Archive for April, 2015

Trevor Baylis vs Will I Am

Trevor Baylis vs Will I Am

The other week I was lucky enough to see a presentation by Inventor Trevor Baylis hosted by the IET. Trevor told us about his national service in the Army, swimming, life as a stunt man and some his lesser known

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Maker Pro

Maker Pro

Maker Pro is a series of interviews with a wide range of people, looking at how they make their living through making. The interviewees are from diverse backgrounds and countries, and some of the interviewers are quite interesting too. How

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3D printing small details

3D printing small details

For the Enchanted Cottage project I decided to make the mechanism for moving the figures using a 3D printer. I thought that ABS plastic would be a good material as the parts would be light weight and by printing them

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Arduino Starter Kit Review

Arduino Starter Kit Review

The guys at Oomlout kindly sent me one of their Arduino Starter Kits to have a look at. As per most starter kits it’s based around the Arduino Uno. The Uno is simplest Arduino to get started with so is

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Working with 3mm hardwood plywood

Working with 3mm hardwood plywood

For the Enchanted Cottage project I wanted to add a structure to hide all the mechanics and electronics. Because the weather house was made from 3mm plywood, I thought it made sense to make the rest from the same. The servos also needed testing so to make this easier a simple test rig was made.

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Party Political Broadcast by the Metric UK Party

Party Political Broadcast by the Metric UK Party

A slightly different guest post today but it’s a topic that’s close to my heart so thought it should have a forum to speak 2015 is the 50th anniversary of the UK’s promise to adopt the metric system, we believe

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