Making Digital

Discover the future of making through digital and interactive activities


Making DIGITAL provides first hand experiences in making using new technology and educational experiences to show you ‘the power of digital’ in the world of manufacture and the items we use every day. Learn about the future of aerospace, witness digitally fabricated fashion items or discover the basics of coding no matter who you are or where you’re from.

Experience the Making Rooms, a place to make and learn with passionate makers sharing their knowledge with you, making technology led craft accessible to anyone. See a large-scale 3D printer in action, design a pixel game using led lights and circuit boards and experiment with laser cutting materials to spark your imagination!

Create your own robot with a reusable and USB chargeable, a project to show you the potential for making low footprint toys. Get your creative head on to make an animated robotic toy using anything from a paper cup to a biscuit!


Festival Themes

6th - 7th May 2017 | Blackburn, Lancashire

The National Festival of Making Delivery Team


The National Festival of Making is supported with funding from Arts Council England, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and Heritage Lottery Fund