Milton Keynes gadget workshop


Gadget-lovers put October 6 in your diary - because the MakeMK are coming to the city.

The social enterprise aims to stimulate local innovation by providing people with space and tools that they do not have access to at home.

If you love taking things apart to find out how they work, or building things, then this is for you.

Laurence Praties, who owns the business owner at Denbigh Business Park (previously named MK:ONE), in First Avenue, Bletchley, said: “MakeMK will make access to a wide array of cutting edge machinery and technologies available to anyone who wishes to come along and use them.

“It is aimed at everyone from small businesses and schools to DIY enthusiasts, hobbyists, up-cyclers and artisans.

“If your idea is bigger than your shed, come along to the gala.”

The MakeMK workshop is a first of it’s kind for Milton Keynes and will be opening for business on October 6, with a special VIP gala event taking place on October 4.

Celebrities will be attending the gala, including wallpaper man Chris Boylan from ITV2’s 60 Minute Makeover, and local cage fighter Linton ‘The Swarm’ Vassell, himself an ex-tradesman, who has just returned from several high-profile competitions in the USA.

MakeMK will be working with local artisans and engineers to put on workshops for everything from wood-turning to building your own smartphone controlled quad-copters.

Mr Praties added: “As part of our commitment to the local community we’ll also be offering discounted sessions to local charities and non-profit organisations.”

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