The Engineering Edge

The Engineering Edge

By RS DesignSpark

Professor Lucy Rogers is on location, finding out how every day technology is providing people with an engineering edge.

Episodes

S2 E6: Expansion Pack: Keeping Bees Buzzing

In this expansion pack for Episode 6 - The Everyday Tech...Keeping Bees Buzzing, we looked at hive monitoring and in this final episode of the series, Lucy shares how she built her own home temperature monitoring kit. Also see the project in detail through this article: is it hot in here? For more great shows, makes and content visit designspark.com/podcasts. If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to like, subscribe and tell a friend!
18/04/21·9m 24s

S2 E6: The Everyday Tech Keeping Bees Buzzing

In Episode 6 Lucy discovers how temperature sensors are helping fight the decline of one of nature’s most important pollinators. She talks to Broodminder founder Rich Morris about hive monitoring, Beekeeper Sara Hilt about how she quintupled her bee population and Professor Christina Grozinger about how data from sensors powered by everyday tech could help reverse bee decline.  Plus, can Lucy use the tech for herself to stop her ice-creams from melting? For more great shows, makes and content visit designspark.com/podcasts. If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to like, subscribe and tell a friend!
11/04/21·30m 34s

S2 E5: Expansion Pack: The Everyday Tech Growing the Future of Food

In this expansion pack for Episode 5 - Lucy talks to (at the time of recording) Ocado’s Chief Technology Offer Paul Clarke about dark kitchens and the future of food production and distribution. For more great shows, makes and content visit designspark.com/podcasts. If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to like, subscribe and tell a friend!
04/04/21·15m 17s

S2 E5: The Everyday Tech Growing the Future of Food

In Episode 5 Lucy discovers how humidity and moisture sensors are helping to revolutionise the way we grow our food. She talks to Adam Waterman at LettUs Grow about aeroponic farms that can manage themselves, and Le Lan Anh from Mimosa Technology on how everyday tech sensors are helping Vietnamese farmers manage scarce water supplies. Plus, can Lucy use the tech for herself to keep her own plants alive when she’s off on her adventures?  For more great shows, makes and content visit designspark.com/podcasts. If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to like, subscribe and tell a friend!
28/03/21·28m 16s

S2 E4: Expansion Pack: The Everyday Tech students launched with NASA

The show that explores how everyday tech can be used in extraordinary ways. In this tongue in cheek expansion pack for Episode 4 - RFID tags, Lucy finds her lab going haywire when her RFID tagging gets out of hand… For more great shows, makes and content visit designspark.com/podcasts. If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to like, subscribe and tell a friend!
21/03/21·4m 6s

S2 E4: The Everyday Tech Students Have Launched with NASA

In Episode 4 Lucy discovers how students flew RF tags (as used in passes and security labels) into space to test a new way for satellites to communicate. She talks to mechanical engineer Julie Cox about how she launched her experiment, Mission Manager Scott Higginbotham about why NASA likes to work with student innovators and Professor Hiroaki Akiyama about other everyday tech being used in space research.  Plus, what happens when Lucy gets given a load of RFID tags to play with? For more great shows, makes and content visit designspark.com/podcasts. If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to like, subscribe and tell a friend!
14/03/21·30m 58s

S2 E3 Expansion Pack: Revealing Wildlife Secrets

The show that explores how everyday tech can be used in extraordinary ways. In this expansion pack for Episode 3 - Accelerometers, Lucy takes you behind the scenes on how she built a smart collar for Encke. For more great shows, makes and content visit designspark.com/podcasts. If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to like, subscribe and tell a friend!
07/03/21·8m 12s

S2 E3: The Everyday Tech Revealing Wildlife Secrets

In Episode 3 Lucy discovers how accelerometers are helping conservationists better understand animals in the wild. She talks to researcher Danielle Brown about why accelerometers are a game-changer compared to GPS and animal movement expert Rory Wilson shares the mystery of the kicking albatrosses...  Plus, what happens if you attach a smart collar to your pet dog? For more great shows, makes and content visit designspark.com/podcasts. If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to like, subscribe and tell a friend!
28/02/21·33m 28s

S2 E2: Expansion Pack: Lucy Builds a Navi-hat

The show that explores how everyday tech can be used in extraordinary ways. In this expansion pack to Episode 2 - Haptic Motors, Professor Lucy Rogers shares a step by step guide to how she built her Navi-hat.  For more great shows, makes and content visit designspark.com/podcasts. If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to like, subscribe and tell a friend!
21/02/21·10m 54s

S2 E2: The Everyday Tech Giving Humans a Sixth Sense

In Episode 2 Lucy discovers how haptic motors are being used to give humans a sixth sense. She talks with feelSpace founder Susan Wache about the innovative Navibelt, Dario Madani about how as a blind user it’s transformed his life, and science writer Matthew Hutson about the other ways researchers are trying to give humans a sixth sense.  Plus, can Lucy use a home-made Navi-hat to find herself some ice-cream? For more great shows, makes and content visit designspark.com/podcasts. If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to like, subscribe and tell a friend!
14/02/21·36m 16s
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