Week 276 of LABS
. Of course the most impact last weeks had the trip to Shenzhen
. I never was in the mainland of China and Shenzhen has a special vibe as center of electronics so to say. And now also of connected things. We went with a group of designers, makers and researchers for five days of visiting companies from phone-casing factories to Tencent, to maker spaces and hardware accelerators. And the famous markets where you can buy all components you are looking for. We kept track of our experiences via a Tumblr
and you can expect more reporting the coming time.
I was in Delft
quite often last weeks. Because a day a week as visiting professor starting up the project, and next to that Sietse finalised his graduation project last week. He did a good presentation and showed a solid design and research project. With an 8.5 as end-score a great result. We will see where the concept of the connected barbecue will go next. I don’t think this is the end.
The students mobile development had their midterm presentation and made a nice first demo of the Google Progressive Web App. The students from the minor intelligent environments also delivered a protoype of the haptic feedback device for sporting people (esp bootcamping people). It is the starting point for the research they are going to conduct.
We had sessions on the OPZuid project Smart Systems, on specific overarching themes. It is good to explore these interactions with the different companies.
And going through the news of last week…: