Archive for April, 2015

Getting ready for Maker Faires

Elsie Kemp

Thank you to everyone who came along to the Illuminating Geometry workshops at the Scottish Parliament. We had a great time.Here is a photo of  Elsie Kemp with a beautiful dodecahedron that she made in comitee room three with us. I really liked the fact that we held the workshops in the commitee rooms. It made it feel that the building really belonged to the people.  Thanks to Toni Hamill and Hannah Ayre who helped me run the workshops too. I couldn’t have done it without you.

The next event for Illuminating Geometry is Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire. It is on Sunday the 19th of April starting at 10 am. Have a look at their website to buy tickets and  find out more. On Saturday the 18th, I’ll be at the National Museum of Scotland from 11-2.30 with some other makers to promote Maker Faire.

The following weekend is Maker Faire UK at the Centre for Life in Newcastle. It is two days the 25th and 26th of April. Here is their website to find out more

We have changed the design of the mini lanterns this year, they a re larger than last year and the participant can chose different colours of tissue paper to put in the lantern.

Well best stop chatting and better start counting LEDs to make sure we have enough for all these events.


Illuminating Geometry at the Scottish Parliament

Edinburgh Mini Maker FaireAs part of Edinburgh Science Festival the Scottish Parliament is hosting an exhibition on Lasers by the STFC.

They are also going to have some family science activities too including Illuminating Geometry.

I’ll be there on Saturday the 4th of April, Easter Monday and Wednesday the 8th of April. The events runs from 10 am to 4pm each day so drop in and make a mini illuminating geometry lantern.