Archive for December, 2015

2015 – A winning year

2015 - A winning year

My main plan for 2015 was to built a little Stirling Engine based on a design from Model Engineer with some tweaks and castings. However even in January I was distracted by other projects. The Cel Robox 3D printer I’d

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Conductive Paint and Threaded Inserts

Conductive Paint and Threaded Inserts

Thanks to Rachel Lancaster from It’s All Geek to me I’ve had the chance to try out the Christmas cards from Bare Conductive. The set has three cards, a Santa, Flash (Rudolf’s lesser known cousin) and a Polar bear. There

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Christmas Tree Trinket

Adafruit Trinket 5V

My work colleague joked that I should not be let near the Christmas fairy lights as I’d probably “hook a microcontroller to them”. I’d not actually thought of this before but as the gauntlet had been thrown down I thought

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Model Engineer’s Workshop 236

Model Engineer's Workshop 236

My report on the World Maker Faire 2015 in New York can be seen in Model Engineer’s Workshop 236, available online, at WHSmiths and all good newsagents.

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