We’ve had a record-breaking number of applications for our fourth Brighton Maker Faire, which will take place on Saturday 6 September 2014 at the Corn Exchange in Brighton, East Sussex.
The Brighton Maker Faire is praised as one of the most interactive, innovative, educational and fun family-friendly events of the year with activities for all ages. So, what do we have in-store for our visitors?
Radio-controlled full combat robot mayhem, remote-controlled underwater robots, a walking skeleton, DIY portable sound systems, 3D chocolate printing, live-action Pac Man, toy hacking, and a homemade electric car are just some of the highlights in store for visitors to the 2014 Brighton Maker Faire. And don’t forget to look out for the roving Daleks and members of the Star Wars Rebel Legion.
- Roving Daleks, humanoid robot – www.teambigbro.co.uk
- Radio controlled combat robots – www.antweights.com
- Underwater robots – www.underwaterrov.net and www.caggy.co.uk
- DIY portable sound system – www.nomadicsoundsystem.co.uk
- 3D printing – www.RLAb.org.uk
- Star Wars Rebel Legion – www.rebellegion.co.uk
- Homemade electric car – www.electrobeatev.blogspot.co.uk
The 2014 Brighton Mini Maker Faire promises to be bigger and better than ever with more than 70 makers and workshops and close to 4,000 visitors expected to attend the Brighton Corn Exchange on Saturday 6 September.
Brighton Mini Maker Faire will take place on Saturday 6 September at the Corn Exchange, 10am-6pm. Advance tickets cost £6 for adults, (£8 on the door) with kids going FREE. £4 early bird booking for adults until 31 July.
Other highlights included on the day: electrically conductive paint technology, how to tweet a message on an LED matrix, bags created from upcycled materials, studio sound experiments, science experiments you can do at home, robots of all shapes and sizes, a foam gun arcade, as well as SMT soldering, video-game making, mosaic-making, needlecraft, crochet, amigurumi (the Japanese art of knitting), and alternative yarn techniques.
- Electrically conductive paint – www.bareconductive.com
- Exploding paint, funky foam – www.superpants.net
- Tweet message on LED matrix – www.blinkstick.com
- Upcycled bags – www.doodlebags.net
- Studio sound, light, vibration, laser experiments – www.monomatic.net
- SMT soldering – www.nerdclub.co.uk
- Matrix Clock, SMD soldering kits, LED tactile buttons – www.carbonfrog.com
- Video game maker project – www.playir.com
- Mosaic making – www.canvasformosaic.co.uk
- Creations from crochet and amigurumi – www.chikai.etsy.com
- Textile spinner, weaver, knitter, felt maker – www.knitwitoriginals.com
- Alternative yarn technique – www.kentfield.co.uk
There will be many different workshops to choose from, which will take place throughout the event. Each workshop is designed to fire up your imagination, teach new skills and offer a more in-depth making session – including a musical doodles sound board experience, how to design your own comic strips, discover Lego WeDo robotics, create your own hovercraft-y critters, weave a basket from recycled paper, design silver jewellery rings, create polymer clay charms, make TetraPak Wallets, hack/repurpose old clothing, as well as soldering, wet felting and woodworking.
This year, we will also be launching the Young Inventors Centre at the faire with a workshop themed ‘a Noisy, Wearable, Playful combination’ led by 12 artists from the South of England and North of France, organised by Exploring Senses and supported by ReCreate.
Full list of this year’s makers and workshops.
Get your early bird tickets before 31st July 2014!