20 May 2016

Cardiff European Maker Week 2016

The Cardiff European Maker Week

An initiative promoted by European Commission

Cardiff European Maker Week Event
Cardiff European Maker Week Event
YODspica Ltd is a proud local sponsor, organized by Elio Assuncao


The aims of European Maker Week are twofold:

  • To create awareness about the importance of the maker culture to foster an education of creativity and innovation in all schools across Europe.
  • To build bridges between local authorities and media and the main players of their own local makers ecosystems.
Cardiff European Maker Week Event
Cardiff European Maker Week Event

During the European Maker Week the opportunity is for:
  • Workshops and informative talks,
  • Conferences and talks about innovative maker projects.
  • Project exhibitions and shows.
  • Meetings with the business world to stimulate synergies between makers, craftsmen and industry.
  • Meetings with local Institutions to promote public policies within: the digital technologies field, the shared manufacturing space and the Hardware Startups.

Cardiff UK Event
Connecting Things to the Cloud Event
Cardiff European Maker Week Event
Cardiff European Maker Week Event

Interactive Workshop and Tech Talks 
31st May 2016 Cardiff

An IoT (Internet of Things) based workshop exploring how your Things can connect to the cloud and what you can do with the cloud when you are connected.

Everyone is welcome even if you have a basic knowledge of programming, as it will be used NodeRed which is a visual tool for wiring the Internet of Things. 

Attendees will need to bring a laptop to connect to a usb powered ESP8266 serial WIFI Witty cloud Development Board which can be programmed via the Arduino IDE


As we have a limited amount of these devices attendees are welcome to bring their own, it will be used IFTTT examples which anyone can build to connect devices in their homes etc. Really no excuses for not starting ESP8266 IoT projects.

Mike Hole
Mike Hole
Our Workshop Director is Mr Mike Hole 

An Experienced and Extraordinary Solutions Architect, Usergroup Manager at diff.NET& Ex Nokia Developer Champion. Currently working at The Technology Crowd and runs diff.NET - Usergroup Cardiff.

Event Location:

Tec Marina
Terra Nova Way
Penarth CF64 1SA
Wales UK

Day: 31/05/2016 Hour: 17:30 Ends: 21:00

Book FREE here to attend

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18 April 2016

New App Makes Brushing Teeth a Fun Gaming Experience

A Japanese company Sunstar's has a new interesting app offering and device  

The new device has an accompanying app that enables it to connect to a smartphone with special features for its users, the special toothbrush device is designed as a game experience for its users as a controller gadget, which can also be a newsreader.

This is an interesting development particularly for brush shy people, by making it an interactive experience.


Sunstar's G.U.M Play


It is being branded as G.U.M Play, which is device that fits on any toothbrush. It then works by syncing with the app available on Android and iOS devices. The device also has the capability of a news reader.

As an example: Mouth Monster, works by presenting users with a candyland inside your mouth from invading bacteria. The invaders are dispatched by brushing at a steady beat in key zones around the gum line.
http://www.sunstar.com/
http://www.sunstar.com/

Another example: Mouth Band is a simplified Guitar Hero-style game where users choose from a selection of tunes and play through each song by brushing in tempo with the music in different areas.

With regards to news reader, Mouth News is a customisable news aggregation feature in which 3-minute news reports played through the device brush.


G.U.M Play is also fitted with sensors that monitor the speed at which you brush as well as the angle and zone of the mouth. Below it can be a video introduction.




The G.U.M Play comes in standard white, with a range of five subtle coloured rubber covers sold separately. It is on sale today, priced at ¥5,000 (around £30).

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