Archive for November, 2015

Pi Zero Case and 3D Printer Spool

Pi Zero Case and 3D Printer Spool

Last week I had an email from Pimoroni telling about the new Pi Zero. So I promptly ordered one as I thought the board had a lot of potential. Pi Zero Case Whilst I was waiting for it it arrive,

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Magnifier Lamp – Wiring up and finishing off

Magnifier Lamp - Wiring up and finishing off

Once the switch and socket were added the lamp was pretty much looking finished. However there were a couple of jobs to finish off. The base need a bit of varnish, the switch and socket needed wiring and the cables

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Top Tips For Taking Care Of Garden Tools

Top Tips For Taking Care Of Garden Tools

When you’re working in your garden, there’s nothing more frustrating than having a tool that simply will not do its job. Very often the cause of this problem is poor maintenance and care. With time, wear and neglect both manual

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Peter Stanwell

Peter Stanwell

Back in 2011 I posted a blog about the Stirling Society event at Kew Bridge Steam Museum and I mentioned that they would be awarding the “Peter Stanwell trophy for innovation in the field of Stirling engines”. Julian Wood was

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Backyard Builds

Backyard Builds

“A brand new BBC Two programme is looking for Britain’s most enthusiastic and passionate makers, inventors and engineers. Up and down the country, extraordinary things are being made, from back garden rollercoasters to homemade helicopters! We’re looking for people to

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Building with Metal – Plasma cutting

Building with Metal - Plasma cutting

Messer Cutting Systems sent me a nice infographic with some of the key areas that use plasma cutting, ship building, automotive and transportation, and metal art. I did know that plasma cutting is popular with metal artists as it is

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World Maker Faire 2015 – Costumes and cardboard

World Maker Faire 2015 – Costumes and cardboard

Costumes Quite a few people had dressed up for the Maker Faire. There were of course a number of boiler suits but there were also some more elaborate costumes. The life sized Mouse Trap crew were dressed in full vaudeville

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