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

Jeffrey Roe tdr112 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 7 11:12:42 IST 2012

Good stuff,
I will have a chat to you then and see if I can help.
Jeffrey Roe,

On Sat, Jul 7, 2012 at 10:39 AM, medikids at wowm.org <medikids at wowm.org> wrote:
> Hi Jeffrey,
> I saw in Science Gallery calendar that you have that event, it seems really cool - as I will be in SG then, I was thinking to drop by.
> It is great that you would be able to help later, project definitely needs more people, especially with hacking/electronic skills. Anyone else from this list is more than welcome to join (after your BBQ party :).First two days we will just have seminars and presentations of the projects and on 13th we will start with actual work on them that will last until 25th.
> See you soon and looking forward to hacking together,
> Martina Kalogjera
> On Jul 6, 2012, at 10:27 AM, Jeffrey Roe wrote:
>> 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,
>> www.tog.ie
>> 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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