Geoff, Kevin, Aaron and Rob have had a few days to recover from the unforgettable, maker-driven festival weekend that was crammed with ingenuity, invention and good humour. The Maker Faire took place at the Life Science Centre
in Newcastle on April 26-27 and, boy, wasn't it a good one!
If you didn't attend the Maker Faire last weekend, check out our snapshots below and if you were lucky enough to be there, well, you can relive the excitement here! Stay tuned to our Blog for more in-depth articles that detail our favourite 2014 makers - coming soon!
The Life Science Centre entrance
Geoff, Kevin and Aaron showcasing our Electronic and E-Textiles Project Kits
The popular Electro-Fashion Cat with flashing green eyes (as the right ear is squeezed)
Opposite our stand: Enter The Fold - a kind of textile topography. A novel use of E-Textiles without using LEDs - parts of this dress light up in response to the warmth of the electrical pads in the lining of the dress. Look out for our full blog coming soon.
Turbo the Disco Turtle: a wonderfully ornate psychedelic turtle who comes complete with a bubble machine and sound-system, playing ambient beats inspired by his journey through the ocean!
Elsie the Dragon
Binbot (built from 33 pink wheelie-bins) taking to the streets of Newcastle
Intel® exhibiting the Galileo board
A map of every Hackspace in the UK!
RoBar: a robotic bartender using Arduino technology
A 'bighak' of the bigtrak
Dominic from Just Add Sharks
Agnes Roboknit: a humanoid robot who uses a custom-made steel loom to knit hats and scarves
Pixomat pixilated Kevin
A robot portrait artist taking a digital photograph of Aaron...
...a computer then converts the photograph into a line drawing and actions the robot to sketch the photo onto paper...
...the end result! Giant Sketchy coming soon!
Soldering station with Mitch Altman
There was something in the air at Maker Faire last weekend, something that brought together even the worst of enemies...
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