When I was first introduced to the build lights project at DiUS 3 years ago I thought to myself, that’s a nice little project to get my hands into and learn something new at the same time.
Internet of things (IoT)
I’ve always been interested in technology - I used to disassemble Walkmans, and try to put them back together - often making some minor adjustments which lead to a few screws being left behind! And at Uni, while studying industrial design, we often took apart technologies and tried to solve different problems - we had a challenge where we had to make a battery-powered device (back in 1999) to climb a rope 5 meters at an incline of 30 degrees (again I used a second-hand Walkman as the chassis!)
DiUS has designed, developed and manufactured devices for the Smart Energy (SE) market and the broader Internet of Things (IoT) eco-system since 2009.
This Hackday at DiUS was based around our Special Interest Groups (SIGs), each of which focus on one area of research and hold regular meetings, talks and presentations. Each of the SIGs ran their own Hack Day project, within the theme of education, particularly STEM Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) based classes, courses, and careers. We started the with breakfast, and a kickoff, then divided into SIG groups, to decide what we wanted to do.