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Ignite Oslo, Rapid Prototyping

On Thursday I hold one of the most difficult presentations of my life. I was representing Robotica Osloensis, a student community which I am deputy chairman of, at Ignite Oslo. I talked about Rapid Prototyping which we use as our main method at Robotica in our projects. Ignite is a style of presentation where participants are given five minutes to speak on a subject accompanied by 20 slides. Each slide is displayed for 15 seconds, and slides are automatically advanced. The Ignite format is similar to Pecha Kucha, which features 20 slides displayed for 20 seconds each.

The Ignite Oslo was a very nice event. They had 5 minutes presentations about different topics which were very interesting. Presentations about art, film making, music composition with applications on iPad, 3D printing, air balloons and fashion, etc. It was pretty stressful when it came to my turn. The whole idea of 15 seconds intervals and having a lot to say about a subject that actually belongs to the nerd world made me very nervous. Thanks to my friends Magnus Lange and Ole Jacob, who helped me both about the content and preparing in advance for the presentation, I was well prepared. Also I should thank my friends who came there to support me when I was actually holding the presentation. My presentation can be downloaded by clicking here.

Super Crawler back on track …

As the one in projects manager in Robotica Osloensis student robotic community, I am leading the summer project 2010 called Super Crawler. After planning and team building for the summer projects, my team members & I have made a very good progress up to now & we are working with full speed. The programming of the micro-controllers & the navigation program in Java has finished.  Right now Design team isworking on design & we are searching for the right design and materials for our super crawler. We should soon start video-streaming part as well and then we are finished with the first phase of super crawler 🙂

Super Crawler weblog : http://supercrawler.blogspot.com/
Super Crawler worklog : http://robotica.ifi.uio.no/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=5

Subprojects in Super Crawler :

  • Design / Redesign : Magnus, Shahab F., Andrei
  • Micro-controller Programming : Puya, Jonas, Ole Marius, Shahab F., Magnus
  • Navigation Program : Shahab F., Jonas, Shahab B.
  • Video Streaming : Jonas, Ole Marius, Shahab F.

Design -> SolidWorks
Micro-Controller -> Arduino boards
Video Streaming -> Not Decided
Navigation(Control) program -> Java

UiOToolbar project …

UiOToolbar is a mini project of mine and is developed to be used by few users at my work. This toolbar is a Firefox toolbar and is developed by Javascript codes. You can download the file by clicking here.

UiOToolbar 0.1

The toolbar has number of buttons which makes daily surfing easier for staffs at university of Oslo. The buttons would give the user the power to search directly from the toolbar in universities(UiO) database. User can also search both Google and Google images database directly from the toolbar.


I should mention that this is not an official University of Oslo pakcage and it was just developed locally by me to help some of my colleagues.

Earth Hour 2009

Earth Hour project took place on 28th of March all around the world in 375 cities and 1,000,000,000 people took part in it. On this day people turned off their lights for one hour at 20:30 their own local time to show politicians how much they do care about being Green. On 28th I voted for earth as many others did all around the earth. It’s beautiful that despite our differences how much we care about our old cradle, Earth…