UK Intermediate engineers of the year

On the 10th of March Jake, Alex and Gabriel travelled to Birmingham to exhibit the Plant Notes project in the National science and engineering competition as part of the Big Bang Fair 2015. The team competed against over 200 other entries, from schools across the UK.   Plant Notes attended the Big Bang Fair on Wednesday 11th – Thursday 12th exhibiting the project to over 20,000 students, teachers and members of the general public per day. There was also a chance to talk with industry experts about the general idea and concept. As well as gaining feedback from students and...

Our upcoming competition.

The Plant Notes team are now working towards our next competition at the NEC in Birmingham. From the 11th to the 14th of March we will be attending The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair which is home to the National Science and Engineering  competition Finals. The award winning event is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths for young people in the UK. The event works with partners of organisations across business and industry, government and academia to try and give a flavour of the real scale of engineering and science in the UK. 75, 000 students and teachers...

Making Business Happen Competition.- USW

On Friday 13th of February we headed to the University of South Wales to attend the Making Business Happen awards. We had been shortlisted to the final 7 and had to present a 10-15 minute pitch followed by a 5-10 minute question and answer session. There were a panel of 5 judges consisting of Business lecturers and entrepreneurs who judged our project and presentation. We left Frome Station at half six on the Friday cold morning and got to the University at about 9:30. After having a short tea break we were thrown straight into the pitches and began to...

Sensor Boards Built! Moving onto developing software..

Over the past few months we have been designing and manufactuing the printed circuit boards. Today we built 4 of the new sensor and control boards which have each been tested for sending / receiving data over RF. We are now working on setting up the hub to collect and control this data to really kick start the software development of the project! We primarily aim to develop the networked address architecture, and later the design of the application for both Android and IOS devices to provide a unique data visualisation tool for our plant enthusiasts! We wish you all a...

Collaboration with Lincoln Binns brings industrial grade enclosures!

During the past few weeks we have been fortunate enough for Lincoln Binns to provide us with new enclosure designs for the Base Station! This new rugged and industrial design provides a sleek and far robust enclosure that we’ll be bringing to Birmingham next March at the NEC during the National Science and Engineering Competition! It also provides us with a reliable basis to test our system, particularly with the new feature of an antenna to extend wireless capability between its self and  it’s many sensors. Once again we thank Lincoln Binns for such amazing support! Make sure to check...