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Getting ready for Sign UK

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Looking forward to going to Sign UK this year – who’s going?

We’re hoping to go – its such a busy time of year for lots of people, being the end of the Financial Year for so many, but it is always worth the effort.  Signscape haven’t exhibited for a couple of years and am really looking forward to being up there this year. Jeremy and I are working on the content for the stand, but if anyone wants to anything specific from our Product Range let me know.  Once we have the stand drawn up I may post the stand design on the site to get some feedback.

It will be great to see lots of our friends and customers, especially as I don’t appear to be getting out of the office as much recently. I also hope their is plenty for everyone to see – I always come away with a few more ideas – mainly from our customers.  We will be definitely showing our new Solar Powered range, together with some of our traditional products, together with a few surprises – so looking forward to seeing you in April at the NEC.

Solar Powered Sign at night

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Solar Powered Noticeboard @ night Photograph of our Solar Powered Noticeboard taken at night. It is really difficult to take good photos at night, the best way to see these is in location – if you would like to come over to see any of our Ecovision units at night, just let us know – it’s dark from about 4.30pm now.

Solar Powered Flight

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/10550430.stm

If you weren’t already aware of this momentous occasion, then have a look at the above link, where it shows the first complete night time flight by a solar powered aircraft.

We’re hoping some of that technology will start to filter through to our industry, so that we can offer prolonged life to our products!

Solar Powered Signs for Children

Friday, February 12th, 2010
Hamish @ Yatton Infant school

Solar Powered signs for children

This is me teaching Year 2 pupils @ Yatton Infant School. My daughter goes there and my wife was talking to one of the teachers, who asked if we could come in and talk about solar power as the children were learning about the planet and the harm fossil fuels were doing.

It was a great experience – very different from teaching teenagers. My daughter had helped me make a battery from an old shoe box, with a little 6V battery and light. The children rubbed their hands and put them into the “molecules” to light the bulb – all very excited when it lit up.

One of the children asked why don’t we use solar more?, especially if it saves the planet from being dug up! How incisive children can be..

Signscape Lesson

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Signscape leads the way for Zero Power

Staff and students at Gordano School recently joined together in a united gesture to see if they could cope without the use of electricity for one day. Their Zero Power Day was structured around using as little electricity as possible, other than that which they generated themselves. The aims of the day were to highlight the impact that modern technologies have on the day to day running of a modern school and to see how much energy and money they could save by being more thoughtful about the power they use.

Various guests from local businesses and industry were invited in to demonstrate how their approaches and products were helping to create a more sustainable environment. Hamish Paterson and Jeremy Reeves were asked by the head of Design and Technology at Gordano if they would spend the day there, demonstrating how their Ecovision system of illuminated signs works. Hamish and Jeremy explained to students from Yr8 right up to A level how the PV cells generate the power for the signs and how the Infra Red detectors provide a more automated approach. Students learnt how the electricity is stored and then released only when it is needed.

The visit provided an interesting, alternative approach for students who got to see how what they study in the classroom is used in a real commercial context. Plans are being developed for another similar exercise in 2010 when Gordano hope to strengthen the links they have made with Signscape and other local companies.

Paul Wison

This was an article written by Paul Wilson of Gordano College (North Somerset) after Jeremy and I spent a day with students looking at alternative energy supplies. We had a great day – with some great ideas and questions coming from the students.

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