Team Rafta Obscura, Edinburgh Canal Festival and Raft Race, Saturday 17th June 2017

So a few years ago I moved to the Tollcross area of Edinburgh and discovered the annual Edinburgh Canal Festival and Raft Race, held in Fountainbridge nearby at the end of the Edinburgh-Glasgow canal. I really enjoyed the whole thing but especially the raft race whereby local teams (the greengrocers, a group of mates, the … Continue reading Team Rafta Obscura, Edinburgh Canal Festival and Raft Race, Saturday 17th June 2017

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Intelligence, Failure and Fault

The Loch So the TV show The Loch, a sort of Scottish version of Broadchurch type crime drama, is being met with fairly mixed reviews as many are not enjoying the many glaring faults the show's writing is riddled with, particularly reliance on so many cliches and tropes. But in general I was enjoying watching … Continue reading Intelligence, Failure and Fault

The SED3 Project – Designing and Building a Micro Wind Turbine

Sustainable Energy Design 3 (SED3) was one of the newer but compulsory courses on my degree last year and as I am currently beginning my new dissertation project this in the one year anniversary on possibly the most amazing group project I will ever have worked on, I thought I would actually get around to … Continue reading The SED3 Project – Designing and Building a Micro Wind Turbine

PolyAnno – Adventures in Annotation

So I started several months ago a part time internship within the Library and Information Services group at the University of Edinburgh but now I am in my final week and I feel I should write up the fantastic experience I have had working on this project. Others might just find it interesting to read … Continue reading PolyAnno – Adventures in Annotation

Overview… IOT//EDI and Wastr

    What? Wastr - a smart bin designed to encourage minimising waste, at the hardware hackathon accompanying the IOT//EDI conference When? 29th May 2015 Where? Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) Who? Me, Domantas Cibas, Dovile Vitonyte, and Marijonas What About It? There were two teams of us competing at a one day hardware … Continue reading Overview… IOT//EDI and Wastr

An Unexpected Journey/Year Out

So in my mildly superstitious way I thought this year was off to a bad start when I had too much of a very sober headache to enjoy New Year's Eve and within a few minutes of 2015 I had sloped off to sleep. However I think even without superstition I had begun to realise … Continue reading An Unexpected Journey/Year Out