Last year Gateshead libraries (http://www.gatesheadlibraries.com/) and NE Makerspace (http://www.makerspace.org.uk/) organised a digital skills and special technology event called eDay which introduced the general public to new technologies such 3D Printers, Arduinos, Raspberry Pi's, Lego Mindstorms etc.
This year eDay2 will be on Saturday 7th September 2013 and will take place as part of the British Science Festival.
Date: Saturday 7th September
Gateshead Central Library
Prince Consort Road
Tyne and Wear
Time: 10.00 to 15.00
It's a free event but you'll need a ticket to come along, details are here:
As well as Makerspace, Vector76 will there again and this time they'll be bringing their awesome Oculus Rift! There'll be lots of other groups helping out so expect to find lots of other digital stuff going on during the day.
* 3D Printing
* Simple Maker activities
* Retro Gaming
* Makey Makey
* Raspberry Pi workshops
Here are some write-ups of lasy years eDay:
http://www.makerspace.org.uk/blog/2012/ ... rary-eday/
https://govx.socitm.gov.uk/spaces/twict ... ges/736926
http://www.gateshead.gov.uk/Council%20a ... inner.aspx