The heart of Derby's Maker community
I’ve been a professional engineer my whole career, but always doing design and analysis (for helicopters, F1 cars, jet engines, road cars) rather than actually making things. Derby Makers has helped me to develop the confidence to get on and make stuff – and to accept that sometimes things will go wrong!
My current major project is building a kit car (see under “Big Projects”). I also built the (in)famous Ropemaking machine which is always popular at Silk Mill events including the Mini Maker Faires.
I stood down from being Treasurer of Derby Makers at the end of 2015 due to work/commuting commitments, so I’ll be less involved in the running of DM in the future. But I am still hoping to see us grow and develop as we bring in more new members.