Halloween Pumpkin Carving

On Saturday 25th October, Makerspace held an informal Pumpkin Carving workshop for people to come in and carve their own pumpkins.

The day went really well with 18 pumpkins carved, plenty of seeds collected for roasting and even some pumpkin soup to help keep us warm.

Thanks to everyone who took part and helping to make the day so much fun.  Here is a gallery of all the finished carvings.

 

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Eday3 at Gateshead Central Library

Saturday 27th September saw the 3rd Annual eDay technology and maker event take place at Gateshead Central Library.

Maker Space was there again with plenty of  Laser Cut Models, 3D Printing, Raspberry Pi, Arduino and electronic projects.

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Above photos By David Charlton Photography Courtesty of Gateshead Libraries

Jon’s “Over Eng’D” flying duck and Iain’s Polar Pong gave a new meaning to the words physical computing with a mass of stepper motors and pulleys.

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Tony’s “R-Kade” a Raspberry Pi based mini arcade was brought out again to entertain those people wanting a trip down video gaming history. Who would have guessed that Pacman, Galaga and Donkey Kong would still appeal the younger audience.

We had giveaways in the form of Alistair’s designed and laser cut Maker Space keyrings and custom prints on “ball pool” balls from Glen’s “Egg-bot” plotter.

The local radio amateur group, Angel of the North Amateur Radio Club (ANARC) were there for the first time. They had brought various radio receivers and transceivers for everyone to listen to.

Imperial Troops from the 99th Garrison were posted made sure no droids got lost during the days proceedings :-) The Stormtroopers, Tie Fighter pilots, Bounty Hunters and Imperial Officers made an impressive sight.

Here’s a short Video of one of the Storm Troopers playing with “Over Eng’D”  :-)

Also present were  Vector 76 with their Oculus Rift Demos,  HTML workshops, Retro Gaming, ChromeBuild Lego sessions and drop-in maker activities from Victoria Bradbury.

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Thanks to Tony for the bulk of the info for this blog, Jon for the video and Jacqui from Gateshead Library for the images

 

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