by • January 26, 2016 • No Comments
Brighton-based 3D printed robotics company MakerClub develops educational products and robotics projects that assist individuals learn how to work with electronics and innovation and to turn it into and code their own internet connected devices. Their new e-learning platform teaches the use of tech like 3D printing, connected hardware and the Internet of Things via high high end interactive content that is turn it intoed to be engaging and educational at the same time. The ultimate goal of MakerClub is to teach the following generation of inventors, manufacturers and creatives the art of invention and problem solving.
As part of their annual CE50 actuallyt, innovation, media and business advocacy group Creative England has officially named MakerClub as one of the fifty many creative companies in the UK. Every year the group highlights the emerging talents, built creative professionals, inventive, new and brave companies working in the UK. The CE50 gala was held at Google’s swanky 160,000-square-foot headquarters located at the Central Saint Giles development near Tottenham Court Road in London.
The eighteen-month-old MakerClub is the initially 3D printing and electronics company to manufacture the CE50 list, and they were actually invited to present at the ceremony on the need to turn it into a ‘nation of manufacturers’. Some of the educational projects that MakerClub has created include a RC regulated robotic arm kit, a race car regulated via mobile device and a quadcopter kit. All of their projects are 3D printable and walk new users through the 3D turn it into stage to coding the electronics and finally 3D printing and building the entire device. Additionally, all of the project tutorials are entirely browser-based and need no specialized turn it into or fabrication software to achieve.
MakerClub RC car.
MakerClub robotic arm.
“This quite highlights how far 3D printing has come in the last few years. It is now being recognised as a fully creative medium and we are perfectly
thrilled to be holding the baton for the UK. It is excellent that Creative England has seen how skills like coding, 3D Design and electronics can be so significant for the creative economy over the following 10 years,“ said MakerClub CEO Simon Riley.
The day long actuallyt took place on January 20th and included several speakers on subjects as diverse as tiny businesses working with sizeable business, the new digital economy and the need for local television and movie production. Google in addition gave two presentations, one on the intersection of creativity and business and another on via innovation to share cultural treasures with new audiences. And of course it wouldn’t be a business actuallyt if there weren’t a lot of networking opportunities.
The CE50 awards were revealed at the actuallying gala, as well as the top ten Future Leaders that included HBO producer Andrew Haigh, sound recognition platform Braci, software publisher Lockwood Publishing and social media analytics tool StashMetrics. The judges who chose the ten Future Leaders include notable business leaders like Chairwoman of MediaCom UK Karen Blackett, Enterprise Editor at the Telegraph Rebecca Burn-Callander, Channel 4 digital Shorts content commissioning editor Isaac Densu, Deloitte strategy consultant Julie Richards and Facebook Regional Director for the UK & Ireland Steve Hatch.
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