Tag Archives: Upcycling

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.

Maker Focus: Noisy Toys

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be posting articles in our blog which give you some more information on the Makers who will be participating in this year’s Faire.

First up it’s newcomers Noisy Toys who are making their first Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire appearance in 2014.

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Noisy Toys produce unique instruments and interactive installations to encourage learning through the creative exploration of sound and promote upcycling to find new noisy uses for junk.

At the Faire, they will be inviting visitors to get creative, join the jam and MAKE SOME NOISE!

You can make beautiful music (or just a racket!) with an instrument built from their crates of ‘acoustic junk’ and learn about sound waves, vibrations, amplification, circuits, electrical conductivity and resistance. Also catch their Audio Assault Buddy as it makes its way round, loaded with strange and wonderful sonic weaponry and a punchy sound system and conducts experiments on unsuspecting passers-by.

Noisy Toys will have you getting into the groove and making an array of sounds in no time!