Newcastle Maker Faire 2011

I'm writing this on the train back from Newcastle after attending this years Maker Faire. I've attended each Newcastle Maker Faire and it's been fantastic witnessing it grow each year. Many of the groups displaying their projects are veterans of previous Faires and it's inspiring seeing their projects develop from one year to the next. A growing faire means new groups and although some themes are repeated many groups have truly unique projects.

As last year I've put together a short video capturing some of the activity at this maker faire. It's difficult capturing more than a sliver of what makes this event great so I encourage you to click through to the project websites. I'll link to as many as I can below the video over the next few days but for the moment would encourage you to visit the official website.

Links

I can't find a link for the roving wheelie bins but more information on the fire breathing dragon is available here.

I can't find a link for the first robot. The second robot was from mbed. The third robot was part of a very large exhibit but again I'm struggling to find a link. The fourth scene of robots were from robochallenge. The final ground based bot was from robosavvy.

The underwater bot was from underwater rov. The aerial photography using a model plane was done by Simon Clark. The rocketry was from Black Streak.

It was difficult keeping track of all the 3D printers so I'll just highlight two focusing specifically on 3D printers - bodgeitquick and emakershop.

The first automata was from Richard Broderick, the second from Philip Lowndes and I'm unsure about the third though I suspect Richard again.

The DIYBio presence was organised by Cathal Garvey and Brian Degger.

The standing wave flame tube was from Steve Mould. The wind up music disc was from the North of England Arduino Group organised by Mike Cook. I'm not sure who was responsible for the heart beat light sculpture. The interactive light table was built by Oli and the digital grafetti wall was built by the Jam Jar Collective and the musical tesla coils were from Brightarcs.

Comments

Roger gOr Hartley on March 19, 2011, 10:29 a.m.

Hello, I'm responsible for the roving wheelie bins, plant pot, portaloo, and road cone that we took to the makers faire. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpeKiw0TQUI is a link to a you tube video. I made the first bin about 14 years ago whilst working with Simon (paka) Collins building the robot horses that we toured together for years performing a Don Quioxte inspired street show. It was a great faire and I look forward to going again. Toodle pip Roger

Mike Cook on April 1, 2011, 10:25 a.m.

I put up my video of the Fair at:- http://www.vimeo.com/21106329 Cheers Mike