Brighton Mini Maker Faire 8th September 2012

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Re: Brighton Mini Maker Faire 8th September 2012

Post by razerdave » Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:32 am

Hey Gary

I will have 4 'Drive all day' robots by the time this comes around if you want them. I'll have a rummage in my vast picture colection and see what I've got for the website.

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Re: Brighton Mini Maker Faire 8th September 2012

Post by josh » Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:28 am

Hi Gary,

I can probably come down for the day if needed, I'll sort out a drive all day or two and some other robots for display/demo
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Re: Brighton Mini Maker Faire 8th September 2012

Post by BeligerAnt » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:16 pm

So we're definitely on for the Mini Maker Faire, we're even mentioned on the blog entry about this year's makers:
http://www.makerfairebrighton.com/2012/ ... neup-2012/

If you can get down to Brighton on 8th September, please do. Although we are officially limited to 3 exhibitors, since entry is free we can rotate people (and robots!) throughout the day. I certainly want some time away from the stand to see everything else!

Please let me know if you are coming, and particularly any robots you have. Drive-all-days, static display or demonstration robots - all are welcome. We need to put on a great display as this event will be absolutely packed (with hardcore geeks).
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Re: Brighton Mini Maker Faire 8th September 2012

Post by James » Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:30 am

The Argus(Brighton's local newspaper) printed an article about the exhibits that are going to be at the maker faire today which includes a section on antweight robots :)

Copy of the article (PDF)

Due to the slightly mis-captioned picture it appears that my dad(gary) owns all the robots in the picture! :-?

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Re: Brighton Mini Maker Faire 8th September 2012

Post by olivers » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:28 am

Hi, i'll be coming as a day visitor rather than with robots. Hope that is ok, although if required I can bring my demo bot and a spare Tx.

What is the best way to get to the venue and avoid parking fees?

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Re: Brighton Mini Maker Faire 8th September 2012

Post by BeligerAnt » Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:59 pm

olivers wrote:What is the best way to get to the venue and avoid parking fees?
Come by train? :P

There's a park & ride: http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/index.c ... t=c1000782

On-street parking is all permit controlled in the city; there are lots of car parks but generally expensive. You would have to park a long way out and take the bus (same as the park & ride), for example around Brighton Uni.

Bus info: http://www.buses.co.uk
Info on car parks: http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/index.c ... t=c1247034
Info on on-street parking charges (if you can find a space!): http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/index.c ... t=c1245435

Alternatively, park at PeteC's and catch the train from Burgess Hill! Not quite as bonkers as it sounds, not sure how the train fair compares to Brighton parking charges (probably favourably!).

Feel free to bring a robot and transmitter, we might be glad of reinforcements!
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Re: Brighton Mini Maker Faire 8th September 2012

Post by olivers » Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:09 am

Thanks Gary, found the park and ride last night, now the Burgess Hill train looks promising.

More research needed.

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Re: Brighton Mini Maker Faire 8th September 2012

Post by BeligerAnt » Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:14 pm

Park & Ride buses are every 15 mins, trains are probably every 20 mins or so.
Don't bother trying to park around Hove, Preston Park or London Road stations.
You should be able to park for free fairly close to Portslade Station, don't really know about Hassocks, Burgess Hill etc.

Also, just to add to the fun, the Brighton Speed Trials are taking place in Madeira Drive so the city will be even busier than usual! (And consequently there is no parking on Madeira Drive!)
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Re: Brighton Mini Maker Faire 8th September 2012

Post by Deskconstructor » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:53 pm

I'll be there in Saturday. Do you still need any help running the stand? I may be able to help out, but not a definite answer yet. Also do you want any antweights to display? I can't get them running, they're plaing up a bit.
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Re: Brighton Mini Maker Faire 8th September 2012

Post by BeligerAnt » Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:11 pm

I think we're OK for help Laurie, but if you want to drop a robot or two off with us we can take good care of them and show them to the public. :)
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