Derby Mini Maker Faire Photos
I took a *lot* of photos, and this is a selection, in a pretty random order - can you spot anybody you know?
I think we all (Gmjhowe, Rainbow Han, Jayfuu, PKM, Kitewife, Conker-X, Roger-X, and myself) thoroughly enjoyed it. The atmosphere was really good, lots of friendly faces, lots of new friends (big shout out to Phenoptix, who was an event sponsor), and more members of Hackspaces than I have ever seen in one place. I didn't see any sad faces, of any age - it's a sign of the times that there seemed to be a greater proportion of the visitors who had some idea what Making is all about, and loved the idea of Instructables.
The organisers did a very good job, looked after us all very well (I enjoyed the behind-the-scenes tour of the museum itself, and loved the pint of local beer we were treated to). I hope they do another one - I'll be there like a shot. I think we were all inspired with ideas for new projects.
One particular shout goes to "Pics to Knits", who have created a tool to turn digital images into knitting patterns. Kitewife is already planning a project using their tools.
If you were there, and took any photos or videos, please add them in the comments...
Update: Blog entry by the yarn-bombers from Angel Eden, with some nice photos and a knitting pattern to boot: LINK.