Wednesday 28 July 2010

More pictures !

Here are some more pictures from the big bike trailer making workshop...

the finished trailers !

tools on a boat

trailer to bike attachment..


workshop sparks

tall bike, trailer frame structure, and stuff for keeping safe....

...Putting the wheels on

cool looking diagram on blackboard

(phew! thanks to the person taking the pictures!)

Tuesday 18 May 2010

Pictures from the bike trailer extravaganza

Well what a weekend that was- 2 action packed days of super people, screaming angle grinders and head scratching.
Heres a selection of jumbled blurry pictures:

In order: hitch prototype, trailer number 2 plans, the chef in his kitchen, solo grinding, team drilling.

More pictures to follow.

Tuesday 4 May 2010

Pig on a bike...

...spotted at critical mass on friday

In other news, the bike trailer workshop is filling up quick- if you are keen then email diyedinburgh [at] to secure a space.

Friday 23 April 2010

Bike trailer workshop!

On the 15th and 16th of May, there will be a two day bike trailer extravaganza! The poster is below, but just in case:

When: 10am-5pm Sat 15th and Sun 16th May
What: How to build a super duper strong trailer out of scrap. Trailers to be donated to the Abundance project (Abundance Edinburgh).
Where: Craigmiller, Edinburgh

The workshop is open to all, but get in contact be emailing diyedinburgh [at] to confirm your attendance ASAP. A donation towards the running costs of the venue, the materials and tools and stuff would be great.

Wednesday 21 April 2010

The Outdoor Skillshare

Hello everyone.
Theres something cool happening in the woods somewhere sometime....and theres more about it here

And as if that wasnt enough, heres a picture of a broken wind turbine that is hanging around at the workshop. Wanna help fix it?

Sunday 18 April 2010

Whats been happening?

We been building....

We been learning...

[in order: chopper and tall bike in background, wood burning stove, V3 wind turbine, trailer building]

Welding workshops

Well hello there.
After a fun sunday morning welding workshop a couple of weeks ago, it seems like a good idea to do it again:

When- 10am Sunday the 2nd of May for a few hours
Where- the workshop...for the address email diyedinburgh[at]
What- a bit of a taster of MIG welding, angle grinding and other metalwork

The workshop is open to all, and is free BUT welding is more fun if you have somthing to weld, so bring some scrap metal to use. Some ideas for things to bring- shopping trolleys, old office desks (they often have good steel frames), bed frames, scaffolding tubes, street signs (like the one in the picture below), bike frames.

If you have other interesting items to trade for some steel thats possible as well- bike bits, old tools, electrical stuff, cool stuff, stuff.

Lastly, theres not an infinite amount of space so if you are definitely going to come, maybe you could email diyedinburgh [at]