Uploading a sketch: Arduino

There are only a few steps involved in running a sketch on an Arduino board.

What this post covers

  • How to upload code to an Arduino board

What you need

  • Arduino board
  • Arduino software installed on your computer (I won’t be going through that here, but you need to go to https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software to get the correct software for your computer and install it, it’s free)
  • USB cable to connect your board to your computer
  • about 3 minutes

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York Hackspace at Manchester Mini Maker Faire

Our York Hackspace group set up at the Manchester Maker Faire over the weekend of Saturday 26th / 27th July. On the official site this event is described as: “the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.”

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Leeds Creative Labs…

[UPDATED] This year I’ve been selected as part of the Leeds Creative Labs cohort, which brings together Academics and Creative Technologists for collaboration. We have all met so far for an initial session to get to know each other and to be paired in our group of partner(s) who we will be working with over the month. This first session flew by and there was not enough time to get to know everyone as well as I would have liked to, but I managed to already meet some great people who are inspiring, intelligent and in the spirit of sharing which can sometimes be difficult to find. Continue reading Leeds Creative Labs…

CHI 2014

[Photo from my demo table. Thank you so much if you were one of the people who came to talk with me, it was such an amazing experience!]

Today is the last day of the CHI conference  and I have had an amazing experience.

This time round I was able to speak with a lot more people both about my own practice as well as theirs. It really is inspiring to meet and talk with people who are similar in ways of their technology use and exploring taking the technology further. This year there was a wearables exhibit that showcased a lot of the history of where these ideas of todays use originated from and we had a chance to see and hear (and try!) some of the old and newer tech – as described to us from some of the people who helped create and inspire today’s visions.
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