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).
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Cold, bright and mainly dry
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Frosty, icy start on Sunday with fog patches lingering in places. Away from the fog, some good wintry sunshine