Newcastle Maker Faire 2014

published on April 28th, 2014 · more from the blog →

Newcastle Maker Faire were kind enough to host myself and the Curiosity Collective as part of their annual event showcasing everything from DIY contraptions to final PhD projects. The weekend was very well attended giving us lots of opportunity to talk geeky things with like-minded people and wide-eyed kids excited about technology and making things.

I exhibited a Slit-Scan Camera and a visualisation showing Langton's Ants written in Javascript.

Pictured: Dave, Pam, me & Mike - from the Curiosity Collective

The slit scan camera took a continuous image of the Saturday and the Sunday, and drew a lot of attention from people passing by and catching themselves on camera. I have created a video below scrolling through the entire image from the weekend, the video shows about 16 hours worth of side-scrolling image.

I believe each of these to be the longest continuous slit-scan pictures ever taken - how exciting!

You can play with the Slit-Scan Camera yourself or check out some of my other projects.