We started today’s session with some information about the group and our plans for the year ahead.
We spoke about Digital Making, Digital Makers use technology to make something and learn about that technology while doing so. Technology available to Digital makers includes Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Fritzing, Sensors, Displays, 3D Printing and basic components.
Our Philosophy in the Bodgers group is that the most important thing is to get the project working. We don’t worry about how secure, how robust or how pretty our project is as long as it works long enough to show it works and that we understand how it works. We will use whatever resources we can get our hands on, online tutorials, online code, cheap components and cheap and easily available materials.
This year we will focus on projects, I will do some demos but there won’t be classroom type sessions. We would like you to work in teams. We will do one project between now and Christmas and another between Christmas and June. We would like everyone to work on the Pioneers Challenge between now and Christmas, after Christmas you can work on anything you want maybe Coolest Projects, Scifest or even PiWars.
We watched an excellent Video by @estefanniegg who takes a similar approach to project building as we do.
We then had a brainstorming session for the Pioneers Challenge and as you can see we had some great ideas.
We have narrowed down our ideas to a few projects and the mentors are busy trying to source materials for next week.
We will enter some of our projects next week and we might have a look at 3D printing software.
See you then,
Declan, Dave and Alaidh
By the way don’t forget to check out our Twitter account @CDA_Bodgers