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  • Sensor City Office

    Since our foundation five years ago, we at DefProc have always tried to be at the bleeding edge of new developments, both socially and in tech, so we’re delighted to announce that we have recently moved into new accomodation in the LJMU/UoL joint venture; Sensor City. Sensor City in the...

  • Maker Difference with Circuit Playground Express

    We have recently had the privilege to learn about some new tech and work with some super talented and enthusiastic young people as part of the Maker Difference Project with Liverpool Libraries and Sefton Libraries in conjunction with the amazing Liverpool Girl Geeks. We have just complete a four-part course...

  • Product Development Sessions

    Do have an idea for a product? Do you have a proof of concept or prototype that you are developing but aren’t sure on the next steps? We are offering free, friendly advice at our drop-in session at Liverpool Central Library from 5:30pm until 7:30pm on the second Tuesday of...

  • How to reduce Arduino Uno power usage by 95%

    Sometimes you have to use an Arduino UNO, instead of something more efficient like an Arduino Pro Mini — maybe you’re using an Arduino shield… Sometimes you have to run that same project from battery power, and every milliAmp counts… Sometimes that means that you’ll have to adjust the UNO...

  • Hackday: Connecting Sensors with LoRaWAN

    Now there’s a larger coverage area of LoRaWAN in Liverpool that provides free access to the public The Things Network service, it’s the ideal time to start connecting more devices, more sensors, and taking advantage of this long range, low power, low cost way of connecting devices to the internet....

  • Things North wins the Big Chip IoT Impact Award

    Things North is a loose association of The Things Network communities spread across the north of England. As an umbrella collective, it is interested in spreading public access to LoRaWAN networks across the wider area (somewhat coinciding with the range of the UK Maker Belt), but it also acts as...

  • Sensing Nerf darts

    If you’re going to build a foam dart range, then at some point you’re going to have to build a some kind of sensor to be able to register the hits at the target. When we originally started this (with MFUKLC), we started by looking around at what other people...

  • TTN Liverpool is official

    With the placement of Liverpool’s first permanent LoRaWAN gateway, and the launch announcement of The Things Network Liverpool at IoT Liverpool just over a week ago, there’s been a clear movement forward at the Liverpool outpost of The Things Network. The additional interest from the event, coupled with setting up...

  • The Things Network Liverpool

    “There’s a LoRa LoRA…WAN in Liverpool” We are the initiator for the Things Network Liverpool community and we shall be launching in February 2017, at the IoT Liverpool event , our first outdoor LoRaWAN gateway, offering enhanced coverage across Liverpool. We would love to hear from anyone looking to start...

  • About Made Invaders

    In the 1970s and 80s shooting galleries that used simple light detection were everywhere. The rifle would emit a simple pulse of light, and if that light happened to strike a sensor it would trigger a sequence of automated actions, typically involving sound a simple movement of mannequins. This humble...

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