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* Other tape
* Troll phones
==Who's going?==
==Who's going?==

Revision as of 23:45, 8 March 2011

Maker Faire UK 2011 is on the 12th and 13th of March 2011 in Newcastle.

We'll be heading up on the Friday night and going on a Hackspace pub crawl with all the other Hackspaces.

Hack Area

This year we'll be running the hack area, hacking, making, and talking to people about what we're doing. Pretty much just messing around like we normally do.

We need to tell Maker Faire what we'll be taking up with us, how much power we need, and if we have anything huge.

Here's what we're taking

  • Soldering Stations / Solder
  • Oscillyscope
  • Lasers
  • Makerbot
  • PCB etching gear
  • Power Supplies
  • Multimeters
  • Networking equipment
  • Projector - I can bring an Acer P5370W along if wanted. I also have a free standing screen about 2M across. Nigle
  • Kinect(s)
  • Webcams
  • Speakers
  • Wire
  • Assorted components
  • Bluetooth/wifi adapters
  • Assorted hand tools
  • Dremels
  • Wood/Perspex
  • Screws and assorted fasteners
  • Microcontrollers
  • Smoke machine
  • RC Equipment
  • Servos
  • Motors
  • Ball bearings (CRAZY MARBLE RUN \o/)
  • Wireless cameras
  • USB Video encoders
  • Batteries
  • Power Supplies
  • Wire
  • RFID
  • Microcontrollers
  • Power strips
  • Network cable
  • Gaffer tape
  • LX tape (buy some)
  • Lube
  • Some lockpicking gear
  • A pony
  • Toolboxes
  • First aid shit
  • Other tape
  • USRP
  • Troll phones

Who's going?

  • JimM - Saying in the Swallow Hotel (since it had parking)
  • Jonty
  • Russ
  • Bob/b3cft Cannot make it :'(
  • Oni either both days or one depending on weather/cash.
  • SamLR
  • Solexious While I can't drive I would love to be on the team taking the hack van up
  • Nigle Staying at the Clifton House Hotel, room in car for gear/people. Travelling up on Thursday and back on Monday.
  • Mark
  • Spike - Staying in Jurys Inn which claims to be "2 mins walk from central station" but does not have private parking :-(.
  • Rain - Decided to get train - before tix get really expensive, if there is a van would like to put my mannequin in there if room allows
  • Bugs - Hopefully have some DIYbio stuff to show? I'll try to think of some quickish experiments...
  • earthshine - Staying at the Clifton House Hotel. Have room for 2 in the car as long as you aren't going to take up lots of luggage. Leaving Friday daytime - coming back Sunday evening/night.
  • tomw - staying in a random hostel, i'll bring the kinect things
  • User:Ticktocboom
  • tomscott - taking the car with Mark and co, staying with Solexious in a Best Western

What are we doing?

We will be running the hack area, where everyone can sit and tinker/hack. We shall have to take tools & equipment for people to use.

Individual presentations

Some members have applied to individually present:

  • A steam-powered turing machine - JimM (sadly, unlikely to be actually steam-powered unless the venue permits it)
  • I am exhibiting separately from Hackspace area: Twinkle Tartiflette, I <3 0X0 (interactive wearables / sound / game artworks) and possibly Grand Cat Turismo if I have time to finish! - Rain
  • I'll bring the kinect and show off some of the crap i've written for it - tom


Train is the quickest way, from King's Cross straight to Newcastle. Some of us may be bringing more equipment, so may need to hire a van or car.

  • JimM will likely be hiring an estate car, but setting off from Cambridge rather than London.

Publicity material

I've ordered 600 80mm dia circular gloss vinyl stickers based upon Russ' design as in File:London_sticker.svg - although there is really some other text that does not display on MediaWiki. There should be enough for each paying member to have one of these stickers and then 300 or so to hand out in Newcastle. Spike

These have now been printed and are at the 'space. Hopefully the hiding text issue mentioned above was resolved (I've not seen the finished article yet but am taking Diginate's word for it). I've given Martin D permission to give some of these stickers to the six year olds due to visit this coming Saturday (26th Feb 2011) - so there's still 380 or so for Maker Fair! SpikeUK 04:21, 24 February 2011 (UTC)