Calum Knott

I am a Geek.


I'm currently employed by Middlesex University as an Associate Lecturer.
I'm currently the WorldSkillsUK Mechatronics Training Manager
Occasionally I can be persuaded to Freelance!

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Fast Track their Future

Fast Track their Future

27/03/2018

Fast Track their Future

– register your learners for WorldSkills UK Competitions by 7 April!

WorldSkills UK Competitions are now open until 7 April, and you can register your learners to take part here. The competitions enable learners to build on their knowledge and develop their technical and personal skills. For employers and training providers, the competitions are a mechanism to benchmark their activity, raising standards in training programmes across the UK.

The Apprenticeship Levy can be used to support your learners’ involvement in WorldSkills UK Competitions. Participation in the Competitions can be used to contribute to the 20% off the job training requirement for apprentices. Find out more here For the last 65 years, WorldSkills UK Competitions have been helping young people from all backgrounds to Go Further, Faster, in their careers, find out more at Hwww.worldskillsuk.or #SkillsCompetitions #GoFurtherFaster @WorldSkillsUK


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Not every Gist needs a Blog Post…

Not every Gist needs a Blog Post…

22/02/2018

And not every blog post needs a gist.. but sometimes the two go hand in hand.

Today I am teaching a class on the use of the Gazebo Simulator in ROS — While I have spent quite some time poking around in ROS, I haven’t used the simulator much before this week, when coincidently, I have been using it heavily in my ongoing MSc research — More on that to come —

I spent some time poking around on the internet for some updated teaching material… some of the old slides were feeling a little dated, and it seemed like a good idea to see if the Jackal Simulator could be installed under Kinetic, as Indigo is feeling very 2015 as of late

I stumbled across a gist written just a few months ago, that seemed to be exactly what i needed. But sometimes, a little update is needed.

All that was needed was a quick update to add the tildes ~/ (so my students would push the workspace to the correct location, and an added note or two about performance in a VM.

Voilá it is done: — Don’t you just love github?


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