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Community => Workshops and Events => Topic started by: TonyD on Feb 28, 2011, 10:44 am

Title: Maker Faire UK - Newcastle UK, March 12th & 13th 2011
Post by: TonyD on Feb 28, 2011, 10:44 am
Maker Faire UK is almost upon us. It returns the weekend of 12-13 March 2011 to headline Newcastle's ScienceFest.

More details here:

http://www.makerfaireuk.com
Title: Re: Maker Faire UK - Newcastle UK, March 12th & 13th 2011
Post by: Onions on Mar 02, 2011, 05:27 pm
I really want to go to this one.
Grumpy_Mike will be showing his hexome here, in case you have not seen it:
http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/topic,53920.0.html
Title: Re: Maker Faire UK - Newcastle UK, March 12th & 13th 2011
Post by: TonyD on Mar 03, 2011, 12:01 pm
Yes, I saw Grumpy_Mikes thread about his cool looking hexome, I'm looking forward to seeing it for real at the faire. I had a chance to visit Mikes stand last year and I was very impressed. In fact there were many great stands last year, here's some photos my friends took:


http://www.leonheller.com/Maker%20Faire%202010/

http://www.leonheller.com/MakerFaire%202010_2/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sonodrome/sets/72157623644925608/
Title: Re: Maker Faire UK - Newcastle UK, March 12th & 13th 2011
Post by: Onions on Mar 03, 2011, 05:41 pm
Wow, I definately do not want to miss that! I was not really sure what it would be like, but all the photos look SO cool!
Title: Re: Maker Faire UK - Newcastle UK, March 12th & 13th 2011
Post by: Grumpy_Mike on Mar 05, 2011, 01:14 pm
Just to give you an idea of what it will be like here are two videos I took:-
2009:-
http://www.vimeo.com/3754860 (http://www.vimeo.com/3754860)

2010:-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVh0gW_uIDg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVh0gW_uIDg)
Title: Re: Maker Faire UK - Newcastle UK, March 12th & 13th 2011
Post by: Grumpy_Mike on Mar 05, 2011, 01:23 pm
Just as a teaser, there is something I am planning to show that I have not yet finished yet.
Physically it is the biggest thing I have done, and involves a medieval design musical instrument and 10 scrap CD drives.

It depends on if I can get it working (or part working) and the paint dry before Friday.   ;)
Title: Re: Maker Faire UK - Newcastle UK, March 12th & 13th 2011
Post by: Onions on Mar 06, 2011, 08:44 pm
Grumpy_mike, I don't suppose you know where will your stand will be, do you? That is one of the parts that I really do not want to miss! I will be interested to see your latest project, if it does get finished on time!  XD XD XD
Onions.
Title: Re: Maker Faire UK - Newcastle UK, March 12th & 13th 2011
Post by: Grumpy_Mike on Mar 07, 2011, 02:30 pm
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don't suppose you know where will your stand will be, do you?

no what happens is that you show up and they tell you then. I have requested somewhere quite but I am not very hopefull as the whole place is normally very noisy.
Title: Re: Maker Faire UK - Newcastle UK, March 12th & 13th 2011
Post by: Onions on Mar 07, 2011, 06:04 pm
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no what happens is that you show up and they tell you then. I have requested somewhere quite but I am not very hopefull as the whole place is normally very noisy.


Ah well, I'll have a good look round anyway.
I could try and find somewhere quiet, and start looking there.    : )

Onions.
Title: Re: Maker Faire UK - Newcastle UK, March 12th & 13th 2011
Post by: zooto68 on Mar 08, 2011, 10:45 am
I will be going this year. Can't wait. Going up with a gang from London Hackspace. Would be nice to meet some of you guys if you are going too.
Title: Re: Maker Faire UK - Newcastle UK, March 12th & 13th 2011
Post by: TonyD on Mar 09, 2011, 12:59 pm

I will be going this year. Can't wait. Going up with a gang from London Hackspace. Would be nice to meet some of you guys if you are going too.


Yeah, I'm sure we can meet up either during the day or for a drink after ;) Are you guys up for both days or just the Saturday?

Grumpy Mike has a stand I'm sure he wouldn't mind us using it as a meeting point.
Title: Re: Maker Faire UK - Newcastle UK, March 12th & 13th 2011
Post by: TonyD on Mar 09, 2011, 01:06 pm
A quick list of who's going to the Maker Faire:

Grumpy Mike
Mike Mc
Onions
TonyD
RoboSavvy


Title: Re: Maker Faire UK - Newcastle UK, March 12th & 13th 2011
Post by: zooto68 on Mar 10, 2011, 06:37 pm
There must be more than 5 people from the forum going up?
Title: Re: Maker Faire UK - Newcastle UK, March 12th & 13th 2011
Post by: TonyD on Mar 11, 2011, 10:39 am

There must be more than 5 people from the forum going up?

There will be.

The guys and girls from oomlout and sonodrone will be there again this year. John will be showing of his UK101 computers again and probably have some Arduino stuff.
Title: Re: Maker Faire UK - Newcastle UK, March 12th & 13th 2011
Post by: Grumpy_Mike on Mar 11, 2011, 12:49 pm
I have only managed to get 5 strings going on my harp player. Does anyone know any simple well known tunes that use only the notes F to C in one octave. A MIDI file would be even greater.
Alternatively, a tune where the majority of notes in this range will do as the computer MIDI sound can fill in.

I am setting off for Newcastle in about an hour but I should have internet connections tonight.

Cheers
Title: Re: Maker Faire UK - Newcastle UK, March 12th & 13th 2011
Post by: Grumpy_Mike on Mar 12, 2011, 12:19 am
For those looking for me I am in the Scotswood  room stand 64. There are three large areas this year about half were set up by tonight. Lot's of old fends from previous years.
It seems like it will be the biggest yet.
Title: Re: Maker Faire UK - Newcastle UK, March 12th & 13th 2011
Post by: TonyD on Mar 14, 2011, 11:17 am
The Maker Faire was great this year, much bigger and better than last year. Loads to see and do, a big thanks to all the makers who had stands.

@Grumpy Mike

Its was great to meet you and have a chance to play with the harp player and hexome.
Title: Re: Maker Faire UK - Newcastle UK, March 12th & 13th 2011
Post by: streety on Mar 14, 2011, 06:22 pm
I have to agree completely that the faire was once again great.  It was great seeing how the exhibitors projects had developed, including yours Grumpy_Mike.

I put a short video of the weekend together on the train home.  It should hopefully give you a taste of what was going on if you were unable to make it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bked4XQz89g (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bked4XQz89g)
Title: Re: Maker Faire UK - Newcastle UK, March 12th & 13th 2011
Post by: TonyD on Mar 15, 2011, 10:28 am
Cool

I look forward to see it
Title: Re: Maker Faire UK - Newcastle UK, March 12th & 13th 2011
Post by: Grumpy_Mike on Mar 15, 2011, 11:14 am
Just put up a video of my harp player:-

http://vimeo.com/21024841

and posted some details at:-

http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/topic,55400.msg396975.html#new (http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/topic,55400.msg396975.html#new)
Title: Re: Maker Faire UK - Newcastle UK, March 12th & 13th 2011
Post by: Grumpy_Mike on Mar 16, 2011, 01:01 pm
Managed to put up my video of the event (it was a struggle).

http://vimeo.com/21106329
Title: Re: Maker Faire UK - Newcastle UK, March 12th & 13th 2011
Post by: BlackToBlue on Mar 16, 2011, 08:10 pm
Awesome Videos Mike, I have a few images and videos i will try and get uploaded somewhere for you all to see, including the Titan Robot and Arc Attack from the discovery museum.
Title: Re: Maker Faire UK - Newcastle UK, March 12th & 13th 2011
Post by: TonyD on Apr 01, 2011, 10:25 am
This years Maker Faire was definitely bigger and better than last years. More floor space, more stands and more visitors.

There were a lot of CNC projects on display this year with RepRap being the most popular. There was even an early version of the OpenPCR on show.

Mitch Altman was there again, working the maker area and the old guy from TV's The Gadget Show doing the rounds with a camera crew.

All in all, an excellent weekend

some blog posts:


http://jonathanstreet.com/blog/newcastle-maker-faire-uk-2011 (http://jonathanstreet.com/blog/newcastle-maker-faire-uk-2011)

http://zuzebox.wordpress.com/2011/03/15/maker-faire-uk-2011/ (http://zuzebox.wordpress.com/2011/03/15/maker-faire-uk-2011/)


and some videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLkyO7oXG4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLkyO7oXYG4&feature=player_embedded)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bked4XQz89g (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bked4XQz89g&feature=player_embedded)