Talks and Exhibitions
This weekend I spoke about the projects we have been doing at the Horniman Museum and Gardens and the reception was amazing. The venue (Bristol Zoo and Gardens) was excellent the event overall was of very high caliber and I certainly hope to attend again next year!
Genuinely hope to work with a number of the people I had the pleasure of meeting this weekend.
Here is my presentation, slightly modified for the web.
Image of Biaza NAC delegates.
You may have seen this post of some micro electronics I set up, we’ll here is the whole finished deal and it look fab!
In just over a week I put together a push button screen information system which used a microprocessor plugged into a computer and suite of relays to turn lights on and off and display the relevant product details on screen as well as a customised iPad application for showing a product movie (automatically reset to begining, pause and restart options which was branded) and finally a really cool touch screen kiosk application which had a sweet of buttons on the left which made some cool ripples on touch (pond effect) and implemented some nice touch screen brochures and website links for people to browse. This was super fun and came together really nicely.
On Saturday 21st September after months of planning and support from our fantastic sponsors we finally pulled the day off, about 30 Hackers turned up and I think we achieved some 3 months work in a single day! I’ll have a more official update soon but here’s some pics to get started! My huge thanks to everyone involved and for making it a great day!
There were certainly some amazing stands at Brighton Maker Faire and some amazing projects… but we were proud to be there representing RLab (Reading Hackspace) and showing off some of our projects!
Well the work I completed on the Marine Monitoring was published and seems to have gone viral, I’ve had some messages back which are incredibly kind and really goes to show there is real benefit in community based projects – I really do hope this is the start of many more!
Being featured on two of my favourite websites is just a real pleasure and I’d like to thank them for the posts!
This tweet really boosts my ego! Fab stuff!
So it’s official the Hackathon project I am working on with the Horniman Museum is on!! Here is a poster outlining the details I’m It’s all firmed up and I’m pretty excited as this promises to be a great event. Registrations will start shortly and I’ll post a separate blog with the registration link when its available.