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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.

Blog update

Monday, November 30th, 2009

I can’t believe 3 weeks have flown by since I last wrote anything – I have been on holiday for a week to Club La Santa - a sports training resort in Lanzarote.  The weather was great – between 23 and 26 degrees, unfortunately our daughter was ill the first two days and then I came down with a tummy bug! Good to get some winter sun though and a bit of training as well.

We have just produced a new Papyrus price list (contact sales for information) and we have just sold some of our solar powered units to Australia and New Zealand! In addition to all that we have some really exciting developments for next year that are now well under way – will keep you posted.

Speak to you soon..

More images added on Flickr

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009
FingerPost

3-way Fingerpost

 

During our recent Open Days, it gave us a good excuse to take some photographs of our signs in and around the premises. We’ve updated our signs outside, by creating a “sign village” showing different types of signs, including Infocurve, Lynester Noticeboards, Post & Panel, BigBox, EcoVision Post & Panel and our Fingerposts (as above photograph).  You can see some of the others on our Flickr Gallery

We also hosted a very successful meeting for one of our customers who were able to utilise the premises for their meeting and receive product training at the same time.

 

If you would like to use our facilities to host a meeting, or see some of the examples of work we can manufacture and supply, please feel free to pop down.

Solar Powered Signs by night

Friday, September 25th, 2009

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This video clip shows our Post & Panel system with an overhead trough light, using LED’s powered by our Solar Panel. This one is on a timer, but if you look at the other videos we have others that are PIR activated, both to suit your needs – let me know what you think.

We have some daylight shots of this on our Flickr gallery, or contact our sales office for more information

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