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If you’d like to find out more about what we do here at The Factory, or have ideas of your own to discuss, please feel free to contact Justin, Tom or Fiona.

 

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Tinkering Space

The Factory worked with At Bristol to create a new exhibit called 'The Tinkering Space' at the Bristol Science Centre.

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It's OK

Making session with Change Creators, who aim to improve mental health awareness

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Gina Lundy Photography

An exploration into the impact of gentrification on communities

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China's Creative Communities

Visit to The Factory from Chinese delegates in the Shenzhen Maker scene.

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CNC Router

Our CNC machine cutting components for 'Stools for Schools' from 18mm Plywood

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Change Creators Inspire Week

Pitching an idea

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Go Green Awards 2016

Made by KWMC: The Factory

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Bread Group

Introduction to Digital Manufacturing Workshop

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Soap Box Derby

The Soap Box Car kits all ready to be built...

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Public Engagement Academy Visit

The Public Engagement Academy Class of 2016 visit The Factory site

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Change Creators Inspire Week

Playing with sensors

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And Vinyly

Bespoke oversized records made by The Factory, prior to being spray painted by local artists

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Soap Box Derby

Prototyping and building racing cart kits for KWMC Youth Summer Programme.

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Shed On Wheels

The Shed On Wheels visits The Factory in the run up to the Taste of Knowle West event.

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Arcadis

Commission to produce furniture items for Arcadis' new Innovation Space.

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Tom on the CNC Machine

Our senior technician programmes the CNC router to cut furniture components from plywood

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FGBP External Furniture

External wooden seating made by Hot Soup House & The Factory

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Amak Mahmoodian Photography

Amak's polaroids are taken by the subjects herself to capture their own perspective.

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Resident Artist Jo Hellier

Supporting artist Jo Hellier with space and machine access for her Bristol Biennial Future Fete project.

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Citizen Sensing

Sketching ideas for frog box casing to house damp sensors.

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Furniture for Saint Gobain

A wooden stool made for Saint Gobain, flat packed and ready to be picked up and delivered to their new staff Makerspace

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Soap Box Derby

Prototyping and building racing cart kits for KWMC Youth Summer Programme.

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20 Tips & Tricks

Prototyping box designs for KWMC's 20 Tips & Tricks card collection

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Tinkering Space

The Factory worked with At Bristol to create a new exhibit called 'The Tinkering Space' at the Bristol Science Centre.

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Sphere

Prototyping and making cardboard versions of Sphere's home sensor systems.

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Soap Box Derby

Prototyping and building racing cart kits for KWMC Youth Summer Programme.

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Gina Lundy Photography

An exploration into the impact of gentrification on communities

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Team S-Elfie

The Factory team in the midst of making Christmas Elves

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Nick White Photography

Documenting Nick's journey towards one single photograph from the summit of a mountain in the Cairngorms.

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Soap Box Derby

The Soap Box Car kits all ready to be built...

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Tinkering Space

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Needle-free Christmas Tree

Our wooden tabletop Christmas tree displaying decorations made by The Laser House

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It's OK

Making session with Change Creators, who aim to improve mental health awareness

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Go Green Awards 2016

Made by KWMC: The Factory

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China's Creative Communities

Visit to The Factory from Chinese delegates in the Shenzhen Maker scene.

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Tom & Justin

Factory Dream Team

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Children's Scrapstore

Making signage for the Children's Scrapstore from recycled materials

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Ultimaker 2+

Trialling our new 3D printer

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It's OK

Making session with Change Creators, who aim to improve mental health awareness

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Citizen Sensing

Our first round of frog boxes containing temperature and humidity sensors for sensing damp.

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Tinkering Space

The Factory worked with At Bristol to create a new exhibit called 'The Tinkering Space' at the Bristol Science Centre.

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Resident Artist Jo Hellier

Supporting artist Jo Hellier with space and machine access for her Bristol Biennial Future Fete project.

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China's Creative Communities

Visit to The Factory from Chinese delegates in the Shenzhen Maker scene.

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Cubana Signage

Signage made from recycled scaffold boards, for Cubana club night

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Imagine Bristol

"Are we making sense?" Exploring the Bristol Approach to Citizen Sensing

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Artist Hotel

Final prototypes made by UWE students here at The Factory for The Artist Hotel exhibition

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Feedback Toaster

Our laser cut toaster collecting feedback for the project 'Who Decides What's In My Fridge?'

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Installation by Sarah Barnes

A store front installation designed by Sarah Barnes, and cut here at The Factory

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Go Green Awards 2016

Made by KWMC: The Factory

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Citizen Sensing

Early prototype of the frog box to contain sensors for sensing damp.

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Sphere

Prototyping and making cardboard versions of Sphere's home sensor systems.

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Resident Artist Jo Hellier

Supporting artist Jo Hellier with space and machine access for her Bristol Biennial Future Fete project.

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Lightboxes

For Pervasive Media Studio

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Sphere

Prototyping and making cardboard versions of Sphere's home sensor systems.

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Almeda Frames

Custom engraved frames commissioned by Almeda.

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FGBP External Furniture

External wooden seating made by Hot Soup House & The Factory

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Soap Box Derby

And they're off! The big race to end 2 days of fun making activity.

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Imagine Bristol

"Are we making sense?" Exploring the Bristol Approach to Citizen Sensing

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Christmas Decorations

Personalised, laser cut Christmas decorations designed and made in-house for our 2015 AGM

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Christmas Elves

Cutting elves to be hand painted by children from St. Peter's School, and installed in Bedminster over the festive period 2015

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Sphere

Coaster designs

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Imagine Bristol

"Are we making sense?" Exploring the Bristol Approach to Citizen Sensing

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Sphere

Prototyping and making cardboard versions of Sphere's home sensor systems.

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FGBP External Furniture

Engraving the Filwood Green Business Park logo onto external wooden seating

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Tinkering Space

The Factory worked with At Bristol to create a new exhibit called 'The Tinkering Space' at the Bristol Science Centre.

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It's OK

Making session with Change Creators, who aim to improve mental health awareness

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The Rooms

Assembling a light box

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Tinkering Space Launch

The Factory worked with At Bristol to create a new exhibit called 'The Tinkering Space' at the Bristol Science Centre.

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Furniture for Saint Gobain

A lean desk made for Saint Gobain, finished and ready to be picked up and delivered to their new staff Makerspace

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Go Green Awards 2016

Made by KWMC: The Factory

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Tinkering Space Launch

The Factory worked with At Bristol to create a new exhibit called 'The Tinkering Space' at the Bristol Science Centre.

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Sphere

Coaster design

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Soap Box Derby

Building and customising carts before the big race! KWMC Summer Youth Programme

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Filwood Green Business Park Opening Day

Fiona Dowling shows off keyring made by the laser cutter at KWMC: The Factory

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Artist Hotel

Final prototypes made by UWE students here at The Factory for The Artist Hotel exhibition

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Change Creators Inspire Week

The final prototypes from our rapid prototyping workshop

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Arcadis

The Arcadis team come to visit and see their furniture order in production.

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Soap Box Derby

Building and customising carts before the big race! KWMC Summer Youth Programme

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FGBP External Furniture

External wooden seating made by Hot Soup House & The Factory

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Sphere

Prototyping and making cardboard versions of Sphere's home sensor systems.

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Citizen Sensing

Sketching ideas for frog box casing to house damp sensors.

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Go Green Awards 2016

Made by KWMC: The Factory

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China's Creative Communities

Visit to The Factory from Chinese delegates in the Shenzhen Maker scene.

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Imagine Bristol

"Are we making sense?" Exploring the Bristol Approach to Citizen Sensing

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Tinkering Space

The Factory worked with At Bristol to create a new exhibit called 'The Tinkering Space' at the Bristol Science Centre.

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Imagine Bristol

Storyboard made during the 2nd workshop session for Citizen Sensing.

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Imagine Bristol

"Are we making sense?" Exploring the Bristol Approach to Citizen Sensing

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Almeda Frames

Custom engraved frames commissioned by Almeda.

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Citizen Sensing

Our first round of frog boxes containing temperature and humidity sensors for sensing damp.

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Change Creators Inspire Week

Building a prototype

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Sphere

Prototyping and making cardboard versions of Sphere's home sensor systems.

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Amak Mahmoodian Photography

Amak's polaroids are taken by the subjects herself to capture their own perspective.

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Feedback Toaster

The completed feedback toaster for the 'Who decides what's in my fridge?' project, made from 4mm laser birch plywood

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Bread Group

Introduction to Digital Manufacturing Workshop

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Tinkering Space

The Factory worked with At Bristol to create a new exhibit called 'The Tinkering Space' at the Bristol Science Centre.

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Arcadis

Commission to produce furniture items for Arcadis' new Innovation Space.

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Citizen Sensing

Our first frog box containing temperature and humidity sensors for sensing damp.

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Tinkering Space

The Factory worked with At Bristol to create a new exhibit called 'The Tinkering Space' at the Bristol Science Centre.

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Lightboxes

For Pervasive Media Studio

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Citizen Sensing

Early prototype of the frog box to contain sensors for sensing damp.

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Go Green Awards 2016

Made by KWMC: The Factory

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Artist Hotel

Final prototypes made by UWE students here at The Factory for The Artist Hotel exhibition

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Team Tinkering

The Factory worked with At Bristol to create a new exhibit called 'The Tinkering Space' at the Bristol Science Centre.

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FGBP External Furniture

External wooden seating ready to be CNC engraved

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Go Green Awards 2016

Made by KWMC: The Factory

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Soap Box Derby

Building and customising carts before the big race! KWMC Summer Youth Programme

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Sphere

Prototyping and making cardboard versions of Sphere's home sensor systems.

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Nick White Photography

Documenting Nick's journey towards one single photograph from the summit of a mountain in the Cairngorms.

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KWMC External Furniture

Prototyping a design for external seating at KWMC

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Christmas Decorations

Personalised, laser cut Christmas decorations designed and made in-house

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Citizen Sensing

Our first round of frog boxes containing temperature and humidity sensors for sensing damp.

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Go Green Awards 2016

Made by KWMC: The Factory

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FGBP External Furniture

Engraving the Filwood Green Business Park logo onto external wooden seating

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Sphere

Coaster designs

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Furniture for Saint Gobain

Furniture made for Saint Gobain, finished and ready to be picked up and delivered to their new staff Makerspace

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St. Peter's School Councillors

The successful 'School Councillors' pose with products made at The Factory

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Resident Artist Jo Hellier

Supporting artist Jo Hellier with space and machine access for her Bristol Biennial Future Fete project.

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Let's Grow

Wooden sign made for Let's Grow Community & Allotment

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FGBP External Furniture

External wooden seating made by Hot Soup House & The Factory

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Imagine Bristol

"Are we making sense?" Exploring the Bristol Approach to Citizen Sensing

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Cubana Signage

Signage made from recycled scaffold boards, for Cubana club night

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Public Engagement Academy Visit

Personalised laser cut bookmarks made especially for our visitors

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Tinkering Space

The Factory worked with At Bristol to create a new exhibit called 'The Tinkering Space' at the Bristol Science Centre.

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Imagine Bristol

"Are we making sense?" Exploring the Bristol Approach to Citizen Sensing

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20 Tips & Tricks

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Maker Lab in a Box

Laser engraving some keyrings

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Gina Lundy Photography

An exploration into the impact of gentrification on communities

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Change Creators Inspire Week

Mapping out stages of the design process

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FGBP External Furniture

External wooden seating made by Hot Soup House & The Factory

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Engine Shed

Desks made for Engine Shed offices in Central Bristol.

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Bristol ReUse Network

CNC engraved A-Board

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Sphere

Prototyping and making cardboard versions of Sphere's home sensor systems.

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FGBP External Furniture

External wooden seating ready to be CNC engraved

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Soap Box Derby

And they're off! The big race to end 2 days of fun making activity.

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