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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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9 years ago

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=SMART=

Reply 9 years ago

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

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Plasmanabumpus

Reply 9 years ago

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

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kelseymh=SMART=

Reply 9 years ago

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

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Derin=SMART=

Reply 9 years ago

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=SMART=

Reply 9 years ago

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

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=SMART=kelseymh

Reply 9 years ago

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=SMART=

Reply 9 years ago

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=kelseymh

Reply 9 years ago

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=Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

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=SMART=

Reply 9 years ago

I've emailed the UK contact for details.

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ll.13=SMART=

Reply 9 years ago

Megabus? National Express coach?

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=SMART=ll.13

Reply 9 years ago

Coach is a good idea actually !

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KentsOkay

9 years ago

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=KentsOkay

Reply 9 years ago

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

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kelseymh=SMART=

Reply 9 years ago

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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KentsOkaykelseymh

Reply 9 years ago

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

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=SMART=KentsOkay

Reply 9 years ago

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

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KentsOkay=SMART=

Reply 9 years ago

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

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Kitemankelseymh

Reply 9 years ago

*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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PKMKiteman

Reply 9 years ago

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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whatsisfaceKiteman

Reply 9 years ago

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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Kitemanwhatsisface

Reply 9 years ago

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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KentsOkayGoodhart

Reply 9 years ago

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

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comodore

9 years ago

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

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FaqMan

9 years ago

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

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Plasmana

9 years ago

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

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Kiteman

9 years ago

This will take some persuading...

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KitemanKiteman

Reply 9 years ago

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

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bumpusKiteman

Reply 9 years ago

I thought the UK called sofas chesterfields..?

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stinkymumbumpus

Reply 9 years ago

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

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Plasmanastinkymum

Reply 9 years ago

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

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gmjhowekillerjackalope

Reply 9 years ago

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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killerjackalopegmjhowe

Reply 9 years ago

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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gmjhowekillerjackalope

Reply 9 years ago

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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killerjackalopegmjhowe

Reply 9 years ago

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=killerjackalope

Reply 9 years ago

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=SMART=

Reply 9 years ago

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

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killerjackalope=SMART=

Reply 9 years ago

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

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=SMART=gmjhowe

Reply 9 years ago

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 !