Maker Faire Newcastle 2013

TOG went to Newcastle last weekend for Maker Faire UK. We got to see lots of great projects and met many more Hackerspaces. UK Hackspace Foundation did a great job promoting Hackerpaces in UK and Ireland with this GIANT map.

UK Hackspace Foundation

All our projects got a great response from visitors, including the giant Arduino, flashing LEDs, sewable curcuit projects etc.

To our benefit we met loads of people who where willing to swap Ducks for schwag. First swap was with Knitic.com, for our logo done up with their automated knitting machine.

Update: Made a mistake this was very kindly made by Sally Bitmap Machine Knitting check out website, very nice people and really very good machine www.kentfield.co.uk Over the weekend they used a hand scanner to get children to scan in their designs and print. Our design was from bitmap.

 

We also got to 3D-scan one of the Ducks using Northumbria University’s scanner.

 

Maklab were kind enough to vacuum-form some of our ducks.

 

Bristol hackerspace had pen plotting machines galoor, and put them to good ducky use.

 

During the weekend though a couple of ducks escaped. Be on the look-out.