Archive for May, 2014

Power socket with USB ports

Power socket with USB ports

Tom Wiggins shared the following picture on twitter with the message “Most excited I’ve been about some new technology in a very long time” I have to agree, it does seem like a good solution to having multiple chargers floating

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Day Tickets

Day Tickets

Day Tickets is a new kind of planner from Lauren and Andy Clark. It allows you to plan your life i.e. that bit before and after work. Each ticket includes space for your timed activities as well as your overall

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Testing Testing

Testing Testing

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve made some progress wiring the clock hostboard and building the plate that supports the motors. I thought I’d test these together. Before I powered on the circuit or plugged in the Arduino Micro

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Royal Enfield Motorcycles

Royal Enfield Motorcycles

Royal Enfield Motorcycles returned to London this week with a new retail outlet in Poyser Street, Bethnal Green. Following good sales of motorbikes the parent company Eicher has plans to open more uk stores. The store will showcase the complete

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Clock motor plates and host circuit board

Clock motor plates and host circuit board

Some progress on the Topsy Turvy Clock over the weekend but still lots to do. The electronics have been wired up on their host board. The board was a “tripad” board which is like stripboard but the pads are split

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Previous clock projects

Previous clock projects

The Topsy Turvy clock is not my first clock project, however it is my most complex. When I was younger, I made three other clocks, these all used purchased clock modules with a custom face. The first was made for

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Winning Lego Competition Entry

Winning Lego Competition Entry

Back in 1981, I was awarded a “Diploma of Creativity” from the University of LEGOLAND as well as an invite to a big Lego convention in Manchester. The regional heat of the competition was hosted by the local toyshop in

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