Dr Lucy Rogers

Build your own GlowOrb, so you’ll always know when to open a window

Written by Dr Lucy Rogers | July 12, 2017 | Blog

Visual alerts show when the carbon dioxide levels are getting high in meeting rooms at IBM’s IoT HQ in Munich. They use the building’s carbon dioxide sensors combined with GlowOrbs, designed and made by IBM’s Andy Stanford-Clark, to highlight when it is time to open a window. I decided to make an “at home” version. ...read more


The enchanted brolly stand: a Lucy Rogers recipe

Written by Dr Lucy Rogers | June 27, 2017 | Blog

Ever been caught without your umbrella on a rainy day? If only you had a connected brolly stand to alert you to the weather outside! Dr Lucy Rogers presents a recipe for a connected brolly stand you can create yourself, with a little help from IBM and Weather Company Data. Overview Connect Neopixels to WeMos ...read more


Robots and Node-RED: Rapanui, the eco-friendly clothing factory

Written by Dr Lucy Rogers | April 5, 2017 | Blog, Factories

Rapanui, an award winning fashion brand uses Node-RED, MQTT and Raspberry Pi computers to make ethical and eco-friendly bespoke products at high street prices – no guilt tax involved. One of the services that Rapanui Clothing Limited provides is T-shirt printing. They use open source technology to help reduce the batch size of their T-shirt ...read more


Hack a bunny for Easter: A Dr Lucy Rogers maker project

Written by Dr Lucy Rogers | March 14, 2017 | Robotics

Have you got an object that reminds you of someone when you look at it? Wouldn’t it be nice if they knew you were thinking of them, just with the push of a button? For Easter, I have made an Easter Bunny with a heart that lights up when it receives an “I am thinking ...read more


It’s a cracker! A maker recipe for legal fireworks

Written by Dr Lucy Rogers | February 28, 2017 | Blog

Watching the Lunar New Year celebrations last month, I began to think about our love of loud bangs and bright flashes. However, fireworks – such as small explosive firecrackers – have proved to be so dangerous they are banned in many countries, including the UK. So I decided to make some firecrackers for myself – ...read more


The genius of things: Bluemix and the Internet of Things

Written by Dr Lucy Rogers | February 21, 2017 | Blog

In December 2015 the potential of the Internet of Things had to be sold – nobody was really asking for it. Just over a year later, IBM have a shiny new IoT headquarters in Munich.  I was invited to the Genius of Things Summit as a Futurist by Watson IoT and WIRED Insider. Familiar brands ...read more


How to control a lot of IoT devices – remotely

Written by Dr Lucy Rogers | November 15, 2016 | Blog

“Are you not IoT weary?” I asked the other people hoping to get into the hands-on workshop. This was the last morning of the five-day World of Watson conference. I thought there might be IoT overdose. I didn’t think there would be a queue for the “Introduction to IoT – Build Your Own Basic IoT ...read more


What did Dr Lucy Rogers ‘make’ of World of Watson?

Written by Dr Lucy Rogers | November 10, 2016 | Blog

Dr Lucy Rogers is a maker and engineer, and judge of BBC TV’s series Robot Wars. She joined IBM at World of Watson, and here’s what she thought of the tech, the talks, the self-driving car, and the cognitive noun… It was clear from everything I saw at World of Watson that IBM has some ...read more