At the beginning of April, I went t Birmingham to attend the spring edition of the Gadget Show live. (For those of you not familiar with the Gadget show, it's basically a TV program that tests the latest technology and showcases projects etc. They also give away like £25000 worth of prizes every week so it's pretty dope)
I've been trying to go for about 5/6 years but sadly every year something else comes up and prevents me from going.
So as you can imagine.. I was pretty stoked to go!
This was my look for the day. Yes.. I am a bit keen for blue = =
Anyway, we arrived at about half nine in the morning and took the time to do a lap around the first exhibition room, which featured "Future tech" Such as robotic lawn mowers and 3D printers.
At 11am we headed over to the Super theater, where the main show would take place.
Whilst we were waiting they were setting up one of the contests by asking people to instagram a picture of themselves and tag it, to be chosen to win expensive shit.
Naturally I couldn't pass up such an opportunity,
We sent this...
And THEY PUT IT ON THE BIG SCREEN IN FRONT OF LIKE 2000 PEOPLE!!
(My Dad took a picture of us up there but then deleted it by accident and ended up being really sad about it all day :c)
The actual show was awesome!! We played an interactive video game than was controlled by the movement of the entire crowd. They had a mind controlled skateboard, invisible drum kit, robot cars, bad Elvis karaoke and a badass motherfucker called Titan
He was like 8ft tall and was the sassiest bitch ever hahah!!
(Unfortunately I didn't get any good photos because I was too interested in watching the show)
When it was over we headed over to the larger exhibition hall where they had loads of stuff for sale and oggled all of the beautiful gadgets!
Holographic photo thing
saliva inducing speakers that cost more than I make in half a year.
Racing car made from chainsaws :D
They even had mothafuckin ROBOT WARS!!! I finally got to compete, a childhood dream fulfilled!!
Only... my robot was a stupid shit and didn't know how to do anything I was trying to get it to do so spent most of the time spinning around.
Sadly there were a ridiculous amount of headphone stalls (which was good at first cuz I was looking to buy some new ones) but they ended up pissing me off by being too desperate and shoving headphones on my head every five seconds and cranking them up way too loud. Talk about personal bubble invaders!!
These little guys were amazing. His name was NAO and he was a lil robot made for helping autistic children learn. He was really chatty and could stand himself up when he fell.
And he got real crunk to a Gangnam style dubstep mix!! HAHAHA
I fell in love with him so bad!! If I had £10000 then he would be going home with me... alas, we remain heartbroken and separated *sobbing*
I also met Robo-Jason. We hit it off~
He's now my boyfriend.
Isn't he beautiful?
I really wish I had taken more pictures cuz there was so much amazing stuff to see. But most of mine came out blergh and I cba to get them from my dads camera soooo, sorry about that hah!
As for stuff that I bought, I got my Dad some strange twisty cheese graters, some notebooks from which the paper was made out of stone- one for myself and one for my best bud. (Seriously though, it is so cool, it makes the paper waterproof, crinkle and tear resistant whilst also saving the planet from deforestation!!)
aaaaand I got a sweet little device for my phone that lets you shoot photos and video in full 360, so you can move them around as you watch them. (the moving feature only works on the app tho)
I know that the resolution isn't amazing on it but it's the first model so it's still sort of in beta stage. However it is real fun to play around with, I really should use it more!
Overall the show was amazing and I really want wait to go to the Christmas one and the one next year too!
Sorry if that awfully boring for you, I hope this song makes up for it~
BugLug - Guillotine