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IoT maker board The Dot One makes electronics and engineering easy

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd April 2019
The Dot One is an Internet of Things Maker-Board which lets anyone discover the world of electronics and engineering, created by Internet of Things startup, Wia.  Wia, an Internet of Things startup that helps developers and companies build electronics, announced their move into the consumer hardware space with their first product. We've followed their journey for the last few years, from bei...
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Think 3D printing for knitting - Meet Kniterate the digital knitting machine

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th April 2017
We are liking the look of Kniterate, a compact digital knitting machine (think 3D printing for knitting) that can create custom designed knitted garments like scarves, beanies, shoe uppers, sweaters, and dresses, and aims to bring fashion fabrication back to the masses!  Currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter, it looks like the general public agree too, and with 20 or so days left (at th...
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Startup of the Week - Stocking Box

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th June 2015
If you love surprises and you’re into all things handmade, then we reckon you’re going to be a big fan of our latest Startup of the Week. Stocking Box is a subscription based startup which delivers a box full of handmade items from designer-makers directly to your door. Every month the Stocking Box team are on a mission to source interesting, unique and quirky craft and design pi...
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Startup of the Week - Just Got Made

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th January 2015
Over the last few years the UK has seen a real resurgence in small scale manufacturing - with artisan craftspeople and independent designers and makers alike helping to give the economy a well needed creative boost. This resurgence in ‘making’ has in turn led to the creation of our latest Startup of the Week. Just Got Made is an online platform where designers and makers can connect...
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Startup of the Week - Provenance

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th December 2014
Since we’re right bang in the midst of the festive shopping season, we thought that it would be pretty timely to feature a Startup of the Week which has shopping at its very core. Provenance is an online platform that’s aiming to inform and empower shoppers about the products they can buy whilst also enabling the makers of those products to tell their stories. As a maker, you can cre...
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Startacus takes a look at the Greeniversity

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th August 2013
Since we’ve featured a series of posts on the green economy recently and we also love our makers, crafters and upcycling posts - Greeniversity seems a perfect subject  to tell you all about....Wanna find out more? Read on...According to a recent Greeniversity survey called the the “Endangered Skills Register” the list of endangered everyday skills that are under threat of ne...
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The Hothouse Programme

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th May 2013
Think that intensive accelerator type programmes are only for startups and businesses in the tech and digital sectors? Well, here’s one that’s very different. Hothouseis aimed solely at the creatives - the craft makers. Interested? Here’s what you need to know. What is it?Hothouse is part of the Crafts Council’s Professional Development Programme for makers and consists of...
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tINDIE - like Etsy for Tech...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th August 2012
If you’re fond of tinkering with the soldering iron and making your own DIY gadgets, chances are you’ve got all sorts of finished and unfinished little projects lying around. But what to do with them? Well apart from the obvious (use/finish/dump), there is now a new online resource that might just provide the answer.tINDIE is a new platform where you can buy and sell your own homemade ...
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