Exhibition

Exhibitions, shows and attractions.

Offensive Machines

Offensive Machines

This week I revisited Novelty Automation, for a talk by Tim Hunkin titled “Offensive Machines”. Talk Tim started out with a history looking at automata, amusement arcades and a variety of mechanical amusements. He included a couple of my childhood

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Model Engineer’s Workshop 236

Model Engineer's Workshop 236

My report on the World Maker Faire 2015 in New York can be seen in Model Engineer’s Workshop 236, available online, at WHSmiths and all good newsagents.

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World Maker Faire 2015 – Costumes and cardboard

World Maker Faire 2015 – Costumes and cardboard

Costumes Quite a few people had dressed up for the Maker Faire. There were of course a number of boiler suits but there were also some more elaborate costumes. The life sized Mouse Trap crew were dressed in full vaudeville

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World Maker Faire 2015 – Robots

World Maker Faire 2015 – Robots

“This way to robots”, “The robots are coming” said the signs. As well as the giant Robot Resurrection, there were lots of other robots at the faire. Some were the final project, some were to demonstrate some electronics and some

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World Maker Faire 2015 – Magic, Music and Mechanisms

World Maker Faire 2015 - Magic, Music and Mechanisms

Magic Some might argue that all the exhibits at the Maker Faire were magical but there were some specific items that were brought in by professional magicians One of the people I was really looking forward to meet at the

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World Maker Faire 2015 – Vehicles

World Maker Faire 2015 – Vehicles

The faire was on a big site so I could have done with some transport to get around. There were many people who obviously thought the same as they brought their vehicle projects with them. Jet Powered Go Kart Christopher

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World Maker Faire 2015 – Metalwork

World Maker Faire 2015 - Metalwork

A lot of the things on show at the Maker Faire were what I’d call “Gadgets” they were mostly electronics with a simple mechanical aspect. However some of the things I was most interested in were those with more mechanical

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World Maker Faire 2015 – New York

World Maker Faire 2015 - New York

Little did I expect when I submitted my proposal for a internet enabled weather house that 7 months later I’d be standing in line at the New York Science centre waiting to go into the World Maker Faire. I’d arrived

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