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  • World book day at Filton Avenue

    This week I ran a workshop at Filton Avenue Primary School to test the new version of Bear Abouts. I’ve been working with creative producer Sarah Warden to plan and deliver the…

  • Sensing pages

    We have got to some kind of break through in developing the sensors for Bear Abouts -the system recognizes pages and (although basic) it is very very cool. I’ve been working closely…

  • Sensing

    I’ve been working with Mark Wolloncott, who is a unity3d wizz, but also a brilliant game designer and maker. He is working on some changes to the Bear Abouts program. This week…

  • Bear Abouts V2

    I found out in December that we have been successful in another phased of the Bear Abouts project (yay!). This means that I have received further funding from Innovate UK for the…

  • Curiosities of paper circuitry

    I’ve made a thing. It is part of Jie Qi’s research for her PhD at the MIT Media Lab into the way in which artists and makers approach circuitry in a creative…

  • Hacking for girls!

    I got home the other day and found this *wonderful* book on my doorstep. It is a Digital DIY book for girls, called Hack’s Selbst!, edited by Chris K√∂ver It is full…

  • Crafting Frequencies workshop

    I explored paper speaker making in a workshop. The event was part of an arts and technology festival in Bristol. Participants were invited to make a speaker out of paper, copper and…

  • Ideo Residency

    All the way back in April I made this rather fun “concept” film about how blooming wonderful our hands are, and the absence of this wonder when using a phone. The film…

  • Paper Switches

    Series of paper switches I designed for the second part of the e-luminated paper circuits workshop at SFCB. I used the Silhouette to pre-cut paper samples that students could use in the…

  • Bananas of the World Unite

    The Banana sticker give away has now been declared officially over. Participation was fruitful, and prizes have been shipped smoothie. Congrapeulations to the prize winners! Sophie, queen of vegetable puns, was quick…

  • Banana Sticker Give Away!

    I’ve been clearing out my hoards of decorative paper today and stumbled across these BANANA STICKERS! I made them a while ago, and not only are they bananas, but they also fit…

  • Book Club of California

    This week I had the pleasure to present some of my books at a public talk for the Book Club of California. The club, which has been in San Francisco for about…

  • e-luminated books part 2

    This weekend we ran part 2 of the e-luminated books workshop at San Francisco Center for the book. This part was focused on interactivity -embedding sensors and switches into books, as wells…

  • All *new* bingo design

    Update: we’ve remade the Arduino Error Bingo. Doesn’t it look fab? I made a few design changes that make it easier to use and more like the Arduino IDE, and also made…

  • New (g)logo

    Oh yes, this new logo GLOWS! Made on the Silhouette Cameo at my favorite makerspace in San Fransisco. If you too are fed up of being a free advert for multinational corporation…

  • Circus-y disco e-luminated book

    Quite a long title for a tiny weeny book. This one was rather wonderful to make, and was programmed using a simple Arduino blinky pattern and the teeny-weeny-ATtiny. (so teeeeeeny) Here is…

  • San Francisco Center for the Book

    We held our second e-luminated book workshop at the SFCB this weekend. It was a really lovely and creative group -they experimented with light and switches and made some really beautiful tunnel…

  • Speakers

    I’ve been playing around with making speakers. Here are a few. I started teaching at Lick Wilmerding High School a month ago. On one of the courses we are making an amp,…

  • E-Luminated Books @ SFCB

    I taught a workshop in lighting books with LEDs last week at the San Francisco Center for the Book. Here are some pictures of the amazing creations participants made. We will be…

  • They Lay Beneath

    Ew. Printed animations I made whilst in residence at Mission Grafica.