Aberystwyth Science Cafe Talk

Last night I gave a talk on VR for the Aberystwyth Science Cafe at the Arts Centre!

VR is a fascinating melting-pot of subjects: psychology, biology, technology, education, art, and more, so there was plenty to talk about!

It must have been quite a big audience – I took 30 pairs of anaglyph glasses along and we didn’t have quite enough! It was really good fun, I got a little bit carried away and talked for longer than I’d planned, but everybody stayed and I got some interesting questions.

Thanks to the wonderful Aber Science Cafe community for a great welcome and a great evening!

ARC Christmas Show & Tell ’17

The Aber Robotics Club held our annual Christmas Show and Tell. I’m very proud of how all of the students in the intermediate group have gotten with their own projects!

Computing Women in IT Excellence Awards

The BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium was shortlisted for Diversity Project of the Year at the Computing Women in IT Excellence Awards! Hannah and I travelled down to London to attend the awards and represent BCSWomen and Aberystwyth University. We didn’t win, but had a great time anyway! There are some nice photos of the evening on Computing’s Facebook page.

 

 

Pumpkin Hack ’17

Another amazing Pumpkin Hack!

 

 

 

British Science Week 2017

As always, British Science Week was incredible at Aber! The Sports Cage was filled to the rafters with all kinds of science exhibits, things to learn and try.

Here are a someΒ of the thingsΒ I was involved with:

 

 

 

I even got filmed for social media (eek!):

Bilingually (double eek!!):

Aber Robotics Club Show & Tell

It’s the end of the year, and another wonderful show and tell session for ARC. They even let Matt Gunn and I give a talk on our little ExoMars rover!

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02/12/16 Crafty Christmas Cards Circuits Workshop

Inspired by the discovery of conductive paint and a paper circuits workshop at EMF, we ran a workshop to make cards with LED circuits!

I had a bit of fun designing the logo for this one, and made a card featuring a reindeer who’s nose shines bright… The helpers had as much fun as the visitors in this festive, creative, glittery event.

Card circuit

 

The cards are made using copper tape, LEDs, and a coin cell battery to make a basic circuit.

Finish it off by taping the vertical side of the folded corner shut so that you can drop the battery in through the top to complete the circuit.