Not sure which of you I met last night, but I'm the hat+bearded chap that was pottering about the space last night. Name's Mike, from the Brighton Hackspace :)
Just wanted to let you all know that one of the things Jonty, Russ and I were talking about was the upcoming Brighton Mini Maker Faire. It's taking place in the Brighton Dome Foyer on the 3rd Sept. Jonty and I are going to be working together to get a combined soldering+openhack session together, and I've had promises (!) of some Blimpy action, but what I really wanted to highlight is our "Call for Makers".
We've got around 25 stands to fill for the event, and we want to get as wide a spectrum of Maker Faire fun into the space as possible. The way that we're approaching this is to ask anyone that's interested in having a stand to fill in an application via our site:
We're very much open to makers selling wares on their stands, particularly if it adds value to the event. We have a preference for stands that are engaging and ideally interactive, but we're not fussy :)
At the moment it's too early days with sponsorship to say whether we can pay any expenses unfortunately, but we do have our basic outgoings covered so please let us know if it's an issue and we'll see what can be done.
Thanks, and hope to hear your amazing ideas soon!
Do you have the details of the tesla coil guy? Any idea where he's from?
PS: *awesome* email address :D
Fire could be a problem due to the Dome being effectively a council property - let me know well ahead of time of anything you plan in this regard and I'll run it past them.
This is his website: http://www.brightarcs.com/
> Hi Mike,
> I'd be interested in a stall - there's a rampant capitalist in us all.
> I will fill in the application on your site
> I'm part of a team from LHS working on a low cost device called Nanode - basically its an Arduino with ethernet controller all on the one < £20 board.
> It's totally open source - so anyone can make a batch of board for their own purposes - basically aimed at hackspaces for fundraising workshops.
Sounds great, sweet :)
> We are doing a batch of 100 of these at the LHS for £18 each, and a Nanode build and application workshop running tomorrow and Sunday at the space.
> Perhaps the Brighton hackspace might be interested it - as a simple beginners soldering project.
> I'm in Redhill so could easily come down of an evening and give a presentation or a workshop.
Perfect, would be great. We meet every Thursday night and Saturday afternoon, but it might be worth running this as a special event so we can get 20ish folk there. Fancy popping onto #buildbrighton on irc.freenode.net to discuss?
or something with knives. something nice and dangerous that the public
can control with a kinect :D
On 5 Jun 2011, at 22:50, tom <bollo...@gmail.com> wrote:
> could we do something similar to the last makerfaire? (i.e. turn up,
> get drunk, hack stuff, get drunk again)
Having missed out on those shenanigans in Newcastle, I can definitely say that that flow of events is pretty damn likely. We have some catching up to do ;)
> so mike, is there going to be space to do what we did at MF last time?
> I.e. can we turn up with a load of stuff and run a public-friendly
> hack area?
> We've all got our own things we'd like to show off but having things
> hacked together on the day is pretty cool too!
Yeah, Jonty and I talked about this. We'd like to combine the soldering workshop with an open hack session, at least for part of the day. Not sure exactly yet how this would work, but there's definitely space for both to happen - and it should be interesting to have experienced hackers working alongside folk that are just putting a kit together.
> I've filled in the Maker's application form.
> Will bring a big box of Nanodes to demonstrate and sell with a couple of mates.
Brilliant Ken, cheers. Being able to demo the Pachube integration would be superb!