Spent much of June on a jungle island in Thailand, attending a biology-art-hackathon-“un-conference” to build electronics projects that interact with nature. The first-ever Digital Naturalism Conference on Koh Lon island ran for six weeks of arty, ant-licking, bio-mimicking, data logging, fruit roasting, butane soldering fun that pushed my limits and reminded me how outstanding and wildly creative the maker community can be. More will be written about this but special thanks to Andy, Tasneem and Yannick for their extraordinary efforts to create a wilderness community out of thin air and coconut rope.
Here’s some photos I took during my time on Koh Lon with ~100 motivated makers:
While at Dinacon, I worked on a clock that sets itself to the correct local time using the sun. Here’s some data logging from a photocell (LDR) as well as an infrared sensor. I also looked at UV light but it wasn’t particularly helpful except in direct sunlight. Here’s two nice snapshots of the best data I logged: