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MadLab XMAS Passed Social

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Fancy Dress at MadLab

Title: MadLab XMAS Passed Social
Location: MadLab
Description: Come revel at the annual MadLab end of year fundraiser.
Start Time: 18:00
Date: 2011-12-08
End Time: 23:59
Dress Code: to impress…as someone who has passed the great divide in the year 2011

Hello folks, it’s that time of year again when we look back and take note of the past 12 months. MadLab invite you to celebrate and commemorate the past year with a fancy dress party.

The Party!

There will be an award for the best dressed costume, raffle for prizes and of course the legendary dance-off. Many greats have passed on this year, so we don’t think you’ll have trouble coming up with ideas. Maybe throw some queries and ideas around on twitter? #MadXMAS or you can always check the obits….

So what have we done in so far this year? Some of you may remember our Royal Wedding Reception. Well, we’ve been pretty busy since then….

Highlights of 2011

Omniversity of Manchester

What started off with a few Arduino courses has grown into over 20 courses (popular ones repeating) ranging subjects from physical computing, professional web development Ruby on Rail, SAP, HTML5, short story writing to projection mapping and many more. We’re looking to expand and broaden our offerings next year, so if you have something in mind, take a moment to fill in our Crowd Sourced Curriculum Survey.

Festivals

MadLab has participated in a few festivals this year, both here and away. Some examples are MakerFaire (with HACMan), FutureEverything, Abandon Normal Devices, Asia Triennial Manchester and Manchester Science Festival (including the first DIYBIO Summit).

Community

The communities that meet here are the life blood of MadLab, with over 40 groups who now call us home. Here are some brand new groups who’ve joined us this year.

Did you know we have a vimeo channel of our groups? Check them out!

Exhibitions

We try to keep the ground floor interesting and inspiring. Thanks to all the curators, artists and invigilators for helping to put on MERZMAN, User Generated Content, twice removed, 38° of Separation and Microbiology and Art.

Thanks Again

We hope you can help us let make merry, and see you there! If you are interested in donating a prize for the raffle, please contact Natalie. We’re covered for booze Thanks Marble! and mince pies, but don’t be shy in bringing some food to share (please leave a comment below for contributions).

Travelbot Making

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Travelbot

Title: Travelbot Making
Location: MadLab
Description: Create a drawing robot at Manchester Craft and Design Centre, MadLab and Chinese Arts Centre.
Start Time: 13:30
Date: 2011-10-01
End Time: 16:30
Book your ticket HERE

TRAVELBOT MAKING: create a drawing robot at Manchester Craft and Design Centre, MadLab and Chinese Arts Centre.

1. Enjoy drawing and collecting craft objects at Manchester Craft and Design Centre

2. Use your collected objects to construct a robot at MadLab

3. Have fun drawing, mark making and painting with your robot at Chinese Arts Centre

This event is part of Asia Triennial Manchester 2011. www.asiatriennialmanchester.com/whats-on

Announcing The First Manchester Jelly – 23rd September

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

The first ever Manchester Jelly will be held on Friday 23rd September from 9am at MadLab in Manchester’s City Centre.

Manchester Jelly will be held every Friday from the 23rd September onwards, each week at the MadLab

Manchester Jelly is a casual co-working event for freelancers, home workers and small/micro business owners who want to work somewhere different alongside other interesting professionals, exchange advice and help, and even collaborate on new ideas. Jellies are not networking events for finding new clients or selling your products or services. (more…)

Manchester Jelly

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Jelly Manchester

Title: Manchester Jelly
Location: MadLab
Description: Manchester Jelly is a casual co-working event, which will be held every Friday at the MadLab.
Start Time: 09:00
Date: 2011-09-30
End Time: 18:00
Book your tickets: HERE








Manchester Jelly is a casual co-working event for freelancers, home workers and small/micro business owners who want to work somewhere different alongside other interesting professionals, exchange advice and help, and even collaborate on new ideas. Jellies are not networking events for finding new clients or selling your products or services.

Cost

Attending the Jelly is free with super-fast Wifi, Tea and Coffee provided by MadLab (a £5 donation for MadLab will be extremely appreciated and can be given on the day).

What to bring

You’ll need to bring a Laptop, or whatever you need to do your work, a smile, and perhaps a packed lunch!

More Details

If you want any further information, please call Ben on 07811 197374 or emailmanchesterjelly@bobop.co.uk

Website:  manchesterjelly.wordpress.com

Twitter: @manchesterjelly

Facebook: Manchester Jelly Page

Handmade at Victoria Baths

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

“Lets make something new for Handmade at FuturEverything”
“Ok”
“Oh and make sure it has water”
“Ok.  wait, what?”
“It’s at Victoria Baths”
“I see…”

- [paraphrased] Conversation at Maker Faire

We mooted quite a few different project ideas in the following weeks, from the obscenely complex (multitouch swimming pool simulator) ot the obscenely difficult (dripping water + strobe + vision recognition), and finally settled on crossing a theremin with a fountain to make something ludicrously big, wet & loud!

Handmade at FutureEverything from Madlab on Vimeo.

We used a 800w fountain pump (aka the uberpump, aka that stupidly oversized pump you bought because it was cheap), a few meters of hose, 2 sheets of plywood, way too much paint, a powered speaker set, a modified drawdio kit (leftover from Music Hack Day), about 200 screws, and 2 weeks of work to build it, totally worth it!

The copper bar on the front of the machine is connected to one of the drawdio probe pins, the other is connected to a coil of wire inside the hose opening. The user grabs the copper bar, and puts their hand in the stream. The resistance of the user’s body plus the resistance of the water in between the opening and their hand changes the pitch of the drawdio’s output, which is directly connected to the input of the amp.