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Platform21 = Jamming report

Platform21 = Jamming report

Are we nerds?

Day four - four days of building left

It is interesting to see how breakfast machines are used to identify characters in Hollywood movies. In movies like Flubber, Pee-Wee Herman, and Back to the Future it clearly communicates that we are dealing with a nerdy, strange, inventive genius that is a bit different from the rest of us. It saves the director a lot of time explaining this by other cinematographic means. But it doesn’t for the special effects guys. It is a lot of work to get it right.

Are we nerds? I don’t think so. It is just fun and everybody gets involved in finding solutions. Saturday started slow, but around 3 o’clock the place was buzzing with creative energy. Students from the Design Academy in Eindhoven created a bell sounding system that next Friday and Saturday will alert people on the ground floor that breakfast is being served soon. A young couple (one a philosopher and the other a mathematician) came to help Yuri with grinding coffee and the Platform21 team got busy slicing oranges for the juice machine. That seventies automatic Moulinex meat knife now sure comes in handy!

Click [[ here] for the report on day three].