Archive for June, 2014

Small screwed bush

Small screwed bush

The next component to machine was one I like to call the “Top Hat”. It fulfuls two purposes, it holds the clock mechanism to the face of the clock and it acts as a bush to support the spindles that

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More clock shafts

More clock shafts

After my previous success drilling a tiny but deep hole through some brass rod, I got thinking about how to machine the outsides. Referring back to my diagram the idea was to take a 4mm rod and machine most of

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Pepper’s Ghost

Pepper's Ghost

A few weeks back my 3 year old daughter gained a “Sooty” magic wand on the front of a magazine and has been trying to make things appear and disappear ever since. To help her “magic things” I was thinking

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Robot Kit

Robot Kit

The HapPi-Robot is a lightweight solution to get you started with turning your Raspberry Pi into a robot. The range consists of a series of Case4-Kit cases, a H-bridge driver board and mechanical parts kit to get your robot moving.

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Shorted pins workaround

In my previous Topsy Turvy clock post I mentioned that two of the output pins of my Arduino Micro were shorted together. I desoldered the pins and inspected the board using a magnifying glass. I even tried cutting at the

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