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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!

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Lithium Rain

8 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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PKMLithium Rain

Reply 8 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 RainPKM

Reply 8 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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jonnybo111Lithium Rain

Reply 5 years ago

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

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Kitemanjonnybo111

Reply 5 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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JayefuuLithium Rain

Reply 8 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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PKMLithium Rain

Reply 8 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 RainPKM

Reply 8 years ago

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

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caitlinsdadPKM

Reply 8 years ago

My theory is her lil' sis hijacked her account.

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lemonieLithium Rain

Reply 8 years ago

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

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gmjhowePKM

Reply 8 years ago

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

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Kitemanduncanwilkinson

Reply 6 years ago

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

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steveastroukduncanwilkinson

Reply 6 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

8 years ago

Oh, nice! Looks like a lot of fun.

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Kitemanfungus amungus

Reply 8 years ago

Oh, it was.

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

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gmjhoweKiteman

Reply 8 years ago

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

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Kitemangmjhowe

Reply 8 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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KitemanJayefuu

Reply 8 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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JayefuuKiteman

Reply 8 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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KitemanJayefuu

Reply 8 years ago

An orchard? Where are you putting an orchard?

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JayefuuKiteman

Reply 8 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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steveastroukKiteman

Reply 8 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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lizzyastroKiteman

Reply 8 years ago

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

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Kitemanlizzyastro

Reply 8 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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Kitemansteveastrouk

Reply 8 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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gmjhoweKiteman

Reply 8 years ago

Do or do not, there is no try.

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Lithium Rain

8 years ago

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

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KitemanLithium Rain

Reply 8 years ago

Oh yes?

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

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Lithium RainKiteman

Reply 8 years ago

Noooooo.

Merely that I would have brought my mace.

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KitemanLithium Rain

Reply 8 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 RainKiteman

Reply 8 years ago

>chokes on snack<

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

XD

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KitemanLithium Rain

Reply 8 years ago

I can run the gammut from Barry Whiteto Bugs Bunny.

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DJ Radio

8 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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lemoniesteveastrouk

Reply 8 years ago

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

L

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Goodhartlemonie

Reply 8 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 IdeanatorGoodhart

Reply 8 years ago

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

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GoodhartThe Ideanator

Reply 8 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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PKMGoodhart

Reply 8 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)