Maker Faire UK was another great success this year
A little bit late, but we went to Edinburgh’s Mini Maker Faire earlier in the month (10th April). It’s been running now for 4-years and I glad to say we’ve been to all four.
For the third year now, we were active participants and we had a Maker Space stand. Glen took his Egg-Bot and drones, whilst I had brought various R-Kade Zero prototypes and R-Kade Mini, my 7″ LCD mini bar arcade.
The faire was well attended both by exhibitors and visitors. With the drones, egg-bot and R-Kade’s being popular.
We meet up with the guys and gals from MakLab and Edinburgh’s HackLab again. We also met the makers from the Dundee Maker Space for the first time and I also met Laura from Raspberry Pi Foundation for the first time. She’s also wrote a nice blog on the faire and you can read it here. I actually get a mention :-).
Next one, is my local faire Maker Faire UK in Newcastle on 23/24 April.
This years Maker Faire UK 2014 is over, phewww.
Just had two great days at Maker Faire helping to man our Makerspace stand. We had lots of great stuff on show again this year. Jay was there with his ginormous 3D printer. Chris had his hypnotic LED cubes. Jon’s flying duck looked on on us. Dan had parked his quad copter. Ed had his reflex game. Myself I had brought out R-Kade (my Raspberry Pi powered Arcade cab) for its yearly outing.
I finally managed to get my photo’s off my phone, so here they are:
Setting up our Makerspace stands
My RKade – PiMame mini arcade cabinet, Jay is playing it in one of the pics.
Makerspace’s 3D-Printers, including Will’s printer and Jay’s huge 3D Printer which has a print envelope of 400mm x 400mm x 400mm
Mitch Altman from NoiseBridge with some of the Makerspace crew:
Some random pics taken during the two days:
I think I can safely say that Maker Faire 2013 was a great success, especially for Makerspace.
A very big thank you to all members who were able to man our stand and for all those members who visited us during the Faire. We have lots and lots of people visiting our stand checking out who we were and what we do. We hope many of them will become new members.
Our tables were jam pack with our creations and builds, so many, I think we emptied Makerspace 🙂
Ed’s Laser Caper game was a roaring success. Every time I passed there were queues of people patiently wait to have a go.
Brian’s DIYBio table was also a great success with many people leaving their bacteria, myself include, for Brian to cultivate.
We met up with many, many makers from around the UK and Ireland and have we have made many new friends.
Just got back from Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire
We met up with HackLab , the Edinburgh hackspace which has just moved into ot’s new premises
MakLab a Glasgow based “professional” hackspace that offers a commercial fabrication service but still has supports its hacker roots.
Maker Faire is back in the UK on Saturday and Sunday 27th and 28th of April 2013. Once again it’s being held in Newcastle.
More details here:
The previous Maker Faires were great events and we thoughly enjoyed going to them. This year Newcastle Maker Space and many of the other UK Maker and Hacker spaces will have a big presence.
There’s also a Mini Maker Faire on Saturday 7th April 2013 in Edinburgh. More details here: