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Could Hardware Hacking Save Us? (Alexandra Dechamps-Sonsino)



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