Manufacturers of phones, tablets and laptops will face legal obligations to make their products easier to repair and reuse, under a far-reaching recycling plan from the European Union executive.
the “circular economy” plan is a new economic model for the continent.
“The linear growth model of ‘take, make, use discard’ has reached its limits,”
BBC News – Dirty streaming: The internet’s big secret
The web produces as much pollution as the aviation industry
BBC News – Internet: Environmental cost of of powering the web
Website Carbon Calculator
3 days in February produced hot water above 40C.
The two peaks above 70C provided by the immersion heater.
We are settling in to a regular routine at Palatine library. Electronic projects including model boats/cars/robots, arduinos raspberry pi, esp and more happen around the table.
A lively discussion group is usually active in the corner where the more comfortable chairs are set out.
Another Blackpool Lug/makerspace in full swing
In a completely separate discussion at the other end of the room: is the fifth taste, umami real?
“However, not everyone is convinced that umami should even be classified as a basic taste. Professor Barry Smith of London University’s Centre for the Study of the Senses queries why “we need neuroscience and the Japanese” to alert us to umami, when tastes such as salt and sweet are clear as day”
Darcey demonstrates how an airbar can give her laptop touch screen facilities.
The Raspberry pi group, ‘Raspberry jam’ ran in conjunction with the makerspace and lug this week, and is likely to become a regular feature once a month.
Theo demonstrates his computer controlled car, assisted by Darcey
A selection of gadgets in use this week.