Goodwill can be an amazing thing. The project needs a venue for the construction of a prototype and it needs one as soon as possible. We don’t have a great deal of time left, and I’ve been calling Birmingham’s great institutions to see if they’ll lend us a space for a weekend.

It’s unlikely that you’d want a bunch of young engineers, however clean cut and worthy, to blast air from a theatre fan around your office\gallery\home (after all, we need to test resistance to wind somehow!) so we’re struggling slightly. Three months of networking evenings have given me a folder full of business cards – I think it’s time to move from polite requests to shameless pleading.