Autumn Work and Play...

Iv been neglecting my blogging duties lately, mainly because Iv been pretty busy! This is a bit of a disjointed post, iv tried to sum up a hectic months worth of stuff in a few lines! Right, here goes:

I'm still managing to get out climbing now and again. A couple of weeks ago a had a great couple of days, I managed to onsight Resurrection on the Cromlech and Cream at Tremadog on two consecutive days in warm October sunshine. Those two routes pretty much constituted my summer trad climbing ambitions..I can now happily go into hibernation for the winter!
Enjoying Cream..tasty!

Tremadog Top-Out Vista
I have been working on some electronic projects with my friend Trystan Lea. For the past year or so Trystan has been developing an open source energy monitor. The monitor is based around an open source programmable microcontroller called an Arduino . A few months ago I built an energy monitor for my house. I can now view the real-time power consumption of my house on-line! 

My home energy monitor dashboard


 Trystan and I have recently been working on installing the energy monitor in various locations in North Wales. I have also been working on developing a temperature and humidity logging device for my dad to use to monitor the conditions inside one of his bee hives!

A few months ago I joined Trystan volunteering part time at CAT (centre for alternative technology). Its a great place to work, plenty of friendly people, exciting projects and in a beautiful location. We are currently working on a monitoring system for their PV solar roof. Trystan has written a hard hitting four part'er blog post summarising what we are currently working on: http://openenergymonitor.blogspot.com/

Trystan watching the 35KW PV roof do its stuff

This weekend I met up with some friends from Warwick. We had a great couple of days walking Nantle ridge and bouldering. One of my fiends brought her poodle with her. The dog managed to walk pretty much the whole length of the ridge, with the addition of a technical fleece body warmer! 
Matching Outfits

Finally I'm still working a few days a week on the bar at PYB. And I'm still loving it! Its a great contrast to the technical work iv been doing at CAT. The work is really just a good excuse to hang out with some good people in a beautiful place.

The view before my shift began on Sunday night

Probably the best view from any bar in the UK!
Llyn Padarn



I will leave you with video featuring my sheep chasing apples!:

Comments

  1. Wow! I love your adventures and you've got beautiful photos. Hope to have a memorable adventure during my holidays in pembrokeshire. I enjoy your blog. Thanks!

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