Dr Lucy Rogers

By Dr Lucy Rogers on July 12, 2017

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

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. […]

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By Dr Lucy Rogers on June 27, 2017

The enchanted brolly stand: a Lucy Rogers recipe

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 […]

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By Dr Lucy Rogers on April 5, 2017

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

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 […]

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By Dr Lucy Rogers on March 14, 2017

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

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 […]

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By Dr Lucy Rogers on February 28, 2017

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

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 – […]

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By Dr Lucy Rogers on February 21, 2017

The genius of things: Bluemix and the Internet of Things

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 […]

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By Dr Lucy Rogers on November 15, 2016

How to control a lot of IoT devices – remotely

“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 […]

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By Dr Lucy Rogers on November 10, 2016

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

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 […]

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