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Droids Rev Up Android Development at Maker Faire UK 2015

April 30, 2015


Maker Faire UK, as usual, showcased the best in maker kit and development. Featured at this year’s show were the small but perfectly formed robotics of Droidscript and a Hitchin Hackspace project that is brewing up nicely. is the brainchild of Dave Smart, a software developer and maker whose interests branch into space hardware, […]

Two-Tonne Mantis Strides into Maker Faire UK

April 21, 2015


Get ready for the two-tonne hexapod at Maker Faire UK Two-tonne stepper the Mantis Walking Machine will be a star performer at Maker Faire UK 2015. Constructor Matt Denton’s turbo diesel powered hydraulic walker hexapod robot was created as a crossover between art and engineering. Fans of mega-robots and extreme machines should get themselves down […]

God Particle Visuals and Maker Faire 2015’s Sweet Fountains of Tech

April 19, 2015


April is Maker Faire UK month. Newcastle’s Centre For Life plays host to the largest maker event in the country and welcomes thousands of visitors there to see creative and exciting projects ranging from 3D print to synthetic biology, gaming to knitting, coding to creative robotics. Make sure the last weekend of April is free […]

Wearables 2015: the Prototype Crowd and Innovation Research

April 7, 2015


Enabling wearables through prototype technology All wearable technology starts life as research followed by a prototype. Building a device that works consistently involves lots of experimentation and testing (often to destruction) so that only the most durable features make it into the final product. Students from the Queen Mary University of London had their own […]

Wearables 2015: Smart Glasses, AR Headsets and Cams

April 2, 2015


As the ripples caused by Google Glass’ withdrawal of the Explorer programme fade, there is still debate going on about what an acceptable wearable technology looks like One of the key phases of any new technology is public acceptance. Google Glass seemingly had insurmountable barriers in its current format – technical flaws and the perception […]

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