St Florence Church Tower

At the end of April PLANED gained its first Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) from the Civil Aviation Authority. This means that we can now add a new dimension to our work with communities by offering the use of a drone to record and celebrate the things that make those places special. One of the first…

By admin 9 May 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 7 May 2019 Off

Big Flock at Newgale

It was a blustery Thursday afternoon on Newgale Beach and Ruth Jones, supported by Span Arts, had organised a dance event called Big Flock in collaboration with Holy Hiatus and Joon Dance. To be fair, the weather wasn’t as kind as previous years but still there was an enthusiastic group of dancers taking part. We really…

By admin 30 April 2019 Off

Diolch yn Fawr Brynberian

It was a damp morning in the Preselis but that didn’t stop the people of Brynberian coming out to talk about potential digital projects in and around the village. It was great to see such a good turnout with people of all ages attending. There was a lot of interest in film making and in…

By admin 16 April 2019 Off

Robot Showdown in Hill Mountain

The second outing of the DATRIS / Hill Mountain Lego robots, on Saturday 6th April, ended in aggressive confrontation! But only from the point of view of the robots (phew!) everyone else enjoyed the chance to work with Lego, use a computer and participate in creating a movie. Both adults and youngsters managed to keep…

By admin 8 April 2019 Off

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 23 March 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 12 March 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 9 March 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 5 March 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 4 March 2019 Off