– Newcastle hosts Maker Faire from 12 to 13 March 2011

From: DirectRooms
Published: Mon Feb 21 2011

El Grando, an eight-metre high fire-breathing dragon, invented by UK inventor Paka, will welcome visitors. There are more than 100 other creations including robot bouncers that are robotic doormen than can chuck out the riff-raff at a venue; beer can cameras made by pin-hole camera photographer Justin Quinnell; Wii controlled robots from the maker of the Kung Fu robot and much more.

Definitely worth seeing will be the Arc Attack, by the creators of the original Singing Tesla Coils. Its custom engineered and hand built tesla coils that will produce electrical arcs up to 12 feet long synchronised with instrumental music reminiscent of the first days of the musical synthesiser.

Maker Faire takes place at the Centre for Life and Discovery Museum, one access for all ticket is available to see the Maker Faire and the centre’s planetarium, under seven’s gallery and motion simulator ride. Tickets are £5 for adults and £3 for kids, with discounts for families. Tickets give access to both days of the fair, so visitors can stay over in cheap Newcastle hotels to continue exploring the following day.


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