Gods Own Junk Yard

At the weekend I visited Gods Own Junk Yard, a maker meetup kindly arranged by Dr Lucy Rogers of the Makers Guild.

It’s an amazing collection of Neon signs made or salvaged by Chris Bracey along with movie props and random historic items.


There’s also a small cafe serving coffee and cake and you can sit amongst the signs or out in the garden.

I definitely recommend visiting.

Arduino Day

Arduino Day

Saturday was the 8th World Arduino day. Events were held all over the globe including one here in London. Unfortunately I had other commitments so could not attend. But it seemed a good day to do some experiments with Arduino

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Makers Central

Makers Central

Over the bank holiday weekend I made my way up to Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre for Makers Central. I arrived at Euston to find a load of football fans and a message saying my 8:45 train would likely not run

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Badge for Maker Central

Badge for Maker Central

I’m off to Maker Central at the NEC next weekend and thought it would be good to have a badge so that people I knew only from online might recognise me and to act as a talking point for new

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Trinkets, Power supplies and resets

Trinkets, Power supplies and resets

For a project I’ve working on, I’m using a Trinket M0 from Adafruit. This tiny board runs a cut down version of Python called CircuitPython which is a derivative of MicroPython. This allows the board to be treated like a

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Best Wood Types for Woodcarving

Best Wood Types for Woodcarving

Workshopshed: Wood carving is known to be a demanding art. Not everyone seems to be able to do it, and you need some skills, knowledge and a lot of practice to get it right. Ashley Ward from Woodworking Toolkit shares

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Konig Full HD Action Camera

Konig Full HD Action Camera

At the end of last month the Babbages Baggage won a prize from the Element14 Project14 challenge. They gave us some vouchers to spend at Farnell or CPC. Because my daughter had been doing some videos for Megan TV, I

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Cost Vs Price Vs Value

There have been some interesting comments on Twitter recently about selling price of handmade items. Fiora Aeterna shared an exchange from her friend a Cosplay prop and costume maker. There were a couple of notable points about the exchange. Firstly

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