The UK Maker Faire took place over the weekend of the 27th and 28th April 2013, over the weekend more than ten thousand science and technology fans flocked to the Centre for Life.
We traveled, Luke (9 year old son and myself) down on the Friday to get set up. We shared a display area with Paul Foster from Microsoft who brought a hot tub with him (Unfortunately filled with cold water) to use as a pool. Paul works with a local school’s Sci Tech club teaching them about technology and building ROV’s. He had brought an example ROV with him based on a sea perch as well as some other gadgets. Paul made us really welcome and it was a great experience to share the space with him.
The crowds and Paul’s Hot tub
We did try the OpenROV in the pool but it kept browning out which is something I am trying to fix