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Richmond MakerLabs

A Maker Space and hackspace in the middle of Ham, Richmond, Surrey. Open and free to all. Come to learn, ask, make, mend or talk

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Meeting weekly on Tuesdays from 7:30pm at Little House, Ham Close, Ham, Richmond, TW10 7NY Our small space is on Ham Close, with a dedicated space for tinkering and socialising. Come visit us at our next meeting October 4 at 19.30 to 23:00.


  • Also open Wednesdays and Thursdays 8pm to 10 pm
  1. ) The extended open house hours are a trial,
  2. ) there will be fewer people there, therefore less 'support' will be available, but
  3. ) there is more space to work on a Weds/Thurs.
  • 25th of February Ham Library Green Screen "Internet's Own Boy" Screening.




Social Media

Recent New Wiki Pages

  • 07:10, 2 October 2022Ian M's Lathe Notes (hist | edit) ‎[10,419 bytes]IanM (talk | contribs) (Created page with "Currently a disorganized mess that I hope to bring some order to as I become more experienced with the RML CJ18A mini-lathe.")
  • 13:28, 9 September 2022OpenSCAD to Laser Cutter (hist | edit) ‎[2,852 bytes]IanM (talk | contribs) (Created page with "[ OpenSCAD], although normally used for 3D modelling, can be used for 2D modelling for laser cutting. It can render 2D geometry direct to .dxf export, or you can use the projection() module to [ slice or flatten 3D geometry] to get 2D geometery to render for export. OpenSCAD does not export curves as arcs, so they are always built up of straight line segments. RDWorks does not li...")
  • 00:15, 31 August 2022Hackspace software (hist | edit) ‎[114 bytes]Beardedfool (talk | contribs) (Created page with " A list of software used in various hackspaces around the world")
  • 11:07, 4 August 2022Equipment and Tool Defect List (hist | edit) ‎[1,417 bytes]IanM (talk | contribs) (What's currently not working or has recently been fixed.)
  • 00:16, 27 July 2022Laserpc (hist | edit) ‎[856 bytes]Beardedfool (talk | contribs) (Created page with "This PC, kindly donated by Leo, controls the lasercutter (laser.rml in the small office name: laserpc.rml ip: Gotcha's on install: When reprovisioning this machine there are a number of things to ensure are backed up and restored, including but not limited to: *Kim's documents *Various installations of laserworks/ rdworks. They've broken version support so many times that need to keep copies of them all, yay *Fonts - years of collecting...")
  • 06:23, 20 July 2022Ian M's OpenSCAD stuff (hist | edit) ‎[20,136 bytes]IanM (talk | contribs) (Created page with "I'm collecting my [ OpenSCAD] notes here. If you are looking for a tutorial you are in the wrong place as I doubt they'll ever be that well organized. == Customizer == The [ OpenSCAD customizer] is very powerful, but by default, every variable that you define at the top level in your file before any module definitions appears in it. Often, that's not what you want as many of them are pro...")
  • 14:20, 16 July 2022Ian M's £99 ZHUHAI CTC DiY I3 3D printer (hist | edit) ‎[41,413 bytes]IanM (talk | contribs) (Ian M's 3D printer build)

Contributions from the Community

Richmond MakerLabs is a part of Ham United Group (HUG) Community Interest Company, founded in 2006. Its aim is to improve and enhance the environment and quality of life for the community in Ham and Petersham.

Other Contributions

Laser cutter kindly on loan by Kim the Crafty Chameleon

Office equipment and technology kindly provided by Cisco UK

Cloud servers kindly donated by Wirehive

Web Hosting of RML has been kindly donated by Bitfolk Ltd.

Broadband at RML has been kindly donated by Andrews&Arnold Ltd

Two hand drills kindly donated by Hitachi PowerTools UK

Generous donation towards tools and consumables from Richmond Scientific Society