This is great news, because it’s IN NEWCASTLE. Where we at the Unnamed Laboratory are based! So what is a Maker faire? Well, according to their website it’s a family-friendly event that celebrates the
Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset. Over the past few years, Make magazine has been documenting the rise of this DIY mindset, and this festival will be a great thing to have on the doorstep.
If there is any one person who I’ve met from Newcastle that really embodies that DIY mindset, it’s got to be Derek, aka Bo the Clown. Currently, Derek is working towards presenting a massive multi-user bike installation as part of the Glow Festival, but he’s also an educator, philosopher, and storyteller. Hopefully, he’ll have the chance – and the time – to get involved with what the Maker Faire gets up to.