Dear CamBike enthusiasts,

It’s been an adventure-filled week for the CamBike Team: preparations for the Makeathon were being finalised, experiments were carried out despite tempestuous weather, and one lucky CamBike sensor went on a uniquely Cambridge type of ride… Read on to learn more about its new siblings!

A bike sensor explores a whole new world, dreaming of CamPunt

An afternoon of experiments: workshop for children confirmed!

On the afternoon of Tuesday the 14th of August, we will be hosting a workshop at the Centre for Computing History, aimed specifically at children and teenagers (around ten years of age and older). In this workshop, participants will build a device that includes the PM10 sensor (some soldering will be involved). The devices will be mounted onto their bikes during the workshop, allowing them to collect and look at data the same afternoon! For more information and to book tickets, go to

Once more, the Makeathon

If you haven’t signed up for the Makeathon yet, now’s your chance! Registration is free at More information will be sent out ahead of the event, to registered participants.

Getting this show on the road: experiments and assembly lines

Last Friday afternoon, the team set out to collect data, but the experiment was compromised by the occasional torrential rainfall. Nonetheless, it was a memorable experience, and a good test run for another attempt at the same experiment this week. Excitingly, sensor hub production is now also running at full speed: we have ordered enough components to build fifty devices, and assembly is about to begin!

CamBike Sensor takes to the rain-coated streets of Cambridge

What’s next?

This weekend, the CamBike Makeathon is finally happening! Ahead of then, the team will be collecting more data together, to generate a first complete map of Cambridge’s city centre. Simultaneously, as soon as all components have arrived, we will start building devices for distribution.

Black Pills lying in wait for sensors to control…

If you have signed up as a volunteer to collect data, we will contact you shortly to arrange the distribution. We will most likely have some devices (ready built) and components (if you want to self-assemble the hubs) for distribution in the Makespace directly in the Cambridge city centre as well as in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology in West Cambridge. More information will follow as soon as all ordered components have arrived.

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!

Previous editions of our newsletter: 04/07/2018, 11/07/2018, 18/07/2018, and 25/07/2018.