Knight v2 Completion

Knight v2 Completion

The knight project was completed just in time for the October Linuxing in London meetup. Mechanics The 3D model was completed and painted a week or so back. I filled a spare hole in the box lid with a dowel

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Terminator Eye

A discussion on Element14 about Haloween costumes involving tech reminded me of a prop I built many years ago. It was made for a spoof Terminator film for the Student Television of Imperial College. The director Ronjoy Choudhury wanted a

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Heath Robinson Museum

Heath Robinson Museum

Guest post by Catherine Jones. “That’s a bit Heath Robinson.” Is one of those phrases that you hear and might know that it means a machine or contraption that is a little bit strange,overly complicated or just looks plain dangerous.

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Harold Hall – Tools and fixtures

Harold Hall - Tools and fixtures

Veteran metal worker Harold Hall is well known for his magazine articles and books. He’s recently turned to Youtube and has been creating videos of his projects and tools. Each of the short videos explains the parts of the tool

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Interview with Frederick Vandenbosch

Interview with Frederick Vandenbosch

Frederick Vandenbosch is a winner of multiple design challenges and has built some very high-quality projects. He recently completed the Pi IoT Smarter Spaces Design Challenge using OpenHAB 2; creating a control unit, clock and smart key holder. His PiDesk

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More Knight Painting

More Knight Painting

Knight This week the knight was painted with some metallic paint, this looked a bit watery for the first coat but the second coat came up great. and the shield was painted red and white. The shield was painted red

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Model Engineer Exhibition 2016

Model Engineer Exhibition 2016

After a year without the Model Engineer Exhibition it has been rebooted and is back with a new venue at Brooklands Motor Museum. Brooklands is located just 20 minutes away from the previous location of Sandown Park, just off a

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Etching

Etching

An interesting technique I’ve been reading about recently is chemical etching. As a young lad I often etched my own PCBs using letraset style transfers and ferric chloride. At Stroud college we used a adapted version of Autocad to design

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