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Instructables UK Weekend Meet up - Day One Answered

Present at the UK Meet up were -

SteveAstroUK
LizzyAstro
Jayefuu
gmjhowe
Rainbow_Han
Kiteman
Kitewife
Roger-X
No 2 Son
PKM
Lemonie
Willywoozle
Jonnybo111
Perryscope

Various Projects Including - 
BBQ which then fed everyone present!
Laser Chessboard
Laser cut chess pieces
CNC Milled Chess Pieces
Metal Lathe Practice
Crochet
CNC Emroidery
Laser Cut Toast Stencils

Please Find attached some sample pictures!

Discussions

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

10 years ago

... The wimmenfolk stayed inside knitting whilst the menz did the metal grinding? Son...I am disappoint. (In ALL of you!) :-P

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PKM
PKM

Reply 10 years ago

My girlfriend said exactly the same thing!

Maybe the "wimmenfolk" didn't want to do metal grinding... she was also pretty distraught that they stayed at the workshop while we went to see the steam engine, though.

However, none* of the attendees over the age of 18 had fights with cardboard armour, though, so I think in a sense we all lose :)

except maybe Jayefuu

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 10 years ago

WHAT Only the children had cardboard armor fights?! I am EVEN MORE disappoint what is this i dont even

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jonnybo111
jonnybo111

Reply 7 years ago

I have to admit the cardboard armour and weapons made quite a few bruises

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 7 years ago

What, three years on and you still ache?

How must poor Jayfuu feel? I still remember him disappearing under a hail of blows from a crowd of younglings!

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 10 years ago

Take that dissapointment right back! I won at cardboard armor fighting. Though all my weapons/armour were made by child slaves (ie stolen from kiddies).

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PKM
PKM

Reply 10 years ago

Rules 1 and 2, Lira, 1 and 2. You'll be telling me you are twelve years old in a minute...

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 10 years ago

1 and 2? Aren't those the rules that say I can't talk about /b/? >confused<

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 10 years ago

My theory is her lil' sis hijacked her account.

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 10 years ago

I got a bit of a battering, but had no cardboard myself... L

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 10 years ago

I save my cardboard weapons for playing with at home. That is why.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 7 years ago

The last couple of "meets" have been at Maker Faires, in Newcastle, and then Derby.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Reply 7 years ago

Dunno. We might have another one at some point. GMJhowe organised a meet near him in the same year.

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

10 years ago

Oh, nice! Looks like a lot of fun.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Oh, it was.

All those projects, almost everybody came away with at least one new skill each.

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 10 years ago

Some of use came away with a severe longing for a laser cutter.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

I told you - it had wheels, it would tow.

(All we'd have to do is distract Steve for long enough to clear a path through the workshop to the crane to lower it to ground level...)

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 10 years ago

No! Mine!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

We'd let you come along!

Hey, since you're awake, could you ask Lizzy if she's finished the patches?

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 10 years ago

They're still on the CNC sewing machine I think. Will ask her later when she comes in for our orchard planning meeting :D

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

An orchard? Where are you putting an orchard?

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 10 years ago

The conifers by the front fence are coming down as is some of the pussy willow by Oliver. Going to have a soft fruit cage in the patch at the corner of the building by the gate and apples, plums, greenguages along the strip by the front fence and one in place of the big tree behind the skip. Hoping I'll be allowed bees on the roof when we get a new roof.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Reply 10 years ago

We actually carried it in. J and I are looking at moving it upstairs next week - it comes into pieces apparently. Steve

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lizzyastro
lizzyastro

Reply 10 years ago

I'll put tracking on it, like securicor have L

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

We could pull the laser tube out of the back, strap it to somebody's back, and they could use the beam-guides like a neutron accelerator...

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Reply 10 years ago

Except me. :-(

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

That's why I said almost everybody. You were the source of many of our new skills. Our Yoda, if you like.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Reply 10 years ago

See new avatar.... Steve

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Mmmm, cuddly!

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 10 years ago

Do or do not, there is no try.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

10 years ago

>looks at pictures< >runs away in abject terror<

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Oh yes?

Are you honestly saying you wouldn't have gone if you could?

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 10 years ago

Noooooo.

Merely that I would have brought my mace.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

(It took me a while to realise the you meant the kind of mace that comes in cans. I had a confusing mental image at first...)

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 10 years ago

Why? Either one would work! :D

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

By the way, you have your wish granted - you can hear my voice (though I am a tad excited).

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 10 years ago

>chokes on snack<

I don't mean to be unkind, but that's...higher than I expected.

XD

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

I can run the gammut from Barry Whiteto Bugs Bunny.

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 10 years ago


You worry me sometimes.

L

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 10 years ago

. Sometimes?

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 10 years ago

Challenge! Challenge!

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

10 years ago

First Pandemonium, now this. It looked like fun. I wonder how many more gatherings you guys will have in the future.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Reply 10 years ago

The Halloween meetup is in the planning stages.

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 10 years ago

It would be a coup of sorts to get DJ over here..

L

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

It'd be even harder to get ME over there....I have troubles (it seems) just getting outside my state...

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The Ideanator
The Ideanator

Reply 10 years ago

Trouble with the law again Goodhart? the coppers got you on the ankle bracelet?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

Nope, I just can't get my wife to go anywhere....and she doesn't want me to go alone.....

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PKM
PKM

Reply 10 years ago

There was a well-represented WAG (wives and girlfriends) contingent this weekend, who managed to defy stereotypes by staying in doing crochet while the guys went to look at steam engines :P (ducks)