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UK Makers Faire Newcastle, are you actually going? Answered

So, both me and Hannah are actually going to the Makers Faire in Newcastle, we are staying in Durham, and catching the train into Newcastle for each of the days.

The hotel is booked, and we both have the time off work, so were are going to be there for sure.

My question is, who else can we expect to see there? Have you planned on going?

It would be nice to meet up with anyone who is going, if only for a quick hello.
I am hoping to have a version of my avatar on show so you can pick me out from the crowd.

I also hope to have some Instructables flyer/hand out cards. Perhaps with my username link, as well as general info on the site itself.

Yes I know other topics have been put up about the makers faire, but this is an ultimate final roll call to see exactly who is going.

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zombiefire
zombiefire

9 years ago

when is the 2011 makers faire

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

It's in 2011...

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

The last one was in March, so plan on the next one being around that time.

Follow that link, and you can sign up for an email newsletter for updates.

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lizzyastro
lizzyastro

Reply 9 years ago

On facebook Newcastle ScienceFest says "Next ScienceFest will take place 12-21 March!" But doesn't yet specify which weekend will host the Maker Faire. I hope those are the for 2011 as they appear to be the same as for 2010, but specifies that the Maker Faire had happened on 13th/14th which was correct. Lizzy

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

10 years ago

Hey, M4industries, I'm really happy for you, and I'mma let you finish, but MY BRAIN HAS THE BEST MALFUNCTION OF ALL TIME!

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KnexFreek
KnexFreek

Reply 10 years ago

 LOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!

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Minifig666
Minifig666

Reply 10 years ago

You wrote LO LO LOL. It should have been LOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOL!
Oj, Oj!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

10 years ago

Do we have a report?  Photos?

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Reply 10 years ago

None on the Maker Faire website yet, but the place was bristing with serious video cameras - BBC and various others, so there'll have to be something !

Steve

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

What about from those iblers who went?

Didn't you take a camera?


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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Reply 10 years ago

Only had my mobile camera, and the main room was pretty dark.

Steve

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Oh, excuses :-p

(No comments from gmjhowe on the subject?  Did you meet him and/or Hannah?  Did you encounter anybody who knew about Instructables?)

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Shame...

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 10 years ago

 I had my Ibles t-shirt on both days, we obviously just missed each other!

I did however take my DSLR, I will be uploading the pictures this evening.

Due to the A1 being closed most of the afternoon yesterday it took us 6 hours to get home instead of 2 and a half. Otherwise the photos would have been up last night.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Reply 10 years ago

Ouch. That road was horrible !

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 10 years ago

 Did you manage to escape it? or did you drive right into it like the rest of us?

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Reply 10 years ago

It was down to about 40 when we left at 4:30, but we were only stuck in the 50 limit bit at Leeming. Presumably you guys had further to go ? We turn off for the M1/M62

Steve

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 10 years ago

We left at about 2.15ish from Durham, and headed down the A1, and the A1M and eventually onto the M1 to turn off at junction 28 for alfreton.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Something occurred to me - I don't think I have ever come across non-Brits discussing traffic jams and routes quite the same way that we do.


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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Reply 10 years ago

In extensive travelling, I've not met any other country with quite such a broken road system as ours, with the possible exception of Cairo in Egypt, but I'll lay good odds their mean traffic speeds are STILL higher than ours. :-(

Steve

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

We went to Eire a couple of years ago;

"We need to go up that road."
"Which road?"
"That one"
"But that's not a road."
"It must be."
"Why?"
"It has road signs."

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

10 years ago

Very enjoyable. What was the verdict of other 'iblers ? We should definitely have an official Instruc-Table next year !

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 10 years ago

 I am already formulating, and heading up an official Table for us, if you can help that would be great, keep an eye out for the official topic in a few days.

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 10 years ago

Try as I might I couldn't think of a pun to rival that one. If it had been a cheese pun though..... there are loads of brie-liant ones of those, especially if you think caerphilly.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Reply 10 years ago

Edam-it, I wish I'd thought of cheese puns.

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ll.13
ll.13

10 years ago

What a mutt I am for moving away so soon, give my love to Ncl. hope you guys have a blast!

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

10 years ago

I see no troll. Just an overreaction.

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Minifig666
Minifig666

10 years ago

 Danm, if I'd known in advance I'd have postponed my trip to Newcastle a couple of weeks ago. Even from N Yorks its a long way. :-(

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 10 years ago

 I think next year I will put up a proper topic early, and perhaps get spot at the makers faire as well.

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Minifig666
Minifig666

Reply 10 years ago

 Yay, I managed to persuade my mum to take me! :-] I'm going on the Sunday. I might see you there.

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scoochmaroo
scoochmaroo

10 years ago

Oof. I miss this by a week!  Not that I could probably convince the fiance to take a side trip so far north. . .

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 10 years ago

 Where/when abouts are you over in the UK?

Me and Han actually live in Derbyshire, we would not say no to a couple of visitors if you happened to be near by!

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scoochmaroo
scoochmaroo

Reply 10 years ago

London, Wimbledon, Oxford, Bristol, Staines. :D

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=SMART=
=SMART=

Reply 10 years ago

I live near london&wimbledon

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Reply 10 years ago

Bad planning. You could have extended your trip AND put it on expenses....
They were selling the 'ible book last year....

Steve

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scoochmaroo
scoochmaroo

Reply 10 years ago

Ha! Tell Eric that. I'd happily go a week early and work the fair!!

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Reply 10 years ago

NEXT year, you could split the difference - Eric gets a UK presence and you and your husband (by then ? ) get a subsidised trip.....

Steve

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 10 years ago

 So close.. yet too far away. I can not quite budget a trip down south in order to tick off 'Met HQ staff member' on my Instructables Fanboy list.

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

10 years ago

 Just think twice about how you point out mistakes, more often than not, a PM would be the best way, and ensure to be polite, explaining that you are just trying to help.

A large statistic of creative people also lack language skills, its just part and parcel of how our brains work.

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

10 years ago

 Get back under your bridge troll, if you can't take it, don't dish it out.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

10 years ago

Nope, sorry.

I have got Ofsted in Wednesday and Thursday.  This is probably my final post before Thursday night.

For non-UK readers, Ofsted are the school inspectors.  Think of them as the IRS' meaner cousins...

AAAARRRRGH!

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=SMART=
=SMART=

Reply 10 years ago

Ofsted are great, without them there would be a whole load of chronically boring old peole shuffling around, they have to go somewhere

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

I appear to have survived - only half a day more to go...

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Minifig666
Minifig666

Reply 10 years ago

 Good Luck! I am at 'one of the best secondary schools in the UK so we have a new visitor  in the school almost every week and the Ofsted are definitely the scariest, them and the asbestos man. (The school is packed with the stuff). My mum gets really stressed when the Ofsted go to her school.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Stressed is right - the only reason I haven't spent the last three days throwing up is because I've been running on coffee and paracetamol.

I actually felt inches taller when the inspectors walked out of my lesson.

...five minutes later a third arrived, and I nearly had a heart attack.  Fortunately, she had gone to the wrong room, and left quickly.

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Minifig666
Minifig666

10 years ago

 I read three incomplete 'sentences' in your reply.

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cefn
cefn

10 years ago

The Curiosity Collective are going.

Indeed it's the GOING which it's all about this year!

See http://curiositycollective.org/v2/blog/entry/walking-to-newcastle/ and follow #atobtocc on Twitter, starting tomorrow...

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

You are walking?

From Ipswich to Newcastle?

Mad fools, the lot of you!

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cefn
cefn

Reply 10 years ago

Worse than that, from Ipswich to Newcastle, via HOLLAND.

I fear Steve Jobs's mind-control signals are still getting through to Dave Chatting, despite the tin-foil hat...
http://twitter.com/dave_chatting/status/10261118516

Who trusts their iPhone that much?!
http://atob.curiositycollective.org/

I feel like a wuss, staying at home, but at least I'm a warm wuss.