Dear CamBike enthusiasts,

It’s been a while, but by now the whole team is back together in Cambridge. We are enjoying one last quiet week (although this is filled with the preparation of Sensor’s day 2018, read on to learn more) before we are starting our individual PhD projects. This does not mean that we will completely forget about this wonderful project, but we won’t be all working full-time on it.


Distribution keeps going on. We had some issues with the delivery of crucial components and this slowed down the process. But now that we are back in Cambridge again, we will work hard to sort the distribution out.
We ran a small distribution event at the Cambridge Makespace about a week ago where we handed out sensor kits for self-assembly. If you want to build one as well (you will need access to a soldering iron and should have some experience with electronics), just drop us an email and we will give you a complete kit.
Otherwise, we will build the sensors for you as fast as we can, but it is still a lengthy process. We will let you know as soon as the next batch is rady to hit the road!

Sensor’s Showcase and Sensor’s day

This year’s student led Sensor CDT PhD Showcase will be held on the 18th of October in Murray Edwards College, Cambridge. Do you have an interesting measurement problem? Have you developed a new technology for which you seek end users? Have you got a technology you seek to commercialise? Have you made a fundamental discovery that enables or requires a new mode of measurement? Come along and discuss with expert peers from a range of disciplines and backgrounds. Registration ist still open! More information at
On the following day, we will also present at the one-day Sensor’s day conference, organised by the Sensor CDT, showcasing highlights of sensor related research. Sensor’s Day 2018 will take place on Friday 19 October 2018 at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. The conference will cover sensor technologies and applications across the field, with talks from academia and industry. Registration for the Sensor’s day 2018 is open as well! Find more information at - we hope to see you there!

CW unplugged: Megacities

The CamBike Sensor team will present at the Cambridge Wireless event CW unplugged: Megacities on 28 September. We will give an overview of the project and will have the opporunity to discuss remaining challenges (for example related to the display of collected data) with a highly skilled audience. More information can be found at

Women in Computing Festival 2018: Her Story

We will also run a workshop at the Women in Computing Festival 2018: Her Story. Check out the website at The festival runs from the 24th of September until the 14th of October. There are still places available!

More data: the database is growing

But enough of promoting the project, here are some results! The database is steadily growing - a big thank you to all our volunteers! Here is a preview on how the map of Cambridge could look. We are working on implementing a time-resolved map to take the differences due to rushhour traffic into account. Also, the averaging remains challenging. But for now, there is a lot of data already available!

The volunteers have been busy the last few weeks!

What’s next?

The team will come back together to discuss the next steps. We will hold the four events (Sensor’s Showcase, Sensor’s day, CW unplugged and the Women in Computing Festival) and then we will focus on distribution. Also, our wiki needs a bit more work! We will let you know as soon as the next batch of sensors is ready!

Until next time,

The CamBike Sensor Team

P.S. If you know anyone who might also like to stay tuned, let them know to just drop us an email!