Brighton Mini Maker Faire 2012 #bmmf @makerfairebtn schedule

Saturday 8th September 2012

  • Pop Up News Room

    by Sarah Booker-Lewis, SarahMarshall3 and Adam Tinworth

    Hacks/Hackers Brighton, a meet up group of journalists and developers which launched at last year's Brighton Digital Festival, will create a pop-up digital newsroom at Brighton Mini Maker Faire.

    The aim is to show people how to create blogs, audio recordings, video and use social media, allowing them to experiment and produce content.

    At 10:30am to 2:00pm, Saturday 8th September

    In Founders Room, Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

  • Science Museum Take a Seat Workshop

    by Science Museum

    The challenge: construct a chair strong enough to support your weight… from cardboard. No string. No glue. No tape. Just cardboard.

    At 10:30am to 11:30am, Saturday 8th September

    In Mezzanine above Foyer Bar, Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

  • Willow Workshop: Bugs & Butterflies

    Get creative with willow, tissue, tape and glue to create 3D structures of bugs and butterflies.

    Maia Eden will be running workshops all day using dried stripped willow, tape, wet strength tissue and diluted PVA to create all kinds of 3d structures.

    Please note:

    Under 10 year-olds must be accompanied by an adult
    Part of the workshop involves working in pairs
    Each workshop will last for one and a half hours

    At 10:30am to 12:00pm, Saturday 8th September

    In Foyer Bar, Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

  • Get Your Code On - Beginners' Coding Workshop

    by Donna Comerford and Genevieve Smith-Nunes aka Pegleggen

    Learn the basics of coding with teachers and pupils from Cavendish and Dorothy Stringer schools, and create something to take away and continue to work on after the event.

    At 10:45am to 12:15pm, Saturday 8th September

    In Founders Room, Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

  • Science Museum Hot Air Balloon Making Workshop

    by Science Museum

    Travel back to 18th Century France, and find out how the Montgolfier brothers and their farmyard friends flew into the history books. Discover the science behind hot air balloons… and then make one of your very own in this exciting workshop. How high will yours fly?

    At 12:00pm to 1:00pm, Saturday 8th September

    In Mezzanine above Foyer Bar, Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

  • Technology Will Save Us DIY Speakers Workshop

    by TechnologyWillSaveUs

    Do you love sound? Have you ever wanted to know more about it?

    Join us for a DIY Speaker workshop we will teach you how to solder an amplifier and then attach it to a pair of exciters which transform almost any material into a speaker. Work with our resident expert sound engineer. Learn the art of soldering, begin to understand the electronic components that make up most of the technology in our lives and make something audibly creative! This workshop includes all the components, tools and instruction you need to build your own speakers.

    At 12:00pm to 3:00pm, Saturday 8th September

    In Foyer Bar, Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

  • Willow Workshop: Mad Hatters

    Get creative with willow, tissue, tape and glue to create 3D structures of hats.

    Maia Eden will be running workshops all day using dried stripped willow, tape, wet strength tissue and diluted PVA to create all kinds of 3d structures.

    Please note:

    Under 10 year-olds must be accompanied by an adult
    Part of the workshop involves working in pairs
    Each workshop will last for one and a half hours

    At 1:00pm to 2:30pm, Saturday 8th September

    In Foyer Bar, Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

  • Science Museum Take a Seat Workshop

    by Science Museum

    The challenge: construct a chair strong enough to support your weight… from cardboard. No string. No glue. No tape. Just cardboard.

    At 2:00pm to 3:00pm, Saturday 8th September

    In Mezzanine above Foyer Bar, Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

  • Mini Maker Talks

    by Tom Armitage, L Johnston, Codeclub, Matt Webb, Makielab, Genevieve Smith-Nunes aka Pegleggen, Donna Comerford and Matt Locke

    Maker Faire is a brilliant opportunity to meet creative, resourceful and skilled people. This year we decided to run a series of talks by makers who will tell us about their creative process. How do they deal with problems? Where do they get their ideas from? How do they think through making? Whether you’re a veteran maker yourself, or just curious about how other people think you’re bound to be inspired.

    At 3:00pm to 5:00pm, Saturday 8th September

    In Founders Room, Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

  • Technology Will Save Us Thirsty Plant Workshop

    by TechnologyWillSaveUs

    Make a Thirsty Plant Detector at Maker Faire. Do you want to treat your plants kindly? Be as good as you can be to them? Or at the very least water them when they’re thirsty??? Wouldn’t it be grand if they would turn a little light on to tell you when they were dry? If so, then join us for this DIY technology workshop!

    We will make our own sensors from scratch and connect them to a solar powered circuit that turns an LED on when the poor plants are thirsty. You will do some very basic electronics and play with solar power while making something useful.

    All the electronic components, sensors materials and instruction are included.

    At 3:30pm to 5:00pm, Saturday 8th September

    In Foyer Bar, Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

  • Willow Workshop: Weird & Wonderful Lampshades

    Get creative with willow, tissue, tape and glue to create 3D structures of lampshades.

    Maia Eden will be running workshops all day using dried stripped willow, tape, wet strength tissue and diluted PVA to create all kinds of 3d structures.

    Please note:

    Under 10 year-olds must be accompanied by an adult
    Part of the workshop involves working in pairs
    Each workshop will last for one and a half hours

    At 3:30pm to 5:00pm, Saturday 8th September

    In Foyer Bar, Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

  • Science Museum Hot Air Balloon Making Workshop

    by Science Museum

    Travel back to 18th Century France, and find out how the Montgolfier brothers and their farmyard friends flew into the history books. Discover the science behind hot air balloons… and then make one of your very own in this exciting workshop. How high will yours fly?

    At 4:00pm to 5:00pm, Saturday 8th September

    In Mezzanine above Foyer Bar, Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

  • After Dark - the #bmmf After Party

    Lasers! Music! LEDs! Continue all the fun of the faire at Brighton Mini Maker Faire: After Dark.

    Following a sell-out show at the Brighton Digital Festival in 2011, this year the after party for the Brighton Mini Maker Faire is back with even more maker-musicians and all manner of interactive installations, electronic gizmos and shiny, noisy, whizzy and whirring things.

    Featuring performances from a host of fabulous maker-musicians, electronic DJs and digital sound artists.

    At 8:00pm to 11:59pm, Saturday 8th September

    In Foyer Bar, Brighton Dome Corn Exchange