Archive for April, 2015
The other week I was lucky enough to see a presentation by Inventor Trevor Baylis hosted by the IET. Trevor told us about his national service in the Army, swimming, life as a stunt man and some his lesser known
Maker Pro is a series of interviews with a wide range of people, looking at how they make their living through making. The interviewees are from diverse backgrounds and countries, and some of the interviewers are quite interesting too. [amazon
For the Enchanted Cottage project I decided to make the mechanism for moving the figures using a 3D printer. I thought that ABS plastic would be a good material as the parts would be light weight and by printing them
The guys at Oomlout kindly sent me one of their Arduino Starter Kits to have a look at. As per most starter kits it’s based around the Arduino Uno. The Uno is simplest Arduino to get started with so is
For the Enchanted Cottage project I wanted to add a structure to hide all the mechanics and electronics. Because the weather house was made from 3mm plywood, I thought it made sense to make the rest from the same. The servos also needed testing so to make this easier a simple test rig was made.
A slightly different guest post today but it’s a topic that’s close to my heart so thought it should have a forum to speak 2015 is the 50th anniversary of the UK’s promise to adopt the metric system, we believe