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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

Find us onine: WebsiteIRCTwitterFacebookVarious ReposBlogGitHub

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 December 12 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

  • 23:44, 5 November 2023Wiki db size (hist | edit) ‎[1,727 bytes]Beardedfool (talk | contribs) (Created page with "Problem: 1) The wikidb, specifically the wiki_text is quite bit, backups are 75Mb uncompressed 2) Less important but nice to tidy up, there are a load of tables we no longer need from the group before the hackspace <pre> MariaDB [wiki]> SELECT -> table_name AS `Table`, -> round(((data_length + index_length) / 1024 / 1024), 2) `Size in MB` -> FROM information_schema.TABLES -> WHERE table_schema = "wiki" -> AND table_name = "wiki_text"; +-...") Tag: Visual edit: Switched
  • 02:46, 4 November 2023Tools/test (hist | edit) ‎[4 bytes]Beardedfool (talk | contribs) (Created page with "test") Tag: Visual edit
  • 10:38, 28 September 2023Kiosk (hist | edit) ‎[481 bytes]Beardedfool (talk | contribs) (Created page with "Ian Bowden made kiosk by the entrance to the laser room that allows people to access the admin system ==hardware== Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Rev 1.2 running rasbiard buster ==Questions== There are several ways to get a pi working in kiosk mode but I (andy) am not sure which one to use and need to investigate")
  • 23:13, 27 September 2023Shopping List (hist | edit) ‎[238 bytes]Beardedfool (talk | contribs) (Created page with "Andy is starting this 2023-09-27 ==Short term:== ==Longer term/ Not immediate== ===Lathe=== * Possibly replace t ===Wood CNC=== ===Denford Mill & CNC=== ==D ===Laser Machine=== *Lightburn ==New Space:== ===PPE=== *Ear defenders *")
  • 23:06, 27 September 2023Admin system (hist | edit) ‎[1,053 bytes]Beardedfool (talk | contribs) (Created page with "Creating a list of possible enhancements for the admin system as dumping things onto telegram isn't a nice way to do it. It's on github at Accessible from any internal computer at http://admin.rml ==Short term== *How does that damn kiosk work? * Flags for: ** keyholder ** first aider ** admin (of space) * Ensure data is backed up, sql dumps - Andy * Confirm install instructions - Peter/ Andy * Ansible it all - And...")
  • 12:02, 25 September 2023Maintainers (hist | edit) ‎[694 bytes]Beardedfool (talk | contribs) (Created page with "A list of tool maintainers and roles for some of the admin tasks ongoing at RML {| class="wikitable" |- ! Tool/ Area ! Maintainer ! Assistants<br /> ! Notes |- | Laser | Andy | Jon | |- | 3D Printers | Andrew | Andy | |- | Lathe | IanM | Andy | |- | CNC Router | Andy | Paul | |- | CNC Denfords | Andy | Steve/ Paul | |- | Drill Presses | Andy<br /> | Jon | |- | Electronics | PaulE | ?? | |- | Power Tools/ Woodwork<br /> | Jon | Andy | |- | Membership Records/ Ad...")
  • 11:46, 25 September 20232023 to do (hist | edit) ‎[1,979 bytes]Beardedfool (talk | contribs) (Created page with "If you fancy helping the space there ==One off tasks== Please ask me (Andy) to add tasks rather than editing directly so I know about them. {| class="wikitable" |- style="font-weight:bold;" ! Machine ! Tasks ! Lead Person ! notes |- | Laser cutter | Replace Catches<br />Extra stepper for Rotational Acces | Andy | IanM has an idea about the extra stepper |- | Draper Drill Press | Several, see it's page | Andy |")
  • 13:04, 24 September 2023Denford Micromill (hist | edit) ‎[388 bytes]Beardedfool (talk | contribs) (Created page with "==Electronics== See Denford Micromill Microturn electronics Note: Kindly donated by Kacper Jaszcz")
  • 13:03, 24 September 2023Denford Microturn (hist | edit) ‎[104 bytes]Beardedfool (talk | contribs) (Created page with " ==Electronics== See Denford Micromill Microturn electronics Note: Kindly donated by Kacper Jaszcz")

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