Category: DATRIS

Digital Discussions in Maenclochog

This Saturday I was at Maenclochog Community Hall to meet with local people and talk about IT projects. The aim of the day was to prompt a discussion so that members of the Maenclochog community could suggest ideas for digital projects that would be run in and around the Community Hall. The event was very successful,…

By admin March 23, 2019 Off

We’re ready for you Gareth

Finally, after a lot of work, the weather station is up and running and updating the website, just as Storm Gareth arrives. I have an old Oregon Scientific WMR88 which has been runnning in my back garden for a number of years now. The weather station hardware was really quite cheap and it has a…

By admin March 12, 2019 Off

The Hill Mountain Robots and Coffee Club

This morning was the first of a series of “Robots and Coffee” mornings at the Hill Mountain Scout and Community Hall. Through the DATRIS project, the Big Lottery Fund provided a Lego Mindstorms kit to complement an identical kit which had been bought by the 1st Johnston Scouts. The aim of the morning is to…

By admin March 9, 2019 Off

Haverfordwest Museum

I have been working with the Haverfordwest Town Museum to help them to build a new website. This is due to go live just as they open to the public at Easter 2019. I was lucky enough to have access to a part of their collection while they were getting ready for the new summer…

By admin March 5, 2019 Off

Cows On Tour

Cows On Tour is a series of events run by the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society aimed at promoting farming to young people  around Wales and England. They were launching the tour at Dan Yr Ogof with a range of activities ranging from egg hunting to planting seeds and making smoothies. The weather was kind to…

By admin March 4, 2019 Off

Beautiful Weather at PLANED

I don’t need much of an excuse to fly the drone but the PLANED site this morning looked particularly nice in the unseasonally sunny weather. What impresses me is the software that DJI bundle with controller. It takes the footage that you shoot, chooses an appropriate piece of music and then edits the video so that…

By admin February 26, 2019 Off

Digital Discussions in Llangwm

Last Saturday (12th January) I held the second of the DATRIS Project’s Digital Discussions. As with the Penally event last year, the object of the event was to provide members of the local community a chance to suggest projects, involving new technologies, that could run in the village. There was a good discussion with a…

By admin January 16, 2019 Off

Community Wellbeing & Resilience (CWBR)

The DATRIS Project has made a very productive link with the CWBR Project. From the DATRIS standpoint, the CWBR link will greatly enhance the number of people, and the different groups of people, that I will be able to reach. For CWBR, DATRIS is just one more tool that they can offer to communities to…

By admin January 16, 2019 Off

The Medieval Pottery Kiln

A very well-preserved medieval pottery kiln was discovered under Newport Memorial Hall. Only recently has it had the money and expertise to preserve and display it properly. I have been working with people at the hall to support them while they develop a website to showcase the kiln. The new site,, has gone live…

By admin December 7, 2018 Off

Sewing in Summerhill

I went to Amroth Parish Hall in Summerhill last week to meet the ladies of the sewing group. They had been working all day and were enjoying themselves. The group meets every week on Thursday afternoon and all day Friday. There are many impressive sewing machines in use and some very fine quilting.

By admin November 29, 2018 Off