Renewable Energy Resource Assessment Workshop

Community Energy Malawi is a Malawian NGO working with Malawian communities to generate sustainable energy solutions that meet their energy needs. As part of a team of five, I helped provide training for wind resource monitoring within Malawi for Community Energy Malawi (CEM). This was part of a larger project to perform a country-wide assessment … more

DIY Off-Grid Solar Workshop

This workshop was to build a small off-grid solar PV system. This included some hands-on training about solar energy and then, over a day, participants built their own small solar PV system comprising of a 10Wp solar panel, charge controller and battery. … more

Pedal Power Workshop

Magnificent Revolution were asked to provide a 4 day training week where the participants would build a large pedal-power system. One challenge was that the system needed to power a cinema for an event at the end of the week. I have worked closely with Magnificent Revolution on a number of pedal powered projects and … more

Renewable Energy for Development

This was a practical workshop on solar photovoltaics as part of a day-long event relating to Energy and International Development. This course was organised by Engineers Without Borders UK and funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng). The workshop was provided for the Royal Academy of Engineering’s engineering leadership award scheme, with around 20-30 … more

DIY Solar Charger Workshop

The Renewable Energy Society at Nottingham University is a student-led group who promote all forms of renewable energy. I was asked to provide an interactive workshop for this group and so offered my DIY solar phone charger activity. I provided all materials and the participants built a small phone charger with 2Wp of solar panels … more

STEM Workshops

From November 2014 until May 2015, I was one of four “Makers in Residence” at Derby Silk Mill Museum. We were a mix of artists, creatives and engineers. This proved an interesting melting pot of ideas and a number of us working together on our ideas and projects. This has been a slight change of … more

Solar Photovoltaics Weekend Workshop

The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is an education and visitor centre demonstrating practical solutions for sustainability. They cover all aspects of green living: environmental building, eco-sanitation, woodland management, renewable energy, energy efficiency and organic growing. We were asked to run a weekend workshop covering all aspects of solar photovoltaics (PV). The weekend was split … more

Off-Grid Workshop

Engineers Without Borders UK (EWB-UK) is a student run organisation trying to connect engineers with the field of international development. They do this through placements, training and outreach programs. We have run a number of solar photovoltaic and off-grid power hands-on workshops for various groups, including EWB-UK. This workshop was for the EWB- Sheffield branch … more

Soldering and Electronics Workshops

Being actively involved in the hackspace and maker scenes, I have run many soldering and electronics workshops. These have included: Soldering workshops Get started in electronics by learning to solder. I designed a very simple flashing robot badge for Nottingham hackspace. This is a quick soldering project for participants to learn the basics of soldering. … more