[1 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Citizen Cyberscience

Saturday 22 Feb 2014 was the final day of the three day Citizen Cyberscience Summit. The family and I were there, to discuss the use of Autonomous Airborne Drones as part of a 5 strong panel discussion.

What particularly surprised me, is that when I asked the audience “how many of you would be prepared to fly in a pilotless aircraft?” more than half of the people in the room put their hands up! I’ve talked about drones a number of times, and people in the software developer community will know …

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[1 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Citizen Cyberscience

Saturday 22 Feb 2014 was the final day of the three day Citizen Cyberscience Summit. The family and I were there, to discuss the use of Autonomous Airborne Drones as part of a 5 strong panel discussion.

What particularly surprised me, is that when I asked the audience “how many of you would be prepared to fly in a pilotless aircraft?” more than half of the people in the room put their hands up! I’ve talked about drones a number of times, and people in the software developer community will know …

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[2 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]
The London Outer Orbital Path Part 3

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Hatton Cross to Hayes & Harlington

Perhaps we’re relying on David Sharp’s book too much? Today we went off on our third outing, and it was the third time out of three that the plan didn’t quite go to plan! We couldn’t find the start of the Hatton Cross section, and that was largely due to the fact that we were unable to finish the previous section properly, because the trail through Donkey Wood was blocked.
Anyway, I knew that last time the path should have stopped …

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[15 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]
Winnie the Pooh and the Pint of Guinness

There are a number of things which you can learn about public speaking.
In the talk “Winnie the Pooh and the Pint of Guinness” Proactive Paul explained that the message is three fold. Which is quite handy really, as there is always “a rule of three” to help you on your way, as you build your public speaking career. Here’s a quick run down of the presentation which Paul gave at 300 Seconds on 14 Jan 2014.

Paul’s slides are here on SlideShare
Your presentation has three parts, a beginning, a middle …

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[24 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
The London Outer Orbital Path Part 2

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Fulwell to Hatton Cross

As I hope you know (having seen my earlier post about The London Outer Orbital Path) I’m not doing this according to the book, and my “Part 2″ is actually the second stage of Section 7 of the official LOOP.
This time, my family and I started out later in the morning, and whilst we didn’t know it at the time, that was going to leave us with very little of our Sunday left by the time …

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[29 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]
We’re building a 3D printer – Step 2

Back to RepRap Step 1
After a short delay the Thames Valley RepRap User Group (TVRRUG) managed to get to critical mass and a whole bunch of us went along to Reading Hackspace on 14 Oct 2013 to collect our 3D printer kits. We’re each building a RepRap Prusa from scratch! From the most elementary set of components! Right down to the last nut and the last resistor.

And there’s no handbook! Not like buying a Lego kit! No handbook, except for what we can find on the web! And because we …