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Maker Focus: Codasign

Today’s maker focus features the innovative digital media collective Codasign.

The Codasign team includes scientists, designers, media experts, musicians, technicians and games designers, brought together by a belief that digital technologies are as creative a medium as paint and canvas. In their London Studio, they welcome both children and adults to get creative with technology by making music, creating visual art and having fun through experimentation. They specialise in using open source tools such as Processing, Arduino, Scratch and MaKey MaKey.

CodesignStorytellingPuppet

In the first workshop Codasign are presenting at the Mini Maker Faire, children over five can learn how to make an interactive digital puppet. They will be taught to use the innovative animation and storytelling software, Scratch and MaKey MaKey, the 21st century invention kit.

Adults can get in on the fun too in Codasign’s Capacitive Sensing Arduino workshop. You can learn how to control sounds or light with a wave of your hand with Arduino and Bare Conductive’s Electric Paint! There are limited spaces available, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

The collective will also be hosting an all day drop in robot badge making workshop!

Getting ready for Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire 2014

Image from 2013 Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire    Image from 2013 Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire

Planning for the 2014 Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire is already well underway and a flurry of activity happened earlier this week.

The Mini Maker Faire core team met up for the first time on Wednesday evening to reflect on this year’s event and start thinking about the proceedings for 2014. The group, a mixture of some of those who were involved last year as well as a couple of new faces, are involved in the process of planning the event including helping to select the makers who will take part. It was great to meet up with everyone to start chatting about ideas and get excited about what we could do to make the 2014 event even better than this year.

Earlier today saw the launch of the call out to those across the maker community – enthusiasts, geeks, tinkerers, engineers and artists. If you build, create or innovate, this could be your chance to showcase your work and meet others who also love to make – we can’t wait to hear from you!

The call runs until 18 December and we’ll be distributing info far and wide during this time. If you’re interested in getting involved, complete the maker application form here.