I’ve been really interested in QR codes lately and yesterday while walking down the road I saw a great use of this simple technology.
Everybody’s seen them boards telling you the property is up for sale or to let. Well in Sheffield a lot of landlords are signing contracts for the next academic year. Students want to be early and grab the best properties. And students, have smartphones. And smartphones scan QR codes! Owh yes, just thought it was really clever, so I took a photo of it.
Walking through Sheffield town yesterday, I came across what looked like a lot of people camping in the middle of the town center. I thought to myself, ‘that looks like fun’. On a closer look, I saw the massive ‘Occupy Sheffield’ Banner! Yes.
Just recently the University of Sheffield refurbished their paternoster lift. Now you’re probably thinking WHAT IS A PATERNOSTER LIFT? THERE ARE ACTUALLY DIFFERENT TYPES OF LIFTS? Well yea of course. So I walked happily into the Arts Tower at the Uni for a lecture and there I saw one of the coolest things ever. A paternoster lift.
Simply put its a lift that never stops! It’s like a conveyor belt, a vertical conveyor which carries people. Yea it’s dangerous, but its fun! It’s really slow though. Like really slow.
So I got my man Bruno to make a video of it. The Arts Tower, the Paternoster Lift and the view from the highest building in Sheffield (the arts tower).
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