Maker Night #4

A quiet night last night – I think we were all feeling the effects of the muggy weather!

Maker Night 3

A mix of returners and new faces, but all aware that there are only 2 Maker Nights remaining as part of this series at The Public, talk turned again to what made the sessions valuable and what should happen after Many & Varied depart.

We covered a lot of other subjects too including: LibraryBoxes, being able to see Saturn (or not), Iridium flares, harmonographs and giving the rugby-types at school electric shocks.

A nice phrase that came up a few times was “being a bit crap”: the importance of having a space in which you can make the mistakes you learn from; a place where you don’t have to be perfect.

Pi-Lite shield for the Raspberry Pi

A Furby shell awaiting a new face.

For the next session (6th of August) there is talk of Big Red Buttons.

There’s also a general call out for people who may have experience of working with touchscreens – do you know how to programme them? We also have someone who’s interested in using either ethernet or wi-fi connected Arduino for home automation – if you have any experience with either of these and can feed into his thinking that would be great.


2 thoughts on “Maker Night #4

  • John

    Enjoyed the quieter night last night, and the exchange of information was useful and being followed up on. Helpful that you have added more links to the blog page – quick research Nikki.

    There doesn’t seem to be a similar type of event locally, so hope you can manage to extend far beyond (only) six events and develop it, as it has been so useful already in gaining a useful skill – I just need to practice more now.

    Thanks Nikki.

  • nikki Post author

    Thanks John,

    Hopefully the sessions will continue in some form or another.

    Information exchange is always good – hopefully we can get you some interesting insights for your project.

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