Estimation

Estimation

Chompworks and I were discussing on Twitter about making 3D versions of their logos. The thought came around to how the Chompworks logo could be made from welded stainless steel sheet. I’d also been reading about Mentors for Makers and

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Common Woodworking Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Common Woodworking Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Workshopshed: Even the best of us make mistakes when woodworking. But rather than scrap the work, it is often possible to make good. Today’s post is by Mark from Tools Critic where he writes about using professional tools. Mark shares

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Jumbo Servo Code, Woodwork and Talk

Jumbo Servo Code, Woodwork and Talk

This week saw some more progress on the jumbo servo. Code After looking at some other people’s code, the read register logic was changed slightly. For a read command rather than 3 bytes being sent just a single byte is

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Wood Putty vs. Wood Filler: What’s the Difference?

Wood Putty vs. Wood Filler: What’s the Difference?

When repairing furniture and other wooden items or building them from scratch, there are many instances where you will need to fill holes. These holes can be a result of defects or inconsistencies in the wood or where the nails

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A digital servo protocol

A digital servo protocol

For the Jumbo Servo I’ve looking at the I2C protocol. Like all protocols there are layers to this and I’m looking at the top layer which is often call the application layer. One thing that seems to be common with

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Jumbo Servo

Jumbo Servo

Over the weekend I’ve made some progress on the jumbo servo. So that I can tell the position of the servo I’ve made a gear to fit on to the pot shaft and connect to the output gear of the

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HackSpace Sign, Vision Kit and Jumbo Servo

HackSpace Sign, Vision Kit and Jumbo Servo

HackSpace Sign This month sees another project in HackSpace Magazine, a smart glowing sign for your HackSpace made from Electro-Luminescent wires and controlled by an AdaFruit Trinket. It was a fun project to put together with 80% of the time

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Gods Own Junk Yard

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

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