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2013

Managed to get a ticket to last weeks Cambridge Raspberry Jam which seems to be held semi regular every 3 months!!

This particular Jam is particularly well supported and tickets always sell out fast.

This is not that supprising as you get a large selection of both Vendors, Guest speakers and occasional guest stars form the

RPI Foundation!!

 

This time it was held a the Cambridge Insitute of Astromomy with loads of space related info and art work decorating the walls

and even a few real scientists still busily running in and out of their offices(Enthusiastic for a Saturday!!)

 

Other than the exhibitors there was 5 or so talks and a similar number of Lightening talks where vendors could tell us what they were doing

and why of course. Out side the main hall they also had a set of talks held in a more informat class room setting.

 

Here's a taster of the event in video:

 

RasPiTV Alex Eames talks about his teaching and Raspberry Pi experiences

 

 

 

Cyntech talk about their cases and other products :

 

 

 

A rather fun talk about  a Raspberry PI robot using a Big Track and Robot arm

 

 

 

 

Rob' van den Linden of Ciseco  gives an excellent talk on their Radio products and the new RasWIK kit

 

 

The talk was so good I spent £97 on a RasWIK kit and several other Items.

I even goaded a friend of mine David to a similar £97 bill

 

Expect a series of vids based on their kit and pre worked projects in the near future.

 

Finaly a hi to John Evans and David Walker friends of mine from the Sinclair QL days,

both technologists and professional hecklers !!

Just had this Robot video "pushed " to me via the Y'tube.

Normally these 'bots are rather limited but a 5* budget of $20K has made quite a neat Job!

 

 

 

 

 

 

And Marika at the 23rd Robo-One Qualifier

 

 

All very clever stuff

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This weekend  we had the oppotunity to travel to Wuthering Bytes held at Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire.

Wuthering bytes was a two day event Saturday was the talks and Sunday the workshops.

 

Wuthering Bytes "A Weekend Festival of Technology In the Heat of the Pennines" certainly delivers

15+ talks raging from Wordpress to Robot OS(ROS) to the Internet of Things to use of White Spectrum.

 

Food, tea and coffee are laid on and it's a simple easy and relaxed time where people get on .

Definately worth a visit if you are around  next year ...

 

Here's videos of some of the talks:

 

Building a Maker Business by Paul Beech

 

 

The importance of Mini Makers by Amy Mather

 

Wordpress has Grown Up by Mike Little

 

 

Risking a Compuserve of things by Adrian McEwen

 

 

White Space -conect all the Things by Ben Ward

 

Intro' to ROS by Nick Weldin

 

 

 

 

The @ShrimpingIT Manifesto by Cefn Hoile