Learn about Dr. Lucy Rogers, her projects, videos and other miscellaneous stuff.
The Raspberry Pi computer is great. The Raspberry Pi is a “credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video.”I also love their aim […]
Materials Needed: Plywood sheet, 3mm thickBlack Spray PaintGlitter Spray PaintJigsawScroll saw Prototype 1 – a picture of a rocket was downloaded from the internet, printed four times, stuck onto cardboard, cut out, and fixed with a couple of circular “shelves”. Prototype 2 – every dimension was doubled, and roughly sketched onto thicker cardboard. […]
How to Build a Snowman – January 2013 Difficulty Rating: 2/10 – although adult help may be required in liftingMaterials Required:snow – about 0.05m (2 inches) deep over an area of approx. 10m x 10m – not all of which will be used.coal nuggets x 5carrot (common or garden variety) x 1hat x 1scarf x […]
I spotted this pinned to a fence … So I bought this … And when I explained what I was going to do with it … the nice man gave me another child’s bike, one without pedals!So I took them to bits …And got the grinder and hacksaw out …And the electric glue (aka MIG welder) […]
My village sits on top of a hill. Obviously, there’s a gravity cart race!2012 Gravity Race EntryLast year I entered my Dragon Kart. I enjoyed making it so much, I wanted another go Back of envelope sketch of Boudicca’s ChariotThis year the theme was “superheroes”. Being not particularly taken with any of the female Marvel […]
Glowing Eyes I was asked to make some blinking eyes similar to those Rachel Lea Fox posted here: http://youtu.be/qnmWQMHBmqc. How could I resist a challenge? This post shows how I made some eyes – the blinking bit and sound will be covered in a separate post. Time Required About an afternoon to make five pairs […]
What folks say about me.
“My only complaint about the writing of Lucy Rogers is that there isn’t enough of it.“
Tim Radford, former science editor of the Guardian.
“Lucy gave the most wonderful keynote at Inspirefest 2015. Our international audience loved her. She is unparalleled when it comes to making her science talks at the same time informative, engaging and entertaining.”
Ann O’Dea, founder, Inspirefest
Inspirefest is an international festival of science, technology and the arts. It saw some 1,300 delegates gather over three days in Dublin in June 2015.
“Lucy impressed me by finishing her PhD in record time while having to deal with complex people issues in an SME where she was seconded. She can make even the most complex stuff sound simple. A true completer-finisher, Lucy sticks at tasks until they are done to quality, time and budget targets.”
National Centre Manager, Cranfield University
“Lucy was the keynote speaker at the International Women’s Day Conference at the University of Chester in 2014. This conference is held each year for girls from local schools and colleges to raise awareness of study and career opportunities in Science and Engineering.
Lucy’s talk about her career in Science and Engineering and the exciting opportunities that presented themselves along the way, was totally inspiring. Students and members of the public at Lucy’s evening talk, (including myself), went away with a feeling of renewed confidence in their own abilities.
Indeed one school student who had not considered a career in STEM applied and was accepted by Unilever on an Apprenticeship and has since been named Apprentice of the Year.”
HE STEM Co-ordinator
Faculty of Science and Engineering
University of Chester
“Lucy Rogers is a unique talent with a powerful mind. Her leadership across a wide variety of scientific and technological disciplines is noteworthy, as is her incessant entrepreneurial spirit.”
Global Security Advisor and Chair for Policy and Law at Silicon Valley’s Singularity University and Founder of the Future Crimes Institute
“We, at Farnell element14, have recently been working with Lucy on a series of electronics video’s where we have been able to see how Lucy brings projects, usually created by trying to solve a problem from concept to reality. Her unique vision and ability to be able to build complex engineering solutions but translate this back into simple English, has proven incredibly successful to our viewers.
We all understand the world of electronics can be complex and sometimes difficult to understand however Lucy has an approach that brings explanations to life in an engaging, fun and realistic way, resonating not only with a UK audience but on a global scale.”