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

Andrew Back andrew at carrierdetect.com
Sat Jul 28 08:12:09 UTC 2012

Hi Hatem,

On 28 July 2012 09:02, hatem ounis <ounishatem at gmail.com> wrote:
> Will there be a live stream or recorded videos?

I'm hoping that it will be recorded, yes.


> 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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