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As cunning as a fox who’s just graduated from Oxford University with a degree in cunning

As cunning as a fox who's just graduated from Oxford University with a degree in cunning

We’ve recently added a kitten to our household. I knew it would be clever and get into any space we didn’t want it to, but I underestimated how clever. Our coffee table has a drawer in it. The drawer is

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Ghost Rider

Ghost Rider

It started with an advert on a social media platform for a skull mask. I really liked the look of it an thought it could make for a good project. I’d also seen some “flames” on AliExpress, things like caldrons

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Mortice and Tenon Router Jigs

Mortice and Tenon Router Jigs

I decided to use router jigs to create mortice and tenon joints to assemble a garden planter.

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FreeCAD for Makers

FreeCAD for Makers

As a periodic user of FreeCAD I was happy to see Jo Hinchliffe had written FreeCAD for Makers as he’s done some excellent tutorials.

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ATX Power Control Board

ATX Power Control Board

When I built the MING Pi, I needed a way to signal to the ATX power supply that it needed to turn on. I did that by cutting an ATX connector in half and soldering the Power On wire to

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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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