Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Maker Faire UK 2011 - Yay!

Well, we managed to survive the Maker Faire at the Centre for Life in Newcastle over the weekend. I think Mack, Bruce and Wayne's amazing voice modulator went down a storm.

If you came to our stand, thanks for saying "Hi!" or just standing there with your mouth open wide or even for some hiding behind the and adult or even your own children... shame on you. :)

Setup on Friday went quite smooth and we headed for the main reception on the Saturday morning to greet the incoming mass of people. It was extraordinarily busy throughout the day.

There was some amazingly creative stuff on show throughout. Some of my personal favourites were the various Kinect hacks including fixing them up to the Tesla coils and the BBC R&D orchestra.

Speaking of the BBC R&D they were great fun. We kept up the whole "Don't sue, we're not making money!" most of the weekend.

Thanks go out to the whole team of the Northern Charity Daleks including Rob, James, Wayne & family, Lars, as well as the brilliant staff at the Centre for Life for putting up with our constant crowd stopping antics and Make magazine for putting the whole shebang together. Please come back to Newcastle next year, don't go south...

We'll be posting a few videos of the fun very soon. But in the mean time if you want to check out some of the fun visit, Bruce's Youtube channel and subscribe to get the latest updates.

Here's to a great weekend for all.

We'll see you soon.
Keith

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