Start-ups and Accessibility to Space at the World AI Summit

I was invited by Spacefluencers to join them in a round table at the World AI Summit Amsterdam 2021 to talk about my experience in getting a start-up off the ground and achieving results with minimal infrastructure. I spoke about rapid prototyping, agile and lean approach, and DIY microsatellite design, to inspire young entrepeneurs and engineers to follow their dreams.

The session was recorded and made available as a podcast episode, sharing the conversation wtih Maaike Smelter from Space Campus NL. Together we explored the challenges and opportunities facing individuals and groups when trying to enter the space sector and we shared some of their experiences and best practices. 

You can listen to the podcast here.

Arduino: Processing, et tu?

I remember tinkering with Processing when it came out; and sometime around 2002-2007 I joined a workshop with world-renown Tomato Design Collective to create ‘reality scanners’, in which we turned webcams into ‘life scanners’, and eventually held an exhibition about it. (it was a while back, I can’t find pictures of it!)

Anyways, turns out Arduino uses Processing as its language, and it’s the language in which the electronics of the Cubesat is being programmed by team-mate Mikelis Putnieks. So perhaps, it’s the right time to pick it up again.

Arduino / Processing