill badge kit.

Arduino: Learn the Arduino basics and how to apply it in creative contexts.

Virtual Reality: Play VR games and explore digital worlds in our VR corner.

3D Printing: Explore the possibilities of 3D printing and 3D scan your head (or other appendages).

Wearable Tech: Create sewn-circuits using conductive thread (and more LEDs).

Minecraft: Learn to code while exploring the Minecraft realm.

Game Craft: Invent your own computer game character our all ages craft table.

BBC Micro:Bit: Learn to code in seconds with this fun, pocket-sized computer.

Plus, check out projects and prototypes developed at MadLab, like Gemma May Latham’s PatternCraft - an analogue-to-digital punchcard reader and a base for developing interactive projects, and Chris Ball’s Laser Harp - an Arduino-based MIDI laser harp that uses low-power lasers.

We have much more to be announced and we would like you to be the first in the know.

Make sure you sign up to our mailing list and don’t forget to give us a ‘like’ on our new official Make Stuff Facebook page!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Touchstones, Rochdale
The Esplanade
Rochdale
Greater Manchester
OL16 1AQ
England

Getting there

Road Directions
M60, Junction 20, 2 miles
Public Transport Directions
Rochdale Bus and Train Station - located in the centre of the town - head towards the Town Hall on the Esplanade - Touchstones Rochdale across the road - within a few yards.

Services and facilities

Additional info

An award winning Arts & Heritage Centre with an Art Gallery, Museum, Visitor Information Centre & Local Studies Centre & Cafe. Just two minutes walk from the town centre shopping and is convenient for car parks and public transport. Nearby attractions include Rochdale Town Hall and the Pioneer Museum. Full of fun activities for the kids, fascinating facts for adults and, for the not so young a chance to share some cherished memories! Come and discover Rochdale's past and, perhaps, help shape its future.

Admission

Free

Website

http://makestuff.madlab.org.uk/eventlistings/2017/2/11/touchstones-rochdale

MAKE STUFF St John's Centre, Trafford.

MAKE STUFF at St John's Centre, Old Trafford

  • 13 February 2017 10am-4pm

Join MAKE STUFF at St John’s Centre for a free day of:

Soldering: Hone your soldering skills with MAKE STUFF’s LED-tastic skill badge kit

Arduino: Learn the Arduino basics and how to apply it in creative contexts

3D Printing: Explore the possibilities of 3D printing and 3D scan your head (or other appendages)

Wearable Tech: Create sewn-circuits using conductive thread (and more LEDs)

Minecraft: Learn to code while exploring the Minecraft realm

Game Craft: Design your own game character at our craft and drawing table

Plus check out projects and prototypes developed at MadLab, like Gemma May Latham’s PatternCraft - an analogue-to-digital punchcard reader and a base for developing interactive projects, and Chris Ball’s Laser Harp - an Arduino-based MIDI laser harp that uses low-power lasers.

We have much more to be announced, and we would like you to be the first in the know.

Make sure you sign up to our mailing list, and don’t forget to give us a ‘like’ on our new official Make Stuff Facebook page!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

St John’s Centre
St John’s Road
Old Trafford, Manchester
Greater Manchester
M16 7GX
England

Getting there

The Centre is on St John’s Road, behind the big red church (St John’s) on Ayres Road in Old Trafford.

Services and facilities

Additional info

St John’s Centre, Old Trafford, is an independent, community based, voluntary organisation. Through education and recreation we seek to:

Promote good relations within our diverse community;
Give individuals the opportunity to realise their full potential; and
Meet the needs of the present and create a sustainable resource for the future.

Admission

Free

Website

http://makestuff.madlab.org.uk/eventlistings/2017/2/13/st-johns-centre-old-trafford

MAKE STUFF at Gallery Oldham Sat 17th Feb 2017.

MAKE STUFF at Gallery Oldham (All ages)

  • 17 February 2017 10am-4pm

** Please Note: We are at Gallery Oldham for two days, Friday 17th February for the all ages drop-in Make Stuff event, and Saturday 18th for adult workshops.**

Join MAKE STUFF at Gallery Oldham for a free day of:

Soldering: Hone your soldering skills with MAKE STUFF’s LED-tastic skill badge kit

Arduino: Learn the Arduino basics, and how to apply it in creative contexts

3D Printing: Explore the possibilities of 3D printing, and 3D scan your head (or other appendages)

Wearable Tech: Create sewn-circuits using conductive thread (and more LEDs)

Minecraft: Learn to code while exploring the Minecraft realm

Plus check out projects and prototypes developed at MadLab, like Gemma May Latham’s PatternCraft - an analogue-to-digital punchcard reader and a base for developing interactive projects, and Chris Ball’s Laser Harp - an Arduino-based MIDI laser harp that uses low-power lasers.

We have much more to be announced, and we would like you to be the first in the know.

Make sure you sign up to our mailing list, and don’t forget to give us a ‘like’ on our new official Make Stuff Facebook page!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Gallery Oldham
Greaves Street,
Oldham
Greater Manchester
OL1 1AL
England

Getting there

by Metrolink
The Metrolink route through the heart of Oldham drops you just two minutes from our door! From Oldham Central station head towards Sainsbury’s car park and almost immediately you’ll see our building.

by Car
The nearest car park is Southgate Street pay and display. There is 3 hours free parking on a Saturday. More details about town centre parking .

Services and facilities

Additional info

Gallery Oldham welcomes disabled people. There are large lifts, accessible toilets, and baby changing facilities.

There are two disabled parking spaces at the bottom of Greaves Street, next to the Gallery and Oldham Library and Lifelong Learning Centre, and several spaces on the Southgate Street pay and display car park, with access to the Gallery across Southgate Street. More details about town centre parking .

We arrange audio described tours for a number of our exhibitions. For more information and to download our Social Story please visit our Accessibility page.

Admission

Free

Website

http://makestuff.madlab.org.uk/eventlistings/2017/2/17/gallery-oldham

MAKE STUFF at Gallery Oldham, Saturday 18th February 2017.

MAKE STUFF Adult Workshop at Gallery Oldham

  • 18 February 2017 10:15am-4:45pm

**Please Note: We are at Gallery Oldham for two days, Friday 17th February for the all ages drop-in Make Stuff event and Saturday 18th for adult workshops.**

Overview

Time: 10:15 - 13:15

Cost: £3 Returnable Deposit

Programming 101

Programming 101 is a whistle-stop tour of everything programming languages can do. A practical session using Python: a language that is beginner-friendly, but still presents enough of a challenge to be interesting – you can think of it a bit like those bumper lanes at the ten-pin bowling alley.

We’ll cover the differences between ‘natural language’ and ‘formal language’, and functions common to nearly all programming languages: data types, inputs and outputs, data structures and loops. You’ll also create your first program!

What You Need to Know

- Basic computer skills (opening software, editing files and so on) are required

- You will need to bring your own laptop (with power supply) to take part in any of the classes. Although we do have a limited number of laptops available to borrow - please state your preference when booking.

- Before attending the workshop you will need to download and install Python 2.7 (not Python 3), which you can get here

- Under-16s are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

Introduction to Arduino
Overview

Time: 14:15 - 16:45

Cost: £3 Returnable Deposit

-Connecting and configuring an Arduino Uno, and uploading programs
-Using a breadboard to prototype circuits and interact with components through software
-An introduction to different components and how to use them
-Communicating between an Arduino and your computer

Over the years Arduino has been used to make all kinds of things, from tiny wearables to large-scale interactive installations. Some personal favourites:

-LEAP - A live-action game which pits players against a laser-equipped robot security system gone rogue

-Rachael Moat creates prototypes which encourage children with severe communication and learning difficulties to interact with the world around them

-Ardu-Sat - A “low-cost space research platform”

-Analogue Synthesizer - Hacking, with Arduino and Moog
About the workshop

Versatile, beginner-friendly, and above all fun, this workshop will give you an insight into how to get started with your own excellent digital-physical projects!

What You Need to Know

- Basic computer skills (opening software, editing files and so on) are required, and some programming experience (e.g. Javascript or Python) is desirable.

- You will need to bring your own laptop, running a recent version of Windows, or Mac OS with a working USB port (with power supply) to take part in any of the classes. We do have a limited number of laptops avaiable to borrow - please state your preference when booking.

- Under-16s are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Where

Gallery Oldham
Greaves Street
Oldham, Manchester
Greater Manchester
OL1 1AL
England

Getting there

by Metrolink
The Metrolink route through the heart of Oldham drops you just two minutes from our door! From Oldham Central station head towards Sainsbury’s car park and almost immediately you’ll see our building.

by Car
The nearest car park is Southgate Street pay and display. There is 3 hours free parking on a Saturday. More details about town centre parking .

Services and facilities

Additional info

Gallery Oldham welcomes disabled people. There are large lifts, accessible toilets, and baby changing facilities.

There are two disabled parking spaces at the bottom of Greaves Street, next to the Gallery and Oldham Library and Lifelong Learning Centre, and several spaces on the Southgate Street pay and display car park, with access to the Gallery across Southgate Street. More details about town centre parking .

We arrange audio described tours for a number of our exhibitions. For more information and to download our Social Story please visit our Accessibility page.

Admission

£3 returnable deposit to attend.

Website

http://makestuff.madlab.org.uk/eventlistings/2017/2/18/gallery-oldham-adult-workshops

MadLab
36-40 Edge Street
Northern Quarter
Manchester
M4 1HN
England

Website

madlab.org.uk/

E-mail

office@madlab.org.uk

Telephone

0161 839 6324

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
advertisement