Liverpool Makefest is an extremely popular annual event held at the Central Library in the heart of Liverpool. It celebrates the maker movement and is a showcase for local businesses and technical special interest groups that support, encourage, a develop products and services for those who like to invent, design and tinker with all forms of technology. Liverpool Makefest is the UK’s biggest single-day maker event.

Liverpool Makefest 2017 stands

Coronavirus halts Liverpool Makefest

Sadly, just like thousands of other event up and down the country, the Liverpool Makefest has been absent from the local calendar. However, it’s back for 2022 and will open its doors on Saturday, July 2nd. The last event, in 2019, saw hundreds of people visit the event at which more than 200 makers presented live science experiments, hands-on activities with amazing technology, fun crafting sessions, opportunities to get close up to the latest inventions and have a play with gadgets that might just be the next big thing.

Quantum Technology Club to exhibit

These makers varied from individuals, to clubs, businesses and education establishments. One of those in attendance was our very own Quantum Technology Club who showcased everything from wireless communications to amazing technical projects – and we’ll be back for the 2022 event.

Quantum Technology Club @ Liverpool Makefest 2017

Some of the things we have demonstrated in the past include…

  • A live amateur radio station capable of communicating with other licensed amateur radio stations around the world and out in to space.
  • The ever-popular Morse Code (CW) demonstration where visitors could have a go at sending a short message.
  • A remote control buggy that got quite a bit of interest
  • An aircraft tracking system that cost little more than £12 to make but which could track planes as far south as Southampton and not an Internet connection in sight.
  • A program written by one of beginners to coding that converted any text you entered in to accurate Morse Code.
  • A unique ribbon clock that displayed the time as a position on an LED ribbon rather than a standard clock-face.

What will be there on our stand this year; well, why not pop down and have a look – it will be worth the visit and there’ll be lots of other things from different exhibitors to see too.