Scientists in Congregations Scotland has just indicated that they will be awarding City of Edinburgh Methodist Church and Christ Church Morningside around £10,000 for a Science of Church project . The project will demonstrate that science and church do go together by establishing a “hackerspace” that will create and use devices that help churches understand their buildings. The HeatHack website will have more details once we’ve completed grant negotiation.
In addition, the University of Edinburgh School of Informatics has asked us to put together a shopping list for £2000 of “Internet of Things” equipment – Raspberry Pis, Arduinos, cameras, and the like – that we can use to build environmental monitoring equipment, with the aim of including some of their students in Science of Church. If you wish to be involved in choosing equipment or to host any of these activities, please get in touch.