Tyneside hosts major science show

Tyneside plays host to a major science and technology show.

The Maker Faire UK exhibition at the Life Science Centre in Newcastle is billed as the greatest show and tell on Earth.

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Science and tech enthusiasts learn from top inventors

Tomorrow's inventors have a go at inventing Credit: North News

Thousands flocked to Newcastle's Centre for Life over the weekend to learn learn from some of the most creative inventors in the world at the Maker Fair science festival.

They got the opportunity to get their hands on soldering irons and electrical components to create their own tech.

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Maker Faire returns to Tyneside

Maker Faire UK exhibition
RoboHand is an interactive art piece originally commissioned for the 2007 Robodock Festival in the Netherlands Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A giant robotic hand with hydraulically-powered fingers that give it the superhuman strength to crush almost anything in its grasp, is one of the headline attractions at the Maker Faire UK exhibition held at the Life Science Centre in Newcastle this weekend (26 & 27 April).