eDay5

Earlier in the month we participated in eDay5 at Gateshead Central Library. From the number at the end of eDay you can probably guess it was the 5th year we’ve been helping out at this great event.

For those who don’t know what eDay is, eDay is a local digital skills day where various digital technologies are demonstrated to an enquiring general public. A sort-of geeky show and tell where local groups and individuals meet at Gateshead Central Library and show off their projects or what interests them.

Maker Space has played a mayor role since it first started 5-years ago with demonstrations on 3D Printers, Arduino’s and Raspberry Pi. Other groups  provided demonstrations of Oculus Rift,  music, Ham Radio, DJing, retro computing and gaming and Lego Mindstorm.

There are some write ups of previous eDays here:

http://www.gateshead.gov.uk/Council%20and%20Democracy/news/News%20Articles/E-Day-Is-A-Winner.aspx
http://www.makerspace.org.uk/blog/2012/09/gateshead-library-eday/
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152189820215287.920059.91558475286&type=3

 

For myself, I took along my two Raspberry Pi based arcade machines: R-Kade and R-Kade Mini and in addition an early build of my latest project Pi project: a pretty large LED Display.

 

Check out Twitter for @gatesheadlibs  and #eday5

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