[tog] call for collaborators, Hack the city 11th-26th July

Jeffrey Roe tdr112 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 6 09:27:57 IST 2012

Hello Martina,
It sounds like a great project. Unfortunately I am too busy with
Dublin Mini Makerfaire until the 15th. If you need a hand after that I
would be happy to help.
Jeffrey Roe,

On Sun, Jul 1, 2012 at 10:22 AM, medikids at wowm.org <medikids at wowm.org> wrote:
> Hi TOG hackerspace members!
> As you maybe know, Science Gallery is organizing event called Hack the city
> (http://sciencegallery.com/node/4287).
> From 11th of July until 26th of July there will be a workshop where we will
> be developing 6 projects.
> I am Martina, student from Zagreb and author of one of the projects and I
> need colaborators who are free during that period (not necessarly whole two
> weeks, as long as you want) to join me and help realizing the project.
> Official opening is July 11th and that night is also welcome reception at
> Science Gallery - it would be nice to meet you there.
> Now about the project:
> 'Thank you for recycling' is about drawing attention to the recycling habits
> by hacking recycling bins and converting them into public art installations.
> We are going to put a few of these recycling bins (for paper, plastic,
> glass, bio degradable material..) in the public area, somewhere as close as
> possible to the heart of Dublin. Each bin will have sensors for the waste
> which will count total amount of it by the end of the day. During the night,
> the bin will visualize output of its sensor on a display which will cover
> part of its surface. Display will be formed of modules of layered glass, led
> lights and photovoltaic solar cells which will absorb energy from the sun
> during the day. We will decide how to represent this data in creative and
> customizable ways and decide about design and other details of
> implementation. Also, there is a possibility to use datasets of recycling
> quantities of the city and to visualize them on led displays and on the web
> page that will accompany the project together with the information about
> recycling bins. The whole project itself will be good for environment
> combining both renewable energy sources and recycling while at the same time
> will be amazing public art sculpture and real time visualization of "good
> citizens' deeds".
> And more details about this and other projects:
> http://medialab-prado.es/article/interactivos12_dublin_hackear_la_ciudad_necesidades_actuales_y_futuras
> (it might open in spanish, so just change the language)
> of course, if you're interested in other projects also, you can join and
> help on any project you want.
> My project is open to your ideas - all about design and implementation can
> be modified as we decide.
> We will have workspace for our team (table and chairs, power access point
> and wifi in science gallery, access to soldering irons etc needed for
> electronics)
> technical materials for recycling hack including: flexible solar cell, micro
> controller (lightduino), batteries and charger, LED light fixtures/strips,
> LED drivers M5451, PING ultrasonic sensor, resitors, condensers,
> breadboards, Seven Segment Displays, shifter,1 x Bin.
> And lot of fun of course!
> So if you are interested, please apply as a collaborator on this page:
> http://medialab-prado.es/article/interactivos_dublin_call_collaborators
> and we also have forum:
> http://servidor.medialab-prado.es/~foros/punbb-1.4.1/viewforum.php?id=28
> and my topic:
> http://servidor.medialab-prado.es/~foros/punbb-1.4.1/viewtopic.php?id=32911
> As you can see I have just one collaborator applied for now so it would be
> good to have more hackers, diy electronic enthusiasts, and anyone
> interested.
> I think our 'trash team' will have a great time there! :)
> Thanks for reading this and hope somebody will join me soon in Dublin,
> Martina Kalogjera
> (if I forgot to mention some details, just ask)
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