June 10, 2019
Very sad to read that TechCrunch reports financial troubles have forced Maker Media, the company that runs the Maker Faires and also the company behind Make magazine, is laying off its entire staff and stopping all operations.
This follows on from the sad news last year that Maker Faire UK had stopped.
April 26, 2017
Maker Faire UK was another great success this year
April 21, 2016
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.
April 28, 2014
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.
As always, Maker Faires are a great way to bump into old maker friends and these year I met up with Aaron Nielsen (Oomlout), Mike Cook (aka Grumpy Mike) and Mitch Altman of Noisebridge fame.
May 30, 2013
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:
April 29, 2013
Hi everyone, I’ve finished spent two great days at Maker Faire UK in Newcastle were I helped out on Makerspace’s stand
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.
April 7, 2013
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.