Makers 2019

We’ve got a vast array of makers to engage with, fun exhibits, and hands on workshops catering for everyone!

Exhibits

Cubert - A cube of LED lights

Cubert

Cubert is a 8x8x8 RGB LED cube that is controlled using the BBC micro:bit – a small micro controller. Many people have made big light up cubes before but Cubert is different because shea. is coded using blocks!b. is not just a piece of art, it’s an interactive cube of games! You can play snake […]

Hacky Racers

Hacky Racers

Hacky Racers is a fun ‘motorsport’ series where very small, less than £500 electric vehicles are raced by the teams that built them, and where putting on a show (judged by audience vote) is valued as highly as speed. We’ll have a stall outside the main library entrance for Liverpool MakeFest 2019. Call by to […]

Made Invaders

MadeInvaders is a a live action computer game. 30 seconds of structured panic, as the players try to load nerf blasters, and hit the lighted targets as much as possible to see how many points they can score. Bragging rights for the day are on offer to the most successful player(s)!

The Cassandra Complex

Cassandra is an interactive, electronic fortune teller machine.

Women In Science Exhibition

Women In Science

WOMEN IN SCIENCE: Creativity in the Making EXHIBITION Hornby Library. 1st floor Liverpool Central Library June 7st – August 31st 2019 Created and curated by the Library Service the exhibition was originally inspired by the Liverpool MakeFest Festival has been designed to reflect the diversity of women working within the Science, Technology, and Engineering and […]

FREE workshops

Code-A-Drone

Code-A-Drone showcases the power of coding in a fun and creative environment. During the activity, the participants learn how to code a mini drone to take off, fly, turn, do stunts, take photos and land safely. This can involve completing a range of challenges that put these new skills to the test or a specially […]

Codebug and Edge Hill University Geek-squad

Codebug & Edge Hill University Geek-squad – Coding just got physical Codebug is the cute, programmable and wearable device designed to introduce simple programming and electronic concepts to anyone, at any age. Endlessly versatile, you could use CodeBug to create a musical instrument, animated badge, alarm system, dancemat or even a robot. At Liverpool Makefest you become an […]

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Fire Tech

Fire Tech is the UK’s leading provider of tech education for young people aged 9-17. We want to help young people make things with technology, and we want them to learn design thinking, problem-solving, communication and collaboration in the process.  Fire Tech brings young people together in small groups, led by inspiring young experts in […]

GM Furniture & Kids Toys

After spending many years in the furniture – carpentry business, we received the news we were expecting our first child, Erin. which made us turn our business to toy making. The months of pregnancy spent planning and experimenting. the days after the birth of our daughter, spent refining the idea of this reborn shop. We […]

Little Pink Maker

Little Pink Maker – DNA Pendant

Learn how to remove your DNA and capture it! “I’ll be doing a workshop on how to do a DNA pendant (Yes that’s right we will extract and show you your DNA)!” You’ll need to sign up for this workshop on the day but it is free 🙂 Website: littlepinkmaker.com Twitter: @LittlePinkMaker

Make Liverpool

Make Liverpool CIC will be showcasing and demonstrating their amazing array of classes and activities. Look out for master-craftsman, Keith, on the pole lathe. During the day he will be showing people how to carve patterns into wood, in spectacular fashion. While you’re there make sure to check out what else you can learn at […]

Raspberry Jam

Raspberry Jam

The wonderful Alex Clewett AKA @OKcomputing on Twitter will be running a free Raspberry Jam event behind the games hub for people to drop in and enjoy during the day. But what is a Raspberry Jam anyway? I’m glad you asked. Here’s what the Pi Foundation themselves say: Raspberry Jams are independently organised community events […]

Roberts Workshop

Make hand made toys for children to explore STEM in a practical way .Our kits are all our original designs and work with key stage 2,3,4,5 and SEN.We also make the ROB BOT a crumble programmable robot.

Paid workshops

Makers running these workshops ask for some pounds to cover the cost of materials. In most cases you’ll have something to take home with you.

Girls With Drills

#girlswithdrills brings all the tools you need for beginner woodworking. Build your confidence using a drill and take home hand crafted bookends. If you have any old, plastic and hollow toys, bring them along to cut in half to personalise your bookends.

Tanya at Maker Faire

NFC Is Magic – with Tanya Fish

Using NFC to add interactivity to your projects (aka NFC is Magic) Learn some of the principles of NFC while making three projects to take home a receiver coil from scratch, an interactive wearable, and a memory tote. No prior experience is necessary for the workshop, we want you to try something new! Suitable for […]

Torben Steeg

Torben Steeg

I have been offering soldering workshops at maker events, science festivals and museums since 2012. As a general rule, participants need to be eight years old or above. I can provide up to 20 soldering workstations and have designed a small badge kit with flashing LEDs that is both quick and easy to solder together, providing […]

Urban Workbench

Urban Workbench is a We Make Places project which invites local people to develop skills in basic joinery, DIY, furniture making, upcycling and construction, whilst growing their capacity to contribute to positive social activism.

Western Spiral Art

Western Spiral Art will be bringing a magical making experience to this year’s Makefest with handmade magic wands, flowers and house scarves for you to decorate and personalise !! We specialise in Sci-Fi and Fantasy-inspired workshops and project ideas, focusing on creativity, sparkles and imagination. All children must be supervised by a responsible adult at […]

Makers

The main show and tell is fronted by makers keen to meet you and talk about their projects and businesses. Come and see what they’ve got on display there’s something here for everyone, you’ll find freebies and also be able to buy unique pieces or components for yourself!

ABX Labs

ABX Labs – what do you want to make?

” Cool Components and Boards…” Making cool stuff is easy (and cheap) if you know where to get the bits!

Liverbird Book Cover

Ali Harwood

Ali Harwood is an artist, poet, writer and teacher. He’s recently published ‘Liverpool Liver Birds’ – a poetic picture book for curious folk of all ages. At Liverpool MakeFest, he’ll reveal how this book full of mythical birds was hatched and took wing. He will also continue to create new versions of the 101 birds […]

Analogue Adventures with Little Vintage Photography

Little Vintage Photography combines STEM subjects & creativity using traditional photographic techniques. Come and have a go at making a sunprint bookmark or pick up an ‘Analogue Adventures’ kit, containing lots of awesomeness to get you started in handmade photography.

Arith-Matic

ARITH-MATIC

ARITH-MATIC is a computational hardware project and micro startup. We craft a range of beautifully engineered DIY electronic kits which explore the guts of computing. We’ll be at Liverpool Makefest 2019 to exhibit our kits and to share the design process we use to develop ARITH-MATIC products! Our flagship kit – the S1-AU Mk1 – […]

AstroRadio

AstroRadio

The worlds only dedicated Astronomy & Music radio station will be broadcasting to the planet from “Liverpool Makefest 2019” Liverpool Central Library June 29th 2019 – “On Air from Midday till 4pm”. To tune in or learn more go to www.astroradio.earth

Doris the dalek

BBC Dalek

(Off mic) What, read this? ….OK OK not the face, I’ll read it…. We are delighted to be joined for Liverpool MakeFest by Doris The Dalek. She’s on loan from the good folks at BBC Radio Merseyside. We caught up with Doris recently for a quick interview… “I WILL BE COMING TO CENTRAL LIBRARY TO […]

Community reporters in action

Behind-the-scenes @ MakeFest

wehearttech C.I.C. will be working with a group of budding young media producers to create a behind-the-scenes documentary at this year’s Liverpool MakeFest. They’ll be snapping up pics of all the action, filming the day’s activities and capturing some impromptu interviews with makers, organisers and attendees throughout the day and editing these together into a […]

Brian Corteil

Brian Corteil: Maker and Amateur Robot Designer

Brian is the head meat bag of Coretec Robotics, designer of the Tiny 4WD robot kit, two times winner and runner up of Pi Wars, creator of Micro Pi Noon (idea nicked from Pi Wars And miniaturised), winner of a blue ribbon from the last UK Maker Faire. Micro Pi Noon is robot combat in […]

Tiled images of various items created by Norma

Crafted by Norma

Just a quick introduction to myself and my work. I am able to combine a genuine passion for traditional, old school engineering with the love of upcycling, and in doing so have created a range of Steampunk, Victoriana inspiredproducts and industrial lighting. By repurposing and redesigning unwanted items that would have been heading for landfill […]

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CREATE Education Project

The CREATE Education Project brings together game changing technology with inspirational content and creative minds. This collaborative platform is designed to provide FREE resources and support to help educators to introduce and embed 3D Printing technology in the classroom. These include professional development resources, lesson resources, project ideas and inspiration. Contributors and community members are […]

CreativeStitch table

Creative Stitch & Toy Hacker

We are a couple who love to create, modify and develop our ideas. We hope that by demonstrating our work we can encourage others to go away and develop ideas of their own. Creative Stitch is a collection of mixed media and textile pieces produced using both hand and machine stitches. Toy Hacker loves to […]

DOES Liverpool

DoES Liverpool – Co-working, workshop and event space

DoES is a co-working, workshop and event space in the heart of Liverpool.

Domestic Science: Protests for Protists

Armed with DIY microscopes count up hidden micro-organisms to protest against bio-diversity collapse in the back of your kitchen cupboard! Learn how to count micro-organism populations and use your camera phone to take and tweet pictures of micro-organisms like yeast, Vorticella and Euglena gracis; a space to talk about bio-diversity at all scales of biological […]

A dark red electric guitar lying on a stone background. Built but Electric Flapjack

Electric Flapjack Guitars

I have taken to making electric guitars, and I thought I’d share how easy it is to get started and build one without much experience (I’d not done woodwork for 25 years when I started the hobby!). @EFGuitars http://instagram.com/electricflapjack

An original illustration by Ella Dalton

Ella Dalton: Steampunk or Sci-Fi Caricature Art

Have you ever wondered what you would look like as a frightening alien or swashbuckling steampunk? Allow me to answer that question. My name is Ella Dalton, I am an illustrator and writer who specialises in character art and design. My work has been featured by Liverpool John Moores University, Comics Youth CIC and A […]

Beam solenoid engine

Extreme Kits

Extreme Kits (www.extkits.co.uk) is a supplier of Electronic, Acrylic and high voltage kits. All of our kits are constructed and packaged in house. Currently we have a range of Solenoid engines. From a simple single solenoid engine (https://extkits.co.uk/product/solenoid-engine-single-v2-standalone/), a twin solenoid engine (https://extkits.co.uk/product/solenoid-engine-twin/) and a beam engine (https://extkits.co.uk/product/beam-engine-solenoid-engine/). We also do a Van de Graaff […]

Fab Lab Liverpool

The Digital Fabrication Laboratory is a physical space located in the School of Art and Design at LJMU and provides access for students, staff and partners to the tools and knowledge to educate, innovate and invent using technology and digital fabrication to allow anyone to make almost anything

Girl On Purl Action

Girl On Purl Action

Doing all kinds of amazing things with wool and yarn. Watch out for the yarnbombing action all over the library! @GOnPurlAction http://www.girlonpurlaction.co.uk

LED racer track

Grumpy Mike’s Electro Gadgets

Veteran author Mike Cook aka Grumpy Mike has been making things to add onto computers since 1981. From his iconic Body Building series in the Micro User magazine to the recent 50+ run of projects for the Raspberry Pi in the MagPi magazine, his published articles number way over 400 to date. Here Mike shows […]

Hazuki

Hazuki Knit Game

Hazuki is a game inspired by quick time events experienced in games such as Dragon’s Lair, Shenmue, Resident Evil 4, and Metal Gear Rising. It’s a neat mechanic, easy to pick up, nerve-wracking, and endlessly frustrating when you mess up. Original created by James Medd, James has collaborated with Gemma May Potter to create Hazuki […]

Joy Design

Joy Design

Joy Design’s one woman mission is to spread a little joy and positivity with hopeful and self care filled calligraphy messages on prints, cards and colouring books. I also make bookmarks and bunting, book cushions and prints from upcycled fabrics, books, maps and other paper ephemera. Bookmark and notebook cover making using upcycled materials workshops […]

Kat Croker

Kat Croker

I’m Kat Croker, a multi disciplinary artist based on Wirral. At Makefest I’ll be showcasing my handmade art dolls and dragons/mythical creatures, quilted spell books, angel photography, fantasy artwork and taxidermy pieces. I’ll be promoting the workshops I and others run at Make Liverpool with leaflets and running performance workshops throughout the day and decorating […]

Little Sandbox

Little Sandbox is a tech club for kids based in Liverpool. We’ll be bringing some examples of work our members have made including robots and video games.

Code Club

Liverpool and Wirral Code Clubs

Come and have-a-go at a range of our Code Club projects. Help co-create an epic Scratch platform game, make your own HTML robot, get physical with BBC microbit badges and much more. Liverpool Code Clubs and Wirral Code Clubs are a series of fun, free volunteer-led library sessions for kids aged 8 – 13 where […]

Members of LAS and the public

Liverpool Astronomical Society

Sic Itur Ad Astra – Thus The Way To The Stars…

Makerspace CPC

Makerspace CPC

Interactive demos: Raspberry Pi powered capacitive touch reaction game. Microbit controlled crane Minecraft Selfie machine Exhibition and knowledge on computing boards and kits for Makers and Educators @Makerspace_CPC http://www.makerspaceuk.com

Meteorocks

Meteorocks by Michelle

Meteorocks was created with young people in mind, offering workshops and meteorite displays during outreach events. There will be various ‘rocks from space’ on display for people to view and handle, including meteorites from Mars, the Moon and the asteroid belt.There will also be an opportunity to view these rocks from other worlds underneath a […]

Neston High School Makerspace

@NestonHighMaker is a makerspace within a state school at Neston High School trying to embed a maker education into our curriculum. Current running as an extra-curriculum club after school, lunchtimes or shall we say most of the time.   We believe in providing students with diverse, well-rounded learning environments   Twitter – @NestonHighMaker Instagram Profile […]

North Wales Tech

North Wales Tech is a volunteer driven Technology and Developer Community for North Wales. We’re a bunch of like-minded people with an interest in all things Science, Technology, Engineering and Making. From professional developers and engineers to teachers, lecturers and students to enthusiasts and hobbyists, everyone is welcome. We run free monthly events that range from […]

Novoda team

Novoda

Novoda are a mobile development agency who works with Android, iOS and IoT. At Makefest, we’re focusing on Android Things! We have created interactive game’s using Android and hardware sensors & lights. Novoda will be showcasing their Wack-A-Light game! Based on the arcade classic Whac-A-Mole and updated to be relevant and fun in the maker […]

An oculous rift headset

Oculus Rift – VR Space walk

Trapped in space. The space station needs to be repaired. It’s all down to you. Can you don the headset and save the crew? Come and experience an interactive virtual reality challenge in the main space on the ground floor. It’s free to try and who knows, maybe you could be a hero!

A snake made of Raspberry Pi's

Pithon: Snakes on a Pi

We will be showing a robot snake controlled by a Raspberry Pi, a robot arm (or few) showing how the servos in the tail work like snake muscles, and a heat camera showing how snake vision can help them to home in on their warm-bodied prey. We will also have the chance for people to […]

Plastic Tactics

Plastic Tactics

Plastic Tactics is setting up a people-powered plastic lab in Wavertree, openly developing practical products and positive mindsets. At MakeFest 2019 we will be showcasing some of our work such as the piranha clamps made from recycled sweet tubs. We will also be upcycling carrier bags into little bags and wallets. Come say hi! Weblinks: […]

Project Linus

Project Linus donates patchwork quilts to local children who are ill or in distressing situations. The quilts are all made by volunteers and are given to children from premature babies up to teenagers: among the places we take them to are: Alder Hey Hospital, the Homeless Families Unit and Zoe’s Place. Come along and see […]

Quantum Technology

Quantum Technology Club

Young or old, whoever you are, if you have a technology interest then Quantum will help you share it. Young people (9 – 16) have code club where they can explore the likes of computer coding, electronics, wireless technologies and web design. They even get help from the senior section to give them experience in […]

RC2014 Exhibition Stall

RC2014 – Retro Homebrew Z80 Computer Kit

RC2014 is a range of homebrew computer kits based on cutting edge technology from the late 1970s / early 1980s.  Featuring the Z80 CPU (The same CPU that your ZX Spectrum used), these kits are not only a fun electronics project to solder together, but are great to code in BASIC or Z80 assembly language.  […]

Spark Penketh

Spark Penketh

@SparkPenketh is the UK’s first makerspace within a state school at Penketh High School weaving maker education into our curriculum. We believe in providing students with diverse, rich learning environments.

strongteeth4life

StrongTeeth4Life

‘Prevention of tooth decay & gum disease so you enjoy a healthy mouth for life’ What is it about?This is a dental education programme for the prevention of tooth decay & gum disease. This is not a commercial venture to make profit, but free resource for everyone, to prevent as many people from dental suffering. […]

The Lambent Lantern

The Lambent Lantern

The Lambent Lantern is a new steampunk styled ambient light – a practical project, refined product and halfway-house between our collective “making” practices in traditional craft and contemporary embedded electronics. At Liverpool MakeFest 19 we’ll be showcasing our Lambent Lantern prototype and sharing some of the time-honoured fabrication and digital technology techniques that went into realising the […]

UCraft Community Interest Company

UCraft Community Interest Company

UCraft is a not for profit organisation run with the aim of getting more people involved in arts and crafts. We have been running pop up workshops at events for the past year, and have already given hundreds of people the opportunity to join in and learn something new. We are back at makefest this […]

Visnos Mathematics

The name Visnos comes from visual numbers.

West Lancashire Lacemakers

West Lancashire Lacemakers

We put on demonstrations of how to make lace and have a ‘practice pillow’ so anyone can have a go. We are a small local charity (No. 1002673) who make lace of various types. Our aims are to educate the public in the craft of lacemaking, it’s history and usage. The promotion and improvement of […]

York Hackspace

York Hackspace

Infamous Northern tinkerers York Hackspace will be bringing their legendary starship disaster simulator SpaceHack to a new Liverpool audience for the first time, a hands-on physical game of panic-driven switch-flipping, dial-twisting, button-mashing and cooperative shouting.  Can you work as a team to ensure your ship survives wave after wave of interstellar catastrophes? Sadly the answer is […]

Cosy Conference

This year we have a conference area led by two local maker culture supporters, Ignite Liverpool, and Awesome Liverpool. It’s situated after the atrium on the ground floor in the Read zone and before the Imagine zone.

Ingite Liverpool

Ignite

Ignite showcases Liverpool’s movers and shakers, creators, thinkers, tinkers, innovators and doers, makers and dreamers in a fast paced format designed to inspire.

In addition to talks and panels through the day, Awesome are holding their regular pitch and gift award at the cosy conference.

Business Advice

Gary Millar

Gary Millar is running a special business advice desk at Makefest on the ground floor from 11am for any makers and creatives who would like some advice business or intellectual property advice.