Paul Granjon is an artist based in Cardiff who makes robots and other machines. He is also very interested in sharing his ideas about the co-evolution of humans and machines and actions for a sustainable future. He presents a selection of robots such as the infamous Biting Machine and the cute Mofo humanoid, as well as more recent experiments with sustainable energy and micro-controllers. The electric Ziitare Paul uses on stage when he sings simple songs about life, animals and machines will also be available for visitors to try.
Diy space projects by concretedog
I am a maker fascinated by recent developments in DIY space exploration. Did you know there are already arduino’s in space and indeed satellites whose main computer is an off the shelf mobile phone.
This year the worlds first individual built cubesat (an opensource satellite standard) OSSI-1 was launched into low earth orbit…Inspiring me to learn and to try and build my own satellite. Come to my stall to learn more about how hackers, makers, tinkerers and artists are moving into space exploration!
Part of the international informal Dorkbot network, Dorkbot Cardiff started in 2010. Since then, more than 13 meetings have taken place where a wide range of participants (artists, engineers, designers, craft-people…) present their current projects and creations. On the stall you will find information about dorkbot Cardiff, past and future, as well as some examples of members’ creative technology efforts.
A visit is also the perfect occasion to join the group (no membership fee).
OpenEnergyMonitor by Trystan Lea
OpenEnergyMonitor is a project to develop open-source energy monitoring tools to help us relate to our use of energy, our energy systems and the challenge of sustainable energy. The system is based on the arduino and raspberry pi platforms and can be used for monitoring and visualising electricity use and generation, temperature and humidity.
Skyonix is an exciting start up business in the developing field of Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (SUAS), often referred to as ‘Drones’. The Company is developing easy to deploy and operate SUAS with software and flight control systems that are tailored to meet the aerial imaging requirements of specific industry sectors rather than offering ‘a one-size-fits-all’ solution. The systems being developed by Skyonix are of interest to companies, organisations and individuals who have a requirement for autonomous, high quality aerial image creation, recording and analysis.
The Restart Project
The Restart Project is a London-based not-for-profit startup, which aims to change our relationship with information technologies. We run community self-repair events in London, called ‘Restart Parties’, where all kinds of electronic devices are taken apart and repaired by owners and volunteer repairers. We’re now helping create a global network of repair enthusiasts running similar events and giving new visibility to repair culture. The goals of our activities are preventing waste, improving the lifespan of products, sharing repair skills and an awareness of design flaws, while promoting a sustainable approach to the consumption of information technologies.
Digital Dropout by Jim Elliott
Bring inanimate objects to life with stop motion animation.
Using a mixture of discarded technology, modelling clay, and polymer clay, people are welcome to come and make a “thing” and animate it using DSLRs and iPad.
The generated films can be shown exported for sharing.
Hextep – Arduino Sequencer by Owain Searell
DIY old fashioned style Analog Note Sequencer made with Arduino from scratch and works with all modern midi software and hardware.
A first arduino project.
Agnes Roboknit by Andy Noyes
Agnes, the knitting robot
Humanoid Knitting Robot
Zero Carbon Britain
Zero Carbon Britain
The most recent climate science demonstrates the need for us to respond at a much faster rate than is currently accepted by the mainstream. The Zero Carbon Britain project shows how we can rise to the climate challenge by using only technology that exists now, and without significant impact on quality of life. Through this project, the Centre for Alternative Technology aims to change how we think about rapid decarbonisation, build awareness, and stimulate debate. We hope to inform, inspire and enable contemporary society to embrace the changes required to rethink the future.
Build Your Own 3D Printer! by Daniel Bates
A quick walk through of how to build a MendelMax 1.5 and the theory behind designing your own 3D printer.
People are welcome to move the printer manually by hand and enter G-code to operate the printer from the computer.
Flowering Elbow is a social enterprise which works to encourage making through creative upcycling and environmentally sensitive design.
Our making is centred on the materials we find: ‘rubbish’, old buildings, scrap metal, reclaimed wood, fabric. Right now we’re transforming an old barn into a magical workshop full of exciting tools and potential, a space where ideas can come to life. Talk to us about your projects, commissions, our future courses.
Got an idea you’d like help with to develop?
Have a go and join us at upcycling old floppy disks into something useful.
Interactive Robotic Entertainment by Stephen Fearn
Interactive Robotic Entertainment. Meet Dalek Doris and her friend K9. These full size robots walk and talk and interact with you, have you ever been this close to a Dalek without being Exterminated!!
TechnoMach (previously known as Machynlleth Raspberry Jam) by Robert Buchan-Terrey
A chance for Makers to meet up and share their ideas or experience, help each other out, have fun and be inspired.
The Flexiscale Company
- The Flexiscale Company
We make 3D printed kits of the locomotives and rolling stock of the Welsh Slate Quarry railways. We use laser scanning and high resolution photography to capture the shape and details of these items from the first industrial revolution so you can make models using the tools of the next one.