Navigating the subway of Elephant & Castle

We are aware that many people will be new to the area so we’ve prepared a simplified map of the area to help navigate from the shopping centre, National Rail and London Underground stations.


Café Menu

On Saturday we’ll have a selection of hot and cold drinks and snacks available in the café for visitors as well as a number of lunch options for those looking to purchase lunch. There will also be a picnic area for those bringing their own lunches.

Lunch Menu

Mushroom Soup with Bread & Butter – £3.00

Chicken Curry & Rice – £4.50
BBQ Chicken Wrap – £4.50

Vegetarian Options
Makhani Dhal with Pilau Rice – £4.50
Soya Chili Peppers Wrap – £4.50

Maker Profile: Gesto

Gesto is an open-source electronic kit, that reads your muscle activity into its DIY gesture-based controller, translating your gestures into actions within  other electronic devices.


Gesto includes an electronic board used to acquire electromyographic data, a set of dry electrodes, cables, a battery and a file to 3D print your own band. It needs no calibration and has a unlimited number of gestures that the user can add. Come and try Gesto for yourself at their stand and see what you can control with EMG data from your own body!


Floor Plan and Schedule Released!

After much tinkering and iteration we’ve finally been able to publish a floor plan and schedule for this Saturday’s Elephant & Castle Mini Maker Faire 2014!

We’re really proud of what the amazing support we’ve had from all the volunteers, sponsors, exhibitors, speakers and teachers who are helping to bring this event to you!

Floor Plan



Maker Profile: South London Makerspace

A Maker Faire in South London? Sign us up!

We did, we’ll be there, and we’ll got lots to show and tell, including the latest on our new permanent home.

Come find our stand in the Faire, where we’ll be showing what we’ve been making –

Yulia Silina will be showing ‘The Distant Heart’, a beautifully crafted computational necklace that is part of her research into rectifying the emotional void created when families, friends and loved ones move away from each other.

Tom Lynch will be showing his split-flap display. It’s a bit of a mouthful to say but mesmerising in action, crossing twitter streams with the clack-clack-clack of railway departure boards. He’s also a main organiser of the Faire, so go Tom go!

Toby Harris will be showing his *spark d-fuser mixer that crossfades between two laptop’s output. It’s a product that ships worldwide, that started as an arduino hack. He’s also giving a talk about the project at 12.30. If you’ve ever hacked together a prototype idea but not known where to go from there, come and find out.

Gordon Endersby will be showing his work on the Makerspace’s Doorbell and Doorbot, one wonderfully heath-robinson and the other seriously serious.

Alongside those finished projects we’ll be showing work-in-progress brewing amongst our members, including mathematically derived lampshades and the latest salvos in the SLMS delta vs. cartesian 3D printer tweaks.

But most of all, come and see our plans for the our new railway arch space, and chat about the future. As some members will be at the Maker Faire, so will others be making our Makerspace. Exciting times!