Another Welded Elephant

Another Welded Elephant

Workshopshed reader John Fawcett has sent in some fantastic pictures of mechanical elephants and the Luneside factory that made them. Rajah the Elephant was made by Luneside engineers in the 1950s and returned to the site in 2013. Here’s John,

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Woodworking could be a career – tips to make that happen

Woodworking could be a career - tips to make that happen

Owning your own woodworking business takes more than talent and skill. You also need to become familiar with the basics of owning a business. For instance, accounting, time management and advertising are all part of owning your own business. Decide

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Upcycling Design Challenge

Upcycling Design Challenge

I’ve started on a new challenge with Element14. The idea is to take some old electronics and make something better from it. In my case I’ve an old RC car and a Furby. My project is to turn these into

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BeagleBone Blue Music Player

BeagleBone Blue Music Player

I wanted to do a mini project with the BeagleBone Blue that would utilise all of its servo capabilities. So I came up with the idea of a mechanical glockenspiel. There was not much to the mechanical aspects other than

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Transport of the future

Transport of the future

I recently read AceParts’ guide to advances in transport and how we might travel in the future. The increased speed and efficiency of vehicles will allow more people to travel long distances. However, this could have a knock-on effect. For

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New Weekly Magazine – Build a mechanical elephant

New Weekly Magazine - Build a mechanical elephant

Due to the popularity of the Welding the Elephant post, we’ve decided to publish a new weekly magazine and kit so you can weld your own elephant. Each edition will include parts and instructions to build a sub-assembly such as

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BeagleBone Blue

BeagleBone Blue

At the beginning of the year I was approached to look at a new electronics board. It was officially announced last week so I can now tell you about it. The board in question was the BeagleBone Blue. This builds

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Building a wall

Building a wall

Those who have been following on twitter will know of my latest DIY project to build an internal wall. It is my most ambitious project to date, although it is not the first time I’ve been involved in such a

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