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Episode 6

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30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 14 November 2011

In this last programme in the series Simon Cox and Rupert Goodwins get their hands dirty as they lift the bonnet of the technology we all rely on. Starting in the London Hack Space they learn the joy to be had by building you own technology before looking at the £15 computer aiming to gets us all programming again. They end up discovering how getting creatively involved with technology allows you to come up with your own solutions for your own problems.

  • London Hackspace

    Simon and Rupert take the programme to the London Hackspace. This community run resource provides a unique, creative atmosphere for anyone who wants to get involved in building, tweaking or modifying technology.

    Website for the London hackspace.
  • Raspberry Pi

    Eben Upton joins Simon and Rupert in the hackspace to unveil the $25 pc he and the other trustees of the Raspberry Pi foundation hope will get us all programming again.

    Emma Mulqueeny from rewiredstate.com and founder of the "teach our kids to code" campaign offers her thoughts on the Raspi and it's potential to solve the worrying skills gap opening up in schools technology education.

    Website for Raspberry Pi
  • Fab Lab

    The London hackspace is far from being the only place where you can get more involved with technology and design. Fab Labs are an international network stretching from Arctic Norway to Afghanistan. Thye offer the users the chance to build the technology they need. Ruperts makes a visit to Manchester to see the facilities and talk to users, while Simon speaks to the network's founder Professor Neil Gershenfeld of MIT.

    Website of Manchester's Fab Lab
  • Nick Rosen

    Nick Rosen editor of the Off-grid website joins Simon and Rupert at the London hackspace to show how you don't need to be a technicakl whizz to get something out of being a user.

    Off the grid website


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