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Newcastle Makers Faire 2011 (UK) Answered

After last years Makers Faire, me and steveastrouk decided we had to make 'Instructables at the Makers Faire' a reality. Since then we have discussed it in detail with various people from our first UK Meet up.

Jayefuu and I came up with the idea of selling an Instructables Card Game to help raise some money for activities at the Faire. So we now have some funding in place for making it a possibility.

The Makers Faire takes place on the 12-13 March 2011 as part of the Newcastle Sciencefest.

More details can be found at the Makers Faire UK Website.
If you want to take part in the Makers Faire as a Maker be sure to register your interest before the 26th November.

I have already registered our interest in an Official Instructables section.
We already have a small group of people on board to help out with the Instructables section, but we would be more than happy to have more people on board.

We would be looking specifically for anyone with a great project that we could have on show, or for people to interact with. Obviously you need to be up in newcastle for the 12-13th March.
Register interest below, or contact myself, steveastrouk, or Jayefuu directly.

I plan to post another topic closer the date letting you know we are going to be there, and what we are upto!

Picture attached of us all at the UK Instructables Meet up


The future is murky, and it's during term time, but I hope to be there.

Thats fair enough, I understand, we will not count on you, but would be very happy to have you help out running the stall on the days if you want to.

Sounds like an offer for the elderly learned scholar to muck out the stalls.

I should hope Jake is old enough not to need mucking out...

You forget, Jayefuu will be there...

He's no match for #2 Son...

I suggest we have a rota so that people sign up to do a two hour stint at the Instruct Table. That way we can ensure coverage for both days and time to check out what else is going on.

Yep, thats the kind of plan I was thinking of, once we get an idea of any extra help we get, I think we can then move onto sorting out some ideas for Rotas, so people can make the most of enjoying the Faire also.

me and conner are making a giant robot over the time so bring card board please

me and him talked about it at the h meetup so i think so
just please bring cardboard:)

Yeah, I saw this over at ShapeWays site

When I go to the one in Queens, this time I am going to try to actually stay over so I get to see everything....it'd be even more rushed for me to go by train, then take the subway over, then walk a bunch of blocks, only to spend an hour or two, turn around and retrace my steps again. 

Have fun !  :-)  


7 years ago

If I wasn't in the last two weeks of my work contract i would *SO* be there


Our motel room is booked for Friday & Saturday night.

*shakes fist* Maybe next year

Maybe I'll post photos...

Pah.... fine... rub it in :p

I'm hopefully going to festival anyway so will help out were I can. Coming to the meet up in October so can talk bout it with ya's then.


7 years ago

Count me in! If you're already sorted for volunteers then I'll just poke my head in but I'd love to be able to actually help out and bring any projects I have that may be desired. I have a robot t-shirt for each day of the Faire :)

Good! Consider yourself counted in.

(to be honest I had already kinda included you with the small group already on board)

We will talk about it more at the meet up I am sure. You still on the ball for making it to the meet up?

Absolutely- might even have something to show off this time :)

We were discussing over lunch what we should and shouldn't have for this, so far from here we have come up with:

Top trumps
Jayefuu's shoe rack
Electronics stuff
Not actual edible food, but recipe sheets/cards/packs to hand out instead - chutneys, cookies, curry etc.