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Are you ready for the Maker Faire UK?

We are delighted to announce that DesignSpark is a Gold Level Partner of this year’s Maker Faire UK in Newcastle!

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement.  It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

It brings together over 300 hackers, crafters, coders, DIYers and garden shed inventors from across the globe – people who love to make stuff and who want to share their passion with the public.

The Maker Faire UK has been held annually in Newcastle for over a decade at the Life Science Centre. This year it will take place on 28-29th April.

The headline makers include Colin Furze, Mutoid Waste Company, Steamroadsters, The Herd and Waterlight Graffiti. We cannot wait to see their creations in action.

We will have our very own DesignSpark Maker Village showcasing some of our favourite projects created by members of our community. You can even take the controls in your own robot battle with our purpose built Battle Bot arena (but watch out for the house robots). Robot Wars judge and DesignSpark blogger Dr Lucy Rogers will  be on hand to discuss the Guild of Makers.

You will also be able to find out how you can join our community of over 650k makers and engineers for access to our free professional CAD software, tools and resources to help take your ideas to the next level and become a true Super Maker!

Tickets for Maker Faire UK are on sale now at at the below prices.

Adult (aged 18+) £8
Child (aged 5 – 17) £6
Concession £7
Child (aged 4 and under) FREE
Family (2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children) £24

(25% discount for Life Annual Pass holders. Please bring your pass to claim your discount. Extra charges may apply for some workshops and activities)

See you there!

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26 Mar 2018, 9:00