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Could hardware hacking save us?
           Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, CEO of Tinker.it!




           Ignite North UK, ...
Save us from what?
           Credit crunch
           Despair
           Boredom
           Not knowing how to make thing...
Reduce things to their simplest
         expression
Friday, 13 February 2009
Reduce the false sense complexity
Friday, 13 February 2009
Papercamp 09
                              Paper-based making session




         Thinking by making
Friday, 13 February ...
Open Frameworks workshop
                                         February 2008




         Create a community
Friday, 13...
BFI Toy hacking demo
                           Grannies on wheels hacked




         Reuse the known to discover the
   ...
Learn a new language
Friday, 13 February 2009
John Nussey
                           Oyster card snowflake generator




         Use the tools you know
Friday, 13 Febru...
Omer Kilic
                            Founder of Tinkering Society
                                           in Canterbu...
Tom Coates & Matt Jones
                                Personal Informatics




         Tracking yourself
Friday, 13 Feb...
Nick O’Leary
                           Monitoring the energy use
                           in your home using MQTT




 ...
Camille Moussette
                                       BBC weather hack
                                   with Ethernet...
Rob Davis
                             Arduino-powered fencing box




         Because the screen isn’t everything
Friday...
Internet of things
                                              Nabaztag
                                                ...
Alex Baker
                           Prototyping box




         It’s about going beyond the breadboard
Friday, 13 Febru...
Floor it!
                                 Shawn Bonkowski &
                                        Mike Albers


       ...
PCB design
                                                   Ponoko
                                         Small produc...
“Rather, it has been the risk-takers, the
                           doers, the makers of things -- some
                 ...
Thanks!
          Matt Biddulph
          http://www.flickr.com/photos/mbiddulph/3216759774/
          http://www.flickr.com...
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  1. 1. Could hardware hacking save us? Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, CEO of Tinker.it! Ignite North UK, January 22nd 2009 Friday, 13 February 2009
  2. 2. Save us from what? Credit crunch Despair Boredom Not knowing how to make things with our hands Not knowing how things are made Problem solving in the new century Knowledge barriers Dependency on big institutions But how? Friday, 13 February 2009
  3. 3. Reduce things to their simplest expression Friday, 13 February 2009
  4. 4. Reduce the false sense complexity Friday, 13 February 2009
  5. 5. Papercamp 09 Paper-based making session Thinking by making Friday, 13 February 2009
  6. 6. Open Frameworks workshop February 2008 Create a community Friday, 13 February 2009
  7. 7. BFI Toy hacking demo Grannies on wheels hacked Reuse the known to discover the unknown Friday, 13 February 2009
  8. 8. Learn a new language Friday, 13 February 2009
  9. 9. John Nussey Oyster card snowflake generator Use the tools you know Friday, 13 February 2009
  10. 10. Omer Kilic Founder of Tinkering Society in Canterbury Enjoy making something yourself Friday, 13 February 2009
  11. 11. Tom Coates & Matt Jones Personal Informatics Tracking yourself Friday, 13 February 2009
  12. 12. Nick O’Leary Monitoring the energy use in your home using MQTT Doing your bit Friday, 13 February 2009
  13. 13. Camille Moussette BBC weather hack with Ethernet Arduino Because the internet is getting physical Friday, 13 February 2009
  14. 14. Rob Davis Arduino-powered fencing box Because the screen isn’t everything Friday, 13 February 2009
  15. 15. Internet of things Nabaztag Mir:ror iPod + Nike Tracking pigeons Current cost meter Because objects are talking to us Friday, 13 February 2009
  16. 16. Alex Baker Prototyping box It’s about going beyond the breadboard Friday, 13 February 2009
  17. 17. Floor it! Shawn Bonkowski & Mike Albers Because people want to make products Friday, 13 February 2009
  18. 18. PCB design Ponoko Small productions Micro markets Because it’s about new skills Friday, 13 February 2009
  19. 19. “Rather, it has been the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things -- some celebrated, but more often men and women obscure in their labor” January 20th 2009. Friday, 13 February 2009
  20. 20. Thanks! Matt Biddulph http://www.flickr.com/photos/mbiddulph/3216759774/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/mbiddulph/3210084519/ Nicolas Nova http://www.flickr.com/photos/nnova/3064536640/ alex@tinker.it Friday, 13 February 2009
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