Archive for December, 2014

Year in review 2014

Year in review 2014

This year there has been a mix of projects, the main one was the Topsy Turvy Clock which was a combination of electronics, mechanics, software and some upcycling. Given that it had a lot of promotion it was not surprising

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10000 Mile Train Trip

10000 Mile Train Trip

A news headline that caught my eye earlier in the month was a 10000 km train journey from China to Spain (although some reports suggest up to 13000km). The train which had travelled from Yiwu to Madrid was carrying consumer

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Multicoloured Sugru

Multicoloured Sugru

Sugru is an air curing rubber that bonds to metals, plastics and wood. I’m a big fan as it’s good for making and repairing.It does bond to a wide range of materials and it has some flexibility once cured but

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Model Engineering and Maker Faire

Model Engineering and Maker Faire

Last year the regular Model Engineer Exhibition at Sandown Park Racecourse added an extra room and a totally different kind of exhibit, that’s repeated again this year with the “Makers Area” at the Model Engineer Exhibition. They promise to have

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