Archive for January, 2019

Compass Project

Compass Project

My latest project has just been published in DIYODE Magazine #19. I took the work I had done on the Azure Sphere based IOT Compass and ported it over to the Arduino MKR1000. There was a couple of reasons for

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Close scrapes with undercupboard lighting

Close scrapes with undercupboard lighting

This week the mini fluorescent tube of our under cupboard lighting failed. The tubes have been tricky to replace so each time they popped I’ve been replacing them with LED strips. As mentioned on twitter the kitchen is a harsh

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How to Build Your Own Pneumatic Robot

How to Build Your Own Pneumatic Robot

If you’re planning on building your own robot, pneumatics can be a great alternative to an electric motor, they are lightweight and low-maintenance …

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Wire Medal

Wire Medal

Each year at around this time I make a medal for the annual dinner for the Alumni Association of the Student Television of Imperial College or PSTOIC for short. Each year is a different design with the inspiration taken from

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Tips to avoid router tearout

Tips to avoid router tearout

Routers can be a woodworker’s best friend. This tool can help you perfect edge profiling with less effort and help you make joinery. On the other hand, router tearout can turn your project from flawless to marred in a matter

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Repairs don’t always work

Repairs don't always work

As you might gather from the long list of repairs on this site. I am a big fan of repairing. A good repair can make your item better than the original and it can last for a long time. However

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How to sharpen a pocket knife

How to sharpen a pocket knife

A guide to sharpening a pocket knife using a sharpening stone and lubricant

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New Year

New Year

A productive start to the New Year despite a cold. Got my first magazine article sent off for editing. In the process I learnt a few things about Fusion360, the first is that there’s a whole workspace I’d not been

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