Maker Profile: Artisan Ironwork – Traditional Blacksmithing Demo

Artisan Ironwork is dedicated to the manufacture of bespoke metal sculpture and forged work using traditional metalworking techniques for a wide variety of uses. Ian Lowe, an Artist Blacksmith at Artisan Ironwork will be giving a traditional blacksmithing demonstration as well as offering one to one ‘have a go’ sessions throughout the day.

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Maker Profile: Rebecca Price – Explaining Evolution (interactive art)

Rebecca Price has created a series of interactive art objects intended to make clear the evidence for evolution. This includes Gorilla Hands, two molds into which we can can insert our hands, allowing us to directly compare our anatomy with that of a gorilla.

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Gorilla Hands – Rebecca Price

Also on display will be two thirteen layer jigsaw puzzles chronicling the evolution of the fruit bat and pelican; and a set of skittles painted with different animals. The more endangered the species, the easier the skittle will be to knock over.

Maker Profile: Peepo – The Picamercal Eye-Tracker

The Picameral Eyetracker is an eye-tracking system made by Jonathan Chetwynd using two Raspberry Pi computers mounted on a pair of glasses. This means that an eye-tracker can now be made for as little as £100. The system is portable and can therefore be worn in a variety of situations such as driving, cycling, gaming and field-work.

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Come and see the Picamerica Eye-Tracker and try it out! Play the eyetracking game ‘Take the box” to learn more about how it works.

On the cutting mat today…

We are putting the final touches to the Elephant & Castle Mini Maker Faire poster, if you think you can help us put some around your local area, please email info@makerfaireelephantandcastle.com and tell us which area you can cover.

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Here is the final thing…

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Tickets are now available!

Tickets are now available for Elephant & Castle Mini Maker Faire 2014!

You can register for tickets on Eventbrite here. Get in early as there are a limited number of discounted Early Bird tickets available!

Eventbrite - Elephant & Castle Mini Maker Faire