Uncanny Valerie

Uncanny Valerie

Uncanny Valerie

I’m back now from the Newcastle where I was exhibiting a few odds and ends at the UK’s first Maker Faire. It was a hugely entertaining weekend – great to meet so many other hardware hackers, crafters and so on. I’ll be posting a few videos and writing about some of my favourite sights – including the Milk Float musicians and the Owl Project’s iLog – later on this week. Meanwhile, here’s some footage of Uncanny Valerie, captured on someone’s mobile.  This trip to was Valerie’s first official outing.

The arcade sounds in the background are from Iain Sharpe’s wonderful LunarLander game, which is a physical, 3D version of the arcade classic, complete with a moving, model Apollo capsule and papier-mâché lunar surface.