We made this initially as a post for a presentation at work, but it doesn’t seem quite right for a work blogpost (though we will do one for that too) but it seems a shame for it not to be public.
The context is this: a fairly quick hack Andrew Nicolaou, Jasmine Cox and I made for Mozfest got nominated for Design of the Year 2015, and so we redesigned it so that it would last five months in place at the museum as part of their exhibition (we hoped; we’ve had some teething problems).
This was something that’s completely new to me and Andrew, though Jasmine is much more experienced at making these kinds of things.
This is the story of us setting it all up.
Jasmine took most of the photos.
As Andrew pointed out, it’s come out a bit like a Peter and Jane book.
The combination of electronics in innocuous frames
and an updating html output from the cameras, meant that it got the message across quite well
Then we were unexpectedly nominated for the Designs of the Year, which meant we had to build something that lasts 5 months.
so Andrew and Libby rewrote the code (mostly Andrew).
Andrew designed and laser cut some beautiful glowing fittings for the frames
Andrew, Dan and Libby tested it at QCon, including creating a ‘surveillance owl’ fitting for the sensor
and working through a load of issues
On Monday, Andrew did a very slow, stressful dash across London through the roadworks to pick up some postcards and sort out the networking so we could debug remotely.
Then on Tuesday we all went over to do some final tweaks