Andrew Sleigh

Andrew Sleigh

I'm a maker, web geek, writer, photographer and walker based in Brighton, UK.

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Brighton Mini Maker Faire is back for a 4th year, and we need makers to make it happen. Our call to makers closes on 9th June, so if you can make it to Brighton, UK in September, you should get your application in now. Brighton Mini Maker Faire was the... Read more »


How can people come together to make a hardware product? is trying to answer that. Read more »

Jane ni Dhulchaointigh

Sugru, the self-setting rubber that can be used to hack, mod or fix almost anything, can be found in many a maker's toolbox. Jane ni Dhulchaointigh, who invented it, is well-known to makers in the UK and further afield. The story she tells of Sugru's development over the last 10... Read more »

Daniel Charney and James Carrigan, founders of Fixperts

At the root of making is fixing. Identifying a problem, a need, or something that could be done better, and then making something to fix it. Sometimes the problem is, this robot needs more lasers, or, cupcakes would be way more fun if you could actually sit inside them and... Read more »


The mainstream news media is awash with speculation that 3D printing is bringing about a second industrial revolution. Whether this is true or not, nowhere is the comparison more apt than with The Flexiscale Company, a small UK startup making 3D models of the great steam engines of the first... Read more »


This week, I interviewed the designer and maker Brendan Dawes for my podcast, Looking Sideways. Brendan's known for early interactive web projects like Psycho Studio, that allows users to remix Hitchcock's famous shower scene themselves. He's also known for his physical projects, such as the Moviepeg and Popa iPhone accessories,... Read more »

Photo by Urban Splash

On a recent visit to Manchester to attend the Future Everything summit, I couldn't pass up the chance to visit the UK's first fab lab, housed in a striking, slab-like building in the waterside district of one of Britain's great industrial cities. I spoke to Eddie Kirkby (of the Manufacturing... Read more »