Line-up for Koppelting 2024

Annual DIY-festival focusing on open knowledge and bottom-up solutions for society, from citizen science, journalism and technology to clothing, food, democracy and more.

workshop: transitielab - use your rain water!

Drinking water is becoming way too scarce to flush your toilet with!
Build a diy system that enables you to use rain water to flush your toilet, water your plants, wash your laundry or hatever you want to use it for.

hackathon: Biolab Amersfoort - Get to know the Scanning Electron Microscope

The Biolab will reopen its doors during Koppelting, with a brand new addition to its equipment: An electron microscope.
During the week days we will get to know and operate the machine, and so can you!

Photo: By Rechteinhaber: Dr. rer. nat. Alexander von Ardenne - by inheritance from my father Prof. Dr. h. c. mult. Manfred von Ardenne; he died in 1997 (online at: www.ardenne.de/med), CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22347078

other: Meet je Stad - Installing public MJS soil moisture sensors

The citizen science community of Meet je Stad has prepared some measurement stations for measuring soil moisture in the public space.
We will set out to plant them on strategic sites in town so we will have a useful series of soil measurements. Come and help us decide on good locations, and let's start digging! Also when you have build a sensor, but need help with the installation, join us and we can install it together.

demonstration: De WAR - Uitvinders laten zien

korte presentaties van uitvindrs en andere bouwers die laten zien wat ze aan het maken zijn. Doe ook mee!

Sandra Sijbrandij - Gidssoorten: hoe kan ik de biodiversiteit verbeteren?

lezing en excursie over gidssoorten.
meer info volgt.

demonstration: Joris Van Dorpe - Scientist wants to connect biological farming and science

As a biochemist, I started making a documentary about agriculture. After spending a year in the biological sector, I am looking for people who are interested in sustainable foodproduction in Europe and the whole planet.

I will start with showing the beginning of the documentary in progress. Subsequently, I would like to find people who can help making my documentary more holistic, which includes adding voices from the biological sector.

hackathon: Matthijs & Joris - Improving communication and collaboration in De WAR

In De WAR, we work together with a lot of different people, loosely organized in a lot of different groups each with their own ideas, needs and backgrounds. To facilitate collaboration, we use number of tools for communication and collaboration, such as the kladblok, Element, Nextcloud, e-mail, etc., as well as a written and unwritten agreements on how to use these tools.

In this hackathon, we will take a good look at those tools and agreements to identify what works, what is lacking and what would be needed. We will look at how to make better use of existing tools, adding new tools to the repertoire if needed and write documentation on conventions for how and when to use these tools.

This hackathon will combine an organisational consideration of processes and needs, with a more technical view on tools and hands-on customization of these tools.

lecture: Matthijs & Joris - Improved communication and collaboration in De WAR

In De WAR, we work together with a lot of different people, loosely organized in a lot of different groups each with their own ideas, needs and backgrounds. To facilitate collaboration, we use number of tools for communication and collaboration, such as the kladblok, Element, Nextcloud, e-mail, etc., as well as a written and unwritten agreements on how to use these tools.

During the week, we will work on reviewing and improving these tools and processes. In this lecture, we will present the results of the week's work and provide insight in what is being used now, what works and what is lacking and proposals for improving this (hopefullly already implemented to some degree).

demonstration: Wikimedia - Wiki at Koppelting

Wikimedia is much more than Wikipedia!
There is Wikidata: a giant database of more than 110 million items which are readable by humans and by machine of many different sorts (multi-language);
there is Wikisource: a site for transcribing books that are free of copyright, in many different languages; then there is Wikimedia Commons: the multi-language repository of media: images, movies, …..;
and there are many more wikis.
We will be at Koppelting with experienced users, to demonstrate different parts of the Wikimedia-landscape.

hackathon: Meet je Stad - Meshtastic decentraal communicatienetwerk

Meshtastic maakt het mogelijk decentraal te communiceren via een LoRa netwerk. Het is open source en community driven, dus laten we beginnen!
In deze hackathons zoeken we uit hoe het werkt en maken we hopelijk een bigin met een netwerk, dat vanaf dat moment verder kan groeien.

hackathon: Margaret Gold - Help us build more Pollution Painter Kits

Our project 'Luchtkwaliteit in Beeld' (Air Quality in the Picture) makes use of a ‘light painting’ technique by connecting a PM2.5 sensor with a long LED strip and a combined Raspberry Pi/Arduino. This 'Pollution Painter Kit' translates the particulate matter measure into instructions to the LED for the speed and volume of lights to be flashed. By taking a photo with a long shutter speed, the air quality data is placed in the picture – the more dots of light there are, the more air pollution. We want to build more of these kits so that more people in more neighbourhoods can take their own photos – but we don’t have the soldering skills. Can you help us? We will then leave one working kit at the WAR!