Coming up rapidly now is the annual Maindee Festival in Newport. Over the last couple of months I have been attending group discussions around the setting up of a Makerspace in Maindee, and we are now looking to the festival to be our first public facing announcement of it being a thing.
The festival is themed “The Incredible Edible” so we have been brainstorming around some garden hacking ideas like my recent IoT project. I’m running a free hacking workshop for children and families with some other volunteers based around the BBC Micro:Bit, utilising soil moisture sensors and buzzers.
If you are interested in attending, the workshop is drop in and everything is provided. The festival takes place on Saturday the 7th of July, there will be other Makerspace activities, music and more, more information about the festival can be found here.
I hope to see you there, drop in and say hi!