Unley Publications : Unley Life Summer 2014
UNLEYLIFE 21 Tech fun at the Unley Libraries This year ’s Unley Libraries Festival showcased a range technologies to over 1 500 people who attended over the November weekend. Unley Libraries and Museum Manager, Hanlie Erasmus says they have a strong focus on lifelong learning and the Festival - Seek it. Sync it. Share it. - of fered locals the opportunity to experience different ways of using technology. Young and young-at-hear t jumped at the chance to test drive the latest tech toys thanks to local retailer Model Flight Shop. South Australia’s children’s robotics team showcased their current competition robot and many were keen to see a 3D printer in action. Movies, dress-ups, photo booths, face- painting, and old-school arcade games were on offer. And roving performers including Tubby the Robot , Star Wars characters and classic Doctor Who Daleks were also on display. Local children’s author, Phil Cummings, hosted Dad’s Read Storytime and a light-hearted debate was held on ' W hich is better: the movie or the book?’. Solar technology featured too with the chance to build and race a solar car. Footy fans mingled with local Sturt players over a sausage sizzle lunch. If you’re interested in learning about technology, check out upcoming events on the Council website or ask next time you’re at your local librar y. With the only company in Adelaide utilising exclusive sof tware and high tech testing methodologies, even the average person can train like a professional cyclist. Owner Anthony Mezzini saw an opportunity to expand and differentiate his business by offering bike ser vicing and fitting as well as spin classes. “Our business here is all about ser vices, and I have the products to support the ser vices,” Anthony says. Utilising German sof tware, skills can be maximised with a 20-minute Functional Threshold Power (FTP) test. The test records wat tage output by measuring VO2 Max (maximum oxygen uptake), threshold, anaerobic capacity and neuromuscular power. Anthony assures that although it is a high intensity workout, you don't have to be an athlete to do the class. “ Workouts are based on a percentage of your F TP, that way we can individualise the workout to ever y type of participant, ” he says. Elbows Akimbo also offer 3D Dynamic bike fitting. By looking at the clients’ knee positions, leg ex tensions and saddle pressure mapping, the soft ware can suggest corrections to increase output . “Clients pedal on the bike while we are using a series of lasers with 50 frames per second. In conjunction with the lasers, I’m able to analyse the clients position on the bike - the more comfortable, the better the performance,” says Anthony. With the hype of the upcoming Tour Down Under, Anthony says last year they were flat out. “ T he focus this year will be on the current client base as they are the number one priorit y,” he says. For more information on spin class times and bookings online visit elbowsakimbo.com.au/ indoor-power-cycle-adelaide Pedal power Elbows Akimbo in Hyde Park have only been trading for a year, but their state of the art servicing, fitting and fitness services are impressive. Dante meets Tubby the Robot.
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