UK Robotics week – The Fumifugiums Orchestra wins a prize!

The Fumifugiums Orchestra was one of the winning entrants in the the UK Robotics Week 2020 Environment Making Challenge with SERAS (Skills and Robotics for Autonomous systems.) Entrants were challenged with designing solutions using IoT (Internet of Things) for environmental problems. SERAS is a consortium of  Universites, Non-profit and commercial companies whose aim is toContinue reading “UK Robotics week – The Fumifugiums Orchestra wins a prize!”

Family and Teen workshops – photos

 * Update March 2020: The last Family and Teen Workshops were cancelled due to Covid-19   The Family Day Workshops   On the Family Day we started to make the instruments out of materials such as air-ducting and car exhaust manifolds. We started to wire them in preparation to receive the electronic musical instruments madeContinue reading “Family and Teen workshops – photos”

A day in the life of the pollution monitors.

Below is a typical day of data received from the four monitors (PDF’s). Each monitor took readings at different intervals, ranging from every second to every 30 seconds. The files give readings of both PM2.5, which is the particulate size considered to be not good for your health. Also there is the PM10 range whichContinue reading “A day in the life of the pollution monitors.”

The Fumifugium Orchestra: Free electronic workshops for teens at Maxilla Studios

* Update 17 March 2020: These workshops have been suspended * Rachael is currently inviting local teens to collaborate on a new environmental electronic project. Each session participants will learn how to make a different electronic component using found objects which will eventually form part of the Fumifugium Orchestra. When Sunday 15th March, 11am–1pm and 2pm–4pm SundayContinue reading “The Fumifugium Orchestra: Free electronic workshops for teens at Maxilla Studios”

Free Family Days Workshops!

* Update 17 March 2020: The last workshop has been suspended *     When Saturday 14th March, 11am–1pm Saturday 14th March, 2pm–4pm Saturday 21st March, 11am–1pm Saturday 21st March, 2pm–4pm What Build a giant musical instrument played with air pollution data collected by local families. Draw with an unique ink made from ail pollution!Continue reading “Free Family Days Workshops!”

About ‘The Westway’ – A40

The project is based around The Westway, in particular the region between Ladbroke Grove and Latimer Road Underground stations. The Westway is a 2.5-mile (4 km) elevated dual carriageway section of the  A40 in West London, running from Paddington in the east to North Kensington in the west. It connects the London Inner Ring Road toContinue reading “About ‘The Westway’ – A40”

The air-pollution particulate monitors

A set of four air pollution monitors were placed with families in the vicinitiy of the Westway A40 near Latimer Road Underground Station. These are the air pollution monitors we used. The monitor works by detecting tiny particles in the air which it then counts as it goes through a laser beam. The monitors areContinue reading “The air-pollution particulate monitors”