I went to the FizzPop Howduino Hacker event at the weekend to help with the research for a serial killer/kidnapper idea I am developing called Panther. The basic premise is that the serial killer is a very savvy geek who can do all sorts of interesting things with hacked technology to stay ahead of the technologically disadvantaged police.
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Going to the FizzPop Howduino was really helpful because everyone was very friendly and happy to suggest ideas and resources that could help me create my character and plot. So big thanks to Nicky from FizzPop and Antonio of hellocatfood blog fame for putting the event on. Thanks also to to the guys from the Brum2600 crew (no names ;-)) who pointed me in various useful directions.