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First Steps with the Arduino-UNO R3 | Maker, MakerED, Coding | 24×8 LED MATRIX | Rolling Animated Eyes

First Steps with the Arduino-UNO R3 | Maker, MakerED, Coding |  24×8 LED MATRIX | Rolling Animated Eyes

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EMO-Rolling Eyes

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Rolling Animated Eyes

Since very long I was looking for the How-To of “Rolling Eyes” on a LED-Matrix for one of my projects with Arduino. I found it through my searches on Google on a tutorial using Raspberry PI from “SunFounder”; a tutorial which shows as well the use with an Arduino UNO. So I had a look on Amazon…

Where to buy:

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How To use the EMO 24×8 LED DOT MATRIX MODULE with the Arduino

The steps are pretty easy:

Step 1. Download the library

Download the library SunFounder_EmoZIP.jpg

Step 2. Install the library

Open the Arduino software, and select Sketch -> Include Library ->Add .ZIP Library.

Step 3. Open the example

Go to File -> Examples -> Sunfounder Emo -> emo_animate

Well, as I don’t want to reinvent the wheel, I recommend to you to follow the complete tutorial with screenshots and code explanation below, please:

Link:

 

For the wiring, check below, please.

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EMO-Arduino wiring

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Concerning the code: IF you want just to have the rolling eyes, you need to modify a bit the Sketch (code), BUT it ISN’T difficult at all, JUST to bring in some “//” in some parts of the code. It’s called <===> uncommenting <===> which means THAT that part of code isn’t executed by the microcontroller (Arduino)! THE code as it shows, apart from the rolling eyes, ALSO a PACMAN… Well, YOU decide to keep the code complete and/or ONLY the “Rolling Eyes”… Please check the PICs below.

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Original Code EMO Animate

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In the above PIC you see the part of the ORIGINAL code which is interesting for us.

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Modified Code EMO Animate

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In the above PIC we see changes made in the red boxes. We just uncomment several lines by putting a ” // ” in front of the lines of code. The ” // ” is twice a ” / “.

BEST way would be to load and try the original code on the Arduino UNO to find out how it works and later to change the code as shown above.

Have fun by your Learning-By-Doing and stay tuned for next blog posts 😉

You can see the code in action in the video below.

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure). L’auteur était aussi gagnant d’un concours en électronique en 1979 ( Pays germaniques ) et voyait son projet publié dans le magazine électronique “ELO”.


The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).

The author was also a winner of an electronics contest (Germanic countries) in 1979 and got his project published in the “Electronics Magazine ELO”.

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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉..
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Keywords necessary for me to create this project: EMO LED Display, Rolling Eyes, Arduino, Maker, MakerED, MakerSpaces, Coding, Animations on LED Matrix, 

 

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First Steps with the Arduino-UNO R3 | Maker, MakerED, Coding | Badge with 2.8″ TFT Touch Screen with SDCard

First Steps with the Arduino-UNO R3 | Maker, MakerED, Coding | Badge with 2.8″ TFT Touch Screen with SDCard

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Makerfest 2018-Gust MEES-Badge

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Badge with 2.8″ TFT Touch Screen with SDCard

We were already playing around with a 2.8 inch TFT Display and SDCard recently in a previous tutorial <===> First Steps with the Arduino-UNO R3 | Maker, MakerED, Coding | 2.8″ TFT Touch Screen with SDCard <===> and we will create a badge. The idea for creating a badge came as there is a Maker-Fest in Luxembourg on June 21-22 2018.

We will follow the above mentioned tutorial step by step and we will ALSO use the slide show for “Personal Branding“! We will ALSO use cardboard for the housing (case) to help for recycling. WHY “Personal Branding”? Well, lots or most students, learners, educators, teachers have already a website, blog, twitter account, Facebook page etc. SO WHY NOT showing these information to others and make some new friends while showing with pride your “Personalized Badge”! As cardboard housing (case) we will use the box from the delivered 2.8 inch TFT display as it fits perfectly for our project.

Concerning cutting cardboard, it isn’t actually that easy as one might think; my own experience… It needs some PracTICE as well as the appropriate tools. I suggest that you try it out first on cardboard boxes which are ready already for the recycling, e.g. take the measures of the 2.8 inch TFT display and try to cut it out two or three times before you are cutting out on the cardboard housing!! The exact measures for the 2.8 TFT display are 50 x 68 mm. Use appropriate tools for the cutting out; I used a set, please check the photo below with link for ordering it.

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Cutting set

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I used the cutting tool with the red shaft which fitted best for me…

Let us have a look how it looks without a housing (case) first, check photo below please.

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Makerfest 2018-Gust MEES-Badge

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The 2.8 inch TFT display has actually a GREAT resolution, it looks great.

NOW, take the cardboard box, open it and bend it so that the front side will be flat on your “Cutting Mat“. Take your aluminium ruler and center the 50 x 68 mm rectangle. Cut it out. Check if it fits, else make some cutting adjustments. Everything fits? OK, take now some self-adhesive paper, put it over front side and cut out to fit. It will look similar to this one, check photo, please.

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Badge in Cardboard box

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It looks nice, isn’t it? All we have to do now is to solder an ON/OFF switch to it and a “Reset-Button” as well as to fix it with a “Badge-Holder” and that’s it! The “Reset-Button” will be soldered in parallel to to the “Reset” of the Arduino board.

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My “Personal Branding”

Here below some examples on how to make “Personal Branding” in a Maker-Project.

 

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure). L’auteur était aussi gagnant d’un concours en électronique en 1979 ( Pays germaniques ) et voyait son projet publié dans le magazine électronique “ELO”.


The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).

The author was also a winner of an electronics contest (Germanic countries) in 1979 and got his project published in the “Electronics Magazine ELO”.

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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉...

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Coding, Arduino, 2.8 inch TFT display, badges, Makerfest, Luxembourg, Maker, MakerED, MakerSpaces, Bitmap, Cardboard, Slide-show, Personal Branding, tools,

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WHAT Is a Thread On Social Media Twitter and How To Use It For Story Telling

WHAT Is a Thread On Social Media Twitter and How To Use It For Story Telling

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WHAT Is a Thread On Social Media Twitter and How To Use It For Story Telling

WHAT Is a Thread On Social Media Twitter and How To Use It For Story Telling? That’s a question one sees very often NOW on Twitter as it is NEW. Let me explain by a practical authentic example WHAT it is good for.

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In the Twitter Thread I share a bit about the Culture and traditions of my country Luxembourg in Europe, as well as some touristic tips, music events and WHAT some people eat for Christmas by a step-by-step guide of the How-To to cook it with photos and text explications. Hereby I use the “Synthesizing Mind“, see below, please.

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Synthesizing Mind-5 Minds for the future

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When following my Twitter Thread, YOU will see how it is possible to connect the dots for a full Storytelling, this is just an example, NOW as YOU know WHAT is possible to do, let it go, let it flow and create YOUR OWN! Have some creativity 😉

When well chosen YOUR Topic and hashtags you will find a NEW audience as well on Twitter as also others will get interested about your thread, liking it and sharing it; your audience will grow and commercial companies also will follow you.

Check out the Blog from Twitter to know more about:

Now, hundreds of thousands of threads are Tweeted every day! But this method of Tweeting, while effective and popular, can be tricky for some to create and it’s often tough to read or discover all the Tweets in a thread. That’s why we’re thrilled to share that we’re making it simpler to thread Tweets together, and to find threads, so it’s easier to express yourself on Twitter and stay informed.

Learn more:

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Learn more about Twitter by visiting my other blog posts, please:

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure). L’auteur était aussi gagnant d’un concours en électronique en 1979 ( Pays germaniques ) et voyait son projet publié dans le magazine électronique “ELO”.


The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).

The author was also a winner of an electronics contest (Germanic countries) in 1979 and got his project published in the “Electronics Magazine ELO”).

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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉..

Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Storytelling, Synthesizing Mind, connecting the dots, Twitter, Social Media, Twitter Threads, creativity, cooking, Luxembourg, Beaufort, Tourism, Eating Culture, Easy Cooking,

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Luxembourg and Cyber-Security: HOW did it START?

Luxembourg and Cyber-Security: HOW did it START?

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Luxembourg and Cyber-Security: HOW did it START?

HACKATHON LUXEMBOURG-2016.

Luxembourg, a tiny country with ONLY 590.667 inhabitants (January 2017) in the heart of Europe and one of the smallest countries in the world, WHERE MOST persons don’t even know where to find it on the map, shows up as an international country well known and recognized for its Cyber Security knowledge, as well as its skills in ICT.

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First of all: there is a lot of internal stuff which I am NOT authorized to publish and also some stuff which I don’t know! Luxembourg has also published a lot of articles in different languages (French, German) which I would attend to translate, it would take me years to do so! SO, I took the decision to publish the texts as as in the published languages!! For the really interested persons they would know how to translate them 😉 But let us GO for the most known important: Luxembourg is actually and since its start on Cyber Security showing UP with <===> Proactive-THINKing <===> in its mind!! Let us find out HOW it started:

 

1996: Creation of the CLUSSIL

Just a few months after the publication of the European Data Protection Directive (officially Directive 95/46/EC on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data) the CLUSSIL (CLUb de la Sécurité de Systèmes d’Information – Luxembourg) was created by 13 IT Security Specialists:
Jean-Marc Buchet, Jean-Marie Déom, Francis Durigneux, Hans-Werner Eiden, Sandrine Gallouédec, Carlo Harpes, Anne Hendrick, Claude Lenert, Bruno Mamer, August Mordijck, Yves Reding, Stephen Purser, Marc Schintgen.

1998: Gust MEES

First website about Cyber Security from a private person, Gust MEES. At the time people told me that I am crazy to publish about Cyber Security as THEY didn’t realize about it (MOST even STILL don’t in 2017!!).

2002: Gust MEES gave courses about Cyber Security in “Internetstuff ETTELBRÜCK” in Luxembourg.

2002: CASES

Personnes :

  • Serge Allegrezza – Directeur Direction de la Propriété Intellectuelle
  • Jean-Marie Reiff – Responsable OLAS
  • Henri Grethen – Ministre de l’Économie
  • François Biltgen – Ministre délégué aux Communication
  • Alexandre Dulaunoy – Consultant serveurs du monde du libre
    • Organisateur Hack.lu
    • Plus tard responsable CIRCL
  • Yves de Pril et William Robinet – CONOSTIX
    • Développeur du premier managed security system pour SME

 

2004-2007: MySecureIT 

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Cyber Security courses from Gust MEES were mandatory in Luxembourg EDUcation up from “7ème” (12-13 year old’s) and were THE FIRST in Luxembourg EDUcation.

2004: Gust MEES created the website http://www.internetmonitor.lu

2004: Lancement du premier projet CERT (23.5.2004 eLuxembourg)

04.02.2005: Lancement officiel de CASES

Le site web de CASES a été officiellement lancé le 3 février 2005 par le Ministre de l’Économie et du Commerce extérieur. 

Au cours de l’année 2005, CASES a fait trente-deux présentations dans le cadre du Plan Directeur National de la Sécurité des Systèmes et Réseaux d’Information et de CASES. Ces présentations ont été faites lors de rencontres de spécialistes au Luxembourg et à l’étranger ou sous forme de missions de sensibilisation.

Le projet CASES a été reconnu comme good practice dans le domaine de «awareness raising» par L’ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency). Lors d’une conférence tenue à Bruxelles le 14 décembre 2005, le Luxembourg a été demandé de présenter ce projet devant les représentants des autres pays membres de l’Union européenne. CASES a été spécialement félicité pour ses efforts notamment dans le domaine des PME et de la sensibilisation des adolescents.

Le Ministère de l’Économie et du Commerce extérieur a, dans un commun effort avec le Ministère de l’Éducation nationale et de la Formation professionnelle, organisé une campagne de sensibilisation pour les enfants des classes de septième de tous les lycées au Luxembourg. CASES a élaboré le contenu de la formation qui a déjà été distribué à une quinzaine de classes.

CASES a, ensemble avec le CSRRT-LU (Computer Security Research and Response Team – Luxembourg) organisé la conférence HACK.LU, une conférence qui a rassemblé de très nombreux professionnelles du domaine de la sécurité informatique. La conférence a connue un très grand succès, tant dans la presse spécialisée que parmi les participants.

2005

Personnes

  • Etienne Schneider
  • Angélique Joyeux – rédaction français
  • Cyril Pierre-Bausse
  • Pour Telindus
    • Carlo Harpes
    • Cédric Mauny
    • Thierry Zoller

Le site de CASES a été officiellement lancé le 3 février 2005 par le Ministre de l’Économie et du Commerce extérieur.

Au cours de l’année 2005, CASES a fait trente-deux présentations dans le cadre du Plan Directeur National de la Sécurité des Systèmes et Réseaux d’Information et de CASES. Ces présentations ont été faites lors de rencontres de spécialistes au Luxembourg et à l’étranger ou sous forme de missions de sensibilisation.

Le projet CASES a été reconnu comme good practice dans le domaine de «awareness raising» par L’ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency). Lors d’une conférence tenue à Bruxelles le 14 décembre 2005, le Luxembourg a été demandé de présenter ce projet devant les représentants des autres pays membres de l’Union européenne. CASES a été spécialement félicité pour ses efforts notamment dans le domaine des PME et de la sensibilisation des adolescents.

Le Ministère de l’Économie et du Commerce extérieur a, dans un commun effort avec le Ministère de l’Éducation nationale et de la Formation professionnelle, organisé une campagne de sensibilisation pour les enfants des classes de septième de tous les lycées au Luxembourg. CASES a élaboré le contenu de la formation qui a déjà été distribué à une quinzaine de classes.

CASES a, ensemble avec le CSRRT-LU (Computer Security Research and Response Team – Luxembourg) organisé la conférence HACK.LU, une conférence qui a rassemblé de très nombreux professionnelles du domaine de la sécurité informatique. La conférence a connue un très grand succès, tant dans la presse spécialisée que parmi les participants.

La version beta de l’outil de communication CASiX développée par CASES a été présentée et délivré à plusieurs partenaires. Ceux-ci vont l’utiliser pour la communication avec leur communauté et pour la communication avec le nœud national CASES. CASES a lancé une étude d’analyse des risques basée sur la méthode française EBIOS dans le Ministère de l’Économie et du Commerce extérieur, et ce en vue de formaliser une politique de sécurité pour le Ministère.

Lancement officiel de cases 04.02.2005

Première Hack.lu dans la chambre des métiers

Conférence sécurité pour PME dans la chambre des métiers

Début des formations MySecureIt

2005.03.23 Signature du premier contrat de collaboration avec la Suisse – MELANI

2006: Gust MEES

In February 23, 2006 Gust MEES was presenting an innovation, a theater piece about Cyber-Security to explain the youth about the dangers of the Virtual-World (the internet). It was a great success, read my blog about it (in French) below, please:

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2006

Le projet CASES a été reconnu comme good practice dans le domaine de «awareness raising » par L’ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency). Lors d’une conférence tenue à Bruxelles le 4 octobre 2006, le Luxembourg a été demandé de présenter ce projet devant les représentants des autres pays membres de l’Union européenne. CASES a été spécialement félicité pour ses efforts notamment dans le domaine des PME et de la sensibilisation des adolescents ainsi que pour son travail effectué sur l’analyse des routeurs WiFi vendus par les ISP luxembourgeois.

Le Ministère de l’Économie et du Commerce extérieur a signé pour le compte du projet CASES une entente de collaboration avec le Centre de recherche informatique de Montréal dans le domaine de la sensibilisation des PME aux risques informatiques.

Les relations avec la Direction Centrale de Sécurité des Systèmes d’Information en France ont été intensifiées en vue de pouvoir conclure une entente de collaboration en 2007.

Le Ministère de l’Économie et du Commerce extérieur a, dans un effort commun avec le Ministère de l’Éducation nationale et de la Formation professionnelle, continué sa campagne de sensibilisation pour les enfants des classes de septième des lycées au Luxembourg. CASES a élaboré le contenu de la formation qui a déjà été distribué à une trentaine de classes.

2007-LUSI:

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2007

Présentations et participation aux conférences

  • Au cours de l’année 2007, l’équipe de CASES a fait plus de quarante présentations dans le cadre de ses missions décrites dans le Plan Directeur National de la Sécurité des Systèmes et Réseaux d’Information. Ces présentations ont été tenues lors de conférences en matière de sécurité de l’information au Luxembourg, comme notamment le « Internet Security Day » , et à l’étranger, respectivement sous forme de missions de sensibilisation, principalement dans es écoles primaires et secondaires luxembourgeoises.

  • Enfin, CASES a contribué à l’organisation de la deuxième édition de la conférence internationale HACK.lu. Cette conférence a de nouveau su rassembler de très nombreux professionnels du domaine de la sécurité informatique. La conférence a connu un très grand succès, tant dans la presse spécialisée que parmi les participants. À cause des attaques de type phishing, CASES a organisé un workshop tenu par l’organisation hautement renommée AntiPhishingWorkingGroup.

Campagnes de sensibilisation

  • Des campagnes de sensibilisation pour fonctionnaires et employés ont été lancées au sein du ministèrede l’Économie et du Commerce extérieur, du Centre Informatique de l’État, de la Représentation Permanente du Luxembourg à Bruxelles ainsi que de l’ADEM. Lors de ces campagnes, les agents ont été sensibilisés dans des séminaires liés aux risques à la société de l’information.

  • CASES a organisé un stand à la Belle Étoile pour le Safer Internet Day, une initiative de la Commission européenne. Pendant toute une semaine, des adultes et des enfants ont pu s’informer sur les risques d’Internet et passer des tests de connaissance. La commissaire Viviane Reding a été accueillie et plusieurs classes d’école sont venues faire leur permis web.

  • Une campagne contre le cyberbullying (harcèlement via les nouvelles technologies de l’information et de la communication) a été lancée en forme de projet pilote dans un lycée du Luxembourg. CASES a réussi à motiver tous les opérateurs de téléphones mobiles, le ministère de l’Éducation nationale, la Police grand-ducale, le Parquet, l’Université de Luxembourg ainsi que le projet www.lusi.lu à s’investir dans le projet et à trouver une réponse à ce nouveau fléau.

  • CASES a accueilli plus de quatre mille personnes intéressées à son stand à la foire d’automne. Les visiteurs ont reçu des brochures sur la sécurité et ont pu assister à des présentations expliquant comment faire du commerce électronique sécurisé. Grâce aux ordinateurs de l’Internet Stuff” enfants et adultes ont pu passer des tests de connaissance ou consulter le site de CASES pour trouver des conseils pratiques. CASES a aussi invité sur son stand l’ABBL ainsi que le projet Luxembourg Safer Internet (www.lusi.lu).

Le site Internet www.cases.lu

  • De nouveaux contenus (6 grands dossiers et de nombreuses recommandations) ont été publiés sur le site de CASES. Plus de quatre-vingt alertes ont été mises sur le site pour avertir les internautes de vulnérabilités critiques ou importantes. La version allemande du site a également été lancée en 2007. CASES est aujourd’hui un des portails publics les plus visités au Luxembourg.

  • Deux permis web ont été conçus et mis en ligne. Le premier http://pwws.cases.lu est destiné aux enfants et vérifie leur savoir-faire dans plusieurs domaines du cyber-mode. Après avoir passé le test avec succès, les enfants peuvent imprimer un certificat. Pour les adultes, un permis vérifiant les bons reflexes nécessaires pour faire du commerce électronique en toute sécurité a été publié sous l’adresse http://epass.cases.lu.

  • -Des conseils spécifiques pour le commerce électronique sécurisé ont été publiés sur le site de CASES. Un “flyer”commerce électronique a été rédigé et sera mis à disposition dans les guichets de banques dès début 2008.

Les collaborations de CASES

  • CASES, ensemble avec le CERT luxembourgeois, a aidé plusieurs banques de la place ainsi que l’ABBL à réagir de façon coordonnée contre les nombreuses attaques de type Phishing qui ont eu lieu entre fin juillet et fin août 2007. PREMIERES attaques de type physhing.au Luxembourg.

Un projet pilote qui a pour but d’établir de bonnes pratiques sécuritaires au cœur des maisons de jeunesse a été lancé en collaboration avec le Service National de la Jeunesse et le ministèrede la Famille. Le but est de sécuriser le réseau informatique des maisons de jeunesse et d’élaborer une politique de sécurité ainsi qu’un code de bonne conduite pour adolescents.

  • CASES a contribué à l’élaboration d’un guide de bonnes pratiques pour la mise en place de réseaux sans fil dans des locaux publics. Le but de ce guide est de sécuriser le réseau sans fil et d’élaborer une politique de sécurité ainsi qu’un code de bonne conduite pour les clients. WiFi sécurisé

  • CASES a entamé une coopération avec le nouveau service de la DCSSI française en matière de sensibilisation du grand public.

  • CASES a été élu parmi les projets phares du domaine de la sensibilisation en Europe et a été invité pour la troisième fois de suite par l’European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) à faire une présentation sur le fonctionnement du projet.

  • CASES a, au cours des dernières années, su acquérir plusieurs partenariats avec des organisations étatiques étrangères ayant les mêmes missions de sensibilisation.

Projet CIP – Critical Infrastructure Protection La Direction du Commerce extérieur et de la Sécurité informatique a lancé, ensemble avec la Direction de l’énergie, un nouveau projet dans le domaine de la protection des infrastructures critiques dans le secteur de l’énergie. Des propositions, en vue de l’harmonisation de la terminologie pour l’analyse de risque et pour la gestion de crises, ont été élaborées. Des principes d’établissement du glossaire contenant les définitions et abréviations utilisées à travers tous les documents du projet ont été définis et un glossaire a été rédigé. Un schéma de classification selon trois dimensions (confidentialité, intégrité, disponibilité) avec plusieurs classes par dimension et règles de sécurité a été conçu et publié sur le site de CASES. Ce schéma servira de base pour un schéma de classification interne aux organisations. Il est destiné en premier lieu à créer un cadre pour l’échange d’informations entre le ministère de l’Economie et du Commerce extérieur et les opérateurs CIP. Finalement une cartographie des menaces a été rédigée.

Projet de mise en place d’un CSIRT gouvernemental

La Direction du Commerce électronique et de la Sécurité informatique, en collaboration avec d’autres acteurs gouvernementaux majeurs du domaine de la sécurité de l’information (CIE, CCG,..), est le chef de file dans le projet de mise en place d’un CSIRT national (CSIRT pour “Computer Security Incident Response Team”). Ce nouveau centre de gestion des incidents de sécurité informatique fournira les services suivants aux entités gouvernementales:

  • gestion et réponse sur incidents,

  • veille technologique,

  • bulletins d’alertes et d’avertissements,

  • point de contact et de coordination national pour toutes questions du domaine de la sécurité de l’information.

Dans le cadre du projet CSIRT, la Direction du Commerce électronique et de la Sécurité informatique a participé aux réunions du TF-CSIRT (http://www.terena.org/activities/tf-csirt/), du FIRST (http://www.first.org), ainsi que d’autres fora internationaux, lui permettant de développer des partenariats importants pour la suite du projet.Démontrant sa forte implication dans le domaine CSIRT, le ministère a co-organisé et hébergé la formation TRANSITS (formation spécialisé CSIRT, effectué par TF-CSIRT, et unique dans sons genre) au Luxembourg.

Projet Politique de Sécurité

La Direction du Commerce extérieur et de la Sécurité informatique a commencé à rédiger une politique de sécurité basée sur les standards de la famille ISO/IEC 27000, standards internationalement reconnus dans le domaine de la sécurité des systèmes d’information. Une vingtaine de politiques ont été rédigées, les procédures y référant sont rédigées au cours de l’année 2008. Ce projet vise premièrement à réaliser une politique de sécurité pour le ministère de l’Économie et du Commerce extérieur et, deuxièmement, à donner aux autres Ministères et administrations intéressées un guide de mise en place.

2008.

2008: LISA Stopline started 2008

LISA Stopline started 2008, became member in 2008 and changed to Stopline in 2012

2008: Gust MEES published FREE courses about Cyber Security on Google Knol; Google Knol discontinued its services on MAY 1st 2012; NO trace anymore :(((

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Through the way-back-machine web.archive.org I found back some stuff:

2008

Au cours de l’année 2008, l’équipe de CASES a fait plus que cinquante présentations dans le cadre de ses missions décrites dans le Plan Directeur National de la Sécurité des Systèmes et Réseaux d’Information. Ces présentations ont été tenues lors de conférences en matière de sécurité de l’information au Luxembourg, comme notamment le “Internet Security Day 2.0” ou encore les Midis de l’Europe, et à l’étranger, respectivement sous forme de missions de sen sibilisation, principalement dans des ministères et administrations luxembourgeoises.

  • CASES a su réaliser l’exploit de former dans l’année scolaire 2007-2008, les enfants des lycées classiques et techniques fréquentant les classes de 7 ème au Luxembourg. Dans plus de cent-vingt classes primaires, des actions de sensibilisation similaires ont été réalisées. Ainsi le Luxembourg est le premier pays en Europe qui a su réaliser un tel exploit. Plus que sept mille enfants et adolescents ont été sensibilisés en 2008. Un rapport sur l’état actuel a été publié sur Internet.CASES a aussi réalisé une dizaine de soirées d’informations pour parents d’élèves.CASES sensibilise aussi aux risques d’arnaques sur Internet.

  • CASES a participé au salon de l’éducation organisé par la Ville de Luxembourg et à la journée “Summer –Spill a Spass” organisée par la Ville de Dudelange, aux ateliers pédagogiques du Lycée Marie Consolatrice à Esch/Alzette. CASES est intervenu lors des journées pédagogiques de la Banque de Luxembourg et a participé à la “e-City roadshow” organisée par la Ville de Luxembourg. CASES a activement participé au “LuSI day” tenu au Forum Geesekneppchen, au “SIGI-day” à Contern et aux “Journées du livre” à Bascharage.

  • Enfin, CASES a contribué à l’organisation de la deuxième édition de la conférence internationale “HACK.lu”. Cette conférence a de nouveau su rassembler de très nombreux professionnels du domaine de la sécurité informatique. La conférence a connu un très grand succès, tant dans la presse spécialisée que parmi les participants.

Campagnes de sensibilisation

  • Des campagnes de sensibilisation pour fonctionnaires et employés ont été lancées au sein du ministère de la Fonction Publique et de la Réforme administrative, Trésorerie de l’État, Centre de Logopédie, du Cadastre et de Cercle asbl. Lors de ces campagnes, les agents ont été sensibilisés dans des séminaires liés aux risques à la société de l’information.

  • CASES a su réaliser un partenariat avec “Le Luxemburger Wort”. CASES a publié chaque semaine un article de sensibilisation dans ce journal de très grande couverture. Ainsi plus de quarante articles de presse ont été publiés.- Dans le cadre de la coopération avec le “Luxemburger Wort”,

  • un test de “Wardriving” a été réalisé dans la Ville de Luxembourg. Ce test a démontré que la sécurité dans le domaine des réseaux sans fil est déplorable.

  • – CASES a contribué à une dizaine d’émissions radio sur 100,7.

  • CASES a accueilli plus de quatre mille personnes intéressées à son stand à la foire d’automne. Les visiteurs ont reçu des brochures sur la sécurité et ont pu assister à des présentations sur des attaques via “Chevaux de Troie”. Un espace de jeu pour enfants avec un quiz sécurité a été proposé avec un très grand succès. Lors de la foire d’automne, une campagne de sensibilisation aux risques liés à “Bluetooth” a été réalisée.

  • Une enquête sur les performances du social engineering a été réalisée en partenariat avec l’Université de Luxembourg. Lors de cette enquête, il a été essayé d’inciter les personnes questionnées à donner leur mot de passe. Plus de 1000 personnes ont été questionnées. Un rapport détaillé a été publié sur le site de CASES.

  • – CASES a lancé le label “suivant les réflexes CASES”. Une première déclinaison de ce label a été réalisée avec le label “WiFi sécurisé” qui a été attribué, après audit, à 3 sociétés sur 6 sites

Projet Politique de Sécurité

  • CASES a, ensemble avec le ministère de la Famille et le SNJ, réalisé un projet d„envergure pour mettre en sécurité les Maisons de Jeunes. Une politique de sécurité ainsi que des guides de bonnes pratiques ont été réalisés.

  • En collaboration avec le ministère de l’Éducation, un projet pour la mise en sécurité des Écoles primaires a été entamé. Deux projets pilotes ont été entamés.

  • Un projet de mise en place d’une politique de sécurité a été lancé en 2008 au sein d’une administration gouvernementale

 

2009

CASES a su réaliser l’exploit de former dans l’année scolaire 2008-2009, tous les enfants des lycées classiques et techniques fréquentant les classes de 7èmeau Luxembourg. Beaucoup de classes primaires ont été formées, et ce à partir de l’âge de 9 ans. En tout CASES a sensibilisé les enfants de plus de 300 classes. Ainsi le Luxembourg est le premier pays en Europe qui a su réaliser un tel exploit. Plus que sept mille enfants et adolescents ont été sensibilisés en 2008. Un rapport sur l’état actuel a été publié sur Internet. CASES a aussi réalisé une vingtaine de soirées d’informations pour parents d’élèves.

CASES a participé au «Kannerstaat» de la ville de Junglinster.

CASES a publié un support scolaire, destiné aux instituteurs et aux parents. Ce livre vise à fournir les informations nécessaires pour pouvoir éduquer les enfants dans différents domaines liés à la sécurité de l’information. LEITFADEN

Collaboration avec le DNR

NACKT im NETZ

2010

  • Campagne brosses à dents
  • Création de smile GIE

 

2010: BEESECURE

Le ministre de l’économie Jeannot Krecké a présenté le 8 novembre 2010 BEE SECURE, un projet commun du Ministère de l’Economie et du Commerce extérieur, du Ministère de la Famille et de l’Intégration et du Ministère de l’Education et de la Formation Professionnelle.

5 Jahre sind im Internetzeitalter ganz schön lange und für BEE SECURE auf jeden Fall Grund genug, Partner und Unterstützer zusammenzurufen und gemeinsam einen Blick in die Vergangenheit zu werfen.

So versammelten sich am 9. Oktober rund 100 geladene Gäste im Forum Geesseknäppchen, wo allerhand „Requisiten“ der letzten fünf Jahre ausgestellt waren. Im Fokus standen die Sensibilisierungskampagnen, die seit 2010 BEE SECURE zur wichtigsten Anlaufstelle im Land machen, wenn es um die sichere Benutzung von Computer und Co geht.

Annual Reports BEESECURE – Starting 2010

 

2011

Analyse des risques

2012

Stopline

LISA Stopline started 2008, became member in 2008 and changed to Stopline in 2012

2012

My.cases.lu

 

May 2012: Gust MEES published FREE Cyber Security courses about Cyber Security on WordPress https://gustmees.wordpress.com

 

2013-2014: Cyber-Security on Social Media twitter, Gust MEES introduces the hashtag <===> #FSCD <===> “Friday Security Check Day”, where users get reminded about Security by posting different blog posts and articles.

2013

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Gust MEES got interviewed about Cyber Security through Social Media twitter by Doug PETERSON who is ALSO featured At EdTech: we strive to create the most valuable resources for higher education technology professionals. One of the ways we do that is by highlighting the smartest and most innovative education tech bloggers on the web.

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More to come here, lots of research necessary… Meanwhile follow the following articles (curation) and links:


2017: 

Cybersecurity week in October:

 

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2016: WHAT is done in the country!? WHICH actors are helping to boost Cyber-Security!?

There are more and more companies and organisations offering courses about Cyber Security, such as:

 


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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure). L’auteur était aussi gagnant d’un concours en électronique en 1979 ( Pays germaniques ) et voyait son projet publié dans le magazine électronique “ELO”.


The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).

The author was also a winner of an electronics contest (Germanic countries) in 1979 and got his project published in the “Electronics Magazine ELO”).

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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉..

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Keywords for me to create this blog post: CLUSSIL, Mysecureit, CASES, LUSI, STOPLINE, Kannertelefon, BEESECURE, CIRCL, Security made in Luxembourg, SMILE, hoffilux, Gust MEES, Internet Monitor, LUSI, LISA-Stopline, Interview,

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Science Festival 2017 in Luxembourg (Europe)

Science Festival 2017 in Luxembourg (Europe)

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Science Festival 2017 in Luxembourg (Europe)

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It is the first time that I visited the “Science Festival” in Luxembourg-City, although it is already on its 11th Edition. The first edition was run when Luxembourg-City was Europe’s cultural capital in 1995. This year there was a BIG press coverage and advertising about it so that I decided to go visiting it! I didn’t regret it and I will visit it again, hopefully next year it will not rain again!

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WHAT is it about!?

(Start Text from http://chronicle.lu/category/things-to-see-do/biggest-science-festival-returns-to-luxembourg-next-week-with-50-workshops) Organised by the National Museum of Natural History (MNHN) and the National Research Fund (FNR), the purpose of the annual Science Festival is to present and promote science and research in Luxembourg and to encourage young people and the public to become interested in, experiment with and discuss science and technology. (End text…)

Luxembourg needs more people in Science, ICT, Research and through such festivals it tries to use the curiosity of youth to make them sensible to maybe direct them to study in these fields. It was a BIG success as far as I can say, last year they had about 12.000 visitors and more expected for this year. I saw a lot of youth sitting in the different ateliers, workshops to tinker around with lot of interest and motivation. I got told that there were even some kids visiting the place for the second day (Saturday and Sunday, it was open for the public) together with their father and that they spent about four (4) hours, that’s what I call passion! Looks like that there will be some future scientist growing!

Read more about what the press said in my curation (DE, FR, EN, LU):

Check my photos below, please:

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Read also please some of my blog posts about <===> LEARNing-By-Doing and Maker:

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Variable Power Supply-work in progress

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Luxembourg, Science, Luxembourg Science-Festival 2017, Maker, MakerED, MakerSpaces, Musées, FNR, curation, blogs, creativity, motivation, engagement, curiosity, photos, YouTube,…

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L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).

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The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).

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Makerfest at LTESCH in Luxembourg (Europe)

Makerfest at LTESCH in Luxembourg (Europe)

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Makerfest at LTESCH in Luxembourg (Europe)

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A <===> Makerfest <===> was organized at Lycée Technique ESCH/ALZETTE on 04-07-2017. Over 1.000 persons, apparently 2.000 expected, were present on the second Makerfest at LTESCH (Luxembourg), organized by BEECREATIVE, Service National de la Jeunesse, SCRIPT. Lots of different schools from around the country were present with their students (learners) from any age! As presenters of THEIR MakerSpaces and/or as visitors to take part in the many offered “ateliers”. From 3D Printing, Laser cutting, Green Screen video recordings, Fidget-Spinners making (THAT was THE HIT!), coding with Scratch, LEGO MINDSTORMS and NOT to forget <===> KNIWWELINO <===> a NEW project created by LIST (Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology) who was specially developed to meet the needs of coding for youth!
It was a pleasure to see with HOW MANY fun the kids and teens were “making” and LEARNing 😉 IF THAT isn’t the future, WHAT else! 😉 I wish I would be that young again to visit such schools 😉

Please check the video below:

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BEECREATIVE has created its FIRST <===> Makermag <===> with lots of interesting articles showing the activities in the different MakerSpaces and ALSO with a tutorial!.

The MakerSpace <===> BASE ONE <===> at <===> Forum Geesseknäppchen in Luxembourg-City <===> is NOW ALSO <===> Open Space <===> on Saturdays from 10:00h to 12:00h and from 13:00h to 15:00h where parents can come in together with their kids!!

More infos:

The next <===> Makerfest <===> will be hold on 11-12-2017 and 12-12-2017 at <===> Forum Geesseknäppchen in Luxembourg-City!

Some interesting links:

 

As a reminder WHAT <===> MakerSpaces <===> are in Luxembourg (Europe), remark THE word <===> NO HIERARCHY! <===> and coaching as well, NOT teaching!

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure). L’auteur était aussi gagnant d’un concours en électronique en 1979 ( Pays germaniques ) et voyait son projet publié dans le magazine électronique “ELO”.


The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).

The author was also a winner of an electronics contest (Germanic countries) in 1979 and got his project published in the “Electronics Magazine ELO”).

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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉..

 

Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Creativity, Life-Long Learning, Learning To Learn, Learning By doing, BASE ONE, BEECREATIVE, Laser cutter, 3D Printing, Green Screen Videos, Stop-Motion Videos, tutorials, linking to other blog posts, KNIWWELINO, LIST, SCRIPT,

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Luxembourg EDUcation-Interviews | Creativity and Maker-Spaces | maach3 LTEttelbruck

Luxembourg EDUcation-Interviews | Creativity and Maker-Spaces | maach3 LTEttelbruck

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Creativity and Maker-Spaces | maach3 LTEttelbruck

marcteusch_2013-390x390As on October 26th 2016 I had an interview with Marc TEUSCH in the Makerspace maach3” in LTEttelbruck. This is the third interview from EDUcation in Luxembourg of a series which I intend to do; the first one was about <===> Luxembourg EDUcation-Interviews | 1) The Luxembourg EDU-System, followed by Luxembourg EDUcation-Interviews | 5) Creativity and Maker-Spaces | BEECREATIVE. For me personally it was ALSO a pleasure to visit the place as it was my old school, lots of memories and lots of positive changes in the last 40 years since I left the place… I hereby thank a lot Mr. Marc TEUSCH for having accepted my request for having an interview with him. My first request was made over Social Media Twitter (on DM; Private Message) as WE are following each other.

First WE were talking about on the HOW the “Makerspaces” were created in Luxembourg and from WHERE they come (the ideas…); as Marc told me that it isn’t a NEW idea, it actually started in the “Hackerspaces“, where Marc was ALSO involved in SYN2CAT/LEVEL2 Hackerspace Luxembourg, where I made an interview recently, Digital Luxembourg Interviews-Hackerspaces-SYN2CAT-LEVEL2, as one of its creators and founders. Marc had the idea to create a “Makerspace” in 2012 on its working place at “LTEttelbruck“, first experiments were created… And it was on March 6th 2013 that Marc was speaking about “Makerspaces” on a TEDxLuxembourg event, check video below please:

 

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Let us have a look on THE How-To “Makerspaces” in Luxembourg are working, its Philosophy and Concept, by checking the “Mindmap” below:

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The idea and concept of the current BEE Creative project (http://www.bee-creative.lu), which is part of the ministry’s Digital(4)Education (http://www.digital4education.lu) effort, was conceived and developed by Marc and as such, he’s the national coordinator of Makerspaces in Luxembourg (http://www.makerspace.lu).

[Gust MEES] Remark the “Flat Hierarchy“, I love it! THIS is exactly WHAT is necessary for “Creativity” <===> Let it GO, let it flow… <===> and with THIS concept I am sure by 100% that it will be a success!!! I wish I would be 45 years younger to participate in it 😉

THIS “Concept” as used in Luxembourg is unique in Europe!! It’s ONLY in its beginning phase, BUT [Marc TEUSCH] told me WHAT is foreseen on a “Long-Term view”: 

  • Getting Makerspaces in ALL schools in Luxembourg
  • Possibility to bring in Makerspaces into the curriculum, ideas and preparation on its way…
  • Makerspaces could (and should be…) a trampoline between the schools (THEORY) and the workingforce/Industry (PracTICE) to close the gap…
    • [Gust MEES] I completely agree with THAT!! I remember when I had my first job in the industry and I faced THE DIFFERENCE between the learned AND <===> SchoolCocoon Mentality <===> and WHAT really happens in the PracTICE!! OMG, I suffered :(((

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It was in December 2013 that Marc TEUSCH was contacted by “SCRIPT” from “Luxembourg EDUcation” where he presented his ideas and vision about “Makerspaces” in Luxembourg, which was heartily welcomed as the country was looking for a NEW strategy in EDUcation to prepare it to the freshly launched campaign about “Digital Luxembourg” AND “Digital4EDUcation“.

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As a reminder about WHAT the strategy is, check PIC below, please:

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Makerspaces are a GREAT way to close the gap between schools (THEORY) and the workingforce/Industry as the learners can GET the “PracTICE-Feeling” through tinkering around in the “Makerspaces” and the “Coaches” will see ALSO WHO has capabilities to GET guided to a “PracTICE-LEARNing“… This is called “Orientation Professionnelle” in the “Luxembourg EDUSystem“…

Actually there are already +/- 20 Makerspaces ready to launch by Februray 2017 and more in preparation…

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Projects run by LTEttelbruck

[Gust MEES] Well, THEY do a lot actually, please have a look, impressive:

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My Personal View AND PracTICE

 

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Framing in EDUcation[Gust MEES] MY experience described in ONLY some phrases: Give the LEARNers, students (whatever age) the freedom of LEARNing without squeezing THEM into a FRAME and concentrate on guiding them as a coach by analyzing THEIR behavior and show them the How-To to become self-directed learners, autodidacts. SHOW THEM ALSO up from the beginning WHAT THE <===> LEARNing Path <===> will be with design of it and explain THEM that they could design themselves it with a short introduction on the How-To. THEY will learn the ICT-PracTICE which will help them once out of the <===> #SchoolCocoon <===> to be ready for Life-Long LEARNing and to be able to adapt very quickly in the workforce! WHEN YOU show the LEARNers, students <===> WHAT the profit is for THEIR private life <===> YOU will engage them very quickly 😉 AND DON’T teach THEM more as necessary, propose them some links to go further ONLY for those who want!!

Check ALSO (Up from 11 years old, give THEM THE confidence THEY need to grow):

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WHAT’S my message and WHY did I create this blog post!?

Well, I will encourage all youth and also adults, seniors, oldies to become <===>Life-Long LEARNers <===> and staying Up-To-Date with their knowledge, especially concerning their skills in ICT, called NOW <===> #eSkills <===>! In the modern world YOU will change YOUR job probably +/- 12 times in YOUR working career, it is very rare to stay life-long in the same job and/or same company!!! SO… The workforce is looking for people with ICT skills which YOU mostly didn’t learn at school, right!? 

Bring in YOUR kids to such creative makerplaces WHERE THEY can develop (and perhaps parents as well…) THEIR creativity and GET interested in something WHICH could boost THEIR interest into ICT in their future 😉

YOU won’t have (mostly) the time to learn by visiting courses, right!? START to become Life-Long LEARNers by LEARNing on YOUR OWN pace, by becoming <===> Autodidacts <===> Self-Directed LEARNers. YOU are able to, I did it, so can YOU!? 😉

I found a job because of my ICT eSkills and I am STILL LEARNing on a daily base routine for being Up-To Date with my <===> Professional Development <===>, even being retired NOW! THE pleasure of LEARNing!

I did THE <===> ICT PracTICE <===> and THAT’S WHAT the workforce needs!!!


 Due to my eSkills I could share my knowledge AND expertise ALSO with the below mentioned as well as to a broad range of visitors from around the globe! 

Check out my blog posts:

AND check my profile below as well, at the bottom of this blog post please! 😉

 

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My Memories and Nostalgia 

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The <===> Makerspace Movement <===> ISN’T something NEW actually as it happend already +/- 45-50 years ago with an other name! At that time it was called <===> Do It Yourself (#DIY) <===> and was seen as pure HOBBY and NOT endorsed by EDUcation! SO, it took minimum 45 years before EDUcation realized its importance! 

WHY do I say this? Well, I was one of those pioneers at that time in my youth; I used already electronics (transistors, integrated circuits, LED displays and also analog displays…) in my learning in PracTICE projects as it wasn’t foreseen yet… I won ALSO an electronics contest in 1979 from Germanic countries, which later helped me to find a BETTER job!

For evidence, here some pictures below:

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).


The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).

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marcteusch_2013-390x390The author Marc TEUSCH is a software engineer and the head of the computer science department in the Lycée Technique in Ettelbruck (http://www.ltett.lu). He’s a founder of several non-profit organisations amongst which the syn2cat hackerspace (http://www.syn2cat.lu) and the Graffiti Research Lab Luxembourg (http://www.grl.lu). The idea and concept of the current BEE Creative project (http://www.bee-creative.lu), which is part of the ministry’s Digital(4)Education (http://www.digital4education.lu) effort, was conceived and developed by Marc and as such, he’s the national coordinator of makerspaces in Luxembourg (http://www.makerspace.lu). Marc has also been a teacher of computer science since 1998 and is currently attached to the school board where he initiated many innovative school-wide projects such as the CDays (http://www.ltett.lu/?page_id=3602).

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Today on 10-10-2016 I visited THE pioneer of the Hackerspaces in Luxembourg-City <===> https://level2.lu/ <===> and I was heartily welcomed by Georges KESSELER, the president of this Non-profit Hackerspace (ONG). As already mentioned, I said pioneer, THIS place was the first in Luxembourg. Georges proudly showed me the rooms with ALSO professional explications about the realized projects and what fore THIS place is..

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A “Hackerspace” is a place where people with similar interests in technology, science, art, culture, and making meet. Activities are not in the slightest restricted to only computer science, but also emerge from electronics, contemporary art, photography, and any and all other pursuits worth sharing. The hackerspace offers a turnkey infrastructure to its members where innovative projects that would not come to life in a garage, can find nourishment and support.

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There is ALSO a weekly CoderDojo in Luxembourg at the local HackerSpace every Thursday at 18:00. It is intended for 12-18 Year olds (but younger Kids are welcome too).

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Let us talk ALSO about WHAT THAT term of “Hacking” means actually as it is often misunderstood. “Hacking” doesn’t mean ONLY hacking a computer etc., even there is a difference between “Ethical Hacking” (White Hat Hackers) and “Criminal Hacking” (Black Hat Hackers). It refers ALSO to transform something from its ORIGIN meant use to a different one; so TODAY we speak about “Life-Hacks“, “Kitchen-Hacks“, “Cooking Hacks“, “Beauty Hacks“, “Electronic Hacks“, etc.

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The Interview

Concerning the questions and answers WE will use initials such as:

  • [GM] for Gust MEES
  • [GK] for Georges KESSELER

book-question-mark[GM] I first was asking Georges [GK] WHAT he would like to have as a message from the content of THIS interview. He told me that probably the MOST important would be to find NEW active members able to run projects together with others. As a reminder: The Hackerspace “LEVEL2” is working on the “Open Source Mentality“, read Linux community; there are NO Windows computers and/or devices present. THEY hack around the “RaspBerry PI” ALSO. It’s a “Learning-By-Doing” community, Geeks, and NOT a “Repair shop” for computers as certain people thought it is…

Questions:

  • [GM] How many members do You have?
    • [GK] WE have about 60 members actually.
  • [GM] WHEN did YOUR “ONG” Non-Profit Club got founded?
    • [GK] WE started about 2009 in STRASSEN and moved to Luxembourg-City in 2014 where WE are located now.
  • [GM] WHAT’S the origin of YOUR name “SYN2CAT”?
    • [GK] Read it as “Syndicate”; it’s actually, as it is a Linux community, a derive from the “TCP protocol” where “syn” and “cat” are UNIX and LINUX commands and/or part from a protocol.
  • [GM] WHAT’S the origin of the name “LEVEL2”?
    • [GK] Well, WE are located on the level two in the building 😉 AND ALSO as it is OUR second “Hackerspace” as THE one in STRASSEN closed!
  • [GM] HOW do YOU get financed as a Non-Profit Club?
    • [GK] WE live through the membership fees and some donations.

[GM] Check ALSO the “FAQ’s” please:

https://wiki.hackerspace.lu/wiki/Join!

  • [GM] You are located in the “House of Youth”, “Maison de la Jeunesse”<===> http://maison-jeunesse.lu/, this shows the confidence and importance THEY give to YOUR club. Do YOU have to pay any rent?
    • [GK] We get part of the rent sponsored…
  • [GM] Well, lucky-wise some money that YOU don’t have to spend and which helps a lot to survive. SO, HOW are YOUR projects get financed THEN!?
    • [GK] There are different ways. For private (own) projects: you can use the infrastructure. For Community project you can get full financing:  This funding method is also used for equipment acquisition (video projector, 3D printer)…
  • [GM] Was YOUR initiative as a Hackerspace the ORIGIN of “Makerspaces” in Luxembourg?
    • [GK] YES! One of OUR members, Marc TEUSCH iniated them.

[GM] I have seen a video of Marc TEUSCH on a TEDxLuxembourg presentation WHERE You can find it on my blog <===> https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

[GM] Marc TEUSCH, WHO is teaching in ETTELBRUCK (Luxembourg) created FIRST Makerspace in Luxembourg (March 6, 2013):

I made ALSO an interview with the responsible people of the EDUcation for “Makerspaces” in Luxembourg and I visited the The flagship makerspace of the national Youth Service SNJ “BASE 1” at Forum Geesseknäppchen in Luxembourg-City. Please check below:

 

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Related links, events, Hackerspaces in Luxembourg:

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).


The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).

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syn2cat-level2-georges-kesseler-10-10-2016The author Georges KESSELER (a.k.a. Gunstick) is president of syn2cat asbl, moderates the club’s monthly Lët’z Hack radioshow and is also involved in the recently created HaxoGreen asbl organizing an outdoor hacker event every 2 years. He is a big fan of retro computing and chiptunes having lived himself the era of Amiga and Atari ST and acquired a multitude of skills through self teaching from 3D design over workbench skills to micro-controller programming. In his rare spare time he invites fellow hackers to join into his muscle hacker (think: yoga) sessions or goes on vacation for some extreme roller coaster rides. He likes to give other people insight in his vast know-how on a very large spectrum of subjects. From circus arts over astronomy and laser graffiti to geocaching. You can find him on Facebook and twitter.

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Digital Luxembourg, Hackersapces, makerspaces, origins, Linux, Unix, ONG, Open Source mentality, democracy, RaspBerry PI, pioneers, Maison de la Jeunesse, Haxogreen, related links, radio stations,

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Luxembourg EDUcation-Interviews | 5) Creativity and Maker-Spaces | BEECREATIVE

Luxembourg EDUcation-Interviews | 5) Creativity and Maker-Spaces | BEECREATIVE

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Nadine SCHIRTZ and Yvonne ZOTZAs on July 25th 2016 I had an interview with Nadine SCHIRTZ and Yvonne ZOTZ in the The flagship makerspace of the national Youth Service SNJ “BASE 1” at Forum Geesseknäppchen in Luxembourg-City. This is the second interview of a series which I intend to do; the first one was about <===> Luxembourg EDUcation-Interviews | 1) The Luxembourg EDU-System.

I hereby thank a lot Mrs. Nadine SCHIRTZ for having accepted my request for having an interview with her. My first request was made over Social Media Facebook (on PM; Private Message) as WE are friends on Facebook (Social Media) and I am ALSO member of the “Advisory Board” from BEESECURE where Nadine is ALSO involved. Nadine replied to my request with giving me her work eMail Address. I sent her an official request by eMail and it was getting accepted; as YOU see Social Media has a lot of advantages 😉

I thank ALSO a lot Yvonne ZOTZ, the responsible person for the “BASE 1 at Forum Geesseknäppchen” (left-hand on the above photo).

It was a pleasure to talk together for 1h:30 to two lovely ladies with a LOT of competency and professional behavior! I enjoyed very much that conversation as especially WE were talking about the “Pedagogy” and “Social” behind and that it ISN’T pure “Technology”, THAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT!

Nadine is officially working for http://www.snj.public.lu/fr. Makerspaces in Luxembourg are set up via the BEE CREATIVE project by SCRIPT and SNJ in both formal education (schools) and non-formal education(child daycare structures, youth houses,…) settings.

Yvonne is THE “Space-Keeper“, the responsible person for the MakerspaceBASE 1” and she is ALSO running under contract of http://www.snj.public.lu/fr. Let us mention ALSO that the “Makerspaces” in Luxembourg are embodied by the “SCRIPT” from Luxembourg EDUcation System, where M. Serge LINCKELS coordinates them; I interviewed M. Serge LINCKELS already <===> Luxembourg EDUcation-Interviews | 1) The Luxembourg EDU-System.

Let us remember HOW the STRATEGY of the Luxembourg EDUcation System is by watching the picture below, please:

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WHERE BEECREATIVE is making THIS part of the STRATEGY, check PIC please.

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As mentioned already above, each Makerspace has its “Space-Keeper”, the responsible person of that place. These “Space-Keeper’s” connect together WITH THEIR TEAMS throughNetworking“, Thus meaning: they have meetings over the internet through the “Cloud”<===> [NS] WHERE they meet regularly and in person in different makerspaces and at events to exchange views and projects. Of course, networking via IT-tools is another important aspect. They make an exchange of  “GOOD PracTICEs”, NEW ideas, NEW projects…

More information about BEECREATIVE and Makerspaces:

Check out ALSO the videos on YouTube about makerspaces in Luxembourg:

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A video WHO explains well WHAT the <===> Maker Movement is <===> from Marc TEUSCH (Luxembourg)

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Let me ALSO tell YOU dear readers THAT the girls got my questions send per eMail as a preparation before I met them and that THEY even didn’t talk about it, well THAT is WHAT I call clever and smart at the same time; THEY knew WHAT I wanted to talk about and THEY used it to talk in a context and NOT as in a SCHOOL test!! Well done GIRLS 😉 I loved it!! 😉

Learn more about Emotional Intelligence (EQ. DQ):

Learn more about Creativity:

Articles in the Press:

 


WHAT is the STRATEGY and Pedagogy behind AND the Social!?

Information LiteracyWell, that is VERY interesting as I found out by discussing in the interview with the two young ladies, who by the way were VERY professional and with a LOT of COMPETENCY: looks like Luxembourg will have a bright future on ICT in the next coming years!!

I was VERY OPEN-MINDED and listening to Yvonne as she explained me very well WHAT is behind such “Makerspace” places; well I knew it already WHAT it is, BUT HOW it is done in Luxembourg I didn’t know really NOR do OTHERS (my readers…) probably!! Nadine as well gave me ALSO some GOOD points and both girls (Ladies) explained me very well WHAT is the point behind!!

Well, Luxembourg is following NEW trends in EDUcation as well, as ICT is becoming THE MAJOR slogan for the country <===> #DigitalLëtzebuerg #DigitalLuxembourg #Digital4EDUcation <===> AND THAT Luxembourg has to do something OUT of the NORMAL to shine!! I agree with THAT by 100%!! Luxembourg doesn’t have enough qualified people in the ICT-sector and has to work for to get them soon! Through the “makerspaces” kids might get influenced as well to be interested in their future to study in ICT!

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Learn more about “Digital Luxembourg“, called ALSO “Digital Lëtzebuerg“:

Learn more about “Digital4EDUcation (Luxembourg/Europe):

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[NS] With BEE CREATIVE, Luxembourg has become the first country to develop e-skills and e-creativity by implementing makerspaces in both formal and non-formal education systems. This is a milestone in the thrive towards an enlightened and motivated generation of “cyber citizens” in the political frame of “Digital Luxembourg”. 

[GM] I totally agree with THAT!! 

Please check ALSO my blog posts:

 

 

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SO WHAT did Yvonne and Nadine tell me WHICH made me listening MORE? Well, Makerspaces are THE first place to GET kids interested in something special, a place WHERE creativity could GET fostered, WHERE TEAMS get build WITH SAME interests without knowing on the beginning that such things could even happen!! Youth is invited by groups of minimum of six (6), MOSTLY from EDUcation, BUT if clever NOT necessarily to use the ONLY EDUcation!!! Contact the girls to find out 😉

Here the contact information:

www.bee-creative.lu; www.base1.lu or via Facebook pages BASE1 and BEE CREATIVE

Let us talk ALSO about Coaching, the little YOU exercised and trying to get everybody into the boat WHERE a Win-Win situation is exercised WITHOUT any sort of Hierarchy so that YOUTH can develop itself WITHOUT FEAR of WHATEVER (#SchoolCocoon in mind…); teachers become learners and learners become teachersA GRATEFUL exchange of knowledge, ISN’T it!? WE are living in 21st Century right and here it gets practiced 😉

Check out ALSO my blog post about Coaching:

Let us talk ALSO about <===> Emotional Intelligence, called ALSO EQ (Emotional Quotient); and cite ALSO Daniel GOLEMAN:

The Forum Geesseknäppchen” in Luxembourg-City has really ALL WHAT is needed to GET youth the possibilities to develop a creative mind as well that THEY are guided with GOOD trained coaches (teachers, educators…), supervised by “SCRIPT“; let us have a look:

  • Jeunes scientifiques (Jonk Fuerscher)
  • Mérite Jeunesse
  • Projet SQUAT 
    • As I got told the “Projet SQUAT” is: there is a special room in the “Forum Geesseknäppchen” who could get hired; this room is equipped with ALL the necessary stuff for holding meetings and to use the ICT stuff in it. It’s a place WHERE young entrepreneurs could come in and GET coached to realize THEIR projects, it’s about <===> Project Based LEARNing (PBL) <===>… My personal meaning. Luxembourg has NOW its “1€ Company Law” accepted, thus meaning: to boost “Entrepreneurship” companies could get created by ONLY investing 1€ for its creation, a simplified way of an “a.s.b.l.“; I guess that this concept together with “Projet SQUAT” will have a BIG success as soon as it will GET more known by young (and old, why not…) entrepreneurs! As on 16-January-2017 this would be possible!!

Learn more about the 1€ Company:

Learn more about PBL:

First of ALL, images to show, please check below please:

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[GM] I wish I would be 50 years younger to take part of THAT NEW way of EDUcation!! 😉

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WHAT is done in Luxembourg’s Makerspaces?

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Makerspaces activities in Luxembourg: starting up from 2015 in Rosport. YouTube video. Creativity in action!!

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Update as on 23-10-2016: “Luxembourg Mini Maker Faire” presentation at “Home & Living Expo” 2016. 

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Check out ALSO the videos on YouTube about makerspaces in Luxembourg:

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WHAT will happen NEXT!???

1ibdy1vf6wghd-n05dgl-aigainformation1Well, there are some challenges in the air 😉 I got told THAT there is a <===> MakerFest <===> on 19-20 December 2016  in the “Forum Geesseknäppchen” in Luxembourg-City WHERE the organisators are looking to make it a VERY BIG EVENT while using as MUCH possible place as possible inside the building to give YOUTH its way to develop!! AND of course a LOT of prizes from http://www.snj.public.lu/fr and from possible sponsors…

A fashion défilé (catwalk) will be organized and the kids will wear their clothes with wearables (which they created themselves…), kids will play THEIR OWN composed and/or sampled music for the background music and much more…

Learn more:

Update (07-04-2017): Up from September 2017 there will be “BEE CREATIVE for kids” introduced! Makerspaces will get held ALSO THEN in the “Maisons Relais” and in the Primary School.

Update (04-07-2017): A <===> Makerfest <===> was organized at Lycée Technique ESCH/ALZETTE on 04-07-2017. Over 1.000 persons were present on the second Makerfest at LTESCH (Luxembourg) on 04-07-2017, organized by BEECREATIVE, Service National de la Jeunesse, SCRIPT. Lots of different schools from around the country were present with their students (learners) from any age!
It was a pleasure to see with HOW MANY fun the kids and teens were “making” and LEARNing 😉

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BEECREATIVE has created its FIRST <===> Makermag <===> with lots of interesting articles showing the activities in the different MakerSpaces and ALSO with a tutorial!

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Update (04-07-2017): The MakerSpace <===> BASE ONE <===> at <===> Forum Geesseknäppchen in Luxembourg-City <===> is NOW ALSO <===> Open Space <===> on Saturdays from 10:00h to 12:00h and from 13:00h to 15:00h where parents can come in together with their kids!!

More infos:

The next <===> Makerfest <===> will be hold on 11-12-2017 and 12-12-2017 at <===> Forum Geesseknäppchen in Luxembourg-City!

Some interesting links:

 

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The questions for the interview

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  • [GM] for Gust MEES
  • [NS] for Nadine SCHIRTZ

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Questions for interview <===> Makerspaces

  • [GM] WHEN (date) were Makerspaces in Luxembourg opened ?
    • [NS] „The flagship makerspace of the national Youth Service SNJ“ was “Base1” which opened in November 2015. All of the six actually open Makerspaces were launched on the same day by Minister Claude Meisch in November 2015. After the launch event, the different makerspaces adopted their own rhythm. Some needed more time to fill up their space with workshops, others were ready to start right away. As for the SNJ makerspace “Base1”, it is active and open on a daily basis since January 2016.
  • [GM] How many Makerspaces do actually exist in Luxembourg ? (I know there are six & more will open soon?)
    • [NS] Actually six makerspaces are up and running in Luxembourg. 5 of them are set in high schools. As BEE CREATIVE grows, the interest in Makerspaces becomes bigger and bigger. Right now, SCRIPT has a full list of secondary schools and even a couple of primary schools who want to open their own makerspace in the coming schoolyear. As for SNJ, we are focusing on the non-formal education settings. Meaning that we are going to fully support at least 3 Maisons Relais across Luxembourg to open a makerspace in their premises. The maker movement and interest in IT creativity really is a milestone in Luxembourgish education.
  • [GM] Do You have actually some statistics on how many people (also by age…) have visited the Makerspaces ? Maybe ALSO graphs about it ?
    • [NS] I don’t know for the school makerspaces, but at “Base1”, we counted 1200 visits in the first six months. Tendency: growing… 😉
  • [GM] Is it possible for anyone to visit the “Makerspaces” OR are they ONLY available from persons of EDU (Educators, teachers, students, learners)?
    • [NS] Logistics sometimes make it difficult for school makerspaces to open their doors to non-students. They do their best however to welcome a large audience during events etc. It is free for every makerspace to choose how the access to their space should be handled. At Base1, young people are welcome to work on their projects. We don’t really care whether they come on their own during “Open space” times or with a group from school, a youth house, a Maison Relais. If you’re not sure whether you can come to Base1, just call and ask…
  • [GM] Are the Makerspaces ALSO OPEN during the school holidays ?
    • [NS] Right now, the only Makerspace open during school holidays is the Base1. (The one where we are for the interview). However this might change in the future. As I already said, each makerspace can choose when to open or close their doors and the need to keep them open during holidays might increase in the future.
  • [GM] I have recently read that « Girls in Tech » were ALSO in one Makerspace, are there more such events planned ? Next Girls in Tech Event to Explore Creative Programming and a Maker Space (31-05-2016) as I find this very important to boost it, especially in programming (coding). Girls are very GOOD in this 😉 Check history of programming (ADA, #WWII, encrypting, Apollo code for moon landing…)

[GM] Concerning <===> Girls in Tech <===> did YOU know that there were already a LOT of celebrities (today) in programming (coding) in history?

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My Personal View AND PracTICE

 

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Framing in EDUcationMY experience described in ONLY some phrases: Give the LEARNers, students (whatever age) the freedom of LEARNing without squeezing THEM into a FRAME and concentrate on guiding them as a coach by analyzing THEIR behavior and show them the How-To to become self-directed learners, autodidacts. SHOW THEM ALSO up from the beginning WHAT THE <===> LEARNing Path <===> will be with design of it and explain THEM that they could design themselves it with a short introduction on the How-To. THEY will learn the ICT-PracTICE which will help them once out of the <===> #SchoolCocoon <===> to be ready for Life-Long LEARNing and to be able to adapt very quickly in the workforce! WHEN YOU show the LEARNers, students <===> WHAT the profit is for THEIR private life <===> YOU will engage them very quickly 😉 AND DON’T teach THEM more as necessary, propose them some links to go further ONLY for those who want!!

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WHAT’S my message and WHY did I create this blog post!?

Well, I will encourage all youth and also adults, seniors, oldies to become <===>Life-Long LEARNers <===> and staying Up-To-Date with their knowledge, especially concerning their skills in ICT, called NOW <===> #eSkills <===>! In the modern world YOU will change YOUR job probably +/- 12 times in YOUR working career, it is very rare to stay life-long in the same job and/or same company!!! SO… The workforce is looking for people with ICT skills which YOU mostly didn’t learn at school, right!? 

Bring in YOUR kids to such creative makerplaces WHERE THEY can develop (and perhaps parents as well…) THEIR creativity and GET interested in something WHICH could boost THEIR interest into ICT in their future 😉

YOU won’t have (mostly) the time to learn by visiting courses, right!? START to become Life-Long LEARNers by LEARNing on YOUR OWN pace, by becoming <===> Autodidacts <===> Self-Directed LEARNers. YOU are able to, I did it, so can YOU!? 😉

I found a job because of my ICT eSkills and I am STILL LEARNing on a daily base routine for being Up-To Date with my <===> Professional Development <===>, even being retired NOW! THE pleasure of LEARNing!

I did THE <===> ICT PracTICE <===> and THAT’S WHAT the workforce needs!!!


 Due to my eSkills I could share my knowledge AND expertise ALSO with the below mentioned as well as to a broad range of visitors from around the globe! 

Check out my blog posts:

AND check my profile below as well, at the bottom of this blog post please! 😉

 

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My Memories and Nostalgia 

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The <===> Makerspace Movement <===> ISN’T something NEW actually as it happend already +/- 45-50 years ago with an other name! At that time it was called <===> Do It Yourself (#DIY) <===> and was seen as pure HOBBY and NOT endorsed by EDUcation! SO, it took minimum 45 years before EDUcation realized its importance! 

WHY do I say this? Well, I was one of those pioneers at that time in my youth; I used already electronics (transistors, integrated circuits, LED displays and also analog displays…) in my learning in PracTICE projects as it wasn’t foreseen yet… I won ALSO an electronics contest in 1979 from Germanic countries, which later helped me to find a BETTER job!

For evidence, here some pictures below:

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).


The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).

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Nadine SCHIRTZ-25-07-2016-600pxNadine SCHIRTZ is working for the National Youth Service (SNJ) as a project manager for BEESECURE and coordinator of BEECREATIVE, two governmental initiatives to promote a safe Internet behavior and a creative use of ICT among the general public.

With BEE CREATIVE, Luxembourg has become the first country to develop e-skills and e-creativity by implementing makerspaces in both formal and non-formal education systems. This is a milestone in the thrive towards an enlightened and motivated generation of “cyber citizens” in the political frame of “Digital Luxembourg“. 

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Yvonne ZOTZ-25-07-2016-600pxYvonne ZOTZ has a Bachelor’s degree in social and education sciences from University of Luxembourg.

Focus on Migration, interculturality and diversity.

Yvonne ZOTZ is working as coordinator of “Base1 Makerspace” for the National Youth Service (SNJ ) to bring new technologies and media closer to young people.

” Base1 ” offers young people a varied program of workshops and further education in the fields of technology, electronics and computer sciences. 

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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉

Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Creativity, Pedagogy, Strategy, social, curiosity of youth, maisons relais, vacances scolaires, wearables, space keeper, Networking for professional exchange between makerspaces, Makerfest December, CHALLENGE, jeunes scientifiques, Mérite Jeunesse, Project SQUAT, project based learning, PBL, open spaces for a.s.b.l.’s, SIR KEN ROBINSON about creativity,

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Education and Security: I got interviewed – feeling honored and sharing it with you

Education and Security: I got interviewed – feeling honored and sharing it with you

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The Interview – Partial Transcript

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On March 12, 2013 I had the chance to get interviewed by Doug PETERSON. Here is (partial) what Doug said:

Gust MEES and I have followed each other for some time now.  I’m not sure how we “met” but I’ll let him recall it shortly.  He’s an intriguing individual – lives in Luxembourg (Europe) http://www.scoop.it/t/luxembourg-europe, a country with ONLY 502,000 inhabitants and is a regular on Twitter.  You can find him very active there as @knolinfos.

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Below Doug’s BIO:

My formal education includes a Bachelor of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Toronto. Ontario Ministry of Education and Training qualifications are in Data Processing, Computer Science, Accounting, and Mathematics. My personal website is at: http://www.dougpeterson.ca Follow me on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/dougpete I‘m bookmarking things at: http://www.delicious.com/dougpete.

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Doug PETERSON is ALSO featured At EdTech: we strive to create the most valuable resources for higher education technology professionals. One of the ways we do that is by highlighting the smartest and most innovative education tech bloggers on the web.

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You can find the complete interview here:

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1ibdy1vf6wghd-n05dgl-attenzionearchitettofr01I will ONLY publish in this blog the part which seems to me the most important for my readers, the WHY of the MUST of Cyber-Security Teaching in Education, so let’s go:

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Doug: So much of your focus appears to be on Education and Security.  You have a huge curation of materials.  Why the interest in these topics?

Gust:  You are right, I have a lot of interests (I am curious for Learning more). Well, I should divide it also in the two topics, let’s start with IT-Security, the beginning. I am online since 1998 and I read also a lot, books and magazines. I got my first knowledge of IT-Security in 1999 by reading PC-Magazines and I applied it also on my PC and of course, as I am not selfish and having the will to share it with others, I published it also on my website(s).

A certain moment come, my websites had a big success. In private life people told me that I am crazy to talk about security, virus and more of those strange beasts problems at that time. So now my website has more than 2 million visits, see pic below, please.

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BTW: here is the URL ===> Internet Monitor

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sharing-iconI started so to learn more about and also to share my knowledge with others and even that my Security courses got accepted by the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg (Europe), my country. Check here, please (in French):

Once started, one must continue when there is a demand for it ;) Looks like people love my way of explaining and teaching. I became also a member (Advisory Board) of:

And that’s why I started also to make the curation about IT-Security, Cyber-Security.

Sharing my acquired knowledge with others is priority and a pleasure also!

A pleasure!? Am I kidding? NO, it’s something who makes me happy, check here:

When I do something for other people, I feel good, “says Peterson“. When you do something voluntarily for others, not only for its own interests, it is rewarded. In some mysterious way, serve as an “altruistic” (the opposite of selfishness) gives his own life more important. It seems that nature have put it in our genes, or that people are happy when they have the spirit of sharing, community spirit.

So, dear readers, make yourself feeling good and share ;)

Concerning now Education, that’s a bit a different story. I was a manager with Electronics background  and worked for different companies when later I got unemployed with 45 years old (2000). I was looking for a new job and I saw that the Government was looking for ICT instructors, proposing to give people pedagogical courses to be able to do this job. I applied and I passed the tests, later I was studying for 4 months pedagogy, tailored for ICT. Very hard to study pedagogy at that age, but I got IT. One is never too old to learn new stuff, when the will is there.

I became months later an ICT course instructor on an eight (8) hour base work and on 5 days per week work, very hard… I gave courses to adults, seniors (even 70+…), primary classrooms and primary school teachers… I was getting nearly obsessed by learning, I found my destination, I found my vocation, I love it to teach…

My knowledge (professional development) was updated by following different other courses and by reading a lot of books, where here below my selection:

Doug: Do you find educators more or less concerned about security than the average online citizen?

Gust:  YES, I do, sorry! Educators are less motivated to learn about the basics of Cyber-Security, IT-Security and have ALSO less knowledge about it, my point of view resulting by practice. Meaning that Educators I know (friends) and also by analyzing the stream of tweets on Twitter shows me that!

programmerman2Doug: Why do you think this is that way?

Gust:  That’s a real million dollar, euro question ;) Well, as most of Educators are using NOT a PC but most a Mac and some a computer with Linux OS, they feel too secure! But thinking that these OS (Operating Systems) are secure, that’s NOT the reality, sorry. NOBODY is perfect, NO OS is perfect, reality shows us that when one is analyzing the attacks and vulnerabilities worldwide!

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Doug: Do you find that Macintosh or Linux users have this over confidence that their platform is immune to problems?

Gust:  YES, I do! You are right with the word “Over Confidence” as it is exactly that! I don’t make a war of different OS, but one must be aware today that Nobody Is Perfect, attacks and vulnerabilities are showing us that, see here please:

Concerning the Mac, check the Report from, SYMANTEC here:

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Don’t forget also about mobile phones, Android is also based on Linux as OS! Check here:

Doug: What can be done to turn this around?

teacherGust:  Seriously and convinced, I think that there is a MUST to teach the basics of Cyber-Security by Education in any schools around in the world, and this up from early age! The kids will understand it very quickly, they are more intelligent as most adults think as their computers and smartphones are the (nearly) most important to them! I have worked together with teens (11 years old and +) and showed them How To protect their computers and how to stay informed about new threats, that was a piece of cake for them, I even didn’t think that it could be that easy, I was surprised! Convincing adults is (???) more (very) hard!

So, how could that be in practice? That was the question I asked myself (oh yes, I thought a lot…) and here are my propositions and advice:

Apart from teaching the basics of Cyber-Security in schools by traditional learning, one should try ALSO to involve and engage youth in that process of learning, learning by doing and learning to have responsibility! IT’s ALL about responsibility anyway when working and using ICT (BYOD included)! This could be realized with a piece of theater (it took me a year of development) where they could be involved as actors (players) and also by giving them the feeling of being an IT-Hero by becoming Security-Scouts. Sounds strange? Check the links below to learn more:

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Update on April 24, 2013: THIS is a personal ADD NOT PUBLISHED on the interview, BUT A MUST to show YOU!!!

Malware encounter rate Education April 2013

Check here for more info: ===> SC-MAGAZINE

 

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FBI-US-Cybersecurity is National Priority

Check here for more info: ===> http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=US-Cybercrime+a+national+security+threat

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Doug: You call yourself an ICT Course Instructor.  What courses have you instructed or are currently instructing?

Gust:  Lots of my courses are present (in French) on the server of the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg (Europe):

They are for domestic security, the basic knowledge which anybody should have in the 21st Century… Created with the less possible technical expressions…

Actually I am preparing blogs where I want to share my 10 years lived practice on How To I used the knowledge where most are only starting now to learn it and/or using it. Coming soon and hoping that it will help others and giving them some new ideas (perhaps) also… It’s all about sharing experience and knowledge

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Please check out also:

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and stay informed ALSO about the newest threats, dangers and risks by following my curation here:

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Gust MEESL’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).


The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).

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Stay tuned for next free courses and tutorials ;)

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