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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