I used Storify to capture impressions from last night’s Product Tank meeting. Meetings happen each month – you can find out more here. Continue reading Storify from ProductTank November
I was thinking about hacking a BigTrak Jr, and so I dropped a line to Danny at Orion Robots. Not only did he answer my question, but also he told me that there was a Maker Day at the London College of Communication. Excellent, I thought, and decided to head down.
Having a round table chat about who we all are. pic.twitter.com/jgK7FLxT9K
— South LDN Makerspace (@LDN_Makerspace) November 9, 2013
It was a wet and miserable day, so I was pleasantly surprised to find a good-sized group of makers and hackers chatting and sharing projects. I met Faraz, who was messing around with some RGB LEDs and an Arduino. I showed him the video of Darrenlloyd Gent‘s RGB LED Strip Information Display (see it here), and we talked about things we were working on. Continue reading South London Makerspace
Last Sunday I was chatting with a friend of a friend in the pub, and we got to talking about our interests. Over a few beers, we talked about Arduino, Home Automation and the Internet of Things. He works for a major multinational electronics corporation, and so it was really interesting to hear his perspective.
A few days later, I got a message from him in my inbox, inviting me to attend a meetup event on November 20 called ProductTank.
ProductTank November is all about our connected world of things. We are now living in a world where the web has spilled beyond the screen and into the physical world: connected devices are becoming commonplace and the smart home is now a reality. But what challenges does the Internet of Things bring from a design and product management perspective?
It sounds fascinating. I’m really looking forward to hearing from Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, founder of the ingenious Good Night Lamp, Claire Rowland from AlertMe.com, and Alex Jones of Fjord. It just goes to show, sometime you should talk to strangers.
From yesterday’s London Arduino meetup at Google Campus.
Michael Margolis (speaking here) said in his talk that one of the reasons for making Arduino was to allow artists to use micro-controllers in their work. Until seeing this twitchy eye, I’d never really thought of the possibilities. But now? Now my eyes are open. My freaky animatronic eyes.