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Manchester Science Festival 2011 Round Up

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Microbiology and Art Exhibition PreviewIt’s been another great Manchester Science Festival this year, and MadLab has been lucky to host 6 events. We kicked off with a preview of Microbiology & Art, an exhibition of work inspired by microbiology, ran our 3rd Robot Hackday, celebrated Alan Turing, held the first ever DIYBIO UK Summit, and rounded off with a Science Jamboree and tea party with Teawitter.
We’ve had a full 9 days holding various science related activities, all with a MadLab twist.

Over the festival period we’ve had over 200 people come through our doors hacking robots from old toys, discussing short stories from modern science, getting to know the global DIYBIO community, eat cake, make instant ice cream all with a generous dose of practical workshops.

Robot Hackday

Monday, September 27th, 2010


Title: Robot Hackday
Location: MadLab
Description: Bring your old electronic junk and toys down to Madlab. Take them apart and put them back together again as… robots!
Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2010-10-30
End Time: 16:00
Audience: Everyone
Price: Free. Booking required!
Event Themes: Bright ideas
Event Type: Workshop/Hands-on/Demo

Work on your own or team up with others – there will be prizes at the end of the day for the best entries. Don’t worry if your robot building skills are not up to scratch, we have experts to guide your robots.

This year we have  Adrian from Howduino, HACMan and a mystery guest will be there throughout the day to give you a hand.

MadLab is proud to run Robot Hackday again. Here are some pictures from last years event for inspiration.


Robot Hackday is part of this year’s bigger and better Manchester Science Festival, entertaining the region from 23 – 31 October.