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A Fab Lab for Norwich

Regular readers of this blog will know that I am interested in the Open Hardware Community, the maker movement, and all things creatively digital. I’ve regularly used this blog to write about these interests and to detail why I think they’re important. I’ve also written about the need to encourage collaboration (most recently here) and … Continue reading

OHS needs you

The folk at the Open Hardware Summit have started a survey to better understand the open hardware community. It only takes a few minutes to fill in so go here to fill in the survey It’s asking for views on how OH is used and there’s a chance to add further comments and suggestions too.

TWTWTW: Motivation, Moneyball and inadvertent movie pitches

This week’s round up kicks off with one of the best writers on the planet – step forward Neal Stephenson… How I learned to stop being dystopian… The brains behind the Baroque Cycle, Snow Crash and the Diamond Age makes a plea to fellow sci-fi writers to help shape a better future as if to … Continue reading

The ultimate slice of geek Pi

Yesterday I was at the annual Cambridge Science Festival – a two-week celebration of science, technology and engineering. One of the demonstrations that really struck a chord was at the Institute for Manufacturing by Raspberry Pi – the mini computer which is designed to help children develop (pun intended) a love of coding, programming and … Continue reading

The rise of the Maker movement

Great discussion on Al Jazeera’s The Stream programme on the rise of the Maker movement. You can see the entire episode below here: It features Bre Pettis of MakerBot, Dale Dougherty founder of Make, and the incredible open source toolkit. There’s some great insight from Emeka Okafor founder of Maker Faire Africa too. Worth a watch. You … Continue reading

TWTWTW: Big Bangs, 6Music and Prometheus draws nearer

[Insert regular excuse about lack of time here] then on to the most regular irregular round-up of the web. Blogging brilliance I’ve written before about the quality of writing on the web  and this is another great example.  A great post on dealing with discouragement Pic of the week BBC logo in Wales after the … Continue reading

TWTWTW: Very Pinteresting Mr Bond – Things social media savvy Bond villains might now say

While SPECTRE might be unlikely to create a board of unusual ways to dispatch 007, It’s about the only thing that hasn’t been suggested for the hottest new social network on the block. In fact you’d be forgiven for thinking that there was only one tech story in the world over the last few weeks … Continue reading