Today we pretty much finalised our idea for the iDAT/Architecture collaboration project which is good as we know have a week and a half to prepare.
The Geocaches will be located around the Devonport area in key spots which we will be decided in the next few days. For the presentation next week we are going to make 3 geocaches that use a lock seal tupperware box containing a disposable camera, a little diary (log book) and some kind of object that is connected to the Devonport area which we will also decide over the next few days.
When it comes to the competition element, due to the timescale and access to equipment we won’t be using RFID/Arduino technology for the scoring. We will instead print off some graphical point tokens so that each team can take the 1st/2nd/3rd etc token depending on who gets to the geocache first.
The main purpose of the caches are to document the Devonport area over a certain amount of time with intervals. For the presentation we will base it on a weekly interval (for sake of showing change) but the ideal process would be to have this event happen annually to see real change in the environment, people and the immaterial. This will be seen through shots taken by users on the disposable cameras and entries into the log book. So it appeals to most people the competitive element is added to make it fun and get people from the entire community involved.
Next thing to do is to go to Devonport on Friday and get the co-ordinates for the geocaches and then get friends to take images at these spots so the images can be shown in the Guild Hall for next weeks presentation.