TweetPoint@CityTweetPoint Cat Fletcher David Hunt Tobias Quinn Jack McAngus
Problem• Digital exclusion – lots of useful community information is available online but people either can’t access it or don’t know it’s there• Lack of on-the-move charging facilities for portable devices• The need to promote exercise in the city• Reliance on high-carbon resources
SolutionA public informationhub that can rechargeportable devices,connect to theinternet and displaycommunityinformation andmore...
Benefits• Bringing community news to the street• Encouraging citizens to join the conversation• Opinion polls• Cross-sector collaboration (inc. maintenance)• Commercial potential• Educational – Schools and workplace skills• Promoting sustainability• Facilitating health and wellbeing
How will it work?• Structure built by repurposing materials which would otherwise end up in the waste stream• Twitter account @CityTweetPoint• Public website – retweets on rotation and mobile phone driven straw polls• Project for Social Media surgeries• Maintenance and security• Potential for social enterprise
Design Parameters• Display community information• Use recycled or reused materials and components where possible• Take advantage of existing technology• Provide free energy from a sustainable source• Be usable in all weather conditions• Provide power for laptops, mobile phones and Wi-Fi links• Single or multiple person work stations• Protection of electronic components from theft or vandalism with access for maintenance• Provide a definite health benefit for the user
What Does It Need?• Flat panel display/installation £1000• Mobile data connection £50 + £150p/a• Power – Solar £250 – Wind £250 – Battery backup £250 • Total £1950 £250 per dynamo charging station
What Does It Need?• Website• Hosting• Research & Development• Prototype manufacture & installation• Maintenance during pilot project• Publicity• Data collection and analysis