Archive for February, 2016

Fitting the shed skylight

Fitting the shed skylight

As mentioned in the interview from Monday, Mark Curtis from Activent kindly provided a kit for a shed skylight. As the Workshopshed already has a massive window in the roof I did not need to add a skylight. However, Alan

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Brushless motors for power tools

Brushless motors for power tools

I first came across brushless motors in the form of outrunner motors a few years back powering model aeroplane propellers. More recently I’ve heard about them being used for power tools such cordless drills, and on investigating I’ve learnt that

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Getting light into your workshop shed

Getting light into your workshop shed

If you work in your shed then having plenty of light is key. Windows can help but are often sheltered by fences or other buildings. Putting in a roof window can fill your shed with light. Mark Curtis from Activent

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Enchanted Cottage Revisited

Enchanted Cottage Revisited

The Enchanted Cottage is having a bit of a revisit this month, it was entered in the Proto-Pic Twitter IoT competition and won a £20 gift token. It’s also being showcased a the London Arduino meetup event later in the

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Grout removal

Grout removal

For those who have followed the blog for some time you might remember that back in 2013 / 2014 we stripped out the downstairs shower room to repair a water leak. The tiles/grout removal was a problem and getting the

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