Autumn meetup

With both Olivier and Ledda in town, it was decided a mini pSTOIC meet up was in order. Olivier sent out a Doodle poll to the list to make it easier for each of us to say when we’re ok & when busy. It was then agreed to meet at The Imperial pub off Leicester Square followed by curry at the Sartaj Indian Restaurant by Seven Dials.

Surprise guest was Ronjoy who happened to bump into Ledda in West London.

A good time was had by all. Here are some pics of the action


Apologies for absence were received from Matt – scout leading this year


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Congratulations Andy

Pstoic member Andy Clark recently won a competition entitled “Enchanted Objects Design Contest”. This means he’ll be flying to New York City later this year to see the 6th Annual Makers Faire at New York Hall of Science, Queens.

You can read about his winning entry on the WorkshopShed site:

Heres a video of the project in action

Andy’s project combines hardware and software and features motion control, lighting control, power management, temperature and humidity reporting, and a nice display to tie everything together.


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Studio Refurb 2015

imperial college student TV Studio Studio Refurbishment 2015

Studio Refurbishment 2015


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Annual dinner 2015 – report

Thanks to Martin Evans for this write-up. You can also see it at his website.

If you have more photos…please send them so I can add them!

After the success of last year’s trip to Gloucester Road, it was decided to give WildWood another go. Olivier took the helm this year and managed to get everything booked. It was definitely a sell out event, with a first time appearance from Alex W

, [and a rare visit from professional Northerner Carl]. The usual pre-meal sharpener at the Hereford Arms was followed by the short walk to the restaurant nearly opposite. Unfortunately, there was a slight issue with Olivier’s booking in that Wildwood had decided to split the group into one big table, and one small one.

More of the report below the gallery..

Doug’s suggestion from last year for the theme was “bring something you’ve made yourself (since the last meal)”. Items included Alan’s programmable LED row, Andy’s 3D printed doobries (I think that’s the correct STOIC term?), Carl’s Arcade emulator, Doug’s dual-boot wiring, Olivier’s Samurai napkin hat, Matt’s wall sockets, Kevin’s hand knitted scarf and Rex’s 3D interactive “roller-coaster ride”.

After a short discussion to reassign the adjudication on this year’s event (no Bryan), Carl’s excellent Arcade emulator won. Andy presented him with a brilliant 3D printed STOIC 2015 badge.

Apologies for absence:

  • Brian – “Sorry guys, I’ve been rather ill today and I’m not going to make it tonight. Have fun.”
  • Jex – Sorry i won’t be able to make it tonight, got tickets to see Queen at the O2, bad planning on Brian’s part there i think. As to this year’s theme, here is a ternary bit of fun that Charlie made for me at school this year using the school laser cutter. Have a great dinner, hope to see you next time.
  • Ledda – Wish I could join you guys, but am not in the country. Have a fab time!! Look forward to the photos.

Next year’s theme…. bring something “Illegal”.  [at some time in history,  somewhere in the world, not necessarily criminal law..Ed]




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Pasta anyone

In a clear trademark infringement homage to PSTOIC, the association of student television NaSTA has setup it’s own alumni organisation and called it…. PaSTA

If you’re an alumnus, we want to hear from you too! Give us a shout and tell us what you’re up to – whether you continued on into the TV industry or if you followed a different path, and don’t forget that you’re automatically a part of our alumni network, PaSTA! You can find the relevant groups on social media here:







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