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Call for DIY Biologists to take part in Maker Faire UK

What is Maker Faire?

Maker Faire is the world’s largest ‘show and tell’ with hundreds of engineers, artists, DIY-ers and inventors presenting their projects to thousands of visitors.

The weekend also features installations, live performances and short drop-in workshops.

Anyone who is embracing the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience can be a maker.

A short video from last year’s Maker Faire UK best introduces the event > vimeo.com/23258452

 An opportunity for DIY Biologists

The next Maker Faire UK will take place 27/28 April 2013 at the Centre for Life in Newcastle.

We are particularly keen to encourage more DIY Biologists to take part and have identified some sponsorship funds to support expenses

Exhibits that are interactive and highlight the process of making DIY lab equipment are particularly encouraged.

Funds can be used to support travel, accommodation, production costs and materials if a ‘make and take’ is proposed.

Although funding is subject to availability, this can be used to support international makers attending the event.

Next steps

Anyone interested, should complete the online submission form by 20 Jan 2013. See  > http://www.makerfaireuk.com/call-for-makers/

Please outline your costs as part of your answer to the following question: ‘Anything else we should know about your project?’

For more information, please email Marissa.Buckingham@life.org.uk