On Tuesday this past week, our very good friends John Jung and Anne Lukin at Canada’s Technology Triangle (CTT) hosted an Ambassador Event to give kwartzlab an opportunity to talk to the community. Waterloo Councillor Karen Scian generously agreed to co-host the event. A massive thank you to John, Anne, and Karen.
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We got over to the CIGI building early to sort out the room layout and A/V setup.
Karen, introduced us…
and then I gave an overview of kwartzlab, describing our past, present, and possible future, including the buildout of our lab capabilities as far as tools and materials go. If you can help us with tools/materials/services please check out our plan or just email me, Darin.
John had many kind words to say about our effort.
And, after a short break, we dove into the second hour where proud kwartzlabbers demo’d their projects. Here’s Karl with the claw.
The Seagram Room is a great venue to give a talk.
Smiles from the audience led me to believe we struck a chord with them.
Alex demo’d his work on new musical scales…
and the room was keenly interested
Ben talked about his SMS’ing Arduino.
Andrew showed his lunar lander game based on an Arduino.
And Doug described the beginnings of his Arduino Pong game.
James outlined his uber-RFID reader design, which will soon grace our front door as well as serve as a lockout on power tools. We had lots of good questions from the crowd.
It was great chatting with the audience at break and after the session. Here I’m talking with Bob Ward.
Alexandra and Eric came over to support the talk and chat with folks.
All these photos (except this one) must be credited to Cedric (on the right) who shot the event and I’ll say thanks to Mark Sherry for lending his D90 DSLR to the cause.
We had our high-fives, reconfigured the room back to how we found it, and…
I’m so proud of our crew for the work they do and the energy they bring to the group. Well done, guys! Great success!