|Name||Then Try This|
|Placement base location||Penryn, Cornwall|
|Contact for enquiries||Dr Amber Griffiths|
|Contact details||Email: email@example.com|
|Placement job title||Research and development placement|
|Potential start date||Flexible|
|Potential working pattern||All flexible – the studio is open Mon-Thurs, and it is wheelchair accessible.|
|Details of application method||CV and an email saying why you’re interested. Also a quick chat to make sure we’re aligned well in what we both want out of the placement.|
|Application closing date||Ongoing|
|Overview of PIPS organisation|
|We’re a small non-profit organisation based in Penryn in Cornwall. We mostly work on environmental and social projects. We do a wide range of projects, including software, hardware, workshop and event design, teaching, and arts residencies. We make everything open source so more people can benefit from the work we do.|
We are looking for someone to help develop our air pollution sensors so that they are easier for communities to use: https://thentrythis.org/projects/smogoff/
The sensors are working well technically, but they are difficult for people to use if they don’t have much technical knowledge. The project could involve re-developing the housing to make it easier to change the battery and get the data off them (so a bit of product design work), doing some great documentation on how to build them, and/or software to make it easier for people to interpret their data.
We have a new collaboration with a clean air community group in Manchester who are very keen to help and to use the sensors, so it could involve working remotely with them.
|We’re open to people with any background. Note that we often have 2 dogs in the studio, so you’d need to be comfortable with that!|
|We will cover necessary materials and equipment costs for the project. Ideally you’ll need your own laptop though (if this is a stumbling block, just let us know).|