The Digital Journey of Blade

Claire Garside

Educator, Tinkerer, Connector

Posted on 28-03-2017

Our latest community project turned out to be the biggest, in scale, that the team has worked on. An opportunity to share a digital storytelling piece about a 75 metre, 25 tonnes and 3.5 metre diameter wind turbine blade, which made a surprise entrance in January when it arrived as an art installation called Blade.

As Blade left Queen Victoria Square to return to the Siemens plant, at Alexandra Dock in the city, it carried with it a couple of projects from Connected Hull. In essence that was a sensor node and a Raspberry Pi with a camera module attached.

We're grateful to the team at Siemens in Hull, who offered STEM learning opportunities through Blade and a chance for the Hull Raspberry Jam community to collaborate with Hull Central Library.

A huge team effort at the Raspberry Jam, on Saturday 18th February, resulted in this timelapse showing 2,383 images taken on the journey back to Alexandra Dock. And live data through the city centre gateway.

Image used: © Copyright Bernard Sharp and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence