Making Digital

Discover the future of making through digital and interactive activities


Making DIGITAL provides first-hand experiences of making using new technology and has educational experiences demonstrating ‘the power of digital’ in both the world of manufacture and our everyday lives. No matter who you are, you can learn about the future of aerospace or discover the basics of coding.

Experience the Making Rooms, a place to make and learn with passionate makers sharing their knowledge with you, making technology-led craft accessible for everyone. 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 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!


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Festival Themes

12th - 13th May 2018 | 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