A couple of weeks ago, along with roughly 500 other geeks, I set up camp in a field in Milton Keynes as part of Electromagnetic Field. The first such event in the UK, it offered an unique opportunity for like-minded individuals to collaborate on projects, share interests and just enjoy creativity, technology and company. Even the BBC came along to see what was happening.

Expressing just what an amazing experience EMF offered is difficult though; the unbelievable variety of events and topics squeezed into just three days means that everyone hears a different story as I only have time to talk about a few of the many things which captured the imagination. Quadcopters, 3D imaging, bees, arduinos, hammocks, electronics, rockets, high-altitude balloons, tesla-coils, retro-games andgeodesic domes all had their place.