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Maplin Back Online

Maplin Back Online

As Mark Twain once said, “The report of my death was an exaggeration”, so it seems with Maplin. Back in 2018, Maplin went into administration following some complex financing from Venture Capitalists. However, the brand name was bought out and

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Spot face cutter

Spot face cutter

I needed a tool for creating the breaks in stripboard, so I created my own from a broken drill and a branch from the garden

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Stripboard

Stripboard

For an upcoming project, I wanted to create the design on stripboard so that others could easily reproduce it. But I needed a design tool…

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Motor Controls and Magazines

Motor Controls and Magazines

This week I have been looking at a stepper motor driver from Trinamic and revisited some magazines from my youth.

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Connectors – Quick Tip

Connectors - Quick Tip

One issue I constantly hit with my projects is connectors. Specifically not having enough space for them. They always turn out larger than I expect. So my quick tip of the day is to put all of the connectors in

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Xmas revisited

Xmas revisited

2 years back I was approached to write a simple tutorial for a magazine that was due to be launched. That Magazine turned out to be HackSpace. Due to the timing, I decided to do a simple Christmas lighting project.

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Circuit Playground Classic

Circuit Playground Classic

For an upcoming project, I’ve been having a play with the Circuit Playground board. This circular board has a selection of sensors, lights and touch capability. There’s a great demo for the board when you turn it on with a

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Pi4 Gotchas

Pi4 Gotchas

I’ve started a project based around a Raspberry Pi4 and thought I’d share some of the “gotchas” that I spotted and in some cases didn’t spot. Power The Pi4 is faster and more powerful than previous models. This means that

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