Thank you for all who came to and gave talks / demonstrations at this event last weekend. We are sure you will all agree that it was a fantastic day!
Highlights of the day included James Dalgety’s automated bridge card dealing machine, Ollie Sovary-Soos putting impossible objects into bottles, a flying shark, Adrian Fisher’s mazes and drone, Alison’s talk on Einstellen chess problems, finding out the answer to how to make £million by Solving Infinity (“it involved a bit of luck”), some interesting shapes and a bit of magic.
There was so much going on! I am sure we have missed some out, so please don’t feel offended if we haven’t mentioned you! Perhaps comment on this post to let us know what was your favourite part of the day?
Thank you Donald Bell for sending us your photos (many of which we have used here!) If anyone else has any good pictures, please send them to us!
Here is a list of the talks / demonstrations. Thank you to all who contributed
Tetrahedrons made easy : Simon Bexfield
Curious & Interesting Triangles : Donald Bell
Tower of Hanoi & Gray Codes : Bob Huxley
Palago : Mark Jenkin-Rees
The Samaritani Formula : Adam Atkins
Automata & Bridge tables : James Dalgety
Amazing Mazes : Adrian Fisher
Extreme Puzzles : Tim Rowett
Magic : Jerry Sadowitz & Casper
Impossible Objects : Ollie Sovary-Soos
Self-assembling Puzzles : Anthony Steed
Mind bending chess : Alison Bexfield
3-D combinatorial puzzles -“It’s a Wrap” : Michael Dowle
Rattlebacks : David Singmaster
Neuro Science & Mathematics : Simon Nightingale
Solving Infinity, the Infinity Puzzle: Alex Selby
Please let us know if you would like an invitation to next year’s event!
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Why would we want to give 10% away to Kickstarter? (Kickstarter applies a 5% fee to the funds collected, in addition to which payment processing fees of around 3-5% are applied)
If we pay out this extra cost on the devlopment of our printers, we will then need to charge more when we are selling our printers in order to recoup these charges. So essentially you, our customer, loose out and we move further from our goal of making 3D printing accessible to all.
Wednesday was the hottest July day ever recorded in the UK. We didn’t mind, as we kept out of the sunshine at the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) Fair.
Having decoded the Alien’s messages, Year 9 and 10 pupils saw THREEDY in action, printing NASA space wrenches and the all important Alien Key to access their life support system. The students showed great determination in solving the puzzles (also produced by THREEDY) to put together the power cubes.