It was great to chat with fellow electronics enthusiasts at last night's The Amp Hour meetup in Melbourne!
Even more exciting was the projects that many people brought along for a bit of show and tell. One of the great projects that we spotted was Ian Tubman’s table usage monitor. The monitor is designed to detect when a table is in use using a shock detector and to wirelessly transmit this data back to a Freetronics Leostick. Ian plans to develop this into a more comprehensive system which can provide information about meeting room usage and availability for large companies. Great to see the Leostick being used for such an interesting project! If you want to discuss the project with Ian he can been reached on twitter.
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