Could hardware hacking save us?           Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, CEO of Tinker.it!           Ignite North UK, Januar...
Save us from what?           Credit crunch           Despair           Boredom           Not knowing how to make things   ...
Reduce things to their simplest         expressionFriday, 13 February 2009
Reduce the false sense complexityFriday, 13 February 2009
Papercamp 09                              Paper-based making session         Thinking by makingFriday, 13 February 2009
Open Frameworks workshop                                         February 2008         Create a communityFriday, 13 Februa...
BFI Toy hacking demo                           Grannies on wheels hacked         Reuse the known to discover the         u...
Learn a new languageFriday, 13 February 2009
John Nussey                           Oyster card snowflake generator         Use the tools you knowFriday, 13 February 2009
Omer Kilic                            Founder of Tinkering Society                                           in Canterbury...
Tom Coates & Matt Jones                                Personal Informatics         Tracking yourselfFriday, 13 February 2...
Nick O’Leary                           Monitoring the energy use                           in your home using MQTT        ...
Camille Moussette                                       BBC weather hack                                   with Ethernet A...
Rob Davis                             Arduino-powered fencing box         Because the screen isn’t everythingFriday, 13 Fe...
Internet of things                                              Nabaztag                                                 M...
Alex Baker                           Prototyping box         It’s about going beyond the breadboardFriday, 13 February 2009
Floor it!                                 Shawn Bonkowski &                                        Mike Albers         Bec...
PCB design                                                   Ponoko                                         Small producti...
“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/ph...
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Could Hardware Hacking Save Us? (Alexandra Dechamps-Sonsino)

  1. 1. Could hardware hacking save us? Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, CEO of Tinker.it! Ignite North UK, January 22nd 2009Friday, 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 expressionFriday, 13 February 2009
  4. 4. Reduce the false sense complexityFriday, 13 February 2009
  5. 5. Papercamp 09 Paper-based making session Thinking by makingFriday, 13 February 2009
  6. 6. Open Frameworks workshop February 2008 Create a communityFriday, 13 February 2009
  7. 7. BFI Toy hacking demo Grannies on wheels hacked Reuse the known to discover the unknownFriday, 13 February 2009
  8. 8. Learn a new languageFriday, 13 February 2009
  9. 9. John Nussey Oyster card snowflake generator Use the tools you knowFriday, 13 February 2009
  10. 10. Omer Kilic Founder of Tinkering Society in Canterbury Enjoy making something yourselfFriday, 13 February 2009
  11. 11. Tom Coates & Matt Jones Personal Informatics Tracking yourselfFriday, 13 February 2009
  12. 12. Nick O’Leary Monitoring the energy use in your home using MQTT Doing your bitFriday, 13 February 2009
  13. 13. Camille Moussette BBC weather hack with Ethernet Arduino Because the internet is getting physicalFriday, 13 February 2009
  14. 14. Rob Davis Arduino-powered fencing box Because the screen isn’t everythingFriday, 13 February 2009
  15. 15. Internet of things Nabaztag Mir:ror iPod + Nike Tracking pigeons Current cost meter Because objects are talking to usFriday, 13 February 2009
  16. 16. Alex Baker Prototyping box It’s about going beyond the breadboardFriday, 13 February 2009
  17. 17. Floor it! Shawn Bonkowski & Mike Albers Because people want to make productsFriday, 13 February 2009
  18. 18. PCB design Ponoko Small productions Micro markets Because it’s about new skillsFriday, 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.itFriday, 13 February 2009
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