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Improving performance with Project Blyth

This week a primary school in Hull has been exploring Connected Hull sensor nodes, as a testbed project, to look at impacting on the performance of their team car.

They're taking part in Project Blyth and will race their car on Sunday 16th July.

Initial discussions around GPS, speed, vibration and temperature data have triggered thoughts about exploring an accelerometer and brake temperature on their Goblin car. They're an ambitious team, so watch out for projects around sensing resistance and using data about forces.

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Community projects at Hull Raspberry Jam

The growing community of Hull Raspberry Jam have been using show and tell sessions to look at connecting Raspberry Pi to the LoRaWAN network, alongside sensor nodes from the project.

Within range of the city centre gateway, meetups are on a Saturday and hosted at the Central Library on Albion Street

Look out for smart Pi projects emerging; smart garden, smart lights, smart music, smart what next! Their next Jam is on Saturday 22 April, details here.

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Education Meetup on 9th May

Connected Hull: Empowering young people to make the world a better place through IOT

We’re challenging the young people of Hull to use their digital making skills to make a smarter, more connected world. How will you be able to use the tools from the Connected Hull project in schools and with community groups?

Find out more as we meet up at C4Di on Tuesday 9th May, 15:30 - 16:30.

Link to free registration page is here

Who is this event aimed at?

Teachers and educators of KS2 - KS5 with an interest in how technology and creativity can support innovative ideas and learning opportunities. Your main focus could be art, music, PSHE, maths, geography, computing, music, D&T, science........Connected Hull is definitely a cross-curricular programme.

Software has been developed with an educational focus, to support teachers and learners to create projects and design their own new inventions. Teachers will be able to explore starter projects and develop their own idea across the curriculum.

Join us as we support children and students to play their role in building Hull as a smart city, and as cited in this NESTA report, from the ground up.

What story could your students share with environmental data such as temperature, humidity, movement or sound levels taken from their own community? What will be their focus or problem to solve?

Photo of ODI: Ian S, geograph.org.uk

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Connecting Learning


The Building Schools for the Future programme in Hull gave school leaders an opportunity to redefine education for nearly 12,000 students. That delivery team is now working with partners to build a legacy for the entire city, borne out of an original pledge to connect communities, raise aspirations and support digital skills to bring about positive change.

Gateways are go!

Our first gateway was installed and tested on a city centre rooftop in February, and has been receiving data ever since. The longest transmission so far was from a sensor node located across the Humber - a whopping 22.61km away.

Look out for further gateways going live across the city in the coming weeks.

What's next?

Ideas and possibilities. Connected Hull is an inclusive programme of digital opportunities, with education at it’s core, and an intention to become a catalyst for innovation across the city. Project ideas will emerge over time as communities connect and we share smart citizenship through the blog.

Got an idea? Get in touch. We'd love to hear from you.

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