Maker Faire UK 12-13 March 2011 @ Newcastle

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Maker Faire UK 12-13 March 2011 @ Newcastle

Post by robosavvy » Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:02 pm

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Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:02 pm

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RoboSavvy will be in this year Newcastle MakerFaire.

We will be bringing our latest products the Makerbot 3D printer the Bioloid GP and the WildThumper.
We will also bring the already known Bioloid Premium together with the KHR-3HV and the RoboBuilder.

Check this year MakerFaire web page http://makerfaireuk.com/

The world-famous Maker Faire returns to the UK to headline Newcastle ScienceFest. Expect a weekend of cool robots, garden-shed inventions, knitted wonders, the occasional fireball and oodles of opportunities to make your own creations. Perfect for creative people of all ages!

At Maker Faire, come and play with classic synthesizers, see live 3D printing, learn to solder, play musical Tesla coils, become a Guerrilla knitter, turn a beer can into a pinhole camera, use a Wii balance board to control a robot, make your own stop-motion movie and much more…

This special event takes place simultaneously at Centre for Life and Discovery Museum with one Access-All-Areas ticket available. This ticket enables you to see all of Maker Faire plus Life’s planetarium, motion simulator ride and brand-new under 7’s gallery.

Tickets are available on the day or in advance.

Opening hours:
Saturday: 10.00 to 17.00
Sunday: 11.00 to 17.00
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RoboSavvy will be in this year Newcastle MakerFaire.

We will be bringing our latest products the Makerbot 3D printer the Bioloid GP and the WildThumper.
We will also bring the already known Bioloid Premium together with the KHR-3HV and the RoboBuilder.

Check this year MakerFaire web page http://makerfaireuk.com/

The world-famous Maker Faire returns to the UK to headline Newcastle ScienceFest. Expect a weekend of cool robots, garden-shed inventions, knitted wonders, the occasional fireball and oodles of opportunities to make your own creations. Perfect for creative people of all ages!

At Maker Faire, come and play with classic synthesizers, see live 3D printing, learn to solder, play musical Tesla coils, become a Guerrilla knitter, turn a beer can into a pinhole camera, use a Wii balance board to control a robot, make your own stop-motion movie and much more…

This special event takes place simultaneously at Centre for Life and Discovery Museum with one Access-All-Areas ticket available. This ticket enables you to see all of Maker Faire plus Life’s planetarium, motion simulator ride and brand-new under 7’s gallery.

Tickets are available on the day or in advance.

Opening hours:
Saturday: 10.00 to 17.00
Sunday: 11.00 to 17.00
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Post by Felix » Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:12 pm

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Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:12 pm

We've got a minibus-load of people coming up from London. I'll have to come visit my Robobuilder's maker! :D

Seeing how a Thing-o-matic and a RepRap compare will be interesting too!
We've got a minibus-load of people coming up from London. I'll have to come visit my Robobuilder's maker! :D

Seeing how a Thing-o-matic and a RepRap compare will be interesting too!
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Post by nunogato » Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:25 pm

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Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:25 pm

Hi, here are some photos of the MakerFaire that we took this afternoon.

A lot of people so no time for more photos. There are a lot interesting stuff here, if you are around visit it tomorrow, for sure you will not regret yourself.

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Hi, here are some photos of the MakerFaire that we took this afternoon.

A lot of people so no time for more photos. There are a lot interesting stuff here, if you are around visit it tomorrow, for sure you will not regret yourself.

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Post by robosavvy » Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:04 pm

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Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:04 pm

Hi all

We're back from Makerfaire.

We've still got a lot of cool pics and videos to post which we'll most likelly do tomorrow but for now I'd just like to report our experience:

- On day 1 we've had Orac exhibiting his Sir Kitt Robot http://robosavvy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3491
and NovaOne also came by with his Robobuilder 5710K with metal Brackets and performing some nice dancing moves!

We also took our newest gadgets - the Bioloid GP and the Thing o Matic 3D Printer - which were a huge success.

By the end of the day people were passing by to see us "making things" in real time the Makerbot and asking us "I heard you have a robot that can do the cartwheel; can I see that?"

Indeed the GP comes with programming for 3 different tasks: Football, Fight and Demo.
In Demo mode we have the coolest moves such as the cartwheel, some nice pushups, a 2 arm handstand with pushups.
I'm nto sure if we have a video of that but if not we'll do it here and post it. It's really quite cool!


By the end of the day our Thing o Matic (one of the first units that still shipped witht he MK5 extruder and not the new MK6) had an extruder motor fail. Well not a complete failure but one that led us into some late night troubleshooting.

By the beginning of day 2 Makerbot was back working again (fixed without any spare parts as we hadn't taken any...) so we had to get creative.


Day 2 was calmer with not so many people (day 1 was packed!). On day 2 we also had NovaOne only as Orac couldn't be there.

Finally, an honorable mention to Robobuilder and the Wild Thumper. Robobuilder worked all day 2 waving at the people who passed by (simple Action program using the distance sensor)

The Wild Thumper impressed people with it's Arduino coupled with a powerfull H bridge capable of delivering 15Amps X 2 channels (a total of 30 amps).

The battery (that we include in the Wild Thumper kit) was powerfull enough to last through the whole event despite us playing around with it quite a lot during the whole 2 days.

Stay tunned for pics and videos our stand and also a small coverage of Makerfaire coming in the next days!

RoboSavvy
Hi all

We're back from Makerfaire.

We've still got a lot of cool pics and videos to post which we'll most likelly do tomorrow but for now I'd just like to report our experience:

- On day 1 we've had Orac exhibiting his Sir Kitt Robot http://robosavvy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3491
and NovaOne also came by with his Robobuilder 5710K with metal Brackets and performing some nice dancing moves!

We also took our newest gadgets - the Bioloid GP and the Thing o Matic 3D Printer - which were a huge success.

By the end of the day people were passing by to see us "making things" in real time the Makerbot and asking us "I heard you have a robot that can do the cartwheel; can I see that?"

Indeed the GP comes with programming for 3 different tasks: Football, Fight and Demo.
In Demo mode we have the coolest moves such as the cartwheel, some nice pushups, a 2 arm handstand with pushups.
I'm nto sure if we have a video of that but if not we'll do it here and post it. It's really quite cool!


By the end of the day our Thing o Matic (one of the first units that still shipped witht he MK5 extruder and not the new MK6) had an extruder motor fail. Well not a complete failure but one that led us into some late night troubleshooting.

By the beginning of day 2 Makerbot was back working again (fixed without any spare parts as we hadn't taken any...) so we had to get creative.


Day 2 was calmer with not so many people (day 1 was packed!). On day 2 we also had NovaOne only as Orac couldn't be there.

Finally, an honorable mention to Robobuilder and the Wild Thumper. Robobuilder worked all day 2 waving at the people who passed by (simple Action program using the distance sensor)

The Wild Thumper impressed people with it's Arduino coupled with a powerfull H bridge capable of delivering 15Amps X 2 channels (a total of 30 amps).

The battery (that we include in the Wild Thumper kit) was powerfull enough to last through the whole event despite us playing around with it quite a lot during the whole 2 days.

Stay tunned for pics and videos our stand and also a small coverage of Makerfaire coming in the next days!

RoboSavvy
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