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mowcius

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good place to live, I spent my under graduate years in that city, it holds some good memories.

I suppose I am just too used to living a bit out of the way in the quiet areas.

Mowcius

Grumpy_Mike

Just bee emailed to say my exhibitors application has been successful so I will see you there.  
Come along and have a moan at me :)

mowcius

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Jan 09, 2010, 11:34 am Last Edit: Jan 09, 2010, 11:43 am by mowcius Reason: 1
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Come along and have a moan at me


I will try to! :P

TonyD

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...my exhibitors application has been successful so I will see you there.  

Grumpy_Mike, what will you be exhibiting ?

Anachrocomputer

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...my exhibitors application has been successful so I will see you there.  


My proposal has also been accepted, so I'll be there with Compukit UK101 and Arduino!

mowcius

If I get to come then I will have to think of some portable arduino project to bring along with me! :p

Mowcius

TonyD

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... I'll be there with Compukit UK101 and Arduino!

Anachrocomputer, I saw a Compukit UK101 at lasts years Maker Faire, was that yours?

Grumpy_Mike

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Grumpy_Mike, what will you be exhibiting


I will have :-
http://www.thebox.myzen.co.uk/Hardware/Crazy_People.html
and I can now play Arduinocaster I showed last year:-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehy9xgl4YCs
Then there is the
http://www.thebox.myzen.co.uk/Hardware/Econo_Monome.html

In addition I expect to have three new projects currently under construction which I am keeping under wraps at the moment in case I can't finish them in time.

TonyD

They look great projects. I'm looking forward to seeing them at the Faire. I especially liked the Arduinocaster  :)

Anachrocomputer

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Anachrocomputer, I saw a Compukit UK101 at lasts years Maker Faire, was that yours?


Yes, that was my one! In fact, I took three UK101 machines along last year, for the 30th anniversary.

TonyD

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Anachrocomputer, I saw a Compukit UK101 at lasts years Maker Faire, was that yours?

Yes, that was my one! In fact, I took three UK101 machines along last year, for the 30th anniversary.

Cool  8-)

Are you bringing them again this year?

Anachrocomputer

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Are you bringing them again this year?


Yes, along with Arduinos! Probably the generative music-making gadget, and some LED displays.

There's an announcement about the Maker Faire on the Make blog today:

http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2010/01/call_for_proposals_maker_faire_newc.html

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Jan 16, 2010, 01:51 am Last Edit: Jan 16, 2010, 01:52 am by sctv Reason: 1
Each to his/her own opinion on a city but IMHO <RANT> Newcastle is a fine city, with quite a few geeky events bubbling:
like Super Mondays for the IT crowd, Thursdayfizz for design, Dorkbot for wierd electronics, Dartarama for art of an opensource nature, also there is a Open Frameworks 3 day hack in Jan, and Toplap(livecoding event) is planned for later in the year.
The Maiker Faire is part of Newcastles Science Week and clashing with it is AVFest10, a digital media festival. Also have an anual barcamp, and Thinking Digital which is a bit like TED of the North.
We haven't even started on a hackerspaces... but like the idea. If you want to do postgraduate study, Newcastle Uni has a Masters of Research in Digital Media, they use Arduino as one of their protoyping tools, and occasionally have residents from Eyebeam and ITP, New York.
(havent even started on the media events, the volunteer run cinema, etc etc)
</RANT>

Anyway, for you out of towners, am building a google map for the event
http://www.google.co.uk/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=108624159303607787776.00047d142829127d08742&z=14

At the moment, it only has the venue and a nearby hostel, but let me know what you want on it like bars or food, last year was fun and looking forward to this years!

Cheers
Brian
@sctv

TonyD

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Jan 18, 2010, 12:34 pm Last Edit: Jan 18, 2010, 12:40 pm by TonyD Reason: 1
@sctv, thanks for posting the list of events.

I see there's a Dorkbot (Newcastle) meeting this Wednesday 20/1 at the Centre for Life in the Lifelab Welcome Room from 7.30 to 9pm.

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We haven't even started on a hackerspaces... but like the idea.

I would sign up to hackerspace in Newcastle if one was started, it reminds me of the old computer meet ups from the early 80's at Newcastle's Science Museum 8-). In fact I'm pretty sure the Maker Faire takes place in the same room.

i-Bot

It appears that Newcastle Maker Faires are  taking an "Apple Apps " approach, by vetting and controlling exhibitors at these Faires.

There are a few us of us UK robotics folks who were going to attend, but are rather put off by this less than open approach.

Maker the buck rules  I guess !

Are there any booths open to adhoc entries / show offs? Going to be a bit boring else !

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