Last week in uni was amazing. We were lectured by Lalya whose interests seem to line up with mine really well. Several of the projects she showed us are things I’ve researched a lot in the past and it was great to see someone else in the same sort of place as I am, idea-wise. It was also amazingly refreshing to hear it all coming from a fellow girl – my undergraduate degree was 100% male driven and sometimes I felt that it means my ideas weren’t responded to in the right ways.
Taking things apart has always been one of my interests so I was really keen to get stuck in. I was paired with Will and John and we bounced ideas off each other (some more whacky than others) and became mainly fascinated by a tiny guitar. Can’t say I’m keen to hear the Hannah Montana theme music ever again.
Unfortunately life got in the way, emails were not replied to and we never ended up meeting up to finish the project. I then went to Spain for a long weekend so my individual “recyled object” ended up being limpet shells which lit up. Not very technological, but hey, gotta work with what you’ve got! The idea was inspired by a simple project I saw on Instructables years ago. I think I’m going to turn them into fridge magnets