Glasgow based visual artist and maker Fergus Dunnet has created a giant version of the Edinburgh Mini Maker robot which will be stepping out around Summerhall this Sunday for the 2015 Faire.
You can track the puppets progress on Fergus’ blog as he has posted regular updates throughout the robots creation, from creating a prototype to a first look at the big puppet and getting it fully assembled for a test run.
Here are some pictures of the robots first outing at The Meadows earlier today for the Mini Maker Faire press call:
Fergus will be attending the 2015 Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire to show off the puppet and talk about his work. The event runs from 10am-5pm on Sunday 19 April and tickets are available now.
Appearing at the 2015 Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire, Re-make | Re-do | Re-wear is a project that gives clothing and textiles a new life through embellishment, re-design and re-construction. It will feature a mini production line formed of designers and makers from Kalopsia Collective.
You can get involved too! Simply bring a long something old (a garment, bag, or other textile item) that’s looking a bit unloved and could do with a makeover. Then had over your item for a ‘service’, you get a receipt to take away while it’s being processed and you can then come back to claim your newly transformed item later in the day!
The project aims to breathe new life into and add new value to peoples unwanted textiles and promote ideas about circular economy and closed loop textiles design.
The 2015 Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire runs from 10am-5pm on Sunday 19 April – tickets are available now.
Harmonographic machines use pendular motion to make sounds and shapes.
Tim Vinvent-Smith will present some of his most recent machines at the 2015 Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire. This will include a sub bass generatorgraph made from computer hard drives, amplifier and oscilloscope, (spin the disks) a singer-sewing-machine-table pedal-powered, mechano pantograph (pedal the singer) and a prototype app which will eventually create 3d harmonographic images from the sound input of your mobile phone (sing and marvel).
See Tim speak about his recent work in an interview with Summerhall tv below: