EMF Camp 2022
|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||https://www.emfcamp.org/|
|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||Village Lead|
|Ian Dickinson||Yes||Car||TBD||Likely Sunday||-|
|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||-|
|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.}
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 https://urbanconfessional.org|
|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.|
|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.
|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.|
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.