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A giant robot puppet for Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire

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:

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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.

CycleHack

CycleHack is an events and training organisation which has grown into a global movement, now happening in over 40 cities around the world. The project brings people together to design solutions to barriers to cycling.

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For the Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire, they’re rolling out CycleHack Education, a model aimed at young people, giving them the opportunity to try out CycleHacks of their own.

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They’ll be playing with Sugru, laser cutting and card to hack bikes and street furniture to make it easier for people to cycle. When the hacks are finished, they will be uploaded to the CycleHack catalogue for everyone to share across the globe.

Bring your bikes, helmets and other biking goods to hack them with CycleHack at the Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire at Summerhall on Sunday 19 April.

Photos from the 2014 Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire

The 2014 Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire on Sunday 20 April was a great success, bringing together makers, crafters, tinkerers, innovators and enthusiasts from across the maker community.

Here’s a few photos of what went on…

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Thanks to everyone who came along and made it such a great day!

To see some more photos from the event check out our Flickr album here.

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.

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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!

Workshops at the 2014 Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire

We’re delighted to announce the exciting mix of workshops happening at this year’s Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire. There’s an array of activities on offer, with workshops from makers in a variety of different disciplines. A selection of activities are available to be pre-booked in advance and there’s also loads of activities where you simply drop-in on the day.

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Families book their place to try out some soap making, building their own bird box, making their own accordion book or lampshade. Older makers can create their own silver ring, capacitive sensing arduino or learn how to use a sewing machine.

Or, if you’re just planning to drop-in on the day, don’t miss your chance to make a monster, discover the art of Chinese knotting or craft a parasite!

Tickets are now on sale for bookable workshops – see our workshops page for a full list of the activities on offer and information on how to book.

Get Creative with Materialise

Create your very own unique cushion or lampshade at Mini Maker Faire with Materialise

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Choose to make a cushion – and they’ll talk through the basics of a sewing machine, how to wind a bobbin and thread the machine, how to pin fabric and sew straight seams. Or decide to make a bespoke lampshade and they’ll show you how to customise a drum lampshade using a wire frame kit.

The workshops are available for booking online now:

Make a Cushion – £10 

Make a Lampshade – £10

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At the end of the Faire you can then give yourself a big pat on the back as you take home a beautiful cushion to rest your weary head on after a long fun day or a new lampshade to brighten up their home.

The workshops are being run by Materialise, the creative place to sew in Edinburgh – for further information check out their website – http://www.lovematerialise.com/