Busy hands at Eureka!

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There will be the chance to meet inventors, artists, craft-workers and a host of creative people when Eureka! children’s museum in Halifax hosts its first Maker Faire on Saturday, August 30.

Maker Faires started in the US and have become a global movement with President Barack Obama even hosting one of the events in the grounds of the White House earlier this year. Maker Faires are now held across the UK and the rest of the world and Eureka! is now hosting the first event of its kind to be held in Yorkshire.

Visitors will get the chance to have a go at building and programming Lego robots, engineer their own circuits in special soldering sessions, explore hydraulic systems, gears and mechanisms and much more.

In addition workers from Hebden Bridge’s famous Handmade Parade will be getting into the carnival spirit throughout the day with some of their amazing creations and Peter Leadbetter will be giving demonstrations of chainsaw carving throughout the day.

Visitors will be able to have a go at laser-cutting and engraving with events sponsors HPC Laser Ltd.

Entry to the faire is £3 per person or free with standard Eureka! admission.