Who are we?

We are a group of unlike-minded individuals, living around the inner Moray Firth – but also some further away, who want to make their own or joint way with creative thinking, practical skills and new or old technology to make innovative objects and devices. We aim to present this expertise via science festivals and workshops to help the public understanding of science and technology and to encourage community development using this knowledge.

Covid-19 Project

We are working hard using 3-D Printers owned by members of our Makerspace, local 3d printer owners and schools to 3d print PPE Visors, Face Mask Relief Straps and Door Dongles for NHS staff, Care Workers and other hardworking members of our Moray Community. 

Several of our retired members own and use 3-d printers. Now unable to leave their homes as either they or their partners have underlying health conditions this has been a way they have been actively help during this challenging time. Those of us who are able to leave the home have been working hard to order/buy the materials necessary to make the visors including rolls of filament, acetate sheets and elastic.

In addition we have had the help of a number of schools and the use of their machines during the lockdown period and into the holidays in some cases. Local 3d printer owners have also rallied to the cause. 

Process Montage

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3D PPE Visors/ face-shields for Covid-19 – Moray – Just Giving Page   

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/ppefacevisorsformoray

Northern Scot Article April 7 2020

Northern Scot Article April 7 2020
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Welcome VULCA

Today we welcomed two visitors from the European makerspace movement VULCA, Alexandre (on the left) and his colleague Clemence (second from the right).

T-Exchange meets VULCA

The visitors met with our trustees and filled us in how makerspaces were growing across Europe. The Vulca Makers Mobility Program had over 100 volunteers from European makers pace who had collectively visited over 250 makerspaces in Europe. We were informed about an earlier European Commission study that had visited 28 countries and generated a report Available here.

T-Exchange gains charitable status

On the 19th of July 2017 we were infomed by OSCR (Scottish Charity Regulator) that our application for charitable status had been accepted. Consequently, The T-Exchange has become a legal entity in the form of a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO).
Our registered name is The T-Exchange. NB The definite article “The” is a formal part of the name.


Our charity number is SC047588.


The initial Board consisted of the following Trustees:
 Pam Graham – Secretary
 Claire Griffiths
 Mark Dammer
 Howie Firth
 Bill Graham – Chairman
 Les Grosvenor
 Richard Oakley – Treasurer