Monthly Archives: April 2012

Mozilla Meet ups

Last wednesday a few of us met up at Mozilla’s rather lovely social space in London for a briefing and to compare notes.  I think weather kept a few people at bay understandably enough, but it was a good opportunity … Continue reading

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What’s it like at the Slapton centre? Part 2- the hacking side of things

Of course, for a hack day the ‘soft’ accommodation is perhaps of a secondary importance, but again, when it comes to physical hackery space, Slapton is ideal.  The hackday will take over three of the teaching labs and the soil lab.  The … Continue reading

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What’s it like at the Slapton centre? Part 1- the non-hacking side of things

Some people might be wondering what the centre itself is actually like- after all, you’re paying to travel all the way down to Devon, and even if we’re putting you up for free and feeding you, it’s reasonable to wonder … Continue reading

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Some new challenges to think about

•    Fieldwork apps – step by step guides. Better transfer of information from iPads to laptops, also to include graph drawing ( possibly stats). For instance: collect plant abundance data from a transect on the beach, and instantly create graphs (and … Continue reading

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A SLNNR App

How about an app like the one for Taronga Zoo, for Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve?

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More challenges – these ones to get the palms sweating!

From Peter Scarth Some Random Ideas for #FSCHack Day Build a rugged self powered camera system to capture a time series of imagery for things like: •    Beach state classification e.g. <http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2006.877758&gt; •    Bird/vertebrate “camera trapping” e.g. <http://nestbox.dyndns.info:8080/&gt; •    Capturing … Continue reading

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Preston Montford Challenge

Just got a tweet from @Preston Montford, one of our FSC Centres, challenging us to “crowd source photos of places at different times….. Phone App – Hotspots, GPS, Camera, upload, archive and view??” Any comments?

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