One of the lunch time workshops was “Farmboz” with Niall Dempsey. Nial is a farmer and a qualified software programmer. His web site will tell you about the robot that replaces the sheep dog and even give you IT advice. P.S. FarmBot renamed to FarmBoz (FaceBooks Farmville already uses the FarmBot name)
I managed to grab 5 minuets to do the “I can solder class” during lunch. I have a fab video which I will share with ye as soon as I get a USB bluetooth adaptor. My badge turned out fab, I think this is something I would use in class, I am pretty sick of using the light circuit, so this is an exciting way of covering electricity and circuits in a different manner. This worksop was given by Robert Fitzsimons from the Dublin hackerspace – TOG
Next was Gavin Duffy talking about a geo-referenced 3D reconstruction of an ancient environment on a smartphone from Realsim He built an app with built in GPS for the site of Clonmacnoise, watch the youtube for loads more info.His presentation was awesome, the wonders of technology, anyway deffo watch the vid – it explains it better than I can! All I know is that I want an i phone…like yesterday!
Teaching practice in a virtual classroom….well we are not there yet but the technology is getting there.
“Did you play with Lego as a child?” asks Stephen Howell “well Scratch is like computer programming Lego!” His workshop was How to use your Kinect with Scratch I really want to try to set this up, if anyone reading this has done so please do let us know! Stephen is awesome, Scratch is awesome and the 3 D Conference was awesome and you weren’t there….just as well you have me!
I will be posting 3 D camp part 3 later….stay tuned!