Creator Fair, National Space Centre

Hey I’m really excited to say that I’ll be bringing some of my stuff over to the Creator Fair at the National Space Centre in Leicester which is happening on September 19 & 20th 2015.

It’s an event to showcase some of the creative and interesting projects that are being made all over the UK, from makers, creatives, crafters etc and there will be workshops on the day and other things for you to experience. Continue reading Creator Fair, National Space Centre

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…

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