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Yesterday there was a marvelous boat journey called  Dorkboat organized by the Dorkbot London.

Dorkbot is a group of the people ” Doing strange things with electricity “ —— as their motto

suggests, it is the gathering of the people who is doing with electronics, electricity what so-ever

to show off or discuss what so-ever about their free-minded creation.

Naturally, some are purely digital electronics /

computer programmed graphics or music.

And some are involving kinetic mechanism with

electronic control.

As the group is completely open to anybody

some are doing it alongside of his or her profession

with profound expertise, but some time

utterly an outsider of electronics came up

with very witty approach of an invention.

Me to join the group was, again a sheer coincidence.

Somebody a friend, happened to know the member

introduced me to the Dorkbot London as I’ve been

making a lots of funny kinetic sculptures and designing lots of electronic devices.

I liked their motto and my approach —– making the things which are utterly useless but fun,

was exactly matched and found a common ground.

Since then, virtually all of my public exposure such as to French TV, news paper or BBC

were happened with the Dorkbot.  ( Gathering can be seen only for the members, which mean strict

Health and Safety Regulation which is always our headache, can be avoided )


On the boat from Westminster Pier to Kew, we saw the presentation of many funny devices ——

” Mocking bird can be seen as a  recording device (since they can repeat human words ! )” or

ever hilarious  J.Rarson’s game controller, and some music performances  etc etc.

It’s funny to think, the people who follow rigid and rational Physics and Electronics rules

still able to conceive such utterly useless nutty idea 😀   —–  This is THE creativity.


Event was coincided with the farewell award giving for the departure of one of the founder

Alex McLean / formidable  experimental Programmer, as his family is moving out London.

I wish his family’s ever happier life in new location

and his creative projects to ever more flourish.

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  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Alex McLean, Dan Stowell. Dan Stowell said: yoshizen took some nice photos on the #dorkboat https://yoshizen.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/dorkboat/ […]

  2. yoshizen said, on September 13, 2010 at 10:25

    Thank you very much, ——- though, I’m overloaded to deal with Email, Blog and
    Youtube. I may not able to follow Twitter 🙂
    I admire (and amazed) the people who manage all the social site and tweet every
    10 minutes. 🙂
    Incidentally, Greenman may upload some more photos somewhere as I gave them
    to him —– so, watch the space somewhere 😀

  3. alex said, on September 13, 2010 at 20:14

    Thanks for the kind words Yoshi! And for the really great photos. Take care

    • yoshizen said, on September 14, 2010 at 01:23

      Before Internet, a far away person is in the week away distance (by snail mail).
      But now, where ever the person, it is just a keyboard away.
      Keep in touch. You and your family will be protected by the Dharma (like Dorkboat
      did have good weather against the forecast / much better than the next day).

  4. 乳膠床墊 said, on September 25, 2010 at 21:26

    Wow! This can be 1 of the top blogs I’ve actually arrive throughout on this subject. Merely Magnificent

    • yoshizen said, on September 26, 2010 at 00:58

      大好了。謝謝你。 To receive the encouraging words from the people where
      Buddhism is a part of there embedded culture, gave a crucial mile stone to this Blog.

      This blog is a kind of online experiment of the DIY Zen practice, and its resulting
      psyche / psychological, physiological and social effects of factual reports.
      In this aspects, this must be very rare report (probably first ever in the Buddhist’s history)
      especially as it was done by an outsider of the religion / started without having any
      preconceived belief or so-called faith . (In fact, it’s started more of the skepticism)

      Thank you very much for your comment again.

  5. weight said, on September 28, 2010 at 07:35

    yeah my dad will like this

    • yoshizen said, on September 28, 2010 at 09:39

      Remember this, because one day you will become more or less like your father. 🙂

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