Rob Miles of the department delivered the first Rather Useful Seminar of the semester today. He was talking about the joys of just "Making Stuff" and had various flavours of coloured lights, the ThingOMatic and a balancing robot. Which promptly leapt off the desk and smashed itself on the floor... Rob has promised that, thanks to the joys of 3D printing, he will soon have the robot back on its non-feet again.
After a bit of 3D design (using a Python program running inside CAD tool) Rob has managed to produce designs for the broken parts and his robot is now fully fit again.