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Church hackers get to work

image Published: Jan 20, 2016

Would you like to know where all the heat goes in your church and halls? Do you enjoy fiddling about with circuit boards and other electronic stuff? Then how about coming along to a couple of events to learn how to put your soldering iron to good use in your church?

HeatHack, a project funded by Scientists in Congregations Scotland, is part of the global movement of hackers - people who like to make things to explore the world and to solve problems.  The goal of HeatHack is to help people to use science to improve our community spaces - especially churches. Each church building is unique, and presents particular challenges - as any fabric committee will tell you!

Dr Jean Carletta, leader of the HeatHack project, said: “We will have two special events as part of the University of Edinburgh's Innovative Learning Week. On Monday, 15 February, we'll be meeting at the Methodist church in Nicolson Square, and building temperature and humidity monitors from some simple electronic bits.

“The event on Thursday, 18 February is hands-on in a different way - we'll teach the techniques we use to understand a church building by trying them on St Columba's by the Castle.”

The events are free, but registration is required. For more information, please see or contact

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