Mar 272015
 

ARDUINODAY15Arduino Day is a worldwide celebration of Arduino’s birthday being held on March 28. It’s a 24 hours-long event –organized directly by the community, or by the Arduino team– where people interested in Arduino get together, share their experiences, and learn more.

There isn’t much activity scheduled in Australia and, sadly, nothing public I can find in Sydney, but that doesn’t stop people setting up community events. Nor does it stop anyone just using Arduino Day as an excuse to do something cool, or just have a play with an Arduino. For what it’s worth the official Arduino Day website is here.

Anyway, Happy Birthday Arduino.

Once upon a time there was... The Storytelling of Science in Sydney

Once upon a time there was… The Storytelling of Science in Sydney

          There’s a rather interesting science event coming up in Sydney: The Storytelling of Science. Here’s how the event is described: Join us to hear from some of Sydney’s best science communicators and how they use the ancient craft of storytelling to hook audiences. As attention spans shrink, engaging others with science is […]

Sydney Brick Show goes Jurassic

Sydney Brick Show goes Jurassic

With only four weeks to go until the Sydney Brick Show, tickets are apparently selling fast. The Show has also just announced a bit of a coup – they will be featuring the world’s first playable experience of the new LEGO Jurassic World video game: “While visiting the show this year pop on over to the LEGO Jurassic World […]

Gift Cards on Sale - stop paying full price for your entertainment

Gift Cards on Sale – stop paying full price for your entertainment

If you buy stuff online – whether from iTunes, Google Play, Facebook or anywhere similar, you’re mad if you aren’t watching Gift Cards on Sale. Gift Cards on Sale just does one thing – it notifies you when,well…, gift cards are on sale. And if you follow the site you’ll find that for iTunes in […]

Warden: Melody of the Undergrowth, looking like a lovely locally developed game

Warden: Melody of the Undergrowth, looking like a lovely locally developed game

Cardboard Keep is a Canberra-based game-design group who’s first major project is the luscious-looking Warden: Melody of the Undergrowth. Warden is “a third-person action-adventure game in which you control the ethereal Warden Spirit, who shapeshifts into the form of Wardens; children called to by the forest – each bringing with them a unique power. You explore a […]

Review: aaxa LED PICO Pocket Projector

Review: aaxa LED PICO Pocket Projector

The LED PICO Pocket Projector is frankly beautiful; it’s so small that you want to carry it around just because you can. It’s about the size of an old iPhone, and weighs hardly anything. You know the way you can’t help but smile at lovely, cute small things? Well that’s how the LED PICO makes you […]

Geeking the school holidays

Geeking the school holidays

So here’s the list of school holiday activities that have made their way to my desk recently: => Thinkspace at the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences (that was The Powerhouse) has “full-day and 2 day workshops in game design, robotics, movie making and even space exploration!” I can’t recommend the Thinkspace courses highly enough – all the ones […]