Eine Zensur findet nicht statt

January 26th, 2014 - 23:22 by Stefan Schürmans


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Deutscher Engagementpreis: Abstimmen für Ingenieure Ohne Grenzen

October 26th, 2013 - 10:19 by Stefan Schürmans

Kurzfassung für Eilige: Ich bin auch für Ingenieure Ohne Grenzen e.V. aktiv. Der Verein ist für den deutschen Engagementpreis in Höhe von 10000€ nominiert. Bitte stimmt bis zum 1. November (einschließlich) für IngOG ab:

Deutscher Engagementpreis:
Abstimmen für Ingenieure Ohne Grenzen

Neben meiner Aktivität in der BlinkenArea bin ich u.a. auch bei Ingenieure Ohne Grenzen e.V. in der Regionalgruppe Aachen aktiv. Dort arbeite ich in einem Projekt zur Verbesserung von Kleinst-Wasserkraftwerken in Nepal mit. IngOG ist für den deutschen Engagementpreis in der Höhe von 10000€ nominiert. Außerdem wurde im Verein nun entschieden, dass das Preisgeld auch in unser Wasserkraftwerks-Projekt fließen soll. Daher bitte ich Euch über den Link weiter oben für Ingenieure Ohne Grenzen abzustimmen. Die Abstimmung läuft noch bis zum 1. November (einschließlich)

Wer neugierig geworden ist und mehr über das Projekt erfahren möchte, kann unsere Projektseite bei IngOG besuchen und unser neustes Video anschauen:

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Bye bye OHM2013

August 4th, 2013 - 13:03 by Sandra

Within the next minutes electricity will be turned off on the camp and unfortunately the OHM2013 will be over.

Day 5 has no program anymore, so it’s the departure day.

It was great to be on the camp! We had wounderful camping weather and it was a cool camping area! The best thing about such camps is always the different people from all over the world with their inspiring ideas, projects and experiences they share with each other.

OK, there are a few bad things to tell… unfortunately not all people were as friendly as everyone always used to be on these kinds of events. One night we had no internet anymore due do somebody who has capped the cable. But it got fixed quickly. We hope that these few incidents on this camp were only exceptions and in future we will be able to enjoy our events without such annoying things.

So we keep the good parts in mind and say goodbye to the camp with some pictures from last night.



- more and more soldering kits for sale at the blinkenarea … next time we will provide our kits at ccc congress -


- big soap bubbles -


- camp at night -


- “burning OHM” ;) -

Goodbye OHM2013!

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OHM2013 in concert

August 4th, 2013 - 12:01 by Sandra



Kimiko Ishizaka played Bach and Chopin on a piano for hundreds of nerds. We enjoyed listenig to her. It was a great performance. With this performance she announced her upcoming concert tour which is dedicated to promoting the creation of more public domain scores and recordings.

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OHM2013 – Rainbow

August 4th, 2013 - 9:50 by Sandra

Now I’ll prove you that the bulb is really multicoloured:



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OHM2013 – Some impressions

August 3rd, 2013 - 22:51 by Sandra

Some impressions of the OHM2013 from the BlinkenAreas’ point of view.


- camp at night -


- other blinkers on the camp -


- nature … but not dangerous in this case -


- isn’t that a really cool tent? -


- the biggest Tux I’ve ever seen -

Hope you enjoyed the few impressions of the camp.


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Big Bulb @ OHM2013

August 3rd, 2013 - 11:15 by Sandra

Here is the result what we announced in our teaser recently. The big bulb now decorates our BlinkenArea tent.


During daylight you can’t see too much, but I swear it’s mutli coloured! :)


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OHM2013: LEDs on fabric

August 2nd, 2013 - 23:23 by Sandra

Today I discovered another guy who does some very nice experiments with LEDs on fabrics. It’s Robert from partfusion.

Here are some of his projects:



He also uses conductive thread like I did for my BlinkenBag. He found a better solution for the eyelets that need to be fixed on each side of the LEDs to wrap the thread around it and fix the LED on the fabric. He used kind of jewelry pearls. He had the same problems that I experienced with conductive thread: high resistance, bad conductiveness at the mounting points. Robert fixed the knots with transparent nail polish! Also a really good idea. I used hot glue to prevent the knots from opening up.


Nice guy and nice work! We aready met him on previous events. Besides the fabric experiments he also develops LED displays by using similar technic like we do. Always a pleasure to chat with Robert and swap ideas on LED projects.

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OHM2013 – Spork

August 2nd, 2013 - 21:53 by Sandra

There are so many workshops on the camp. Each one is interesting and exciting and you’d like to join each of them.

One of the most surprising workshop topics you will find in the hardware hacking area. Today I watched how “sporks” are made. It’s a combination of a spoon and a fork in one piece.


And that is how a “spork” is produced:


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BlinkenArea @ OHM2013

August 1st, 2013 - 17:49 by Sandra

Here we are at the hacker camp in the Netherlands: OHM2013

You will find us not where we planned to be (area O) but you find us next to the tent T3. The location information on our wiki page is up-to-date and shows you where we are.



Like we always do: also this year we sell many different soldering kits and provide workshops for SMD soldering. Ths year we have something more colourful for you. Just visit us and find out what cool soldering kits there are!

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