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  • Makerfaire UK – Newcastle

    Posted on March 15th, 2009 Iain No comments

    Getting ready for day 2 of the first Makerfaire UK here in Newcastle. They recokon over 2500 people came through yesterday. Seems like all of them wanted to play Lunarlander. A big hit it seems! All the mechanics are coping well with the use – great testing regime.

    All the visitors have been really good and interested in the projects and how they are put together. Great to meet a few people who I know through the net, but not in real life too.

    Dealing with the press has been interesting. The first TV interview was with the local ITV news and I foolishly agreed to do it wearing the Hat Hack. They really caught me on the hop as I was still setting up when the arrived. I think I might have looked like a twat. The Hat Hack is great, but you have to wear it in the right context.  Standing in a tent during the day with it on is a bit like going to do your shopping in a dinner suit.  Did anybody see the clip?

    On the positive side 5Live were really keen and asked some good questions. More TV and radio expected in tomorrow. Hopefully I’ve learnt a bit about how to do a good job now.

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