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BlackToBlue

Just thought i would start a thread see if there are any workshops / people in the area (North East England) who use Arduino experienced or not. would be good to talk :).

Grumpy_Mike

There is the Maker Fair in Newcastle on the 12/13 March this year.
There are also some groups up in Newcastle as well.

CowJam


There is the Maker Fair in Newcastle on the 12/13 March this year.


Where would I find details?  I've been meaning to get back up to Newcastle for yonks, this might be a decent excuse.


CowJam


TonyD

There's a regular Dorkbot session at the Centre for Life, Newcastle

http://www.life.org.uk/whats-on/events/

You can sign up for Dorkbot @ Newcastle announcements here:

http://music.columbia.edu/mailman/listinfo/dorkbotncl-announce


There's also a embryonic Maker Space in Newcastle

http://www.makerspace.org.uk/


Howduino have held Arduino worksops in Newcastle in the past:

http://www.howduino.com/


A small list of other regular and one off events held in Newcastle/north east:

http://www.makerfaireuk.com/

http://www.newcastlesciencefest.co.uk/

http://www.culturegridhackday.org.uk/

http://www.supermondays.org

http://www.thegeekestdrink.com/




BlackToBlue

Wow! Thanks Guys, will defiantly be keeping an eye out on all of these. Maybe even see some of you soon :)


coldclimate

There are plenty of people hacking and messing with Arduino up here, but we're probably not organised to have met or set up a mailing list.  I can point you in the right direction to a few people, but not events.  Find me on twitter with this username.

mowcius


TonyD


There are plenty of people hacking and messing with Arduino up here, but we're probably not organised to have met or set up a mailing list.  I can point you in the right direction to a few people, but not events.  Find me on twitter with this username.


I agree, there's a quite a few Arduino users at the regular Dorkbot session (Centre for Life, Newcastle) but we don't seem very well organised outside of that.

If there's enough interest we can organise a regular Arduino (or any maker activity) get together / project session. Reply here if you're interested or PM me and we'll see if we can organise something  :D.

ps:

You can sign up for Dorkbot @ Newcastle announcements here:

http://music.columbia.edu/mailman/listinfo/dorkbotncl-announce

BlackToBlue

Quote from: From mowcius on February 01, 2011, 09:41:18 PM
Arghh!


Thats exactly what i meant :) i will be defiantly keeping an eye out. Defying all who appose me. :P. *Hangs head in shame and hides in the corner*

Quote from: From TonyD on February 03, 2011, 09:47:33 AM
If there's enough interest we can organise a regular Arduino (or any maker activity) get together / project session. Reply here if you're interested or PM me and we'll see if we can organise something  .


I am definitely That is for you mowcius :) interested in a meet up / project session. I have been thinking of setting up a (at first online) hackerspace for the north east as i live in Teesside *Coughs* and there seems to be a gap from Leeds to Newcastle.

mowcius

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for the north east as i live in Teesside *Coughs* and there seems to be a gap from Leeds to Newcastle.

Indeed there is.

Plenty of unicyclists in Stockton on Tees though, fancy a new hobby? :D

BlackToBlue

Surprisingly enough mowcius there are :) and i know some of them. Any one panning anything over the next couple of weeks? PM me or post here. It would be good to get an active community for Arduino etc going in the area. :)

mowcius

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Surprisingly enough mowcius there are  :) and i know some of them.

Well the club has over 200 members  :P

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Any one panning anything over the next couple of weeks? PM me or post here. It would be good to get an active community for Arduino etc going in the area.

Hmm, apart from the Newcastle Maker Faire (12th-13th March), I don't know of any electronics/arduino related stuff that happens up there.

I'd suggest you go along to the Maker Faire to find out about any people who may be close to you.

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