Steve sent himself a text, fiddled with some AT commands and then received it on his ublox C027 Internet of Things gadget.
While Mark prayed for it to work, Jim made Steve’s lightbulb come on by phoning the embedded board – which duly flashed it’s little LED (not shown in the picture due to poor camera shutter timing).
Mat cut out some wood…
But was then puzzled it didn’t quite fit together, until Steve pointed out he’d put a key piece on upside down.
Jim turned some more things on – like his Lego-encased Raspberry Pi
Mat learnt that flashing a light on the end of a pole and waggling it about doesn’t work very well.
And most importantly Steve won a Twix!
Then we all went home.
Next meeting: Monday 17 March 2014, 7pm.
I found some pictures on my camera, so here’s a bit of a belated look at the Northackton trip to Electromagnetic Wave.
Pondering the excitement that awaits while travelling down from Bedford station
The Motorschiff Stubnitz…
…which Adrian couldn’t resist hacking
A good time was had by all, although set-up of stage alpha seemed to be a little running behind…
A short and belated write-up of the light painting session we held Monday before last.
It wasn’t entirely dark:
There was a full moon and the sky was clear:
Nevertheless, a bunch of us gathered and ventured into the abyss of Delapre Park:
We played with torches:
We played with flashing lights:
We played with fire:
But soon we retreated to the warmth of the clubhouse at NSME:
Where there were plenty of trains:
And some shiny objects to laser:
Many more photos on Flickr, tagged northackton.
The northackton blog has now moved server to something that should hopefully be more reliable – no more access problems!