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Sensemakers April 2019 Newsletter

From: SensemakersAMS
Sent on: Monday, April 15, 2019 10:48 PM

Hi all,

So many things happening and so many projects we’re working on, too much for 1 newsletter, so we’ll limit ourselves here to an update on the sound project, the rest will have to wait until May;-)
This Wednesday we have a presentation about the Astroplant, really looking forward to learn all about this crowdsourced spacefarming DIY initiative! Also Paola, our co-organiser has designed an IoT device to identify accidents with bicycles, she will guide us through her (challenging) journey of developing this Crash Notifier from the conceptual idea up to a working prototype.

During our labevening  on May 1th Remko Melkert from OBA will give an introduction to Fusion 360 (Autodesk) to teach you how to 3D design! Very handy if you want to experiment/prototype with the lasercutter or 3D printer. Laptops with the software are available, so you don’t need to prepare anything!

Amsterdam Sounds project
We have a nice group of people with various backgrounds now working on the “smart sound sensors”. We have developed our first prototypes and Henk updated the sensingclues/openears repo with install & run instructions. So if you follow them, you should be able to install and operate your very own openears pi and classify sounds!

Read/Watch/Try

  • Last year, Kashmir Hill monitored her smart home to see what it was doing. Now, Princeton researchers have created a tool that will let you do it too.
  • Wanna check which keyless entry cars are most vulnerable to hacking, check this article or the overview in PDF.
  • a college course (+online syllabus) to teach how to think critically about the data and models that constitute evidence in the social and natural sciences: https://callingbullshit.org (via Marta Arniani )

 
Events & discounts

  • May 1th Sensemakers DIY Lab with an introduction to Fusion 360
  • May 8th: Micdrop #12, Things that predict
  • May 15th TEQNation  
    We are mediapartner and have several free tickets
    😊 Those are shared in our Slackchannel, and this Wednesday we also have vouchers for a 50% discount on the tickets!
  • May 29th 2019 JSpring
  • June 17-20 https://gotoams.nl/
    With discount code: sensemakersgogoto you get a 10% discount.
  • June 19-20  https://www.iottechexpo.com/europe/
    It’s got plenty of free areas and they provide Sensemakers with a 20% discount code, use code SENSEIOT20 when you register.

 

Warm regards,

Gijs, Paola, Ted, Manon

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