May 272016

Over the past month we’ve had a great time running two public courses at inspiring locations in Somerset and Edinburgh. Both courses were a pleasure to teach on!

Somerset (23rd & 24th April) 1.8m 24V build
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This was our first time running a course at Rockaway Park in Temple Cloud, Somerset. Carving blades and angle grinding surrounded by a cavern of amazing remakery projects, from scrap materials, chimed with our love of the DIY! The weather stayed with us too, and enabled us to prepare the moulds and mix up the resin in the yard, where we also discovered a potential supply of cedar for future blades..

The turbine is destined for course participant Tom’s, yet to be purchased, boat.. Watch this space for updates on the installation..

On the Monday, Torrin stayed on to help us with installation preparation for a turbine from a student project which Mark and Marta salvaged from a Bath University clearance. We’re due to go back to Rockaway later in the Summer to complete the installation, but for now Mark has a nice view on the way to his office.

Edinburgh (21st-22nd May) 1.8m 12V build

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This was the first time we’ve done a workshop at The Forge community workshop in Edinburgh, thanks to Matt Leon who kindly hosted us for the weekend and taught a number of people to angle grind!

Welding and wood carving in workshops made from shipping containers, coil winding in the sunshine on benches made from recycled pallets, with a Kelly kettle on the boil really felt like living the dream!