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Invitation: Pachube/Nanode evening at London Hackspace, Thursday 1 Sept
After months of exciting progress and more than a handful of remarkable milestones Nanode is coming home: Ken Boak, the creator of this low-cost Internet-enabled microcontroller will visit the London Hackspace next week on Thursday 1 Sept, and with him Usman Haque and Ed Borden of Pachube, to talk about the Internet of Things and the Nanode project.
This is a good opportunity to catch up on their respective progress (lots of recent news on all sides: Nanode Applications weekend, OggCamp, …), a great chance for beginners to get familiar with both projects, and just generally a chance to hang out with the Nanode community.
Everyone’s invited, please spread the word!
Is anyone interested in showing off their Nanode or Pachube projects? Get in touch with Ken or myself, or just bring it along on the night.


Nanode & Pachube at the London Hackspace With Usman Haque and Ken Boak Thursday 1 Sept 2011 (starts around 8pm)

Pachube (pronounced “PATCH-bay”) is a London-based on-line database service provider allowing developers to connect sensor data to the Web and to build their own applications on it. It was created in 2007 by architect Usman Haque. Following the nuclear accidents in Japan in 2011, Pachube was used by volunteers to interlink Geiger counters across the country to monitor the fallout.
Nanode is an open source Arduino-like board that has in-built web connectivity, designed by Ken Boak in late 2010. It is a low cost platform for creative development of web connected ideas. The first boards were produced for the London Hackspace in early 2011, and by mid-2011 more than 500 boards have been sold worldwide. Nanode boards can easily be soldered by absolute beginners in electronics.
London Hackspace Units 23 & 24, Cremer Business Centre 37 Cremer Street London E2 8HD

Pachube News

Nanode News

The Nanode Applications Weekend was a great success. Some reports and videos are here:

The one thing I like about Nanode is that it gets you out of the house. A chance Tweet from Oleg Lavrosky from OxHack, suggesting that I join them in Oxford on Sunday seemed a much better option than messing about in the garden. Having packed my “hack-pack”, grabbed my laptop, I bundled them into the Golf and set off around the M25 and up the M40 to meet up with Oleg and his friends in Cowley. The irony was, that driving 75 miles to Oxford on a sunny Sunday morning is actually quicker and a lot less stressful than trying to cover the 20 miles from my house to the London Hackspace in Shoreditch by public transport. I arrived in Cowley after an hour and a quarter, but for a variety of reasons, none especially important at this moment, it was about 4 hours before the hacking began in earnest. By 2pm we were fed and watered at the fantastic Atomic Burger restaurant in the Cowley Road, I even managed to trade a couple of JeeNodes bare boards in exchange for my lunch, with Oleg’s Hacker Pal, Ben. We then headed around the corner to the offices of “White October” – a web design house with co-working space for startups. Oleg was joined by half a dozen friends and fellow hackers, so I put the LCD projector together on a suitable stand and offered to run through the Nanode presentation, I had prepare for the Pachube Hackathon – about 5 weeks earlier.

So instead of spending the day on Nanode documentation and in the garden, I was out promoting Nanode to one of the “up and coming” hackspaces.