My name is Scott Hargroves. I create things out of pixels, mainly for the web, but sometimes just for kicks. Like when I built a Multitouch table in my spare time. I do other stuff too, like making short films, taking photos and sometimes sending the odd tweet.

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1507 Miles is an 8th the way back to England.

27 May

1507 Miles-O-Fun

Starting to think a little bit more in depth about the specific parts of our World Wide Expedition. This is currently one section, where we will drive the South Island of New Zealand. I have done this route once before but I feel I need to give it a second chance (the first time round was overshadowed by a couple of incidents) and doing so with some fresh eyes (Heather) is going to be amazing. V energy drink and Cookie Times will be the only way to keep concentration on such a mammoth journey.

Click to enlarge, duh.

This section shall be known as…

16 May

Its 8.00pm on Saturday 16th May 2009. Yes the same 2009 that I thought about 3 years ago when I was guaging exactly when I would finish up with the chapter of my life known as ‘Doing more, Growing More, Feeling More, Sleeping Less‘. Its strange how when you look forward in time everything seems so unobtainable and unimaginable. Yet as we live day by day these become the lego bricks building our lives and we don’t notice that the once unobtainable and unimaginable are slowly becoming part of ourselves. I guess it really is only in times when we step back and reflect that we realise the changes that happen while in the process of building our way to the current day. Which is now. Saturday 16th May 2009.

Most of my sparse audience will know that I have been working extra long and hard to get my final uni project finished in time to showcase this at the Connected Degree Show on 5th June 2009. For anyone who has missed out on what exactly I am doing this video below may explain what I have been working on.

While this has been the biggest challenge it isn’t the only thing that I have been working on. I have a couple of projects that are being wrapped up at the minute, one is for a local month event designed to promote Media, Usability and Design in the local area and is known as Humbermud.


There is still some work being done on this to tidy up bits, but they sent it live because they needed it to launch by the last event, which was on Thursday last week.

The other project is call Critit. This is where the local media Industry finds the latest talent, and Creatives from the area find the freshest jobs. We launched a very early version of this site at the end of last year and have been working on version 2 ever since. I can’t really go into too much detail or even show you any screenshots of what we have but I can say that its looking really nice and we have added a lot of functionality to it over the first release. So I am very excited about that and will let you know when it goes live.

I actually enjoy being busy. This may sound a little strange to some people, but I really don’t like the feeling of not having a goal. Even if that goal is to just catch up with friends you haven’t seen in a while, it is still a goal. As I move into the next section of my life, which shall be known as ‘Cram as much music into the summer as you can humanely do, then fly right around the world at christmas‘ I look forward to seeing what these lego bricks can build.

Whats he building in there

13 May

To follow on from my last post I thought I would make a little video to give people a visual idea of exactly what I am doing. This is in the early stage of calibration but works fairly effectively. Enjoy.

Things I am doing right now

11 May


Currently working super hard on my final year project at uni. I decided to go a head and build myself a multitouch table. When this crazy idea first came to me I had no idea of the complexities such a project would entail. I am used to having coding nightmares that need to be resolved before a project can work, but never have I had such a hard time getting the hardware to play ball on a project. Granted this isn’t you average interactive installation but still everything needs to be so precise and positioned at the correct angle just for it to work in any fashion. To say I underestimated this would be the best way to describe this.

Thankfully I have reached a point where I know it works. There are bugs, naturally, but nonetheless this table is mulitouchable.

To follow the progress in a closer fashion, read the blog over at The Amoeba Project site.

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