Today I spent a few hours at the White Rock Festival of learning, which was up at White Rock Primary School, Paignton.
This provided a great opportunity to showcase a few Arduino projects as well as promote the Tech jam. This went really well and we should have a few more people at the next jam. made a few face to face contacts with people I have been in touch with on twitter so we may get some drones at the next jam, can’t fly drones in the library but we can at least have a look and discuss them.
The projects I took with me included :
- Obstacle avoiding robot
- PIR sensor, (which is a little too sensitive)
- IR LED (this seemed to pick up backgroud IR as the day started quite warm)
- Mood light
- Flickering LED
- LED Matrix – customized message for the Festival
The robot proved popular as it usually does. I did have power issues though, due to cheap £land batteries, which I picked up en-route, they really can’t hack it.
So it was well worth attending, I left mid afternoon batteries were starting to run low anyway, so I can spend the next week or so sorting those, out charging the batteries, power banks and making sure that the box is prepared for the next event I attend.