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Maker Faire UK 2011 Day 1

It’s the end of day one in Newcastle, and we’re in the pub with guys from hackspaces in Northhampton, London, Leeds and Dublin.

Its been a fantastic day walking around the Maker Faire, meeting people from all the other UK Hackerspaces and of course all the other makers.

Arriving at the Life centre via the makers entrance, we were shown upstairs to the Hackerspace area, where the London Hackspace people were all ready encamped and busy hacking away.

The stands were all very diverse, and among many other things included Make offering flashing LED badge kits next to a space where people could learn to solder, motorised mountain bikes, musical tesla coils, giant etch-a-sketches, glowing couture, papercraft gear hearts, fundraising charity Daleks, and tuition in constructing “survival cups”; simple bits of polystyrene that can show you north and south, day or night. Northackton covered their stand with an enormous three dimensional cardboard spider.

Some of the stands were held by commercial companies, some by hackspaces, and some people there simply had projects they wanted to show off and gauge interest on

We’ve hardly had time to look at everything there, and are going back tomorrow. Pictures and videos to come.

Check Out this awesome video of ArcAttack

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Events Hackspace as venue Workshops

Hackspace hosts Girl Geek Tea Party!

Nottingham Girl Geek Dinners will be hosting their 1st Girl Geek Tea Party at the Hackspace on Sunday 6th March 1:30pm

The event will comprise of a workshop, followed by tea & cake. More information can be found at http://nottggd.co.uk/

You can register for this female only event at http://nottggtp.eventbrite.com/

The workshop will be given by Gemma from Esendex.

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Open Hack Night Workshops

How To Workshop: Make a Circuit Board

6:30pm 26th January 2011

Get the basics of PCB (Printed Circuit Board) manufacture from Nottinghack’s Matt Little (from our Soldering & Drawdio Workshops).

There are many processes and techniques for making a printed circuit board (PCB).
In this session Matt will guide you through his process for making PCBs

Matt uses a mixture of home-made and bought tools. He will highlight some of the problems and share some of the tips and tricks he’s uses.

You will get to create and keep a circuit board for a simple LED flashing circuit (components included).

The circuit board layout is made using the open source software called KiCad (for both Linux and Windows). If you have a (small) circuit you would like created then bring along your completed PCB design and we can make that with you!

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Events General Open Hack Night Workshops

Learn to Solve the Rubik’s Cube

Ever wanted to learn how to solve the world’s best selling toy? 6:30pm 15th December 2010

Come to Nottingham Hackspace and learn a method that you can remember! Group & 1-on-1 tuition will be provided. Costs £4 including a speed cube for you to keep.

More details available on our meetup.com page

http://www.meetup.com/Nottinghack/calendar/15498466/

Don’t want to join meetup? Go to our facebook page and sign up there and we’ll add you to the guest list. Places are limited so please register now to avoid disappointment!

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Make Stuff at Hackspace It’s FREE!

Hackers are people who have very few things in common except … they want to make stuff……. share knowledge and learn new skills… it’s more than electronics and robotics we dabble in art, shed-chemistry, backyard ballistics, programming, woodwork, kite flying, engineering, knitting, homebrewing, problem solving, prototyping…

Hacking is about taking control of the things in your life and knowing how to make them work for you, from fixing your bike to jail breaking your iPhone.