We introduced creative problem solving, showing examples of physical and software-based work-arounds, like using assistive touch when a home button breaks. Then we brainstormed “bad” design from our experience fixing, and went through principles behind good design.
Appliances hijacked for cyber attacks, 11-hour cups of tea, hacked Barbie dolls, and angry family members – some dangers of connected, smart homes. Caution is required with “the internet of things”
Restarter Ben talked to us about how musicians often learn to repair, hack and modify guitars and instruments. Then we end the show with a special cloud kill switch and bot bonus!
We interview Faraz, long time Restarter, maker and now music maker with a group called Opto Noise. Through the London Hackspace, Faraz connected with a handful of people who wanted to make music with lasers, spinning discs and photovoltaic cells
This clickbait headline caught our attention: “Suck it, Hippies: Study Shows Material Gifts Can Bring Happiness”. But we need greater insight than a six-week psychology study.