UK Mini Maker Faire - The Derby Silk Mill - New Poster to Share!

Seems that the folks at Nottingham Hackspace (Nottinghack) and some new folks called Derby Makers are putting on a Mini Maker Faire bang in the middle of the UK, on Sunday the 3rd of June. We've just put up some cash to help things along and will be attending. Who's with us?

The Mini Maker will be held at the Silk Mill, which is reputed to be oldest factory in the UK, and up until recently was an industrial museum. It's still part of the museums trust and has some fantastic exhibits inside (Rolls Royce Merlin engine is my favourite!) which will be nestled alongside all manner of makers.

So are you coming? If not why not?


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Kiteman4 years ago
Right - we're off early tomorrow to try & beat the Bank Holiday traffic.

I'll try & post over the weekend if there's access to wifi, even if it's only a tweet or two (watch @KitemanX), but otherwise I'll post photos on Monday.

If you're going, come and see us on the Instructables stand, we'll have Robot stickers, and even (a few) actual fabric patches for special people...
gmjhowe4 years ago
Hello all,

Just to let you know that as the Community Team member closest to Derby, I will be representing Instructables at the Derby Mini Maker Faire.

I will have my big painted Instrutables robots, and more stickers than I know what to do with.

So do come on down and say hello.
lemonie4 years ago
Sunday is a bit of a sod for transport, but I'm still planning.

lemonie4 years ago
I'm interested, but can't commit yet.

phenoptix (author)  lemonie4 years ago
Any news on your commitment issues Lemonie?
I think I'm free; I've eliminated 3 events that aren't on that weekend now and I can't think of any more. Yea!

phenoptix (author)  lemonie4 years ago
Excellent work! I'll see you there!
Yes, that'll be good, I don't think we've met before(?)

phenoptix (author)  lemonie4 years ago
I've never made it to an instructables event or a maker faire before, despite being around for a while! I've been too busy putting LEDs into bags for most of the time!
As long as you're not putting LEDs up your nose or in your ears...

Kiteman4 years ago
Isn't that the wrong robot on the poster?
phenoptix (author)  Kiteman4 years ago
I think the organisers had enough fun getting the licence from Make let alone the instructables robot!
It's not so hard to get permission to use Robot...
They seem to now flaunt the "World's Biggest Show and Tell" now.
What, Make use it?
http://cdn.makezine.com/make/makerfaire/bayarea/2012/MF12BA_Program_LoResFINAL.pdf Hmm, it seems it is The Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth but I recall seeing it blogged elsewise..  Maybe pro quid pro for share what you make.  Undisclosed terms of the backroom deal?

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Hmm, those parentheses probably help them avoid any legal shenanigans.
You sure don't want to tangle with a bunch of clowns.
Kiteman4 years ago
Oh, good luck - what sort of people have you got arranged, or is this the first call?

phenoptix (author)  Kiteman4 years ago
There's about 30 people showing I think, there's a really wide range. From book binding to quadcopters to light painting and steampunk. There's been a really good uptake so far.
I am going to be there representing instructables Kiteman.

Basically if any of the inner sanctum/Community Team want to join me, I have space for a few extra people.

Plus you remember how busy it was at the Maker Faire in Newcastle, and there was nigh 8 of us there.
Kiteman gmjhowe4 years ago
I've got news to tell you when we get there...
Kiteman gmjhowe4 years ago
I'm pretty sure I can make it, and I'll probably have company.
Kiteman Kiteman4 years ago
We've booked our motel room for Saturday & Sunday nights (it's the first weekend of our half-term break).

All we need now are tickets for the event...
Kiteman Kiteman4 years ago
Jayefuu Kiteman4 years ago
I don't get it... so you buy a ticket online but still have to pay £2.50 at the door? How much is the online ticket? It doesn't say how much the ticket at the door is without the eventbright thing.
Kiteman Jayefuu4 years ago
The online thing is a voucher - you get a PDF file to print out and show at the door.
Jayefuu Kiteman4 years ago
Ahhh right, that wasn't very clear.
Jayefuu4 years ago
This sounds fun, can I buy a ticket at the door? So long as I'm not in the US at the time, I'm likely to be there!
Kiteman Jayefuu4 years ago
Seems you can, but if you register here, you get a discount.
caitlinsdad4 years ago
Any live links on the day of the Faire? Skype or Facetime or streaming? At least have an upload of a video tour of the highlights of the event. Good luck.
phenoptix (author)  caitlinsdad4 years ago
Not sure if a live feed has been arranged, we should see if we could do it. I think various video tours will be uploaded!
Kiteman4 years ago
For navigation purposes, is this the right place?
phenoptix (author)  Kiteman4 years ago
That's the right place, some of the pictures and reviews are for the pub across the road though! I'm a little unsure of the parking plans for the event. I'll see if I can find that out!
PKM4 years ago
While I've probably been absent for long enough not to count as "inner sanctum" any more, I'd love to come up and will happily demo some stuff if need be (and there's space).
gmjhowe PKM4 years ago
Hey now, there is no leaving the inner sanctum. If you can make it up, it would be great to see you. We will have plenty of space. We can always rotate people who are on the table.

Obviously the more awesome projects we have the better.
phenoptix (author)  PKM4 years ago
Those "inner sanctum" tattoos don't fade do they?!
Oh come on! I'm supposed to be in nottingham on the 7th...
phenoptix (author)  killerjackalope4 years ago
So Derby the week before for a taster! You should try and visit the hackspace in Nottingham if you can, they've done great things!
Ah I'm over in Northern Ireland, so not just a car journey... I'll hopefully manage to see it...
What you doing in nottingham on the 7th? We should so meet up if we can.

(I am a member of Nottingham Hackspace so can show you around etc)
Visiting a friend, I'm over for a few days, think it's the friday to the tuesday, so should be able to meet you at some point over that, It'd be awesome to see the hackerspace...
Kiteman4 years ago
What time is it on?
phenoptix (author)  Kiteman4 years ago
It's on from 11-4, with the Saturday being open for the makers who are exhibiting. They might let lowly sponsors in too if I'm lucky.
That sounds [provisionally] do-able as a day trip!
phenoptix (author) 4 years ago
So what are your thoughts folks? I thought I'd make the first comment as I couldn't find the post on the community blog list!