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Event Info

Date Thursday June 2th - Sunday June 5th, 2022
Location Eastnor Castle Deer Park, Ledbury
Ticket Prices Full Camp Ticket £165, Under-18 £55, Under-12 £0
Parking £18, Caravan/Campervan £45
Full list here
Official EMF org links
Other info EMF Wiki, EMF-specific FAQs
Pay it forward ticket EMF 2022 Ticket Pledge
EMF Village Pledge EMF 2022 Village Pledge


Every year, we go as a big group and set up the Nottingham Hackspace village. We offer something to EMF attendees (EMF2016 we brought BarBot, Snackspace and Fire Pong) in a canvas tent if possible. There is obviously a cost to this.

If you are interested in joining the village for 2022, please fill in the table below. There is the opportunity for shared transport and to help pay the cost for the village (costs tbc).

We are also trying for 2022 a "pay it forward" ticket pledge drive - so there may be an opportunity to come on a free ticket that members of the Hackspace pledge towards - the trustees will organise the raffle if we get a ticket secured. See the

Food is available on the site not necessitating a shared meal/BBQ stuff for this year. Snackspace will be run however for snacks and maybe morning coffee too!

We are also doing a EMF 2022 Village Pledge to help fund the marquee, tables, chairs and core things for EMF.

Join us on Slack - channel #emf

Name Ticket Bought Transport Going On Returning On Notes
'RepRap' Matt Will Be Other Way before anyone else Some time after everyone else Will be with EMF Orga
Andrew Armstrong Yes Car Thursday Setup Likely Sunday but maybe Monday Village Lead
Ian Dickinson Yes Car TBD Likely Sunday -
Rob Miles Yes TBD TBD TBD -
Betty Ching YES CAMPER VAN Thursday Setup Likely Sunday 1st EMF
Steve Barnett Yes Lift Required TBD TBD 1st EMF
Mike & Stanley Haber Yes Estate Car TBD TBD -
Julian Best Yes Campervan Thursday Late Sunday/ AM Monday? 1st EMF. Can help with some setup/takedown
Kate Bolin Yes Need a ride Thursday Monday hopefully -
Samathy Barratt Yes Car Thursday Likely Sunday 1st EMF
Alex Roberts Yes Samathy's Car Thursday Likely Sunday 1st EMF
Kathy M Yes Samathy's Car Thursday Likely Sunday -


This is a list of vehicles traveling to EMF 2020. Please update as necessary including any room you have for passengers and stuff.

Vehicle Driver Going On Returning On Passenger Spaces Room for Stuff? Passengers
Vehicle Driver name Driving there on X Driving back to Nottingham on Y Empty seats Room for stuff Who's going (not inc driver)
Car Andrew Armstrong Thursday Likely Sunday evening 4 Maybe a bit -
Car Ian Dickinson TBD Sunday morning 1 or 2 Probably -
Car Mike TBD TBD 1 ish Probably Stanley
Camper Van Betty Ching Thursday Sunday Afternoon 0 yes Johnny Yang
Small Car Samathy Thursday Likely Sunday None Maybe a bit Alex R and Kathy M


If we run a full village we will be transporting items down. Here is a sizable list of things the hackspace will be taking. There may be additional room for peoples camping gear depending on size. If people want to offer shared gazebos or anything let us know!

Item Name Owner / Location Transport Notes
Lighting Strips Nottinghack/HS 2.5 Hackspace Transport Required for village tent lighting
Card Reader Hackspace / ??? Hackspace Transport Needed for people paying for workshops, paying for snackspace
Soldering Irons and Badgemaking Kits Hackspace / Blue room / Electronics Hackspace Transport Required for badgemaking workshops
Barbot Hackspace / Project Storage Hackspace Transport If barbot works
Barbot consumables Hackspace Hackspace Transport If barbot works. Various alcohol and mixers and little umbrellas etc.
Snackspace Items Hackspace / TBC and brought Hackspace Transport Sweets, possibly something slightly more healthy.


A bunch of us are giving talks and/or doing workshops, because we like to hear the sound of our own voices.

Also we'll be doing Nottinghack village workshops. Note below if you're doing it for the village or generally. The rota for the village will be arranged with those doing the workshops based on their availability so add that if you can.


Village Contents

List of things people are bringing to display/have used in the tent. Tent size is aiming for 6x9 meters with tables and chairs inside.

Village size estimate for the application; 6x9m for big tent (54m2). 3x3m for fire pit etc. (9m2) 3x5m for van or storage space (15m2). 3x3m per tent on average and 20 or so tents (9m2 x 20 = 180m2). 54 + 9 + 15 + 180 = 258m2

Talk/Workshop/Event Name Person Nottinghack Village? Duration and Times It Can Notes
Barbot Andrew Armstrong and Ben Yes Evenings Ben and Andrew willing to look at and help
Badge Making / Soldering Workshops Andrew Armstrong and hopefully someone else Yes 1 hour - once a day likely on Fri/Sat/Sun, whoever turns up Uses the exiting badge kits and soldering irons in the space, or more advanced stuff Samathy organises
Board Games Andrew Armstrong (and helpers?) Yes 3-4 hours Probably late afternoon board game period. May involve D&D for beginners too.
D&D Introduction Andrew Armstrong (and helpers?) Yes 3-4 hours D&D sessions for beginners at set points in the weekend. Kid friendly.
Dungeon Crawl Classics Steve Barnett Yes 3-4 hours, one evening Another RPG session. Easy to get started and very freewheeling and chaotic.
Mikes Workshop Mike Haber Yes 1 Hour Afternoon flexible JDTF - A workshop on how to draw ideas - going from a blank page to something you can share.
Mikes Workshop Mike Haber Yes 1 Hour Afternoon flexible Feedback Fudgery - (Needs a Better Name) - What is feedback, why can we dread getting it and what might work better
Betty Workshops Betty Ching Yes 1-2 hour - once a day likely on Fri/Sat/Sun, drop-in Betty - workshop; origami Lantern with LEDs for all age, kids friendly
Urban Confessionsal Mike Haber? And others? Yes 1hr - afternoon / evening We can run a listening event like
Something Combat Robotics Related Steve Barnett Yes Drop in/out sessions, running for 1-2 hours at a time, once or twice during daytime Based on a new version of Foobot, either combst robotics style or football-like with ping pong balls like at green festival
Pop Up Cafe Mike Haber/ Betty Ching? Yes Mornings maybe 10-11? It was hard to get a coffee 'early' at the last EMF. We can do a pop up cafe.
Item Person Description
Snackspace Andrew A and Mike H Snackspace needs organising but will possibly be a "pay into a box or use your card here" deal will need further discussion so someone isn't stuck looking after it.
Morning Coffee Mike Haber Have proper pressed coffee in the mornings for people as part of Snackspace
Lighting Graham and Ben's kit Evening lighting (barbot time) using Ben's kit - DMX interfacing using a custom board
Candy Crane Machine dispensing curios Kate Bolin
Flipchart/Whiteboard on stand Mike Haber Good for writing messages and signs for the village

Nottinghack Village Volunteers

We'll probably do a rough rota for the Nottinghack Village and snackspace so it is hopefully manned most of the daytime to show off projects and assist with Snackspace.

We'd not leave anyone running a workshop alone if at all possible, and if they are we'd otherwise close the tent.

Person Availability (Day, time) Notes
Andrew Armstrong Every day, all times Will be covering Barbot on some evenings and running some events in the tent.

What to Bring

Here are some ideas of things you might want to bring with you.

Item Reason
Decent quality long extension lead If you want power to your tent from the centralised power. 20M reel would be recommended to be sure.
4-way extension lead or similar Plugs will be limited, bring to ensure you have enough for your devices
Money Money can buy food and/or beverages
Teacup Having your own teacup you can re-use will help us out
Medication Bring your own pain killers/hangover cures, we do not supply this! First aiders will be on site.
Camping Chairs Chairs have been ordered for village use, bring your own to guarantee a place to sit and for your own tent.
Long Ethernet cable If you want ethernet in your tent
Micro USB cables The EMF badge charges via a micro USB cable and you'll probably want a spare for your phone/kindle/tablet etc.
Torch It gets dark at night
Rubber Mallet To help put up your own tent and others
Drinks There is a bar but you might want to bring spirits or other drinks for yourself.
Snacks To keep your going between meals
Toiletries Stuff to wash with, towels, toothbrush etc.
Raincoat and Wellies It will probably rain at some point and it's in a field
Sun Cream There might be sun at some point and you'll be outdoors
Bug Spray It's near water and some people have tasty blood
Jumpers, Jacket and Hoodies It will be cold at night and you'll be outdoors
Painkillers E.g. Paracetamol/Ibuprofen. Some people get ill, some get hangovers. These are cheap, small and occasionally necessary.


Nottinghack Projects

If you're planning to do a project to take to EMF 2022 and might want to collaborate with others or group together for transport etc, please consider adding a page to this section.

  • BarBot - Mouse and volunteers ran BarBot. It was a lot of work, but a lot of fun too. They needed at least three people during the event and one coordinator/planner pre- and during the event.

Previous EMF Projects

  • Wunderkammer in 2018 setup by Kate in our small village
  • Fire Pong - Nottinghack collaboration resulting in an attraction involving fire, giant ping pong bats and 1-D pong. Enormously popular.