Beginners

It's not easy starting out with a new hobby or skill. These articles focus on beginners and easier projects.

Failure is inevitable

Failure is inevitable

“We need to stop glamorizing failure” says Greg Rollett, “you need to reject failure if at all possible”. Don’t Believe Anyone Who Says Failure Is a Good ThingEveryone fails, but there are no such thing as moral victories. www.entrepreneur.com Now

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Primes

Primes

The reminders about Amazon Prime day got me thinking about Prime Numbers. Whilst I was coding a power efficient “blink” for a new 4Tronix board I joked that it was not calculating primes. But then I thought, “why not?” I

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Bench hook – Mini Woodworking Project

Using The Bench Hook

A bench hook is a simple project that teaches many woodworking skills and helps you when sawing. There were no free plans with instructions so I wrote some.

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Folding

Folding

This week I attended the Makers’ Guild meetup entitled “‘NOT 3DPrinting’ – less hyped but exciting maker technologies”. We had two speakers, Jamie Elliot of JAILmake who told about his designing and making projects and Gregory Epps of Robofold who

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Candle Snuffer

Candle Snuffer

Another little mini project. Some of our candles can be a bit tempremental when blown out with wax flying everywhere and I burn my fingers snuffing them out “manually”. So I went old school and made a little candle snuffer.

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Something Magical

Something Magical

This weekend was the PSTOIC Christmas dinner and the theme was “Something Magical”. Not having time to come up with something home made I headed over to Trafalgar Square and down into the subway to Davenport’s Magic. I had a

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Engineering Courses for model makers

Engineering Courses for model makers

For people interested in starting up in model engineering they often buy some equipment and some books and just learn by trial and error. However a beginners training course can really help you get past the first few hurdles and

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International Shed of the Year

International Shed of the Year

The winner of the International Shed of the Year is a Workshop. “The Shed” owned by Chuck Witmer of Scale House Design is a large timber framed design with reclaimed materials such as IKEA glass shelving for the windows and

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