3D Printing, the Internet of Things, the Maker Community and what this could mean for Jersey

Date/Time:
Tuesday 30 April 2013, 5.30pm - 7.00pm

Venue:
Pomme D'Or Hotel, Liberation Square, St Helier, Jersey, JE1 3UF

Cost:
Free

Speakers:
Mark Loane, Tim Evans and Terry Cox

Synopsis:

People are using 3D printers and scanners to innovate in just almost every field imaginable. From the potential to artificially create organs to the printing of food, items for the home or even buildings; these are just a few examples of what could soon be possible. But how is 3D printing going to evolve in the future?

The phenomenon of this sort of technology being available, combined with the possibility of the Internet of Things making objects more useful, and an engaged Maker Community taking DIY to a whole new level, is resulting in radical new thinking that could ultimately lead to a whole new way of living. It also has significant implications about how we teach technology in schools, with a movement toward the use of tools like Raspberry Pis to encourage practical ‘making’ alongside traditional learning.

Speaker bio:

Mark Loane, CEO of C5 Alliance and Board Member of Digital Jersey, will talk about recent developments in 3D printing and scanning and how they might impact our industry, (and the world!), as we know it. He will also discuss how this sort of technology and the 'Internet of Things', is now being used by the 'Maker Community’ in everyday life, and how this sort of ‘making’ should be impacting our approach to education.

Mark will also be demonstrating some of this technology in practice with 3D Printers, 3D Scanning, Raspberry Pis, Arduino boards, robot hands and more. For this interactive part of the event he will also be joined by Tim Evans, owner of both Solid Copy 3D and IQ in Jersey, who has been working with a zCorp 510 full colour 3D printer and a Next Engine 3D scanner.

Terry Cox will also be joining us to share his real-life experiences of 3D design and printing.

You can view some of Tim's work here.

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