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Fred Aldous, Manchester City Centre

  • Fred Aldous 37 Lever Street Manchester, England, M1 1LW United Kingdom (map)

Get to grips with coding, take an introduction to the world of making, and explore some of Manchester’s best home-grown creative tech. Join MAKE STUFF at Fred Aldous for a free day of drop-in workshops including:

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)

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.

MAKE STUFF is brought to you by MadLab, the UK’s most active makerspace. MadLab supports public experimentation and exciting projects in the realm of science, art, culture, and emerging technologies.

PSSSST! MadLab’s new FabLab - the MadFabLab - will be open to the public in January 2017. To find out more, join the mailing list , follow @MadLabUK, visit, or email

Earlier Event: September 24
Portland Basin Museum, Ashton
Later Event: January 28
The Landing, MediaCityUK Salford