[Discuss] Open Source Hardware Camp, 15-16th September, Hebden Bridge, UK.

hatem ounis ounishatem at gmail.com
Sat Jul 28 08:02:59 UTC 2012

Will there be a live stream or recorded videos?

On Sat, Jul 28, 2012 at 8:05 AM, Andrew Back <andrew at carrierdetect.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> OSHUG will be hosting a weekend of talks and workshops in the Pennine
> town of Hebden Bridge in the north of England, over the weekend of
> 15/16th September. Nothing quite as grand as the Summit in NYC, but of
> possible interest to any folks within easy travelling distance.
> There will be 9 talks on the Saturday (and a possible 10th on a UAV
> airframe) and four parallel workshops on the Sunday. The cost to
> attend both days is £10 and this includes lunch and tea/coffee on the
> Saturday. I've pasted full details and a link to registration below.
> Best,
> Andrew
> // Open Source Hardware Camp 2012
> On the 15th September 2012, 09:00 - 16th September 2012, 16:00 at The
> Birchcliffe Centre, Birchcliffe Road, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire,
> HX7 8DG, UK
> — Registration: http://oshug.org/event/oshcamp2012
> Open Source Hardware Camp 2012 will take place place in the north of
> England in the Pennine town of Hebden Bridge. Building on the success
> of last year's OSHCamp, it will be a weekend long event with nine
> talks on the Saturday and four parallel workshops on the Sunday.
> Hebden Bridge is approximately 1 hour by rail from Leeds and
> Manchester. Budget accommodation is available at the Hebden Bridge
> Hostel which adjoins the venue, with discounts available for group
> bookings.
> - Practical Experiences with the Google Android Accessory Development Kit (ADK)
> The ADK is an exciting development platform that makes it possible to
> easily combine Android applications with custom hardware built around
> Arduino. Such combinations have the best of both worlds by enabling
> the creation of a mobile phone application with access to peripheral
> devices that is only limited by your imagination.
> This talk will cover two projects that extend what the phone can do by
> integrating both input and output devices. And will cover some of the
> dos and don'ts of using the ADK and associated IDEs. If time permits
> there will also be a demonstration with a quick run through of the
> code.
> 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.
> If you can't wait to get your hands on the ADK software browse to
> http://developer.android.com/tools/adk.
> - The Internet of Things and Arduino
> As connecting hardware to the network becomes cheaper and cheaper
> we're seeing the rise of what is being called the Internet of Things,
> or “IoT” for short.
> This talk will give an introduction to the Internet of Things and
> explain how open hardware platforms such as Arduino are helping it
> grow. With plenty of examples of IoT projects, from using sensors to
> map global radiation levels to bakeries that tweet when the bread is
> fresh out of the oven.
> Adrian McEwen has been connecting odd things to the Internet since the
> mid-90s. Starting with cash registers, and then as part of the team
> who were first to put a web browser onto a mobile phone. As the mobile
> phone and set-top box work became more mainstream he dropped down a
> level to Arduino which led to Internet-enabled bubble machines and
> chicken-food silos...
> Adrian has been working with Arduino since 2008 — which is when
> Bubblino, the aforementioned bubble machine which watches twitter, was
> created — and is charge of the Arduino Ethernet library. He is based
> in Liverpool, where he runs MCQN Ltd, a company that builds IoT
> devices and products.
> - Developing Linux on Embedded Devices
> This talk will provide an introduction to developing Linux on embedded
> devices. Firstly we will look at the capabilities of popular boards
> such as the BeagleBone and the Raspberry Pi. Then using the example of
> a BeagleBone controller for a 3D printer the talk with explain how to
> develop for an embedded device. It will consider what comprises an
> embedded Linux software stack. The talk will discuss boot loaders,
> kernels and root filesystems. We will discuss what are the minimum
> software packages required in a root file system. The talk will then
> go on to consider the tools required to develop for an embedded
> target. It will look at what tools are available to help the embedded
> developer and speed up this development process. Once you have
> developed your software you need to debug it. The talk will look at
> what debugging tools are available for debugging embedded devices.
> Melanie Rhianna Lewis started a life long love of electronics as a
> child when her Dad helped her make a "crystal" radio with an ear
> piece, a coil of wire, a diode and a radiator! At the same time the
> home computer revolution started and she would lust after the "build
> your own computers" advertised in the electronics magazines of the
> time. She never got one but did end up the proud owner of a BBC Micro.
> Melanie learnt everything she could about the machine and including
> assembler, operating systems, drivers, interrupt, and, thanks to the
> circuit diagram in the Advanced User Guide, digital electronics. After
> the BBC Micro came the Acorn Archimedes and so started a long
> relationship with ARM processors. In the 90s Melanie became interested
> in Linux and then developed one of the first ARM Linux distributions
> running on an Acorn RISC PC. The hobby became a job and Melanie
> currently works for an embedded device consultancy near Bradford where
> a lot of her work is still with ARM processors.
> - Interfacing the Raspberry Pi to the World — Everything you need to
> know about P1
> You've received your Pi, set up a web server on it and maybe played a
> few rounds of Quake. You're looking for a new challenge and suddenly
> the header on the corner of the board catches your eye. A quick Google
> search for "P1 Raspbery Pi" gets you to the eLinux wiki page on Low
> level peripherals, and you suddenly realise that you can do all sorts
> of fun stuff by adding extra bits to your Raspberry Pi using this
> magical expansion port. Where do you start? Is it safe to connect a
> motor directly to the pins? What sort of interesting components are
> out there?
> In this talk we will look at the ways we can communicate with the
> outside world using the GPIO pins on the Raspberry Pi. We will explore
> the mechanical, electrical and software side of things and talk about
> a few example projects you can try at home, and the hardware
> limitations will be covered and workarounds provided.
> Omer Kilic is theoretically still a research student at the University
> of Kent, although he intends to submit his thesis (which is about a
> reconfigurable heterogeneous computing framework) pretty soon. He
> likes tiny computers, things that 'just work' and beer. He currently
> works for Erlang Solutions in London, exploring the use of Erlang
> programming language in the Embedded Systems domain and develops tools
> and support material to help the adoption of this technology.
> This talk will also serve as an introduction for the Raspberry Pi
> workshop on the Sunday, where we will explore the example projects
> covered in more detail.
> - Sensing Wearable Technology
> An introduction to wearable technology that will include examples
> which incorporate sensors, plus work which makes use of the LilyPad
> Arduino, an open source, sewable microcontroller.
> Rain Ashford creates wearable technology & electronic art, her most
> recent work involves investigating physiological sensing technologies
> and how they can be applied to wearable artworks to measure and
> interpret moods, health and lifestyle data. Rain also creates fun,
> interactive and aesthetically pleasing works that include gaming and
> musical elements. She is keen to demonstrate that electronics,
> components and circuitry doesn't have to be regarded as cold, boring,
> hard and boxy and instead can be fun, colourful and elegant, plus be
> integrated into an overall design of a work.
> Rain’s background is in developing online activities for the BBC as a
> Senior Producer at BBC Learning and also as Technologist at BBC R&D,
> co-running BBC Backstage. She currently works as a freelance
> consultant for the Open University and for Technocamps designing and
> leading workshops in coding and electronics in the form of wearable
> technology for 11-19 year-olds, plus is a PhD researcher, peering into
> wearable electronics & art.
> - Running OpenBTS in the Real World
> This talk will explore the OpenBTS project and describe how it uses
> software-defined radio and open source Internet telephony to create a
> small but complete GSM mobile phone network.
> Experiences of operating OpenBTS installations on the Pacific island
> of Niue and at the Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert will be
> covered, along with how OpenBTS has been integrated with other systems
> for use in disaster relief. Licensing permitting there will also be a
> live demonstration.
> Tim Panton is a software engineer with a particular interest in
> projects that blend web applications and person-to-person speech into
> an integrated user experience. He has many years hands-on experience
> with the OpenBTS project, working closely with the core development
> team on numerous installations.
> Tim is currently working on the Phono.com, Tropo.com and Rayo.org
> products at VoxeoLabs, producing web developer-friendly APIs by using
> XMPP protocols to drive innovative telephony applications that can be
> used anywhere by anyone.
> - The 3D Printed Revolution
> Over recent years Open Source 3D printers have quickly developed
> alongside their commercial counterparts offering affordable and
> accessible alternatives. This talk will cover experiences using
> commercial printers and how the speaker's interests have moved to open
> source designs and how the two compare. Examples will be shown of
> projects using these technologies, such as "Fable", a clock
> manufactured by Selective Laser Sintering, and a wrist watch designed
> to be printed on a RepRap. There will also be a run through of the
> design considerations and how files were created, fixed and sliced in
> preparation to print on a RepRap.
> Mark Gilbert graduated in 2000 from Sheffield Hallam University with a
> degree in Industrial Design Innovation. After several years working as
> a design engineer, Mark started working as a freelance industrial
> designer for several companies in the Northwest. Over the last 6 years
> he has also worked closely with the Bolton Science and Technology
> Centre as the "Designer in Residence" where he has developed workshops
> around the centre's 3D printing and CAD facilities.
> In 2008 Mark set up the design studio Gilbert13 with his wife Angela
> where they design and develop products inspired by experimentation
> into digital manufacturing processes, 3D printing and additive
> manufacturing. Recent projects have taken their experience from rapid
> prototyping to use 3D printing as a manufacturing tool that can change
> the way people design, co create and distribute objects.
> - The Bots are Coming
> In the last two decades we have seen software and data change the
> fabric of economics, and the advent of personal computing and the
> Internet enable many new business models. However, the next two
> decades will be even more radical as that wave of innovation shifts
> from the virtual domain to a physical manifestation. Atoms are the new
> bits and the open sourcing and democratisation of bot technology is
> allowing us to enter into an era of personal production. And this talk
> will explore how 3D printing and additive manufacturing are
> revolutionising production as we know it.
> Alan Wood originally trained in systems engineering, got lost in
> software engineering and open source for a decade, before returning
> back to his hardware roots via the open source hardware and makers
> movement that has gathered momentum over the last few years.
> - DIYBIO - The Next Frontier
> DIYBIOMCR is an public group based at MadLab dedicated to making
> biology an accessible pursuit for citizen scientists, amateur
> biologists and biological engineers who value openness and safety.
> This talk will give an overview of the movement, and what is going on
> at MadLab involving not only biology but also diverse fields such as
> hardware-hackers, artists, journalists and the open-source movement.
> Hwa Young Jung is a co-founder and a director of MadLab, a community
> centre for creative, tech and science based the Manchester. Over 50
> user groups meet once a month, including DIYBIOMCR, initially a joint
> funded project with MMU and the Wellcome Trust.
> ** Sunday Workshops
> Workshops will be reasonably informal and shaped by the participants,
> and details are subject to change depending upon the level of interest
> expressed.
> Please feel free to bring along equipment and components provided that
> you are able to take full responsibility for your own personal safety
> and that of others. Common sense should be exercised!
> - Practical IoT Applications with the Google ADK and Arduino
> Hands on IoT building sessions that follow on from Saturday's ADK and
> Arduino talks.
> - Interfacing the Raspberry Pi to the World
> - Here you will learn how to connect a selection of devices to your
> Raspberry Pi utilising the methods discussed during Saturday's talk.
> We will have a few Raspberry Pi boards available for the workshop but
> please bring your own if you were one of the lucky ones to have
> received one.
> - Building GSM Networks with Open Source
> A look at the practical steps involved in creating a low power GSM
> network using open source technology.
> Note: this workshop will be subject to a spectrum licence being granted.
> - Practical 3D Printing
> Details TBC.
> Note:
> * Please aim to arrive for 09:00 on the Saturday as the event will
> start at 09:30 prompt.
> * A light lunch and refreshments will be provided on the Saturday.
>                             Sponsored by:
>         Capital SCF:  http://www.capitalscf.com
>         DesignSpark: http://www.designspark.com
>         Cosm:           https://cosm.com
>                   OSHCamp kit bags provided by:
>        SK Pang:      http://www.skpang.co.uk
>        Oomlout:       http://oomlout.com
> --
> Andrew Back
> http://carrierdetect.com
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