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The future of design

The future of design

CGTrader asked me to share insights on the topic “Designing for the future: trends we need to consider now” and be a part of broader discussion of how the future of design will look like. Here’s my take on how

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Future of Blogging

As part of the Upcycle It design challenge over on Element14, I’ve been blogging a lot on their community site. I’ve also been following with interest a discussion on why those blogs are part of the challenge. For me the

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Transport of the future

Transport of the future

I recently read AceParts’ guide to advances in transport and how we might travel in the future. The increased speed and efficiency of vehicles will allow more people to travel long distances. However, this could have a knock-on effect. For

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Frustrations of sourcing parts

Frustrations of sourcing parts

Whether starting out with designing electronics, becoming a pro-maker or repairing obsolete kit, having a reliable source of parts can be key to success.

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The history of British video gaming

The history of British video gaming

For many of us, our workshop sheds are more than just a functional space, they are also a space for us to relax and be at ease whilst doing things we love. For some, it’s DIY, for others its scientific

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Non-Bullshit Innovation

Non-Bullshit Innovation

I’ve been reading a fun book by David Rowen about innovation, ” “. David has toured the globe interviewing so-called innovators and dividing the blaggers from the true innovators. A few weeks back he stopped off in Battersea to met

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Extractor fan switch

Extractor fan switch

To control the extractor fan I purchased a three-way switch that is labelled, “Man”, “Off” and “Auto”. The fan controller has a trigger connection and the idea is that this can be controlled from the light switch or in future

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Extractor Fan

Extractor Fan

As mentioned on the Guild of Makers Conference post, I picked up an extractor fan at the swap meet. This was a powerful dual blower style fan with a timer and an external trigger. There’s also a microswitch that controls

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