UNIMAKER 2020: Bonus Content

As well as our live sessions, we also have some great content to share with you from the UNIMAKER community:

Ideas Lab – Imperial College, London, UK

A team of students at Imperial College have spent the summer creating the Ideas Lab, a new makerspace linked with Imperial’s Dyson School of Design Engineering. In this video, they outline the software system they have made for the space.

For more information, contact: ideaslab@imperial.ac.uk


D:DREAM Hall – TU Delft, Netherlands

The Delft University of Technology is well known for its successful student competition teams, which they call D:DREAM teams. These include Formula Student, Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering (DARE) and many more. All teams consist of highly motivated students, who are solely responsible for all tasks, from team management to the design and production of their inventions. The D:DREAM Hall, the building on the TU Delft Campus that never sleeps, forms most teams’ home base. This video gives an overview of the D:DREAM programme.

Brandon and Pete visited Delft and the D:DREAM Hall in February 2020 and would highly recommend a visit!

D:Dream Hall

A new academic year has started, which can only mean one thing: a new year full of D-Dream experiences is about to begin! Designing, producing, racing, and sometimes winning are on the agenda for the new team members. But before it all starts, let’s have a look at what it means to be part of the D:DREAM…

Posted by TU Delft on Thursday, 6 September 2018

For more information, contact: Halbeheer.ddream@tudelft.nl


Machine Access Control System (MACS) – MARMIK

MARMIK are a Devon-based machinery company. They have produced the Machine Access Control System for use in workshops and makerspaces, which may be of interest to the UNIMAKER community. It allows individual RFID-based access control to machines.

For more information, contact: marmikltd@btinternet.com


Lockdown Project: Making a home wind tunnel – Edward J Dawtrey, The University of Sheffield

Ed, a second year aerospace engineering student, decided to build a small wind tunnel over the summer to visualise the effects of air flow and ‘angle of attack’ on various aerofoils. Being on lockdown, Ed only used materials he could find around the house.

The result is impressive! This is a great example of low/medium-fidelity prototyping, ingenuity, and how Making can be used to support theoretical learning.

For more information, contact: ejdawtrey1@sheffield.ac.uk