Sunday 23rd February 2020,
Frontiers Magazine

Browsing the "Making and Doing" Category


The Museum of Communication in Burntisland

The Museum of Communication of Burntisland in Fife collaborates with Orkney Wireless Museum in putting on presentations in the annual Orkney International Science Festival, and the theme for the two museums this year will be early radio, with a lecture/demonstration on ‘Maxwell’s Waves’. Prof. Tom Stevenson from Orkney, who has spoken in every Orkney Science [...]

June 7, 2014 Dorothy Brankin Making and Doing Comments Off

Knitting plants – mathematically

Simple mathematical rules can be used to create the most unexpected shapes and patterns, and nowhere is this more evident than in the world of plants and shells. In their 2013 project Botanica Mathematica, artist Madeleine Shepherd and mathematician Julia Collins have collaborated to explore how different mathematical knitting rules can mimic the growth of [...]

August 14, 2013 Julia Collins Making and Doing Comments Off

Panoramic photography

History Ever since early photography people have wanted a wider field of view and there was a patent applied for a panorama camera as early as 1843. Early panorama cameras were of the swing lens or rotation type. With the swing lens camera the camera is fixed and the lens rotates, moving the projected image [...]

June 29, 2013 John Leith Making and Doing 0

Make it yourself – and join the revolution

Making things yourself is coming back. All the various developments in technology are providing us with incredible equipment that is manufactured in big modern factors and sold to us – but those same developments are also making it possible for us to do much more for ourselves. The desktop computer started us off with printing [...]

March 1, 2013 Bill Graham Making and Doing 0