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Simple Fan Speed Controller

Simple Fan Speed Controller

A simple fan controller based on an ATTiny board and DS18B20 temperature sensor generating a PWM signal driving a power transisitor to control the fan.

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Inspired by Flash Gordon

Inspired by Flash Gordon

My recent project on Element14 was to capture temperature from around the house and post it to a central dashboard. I used a set of software including Mosquitto, InfluxDB, Node Red and Grafana or Ming for short. The dashboard is

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MakerSpace Magazine

MakerSpace Magazine

On a recent trip to the states, I dropped into Barnes and Noble to see if there were any interest magazines. And I was not disappointed. As well as finding a copy of Machinist’s Workshop with a differential chain hoist,

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Pi and Chips

Pi and Chips

I’ve been working on another electronics video, as part of that I need a large Raspberry Pi logo. I looked online and there were some stickers but most of them were smaller than I wanted. So I decided to 3D

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Potion Rack

Potion Rack

The latest video is up on Element14 Presents, “Using 555 Timers to Make a Magic Potions Rack“. The video is about the electronics behind the potions so I thought I’d also give a mention to the woodwork behind the project.

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Rustic Sawhorse

Rustic Sawhorse

I’ve been slowly working through a big pile of logs sawing and splitting the wood. The smaller bits will be used on our firepit and the larger, I hope to get some planks and spars to make projects with. I’d

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Andy Rimmer – LARP Maker

Andy Rimmer - LARP Maker

Andy Rimmer has turned his hobby into a business making foam weapons and props for LARP players.

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Beamish – The Living Museum of the North

A 1900s town scene with tram and motor repair shop

Beamish is a different kind of museum, rather than being exhibits in cases in a building, the buildings are the museum, along with the transport and artefacts. This museum dedicated to “ordinary people” has shops, houses, schools and workplaces from

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