[oshug] Open Source Hardware Camp, Thursday 27th October.

Andrew Back arback at computer.org
Mon Oct 10 09:41:17 UTC 2011


Just wanted to let folks know that about a third of the tickets have
already gone and we haven't posted details to any other lists yet. So,
we may be fine with numbers, but if you were planning on attending and
wanted to be on the safe side it might be an idea not to leave it
until the last minute.



On 3 October 2011 21:39, Andrew Back <arback at computer.org> wrote:
> Hello,
> Registration is now open for the inaugural Open Source Hardware Camp
> which will take place on Thursday 27th October. Further details should
> be added to the event page in due course.
> Cheers,
> Andrew
> --
> Open Source Hardware Camp
> 27th October 2011, 09:30 - 18:00 at Centre for Creative Collaboration,
> 16 Acton Street, London, WC1X 9NG, (51.529049, -0.116436)
> http://oshug.org/event/oshcamp
> Join us at the inaugural Open Source Hardware Camp for a hands-on day
> of three parallel workshops, with short plenary sessions in the
> morning and afternoon.
> - Practical 3D Printing
> A hands-on session in which we will use OpenSCAD (an open-source,
> code-based, 3D parametric CAD software system to design simple
> 3-dimensional objects), and other freely available tools, to turn the
> resulting designs into files that can be used to drive a RepRap 3D
> printer, or similar rapid prototyping device. Further details TBD.
> Graham Klyne has been a software developer since the late 1970s,
> during that time having been involved in projects and products ranging
> from industrial process control, 3-D motion capture, network
> infrastructure, home automation, semantic web technologies and
> research data curation. He has also been involved in the development
> of IETF and Web standards. More recently, he has been pursuing a
> personal interest in 3D printing - which neatly complements his
> earlier work in motion capture - and has constructed a RepRap machine
> (which he hopes to use for making specialist parts for model aircraft)
> and has been learning a little about 3-D parametric CAD.
> As a member of the pif3D project, David Flanders helps coordinate the
> parts, materials, tools and skill required for people to build their
> own 3D printers. This is all done for free, so long as you promise to
> help someone else build their own printer as well! David enjoys
> hacking code in his spare time and working on designing new 3D models,
> currently he is working on prototype 3D models for: a rollerblade
> frame (for off road inline skating), a flowerpot that has a water
> reservoir (so it doesn't dry out when you are on holiday or forget to
> water it) and lighting fixtures (including translucent lamp shades,
> candelabras and chandeliers). David's day job is working with
> technology innovation projects in Universities throughout the UK.
> - Building the Internet of Things with Nanode and Pachube
> In this workshop we will be given an introduction to Nanode, the low
> cost open source Arduino-like board that has built in web
> connectivity, and Pachube, the web-based service "built to manage the
> World's real-time data". Following which the workshop will split into
> two groups and build a real world IoT application for the Centre for
> Creative Collaboration. With one group focusing on Nanode development
> and the other using Pachube to develop the online part of the
> application.
> Ken Boak joined BBC Research Department after graduating and worked on
> digital picture processing of HDTV images, and coding algorithms for
> video distribution around studios. Since then, Ken has worked in
> laboratory instrumentation, telecommunications, low power wireless and
> consumer electronics produced in the Far East. With an interest in
> renewables, Ken now develops laboratory instruments to teach
> undergraduates the principles of photovoltaic and wind power. Outside
> of work, Ken is interested in smart wireless sensors, open source
> hardware and low cost solutions for the Internet of Things.
> Paul Tanner is a consultant, developer and maker in wood, metal,
> plastic, electronics and software. His day job is IT-based business
> improvement for SMEs. By night he turns energy nut, creating tools to
> optimise energy use. Paul graduated in electronics and was responsible
> for hardware and software product development and customer services in
> several product and service start-ups, switching to consulting in
> 2000.
> - Collaboration in Open Source Hardware
> Whilst the development practices associated with open source software
> are now reasonably mature and understood by many, the same cannot be
> said of open source hardware and with it come specific challenges. For
> example, in terms of collaboration across design tools, managing
> contributions, licensing and project presentation. In this workshop we
> will be given an introduction to Electronic Design Automation (EDA)
> tools and the process of documenting a project, licensing and other
> challenges, before looking at the current options available for
> presentation and collaboration. Further details TBD.
> Paul Downey is a doodler, a maker and a veteran communications
> software developer. He has been hacking embedded systems since the
> late 1970s. Formerly BT's Chief Web Services Architect, and lead W3C
> representative, he was until recently a member of Osmosoft — a small
> team building open source Web collaboration systems. Paul is
> co-founder of SolderPad, a place to share, discover and collaborate on
> electronic projects.
> Andrew Back is an artist, electronics hacker and open source advocate.
> He acted as BT's Open Source Strategist, establishing company-wide
> open source policy and process and representing them at a number of
> bodies including The Linux Foundation and ATIS. Andrew co-founded the
> Electron Club in 2006 — one of the UK's first hackerspaces, and is
> co-founder of SolderPad, a place to share, discover and collaborate on
> electronic projects.
> Note:
> * Please aim to arrive for 09:30-09:45 as the event will start at 10:00 prompt.
> * A light lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please ensure that
> you make any dietary requirements clear when registering.
> // With thanks to sponsor DesignSpark — http://www.designspark.com //

Andrew Back FRSA MIEEE
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