Category: Technical

Haverfordwest Leisure Centre

I spent the bulk of the day today at Haverfordwest Leisure Centre meeting the staff and customers to record two separate podcast episodes for the Pembrokeshire Wellbeing Podcast. The first session was on the climbing wall. I spoke to the lead instructor, Liz Collyer, about the benefits of climbing and she showed me the facilities…

By admin 18 May 2021 Off

Film Planning

What a job I have! I’m helping a local history group to develop a short film about the River Cleddau … focusing in particular on the people who have lived in and around Llangwm. I am going to be working with the group to provide drone footage for the film. The film itself will involve…

By admin 7 December 2020 Off

Archaeology Day 2020

Every year Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority supported by PLANED host an Archaeology Day in early November at the Merlin Theatre in Pembrokeshire College. But, of course, the event couldn’t go ahead this year, well not in the same format. Stuart Berry, the Echoes of the Past project officer at PLANED and Tomos Jones, Pembrokeshire Coast…

By admin 8 November 2020 Off

Even More Podcasts

I realise that the last post on here was in March … but there’s been a little change in the office since then and I have found myself to be spending the majority of my time recording and publishing podcasts. It’s something that I never thought I’d be doing but I’m really quite enjoying it. During…

By admin 29 May 2020 Off

Remote Podcasting

A few months ago I bought a portable sound recorder that I could take to groups and communities that weren’t able to get to the studio in the PLANED offices. On a recommendation I went for the Zoom H6 and, I must say, I don’t regret it at all. I can connect up to four…

By admin 27 March 2020 Off

The PLANED Podcast

It all started with someone from an energy project (LEAF), that’s supported by PLANED, mentioning that she likes to make Podcasts and the nearest public facility for doing so is in Llanelli. Well this is a community group that needs practical IT support which is, after all, what DATRIS is all about. So over the…

By admin 9 December 2019 Off

Yr Hen Ysgol

The community hall in Dinas Cross, Yr Hen Ysgol, is now back online. After a lot of wrangling with various internet companies the internet connection to the old school building has been reestablished. Yr Hen Ysgol is now hoping to provide digital support for members of the community by linking up with Point Young Persons’…

By admin 19 November 2019 Off

Sport Pembrokeshire Young Ambassador Conference

Yesterday Ben and I visited Ysgol Caer Elen, the new Welsh-medium school in Haverfordwest, to deliver sessions at the Sport Pembrokeshire Young Ambassador Conference. There were nearly a hundred excitable Years Five and Six children representing schools from all around the county at the conference. We were delivering a session on how to make video…

By admin 8 November 2019 Off

Third Weather Station Online

The weather station that was delivered to Point has been fixed to the wall and is now transmitting data from Fishguard. There are still a small number of minor teething problems which will be ironed out over the next few days (it wouldn’t be fun if it all went smoothly). The station has been attached…

By admin 18 October 2019 Off

The Weather in Fishguard

Point, the Young Person’s Trust, in Fishguard are going to start a new project next month. You may remember that earlier this year the young people embarked on a programming course using Raspberry Pi computers and plenty of tea and biscuits. Now Point are going to start monitoring the weather, downloading the meteorological  data and…

By admin 8 October 2019 Off