Here’s who joined us at Derby Mini Maker Faire 2013
Mother and daughter team who take raw fleece, prepare and dye it then spin then knit, crochet into different things. We also teach from young to old and left handers!!! Keeping traditional crafts and techniques alive but with a modern twist!
TILT Studio. Makers in residence at The Silk Mill as part of Remake the Museum. Take part in designing, building and curating the ground floor space of The Silk Mill.
FIshPi is an autonomous sea-going drone, powered by solar energy and controlled with the raspberry pi. At the moment we’re still at the proof-of-concept stage, but we have a small boat outfitted with a raspberry pi, satellie communications, camera, and a drive system. Its manage via a base-station, which too is fitted with a raspberry pi and a wifi router. The LittleBox is a laser-cut all-in-one desktop pc powered by the raspberry pi. It comess a build it yourself kit. The LittleBox was conceived as an at-home monitoring station for the FishPi to be used by everyone. There will be the option to use both the fishpi equipment and the LittleBox PC(s), The fishpi proof-of-concept vehicle has the raspberry pi camera attached. The LittleBox has two 3w speakers.
A collection of alternative fabric constructions and weaving installations using recycled fabric strips, hula hoops and giant French knitting bobbins. Taken from our Sharing Space Installation at the Old Burton’s Empty Shop Project earlier this year. Come and have a go!!
The Smallprint Co. prints letterpress cards, stationery & commissions on a vintage Adana press. We use movable type, vintage printing blocks and, linking vintage print to modern print, photopolymer. You can buy our wares through our website smallprintpress.co.uk, through online market places, Etsy & Folksy, as well as at fairs and events. You can see us in action at Green Door Printmaking Studio doing demonstrations and workshops. We strive to print contemporary designs with high quality stock and we love to experiment with materials and ideas! The printer is on hand today demonstrating the press and hopes to complete a chapbook by the end of the day.
We have demonstration of 3D Printers, Raspberry Pi based hardware, Laser cut cases
I have been developing self-balancing skateboards since 2008. This machine pushes the concept further with compact design, pneumatic tyres, Lithium-Iron-Phosphate batteries, proper skateboard deck and steering via a Wii-Nunchuck. The machine is a bit like a Segway and uses accelerometer and gyroscope sensors to know which way is “up” 100 times per second and so stay balanced on two wheels.
Be creative with Royal Crown Derby. Design, Decorate and watch our professionals at work.
We make the Pibow case for Raspberry Pi® and also have a shop for Makers with breakout boards, cases, tools, components, and more!
Locally based purveyors and producers of cool electronics kit. Phenoptix are based in Beeston Notts where they produce electronics kits as well as sourcing great items from around the world.
We are a loose group of members of Nottingham Hackspace who have been making instruments, sharing ideas and techniques over the past year. The projects we are showing range from works in progress to completed pieces, all made, hacked or customised at Nottingham Hackspace.
The Rise and Shine clock is an open source analogue style LED clock, designed to engage and encourage people into the maker, hacker, free software and hardware culture.
drip drop. Help create the greatest marble run in the midlands… You help build this marble run. Get involved – add, adjust, alter or take away using the recycled materials provided. Throw down some marbles and see what happens.
Matt Edwards- Book Binding. During the event I will be doing a demonstration and will also be inviting people to have a go at making a small notebook. I may also show related items from Derby Museums collection and create a themed book.
Martin Raynsford. A brief introduction into the awesome world of laser cutters. I’ll be bringing a large selection of laser cut items to showcase the versatility of what is arguably the best single tool for any hackspace to own. All being well I also intend to bring my new laser engraver which should be capable of cutting name tags into card/balsa wood while still being safe for public demonstration.
Kitronik supply products and resources which are focused on KS3 / KS4 design & technology lessons. We specialise in interesting electronic project kits.
Jake Howe- Instructables. There is no end to the projects I like to try my hand at, through exposure at Nottingham Hackspace I am always getting no end of ideas. I have a great mix of artistic and technical projects. I have made giant Steampunk Beetles, Cyberpunk props and sculpture. While also making items like laser cut steadicam and camera mounts. I make everyday items like belts, wallets and phone cases from leather. Recently I have been restoring old musical instruments and even making a few of my own. All while working freelance as a graphic designer and volunteering to help make my hackspace a great place. I am also involved with the website Instructables.com, so will likely have some stickers and things to hand out on behalf of them too.
Derby Museums. As part of the Remake the Museum project, members of Derby Museums’ collections team will be at this year’s mini maker faire. Working with some of our most significant collections, we will show how objects are recorded as they become part of our organisation. There will be opportunities to handle museum objects and share your stories, helping to shape the future of our displays. We welcome questions about our work and the future of the remake the museum project.
Ciseco make wireless radio’s and electronic kits for the Internet of Things. The Pi Lite is a large LED matrix display for scrolling text and graphics. It’s an exciting way to get a Raspberry Pi to do something physical and fun. It’s an easy plug in add on, so no soldering or special skills are required. The Wireless Inventors Kit for the Raspberry Pi (RasWIK)
Easy to use Microcontrollers.
Science in the Kitchen! Simple and snappy experiments that you can carry out with children in your own kitchen
BlinkStick is an easy to assemble mini kit which adds a single RGB-color LED pixel to your computer. After assembly plug it into you Mac, Windows, Linux or Raspberry Pi computer’s USB port and run the open source software to control the bright LED’s color. No drivers required! Visitors will be able to scan a QR code or visit a URL and control BlinkSticks remotely with their smart phones.
Anne-Marie Vintage and Bespoke Jewellery is a small business ran by two sisters, Natalie and Charlotte Bullock. They craft bespoke pieces of jewellery from sterling silver and natural gemstones and offer them up for sale at small craft events and markets, they also sell vintage jewellery which they revive to near new condition and offer it for sale online and at market stalls. They sell everything from earrings and studs, to bracelets, bangles, necklaces, pendants and more!
I propose to have a selection of handmade books with an activity that people, adults or children can join in with. Some books will be made from recycled materials and others will be books that are altered to make them unique. There will be lots of ideas for things that can be easily be made at home with information about how to construct them. There hopefully may also be a few books that can be bought on the day but these will mostly be under £5.00
The portable version of the science and technology pop up shop comes to Maker Faire in Derby following a summer tour of the Barbican Centre in London, and the Latitude and Shuffle Festivals. Explore the science behind the Curiosity Jars, or the Sci-Fi horror movie boxes, learn science busking tricks that will amaze your friends, and discover the links between smells and memories. Art meets science, creativity meets curiosity and the result is a renewed sense of wonder!
Rope making, a large format camera, jams and pickles, a Wimshurst Machine and a whole cabinet of curiosities!