Category: Technical

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 October 8, 2019 Off

Scolton Manor

We’ve been working with Pembrokeshire County Council at Scolton Manor. They want to promote their educational resources as well as their ethos of enhancing wellbeing. The apple trees that you can see in the background footage from the walled garden are part of the People’s Orchard Project taking place around the county.

By admin September 3, 2019 Off

Blinking LEDs!

I was at POINT in Fishguard working alongside Span Arts. I had a collection of Raspberry Pi computers and I was teaching the young people how to program. I thought that the work that I had prepared for them would be quite challenging but they sailed through it. They learned about variables and commands and how…

By admin August 23, 2019 Off

Maenclochog Pop-up Museum

The hall at Maenclochog has been hosting a ‘Picture the Past’ event where members of the community have contributed to a pictorial exhibition of times past from the local area. There were family photographs, farming images and pictures of buildings both old and new. As part of the DATRIS project, I was working with young…

By admin August 17, 2019 Off

Bats at PLANED

The British Trust for Ornithology is running a “citizen science” project where people can borrow equipment to detect and record the bats flitting around your house overnight. I went to the Natural Resources Wales office in Haverfordwest to pick up the equipment, I brought it back to the PLANED offices and set it up. A week…

By admin July 19, 2019 Off

Digital Mapping at Garn Fawr

I was working with pupils from Ysgol Gymunedol Wdig as part of one of Span Arts‘ Digidol projects. Today we were collecting pictures, poems, and photographs of Garn Fawr to add to a digital map. This extraordinary map is being developed by Alan Wills of Moylegrove and will be available to view soon. The young…

By admin July 5, 2019 Off

The Weather in Hill Mountain

The first of our outlying weather stations has just gone live. This is based with the 1st Johnston Scout Group in Hill Mountain where they are using their station to study the weather which should lead to badge … or an interesting conversation at the very least! Having one weather station is intriguing but when…

By admin May 21, 2019 Off

The InkyPHAT from Pimeroni

The plan is to distribute weather stations about Pembrokeshire to community buildings that have internet access. Once this is set up I would like to create a weather map of the county that is constatntly updated. Pembrokeshire has such a varied terrain that, at any one time, the weather can be completely different on the…

By admin May 7, 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

SCL’s Internet-enabled Door

I attended an event run by the Cardigan company, SCL Internet, at Canolfan Hermon on Tuesday 30th October to see them promoting their new system for controlling doors remotely over the internet.   Hermon is a very busy hall which is in constant use by a range of local groups and individuals. The ability to…

By admin November 7, 2018 Off