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Maker Faire UK! Answered

Maker Faire is crossing the pond and will be landing in the UK! It will be happening on March 14-15 during the Newcastle ScienceFest which runs from March 6-15. After three years Maker Faire is going international!

No word on whether there's an open call for makers to go and demonstrate their own creations just yet.

Maker Faire UK

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=SMART= (author)2009-01-06

Time line of my reactions 0sec - Checking subscription updates : JAW DROP 5sec - Go to this page : OMG WHOOP ! 7 sec - Reads "Newcastle"...... : does a double take 7.5 sec - Gigantic stream of profanity 20 sec - Profanity continues.. NEWCASTLE !!!!!! W T F!!! fine if you have a car !! DAMMIT ALL TO HELL

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bumpus (author)=SMART=2009-01-06

Hey, its in the UK, stop whining its not right outside your door. ;-)

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Plasmana (author)bumpus2009-02-09

But the travel and everything.... I don;t have the money!! :-(

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kelseymh (author)=SMART=2009-01-06

What about the trains? Oh, wait, it's British Rail, isn't it? Never mind...

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Derin (author)=SMART=2009-01-07

My timeline 0sec-Navigate to this page-OMG 5sec-Reading the first sentence-GRAAAAAAAAH 8sec-Read rest of topic-YAY THEY WILL FINALLY HAVE SOME HOPE OF COMING TO TR 10sec-Extreme level of frustration 60sec-Frustration continues UNITED KINGDOM!!!!!!!!!!W T F!!!!!!!!! fine if you have a cheep and fast way of going to UK I WANT SOME SORT OF INSTRUCTABLES EVENT AT TURKEY TOO!!!!!!!!!!! :|.......:<........:(..........>:(..........:'(.............D':...........:@..............*explosion*

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kelseymh (author)=SMART=2009-01-06

You can't just hitch a ride with one of the loads of coal going there?

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=SMART= (author)kelseymh2009-01-06

Nay, i am but 16. Going in a car with people ive never met is not on my agenda :S I would go with gmjhowe or kiteman but there an the opposite side..

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kelseymh (author)=SMART=2009-01-06

Makes perfect sense to me! The Maker Faire isn't just for I'blers; do you have any friends who like robots, or explosions, or even arts-and-crafts type stuff (I mean quilting, painting, sewing, not Macintosh chairs and tiles with dragonflies :-)? I shudder to suggest this to a 16-year-old, but do you think your parents would be interested?

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=SMART= (author)kelseymh2009-01-06

Thats the thing though, nobody i know likes this stuff ! My parents don't care really, if I'm going to go then i would be going on my own. I could get a coach ..... maybe.....

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=SMART= (author)Kiteman2009-01-06

Ahh it's possible, £11 there and back isn't bad but it is 6 hours. I'll have to wait and see how good it's going to be !

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Kiteman (author)=SMART=2009-01-06

I've emailed the UK contact for details.

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ll.13 (author)=SMART=2009-01-06

Megabus? National Express coach?

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=SMART= (author)ll.132009-01-06

Coach is a good idea actually !

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KentsOkay (author)2009-01-07

It makes me feel so good you Brits finally get your Maker Faire, when it's been turning up 15 minutes from my house for the last year or so...

I really should have gotten everyone to sign my shirt...

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=SMART= (author)KentsOkay2009-01-07

so .... jealous ..... want ... hat ... Its a shame instructables wont be there though :(

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kelseymh (author)=SMART=2009-01-07

As RocketScientist2015 said, and more...set up a collaboration! There are at least half a dozen major I'blers there (you, Kiteman, gjmhowe, etc.). Even if you're just handing out I'bles stickers, you can still advocating for the site.

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KentsOkay (author)kelseymh2009-01-07

Aye good excuse to geta few hundred stickers!
I personally have like 50

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=SMART= (author)KentsOkay2009-01-12

Haha same, everything i own has one on it now :P

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KentsOkay (author)=SMART=2009-01-13

I'm saving them for an underground DIY movement....

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Kiteman (author)kelseymh2009-01-07

*If* I get there, I will probably bring the whole tribe, and I will probably get a tee-shirt printed up with my avatar on it.

Actually, everybody who goes should do that, so we can spot each other...

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PKM (author)Kiteman2009-01-08

I'll be wearing my robot t-shirt if I do go at all.. I tried bleach-stencilling a shirt with my avatar but it didn't work out so well, might have another go at that or just get the printable stuff. Alternative idea- everyone get a lanyard and print out Jake's instructables member card!

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whatsisface (author)Kiteman2009-01-07

I think it'd be better if you wore a labcoat, bow tie and glasses :D

The hair is probably dealt with my now

Thats what you get for insulting A-Levels :P

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Kiteman (author)whatsisface2009-01-07

Unfortunately, I made the mistake of letting the boys create my Mii - they left most of the hair off, and added wrinkles.

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KentsOkay (author)=SMART=2009-01-07

BE Instructables there :P

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KentsOkay (author)Goodhart2009-01-07

OH yes that's right, ya'll Yankies don't have a Faire either...

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comodore (author)2009-01-08

Its closer than America, but sill... not that close. :P

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FaqMan (author)2009-01-07

Ya i do not see me going to the UK anytime soon.

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Plasmana (author)2009-01-07

Yay! Maker Faire in the UK! But in Newcastle? I don't know if I could possibly go there... :-(

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Kiteman (author)2009-01-06

This will take some persuading...

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Kiteman (author)Kiteman2009-01-06

(Any Newcastle members fancy putting a famous ibler up on their sofa..?)

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bumpus (author)Kiteman2009-01-06

I thought the UK called sofas chesterfields..?

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stinkymum (author)bumpus2009-01-07

In the olden days maybe!! They call them sofas and settees now!

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Plasmana (author)stinkymum2009-01-07

Haha! Yeah, they give things a lot of weird names, I am still having with british english language!

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killerjackalope (author)Kiteman2009-01-06

Or two? bagsy the pillow!

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gmjhowe (author)killerjackalope2009-01-07

I suggest, we all go as a party, and book out loads of rooms in a hotel somewhere, that way we might get it cheaper - plus, we would be like tha instructables crew!

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killerjackalope (author)gmjhowe2009-01-07

That would be pretty cool - I wonder if anyone would mind a tent in their garden if hotels are an issue, or I could slep in the maker faire...

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gmjhowe (author)killerjackalope2009-01-07

well... my gf was at durham uni (only 15 train ride into newcastle) so, we coudl easily find a place there, the uni actually lets out rooms also..

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killerjackalope (author)gmjhowe2009-01-07

Ah... If I'm really lucky I'll be able to crash with my friend, she may be on placement then, but it's a long shot, I wonder how costly it would be to rent a room for a weekend in the area. OR we could band together as makers and get an 'ibles stall on the go, I was looking at the site and wondering that because it seems like an interesting thing to do, plus we could demo making a shack over the day and crash there...

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=SMART= (author)killerjackalope2009-01-07

i checked the hotel's and there not that expensive , the average was £30 for a single for the night, but that was 3* so we can probably get cheaper.
If we do this i can get a coach for £7 from london.

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killerjackalope (author)=SMART=2009-01-07

Travellodge - if in doubt it always wins... though B&B;'s are cheap and nice, granted finding them is hard

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Note to self - never take seriously

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=SMART= (author)killerjackalope2009-01-07

Yea nobody's going to check under the tables !!
Buy one of these http://www.lippiselkbag.co.uk/
and we can just sleep standing up !

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killerjackalope (author)=SMART=2009-01-07

My brother got one for christmas, I'm always a step ahead.

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=SMART= (author)gmjhowe2009-01-07

If this goes any further than just an idea I'm definitely in, I can get a coach seat for £7 to Newcastle and ill pay for a hotel room. I just checked the hotels and there not that expensive either !

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