Makers Faire, Newcastle, UK - 2010

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Introduction: Makers Faire, Newcastle, UK - 2010

About: I am a British Graphic Designer and Photographer, when I am not working, I spend my time making an array of projects. I used to make a lot of props, but now I spend most my time building crazy cameras and sh...

 Both Hannah and I went up to the Makers Faire in Newcastle this weekend, we both had lots of fun looking at all that was there.

We went both days, and easily filled them up. I made a POV device, and one of Mitch Altman's Brain Machines (Trip Glasses), and Hannah made one of Mitch's TV-B-Gone kits.

I intend to head up and organise an Instructables Table for next years Maker Faire. Keep an eye out in the community section for a forum topic in the nearish future! Or, make a comment below showing your interest, and I will get back to you once the wheels are in motion!

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    What is the power item on the top, very interested in building one

    I'm in at least 2 of your pictures... Next year Nottinghack will hire a mini-bus and run a cheap trip up there from Nottingham

    Missed It.But May Head Up Next Year Though. I Live At Wakefield In West Yorkshire May Be Able To Go On A Family Outing And Take A Day Off High School. I'll Say I Have Flu And No One From High School Probably Spot Me There Lol
    Though Sharlston Maybe Up There.
     
    Sharlston Cat Out

    Wooo thats me in the background soldering with the space invaders t-shirt on!!!! :p

    It was an immense day!!!

    I figured you would be interested. It would be awesome if it was an actual possibility for you to help.

    So far, its looking mainly like Me, Han, and Jayefuu as strong possibilities. If we get you onboard we can flesh out the team with minions, or manage just as us four.

    The restriction, as usual, is school.

    If the next Faire is in break-time, I am all over it.  If it's in term, I'm restricted to Saturday and Sunday.

    I would guess it will be around the same time as this year.(and the year before) 12th-13th ish of march. 

    I understand that travelling up on the friday, and coming back on the sunday would make for a very squashed weekend, so I would not ask for you to help out with any setting up, perhaps just to be on the stall.

    Nice photos, the maker faire was awesome and I notice I even made it into one of your photos. On the very right hand edge of the photo, I'm the guy above the man in the grey hat (only my back though)
    https://www.instructables.com/files/orig/F8B/89EK/G6MPC6TY/F8B89EKG6MPC6TY.jpg

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    Love all the pics, and glad everyone had a good time. (Texas has been shunned for the second year in a row.) All I can do is live vicariously through others' pictures.

    Had a mint time. Good pictures of the Tesla coils. My dSLR made the sparks look like only 1/2" long. I was a bit disappointed by the price of the kits and books, but then you are also paying for the use of tools.

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     I figured that the kits would be cheaper than if I get them a bit cheaper and had to pay p+p. Plus mitch altman and jimmie rodgers were on hand to help out!

    Those robots look awesome. Did they actually move? O.O

     Well, there were a few topics, but non that I would say 'announced it'.

    Next year Instructables involvement in the makers faire should be much more, so if you want to take part, do say so, if not, then keep an eye out!

    Ill have to try and come next year . Manchester to newcastle THis calls for the campervan!