This month Science Makers be looking a colour - measuring it, creating it and being creative with it. There will also be a special activity session for children aged 8+, so feel free to bring your child(ren)!*
Science Makers is a monthly event to discuss and build low-cost, DIY and open hardware for science and education. All are welcome for the talks, making or both!
There will also be an introduction to the Biomaker Challenge and a chance to discuss forming teams and proposals.
- Dr Gareth Rees on sensing plant spectra in the Arctic and artistic collaborations around colour.
- Prof Jim Haseloff on biological pigments and coloured proteins.
- Olimpia Onelli on structural colour in G. Viridula beetles and biomimetics.
- Jeffrey Grey on Cambridge Display Technology's printed organic LEDs and sensors for portable testing.
- Praveen Teleti and Sophie Weeks on protoyping low-cost color sensors.
- How to set up an Arduino and program a sensor
- How LEDs and colour sensors works
- Build an open source colorimeter
- Android-based colour sensing using mobile phone cameras
- Put together a spectrometer
- Children's making activity TBC
- 12:00 - Arrival and introductions
- 12:15 - Talks and discussion
- 13:30 - Pizza (£4 suggested donation)
- 14:00 - Making!
* Children must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.