Inspiration

What inspires you to make and repair?

Mechanical Gadgets

It's mechanical, it's a gadget
Mechanical Gadgets

Projects

Ideas for projects and people's projects
Projects

Sculpture

Most of the sculptures featured here are made from metal or mixed materials. I find sculptures inspiration, just because something does not have a pure functional purpose does not mean it does not have value.
Sculpture

Articles

Projects vs Kits

Projects vs Kits

I finished off a project over the weekend for a magazine and also had a message from a budding builder who wanted to create their own version of the EL wire sign created for HackSpace. This got me thinking about

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But what if I fail?

Fail Book

So now you’ve done your thing and did not have success. What next? Here’s some thoughts with dealing with failure.

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IOT Security

IOT Security

This last week I gave a talk at the Linuxing in London group about IOT security. The main themes were why you should bother and how to secure a system. The talk looked at some historical examples where systems were

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Antrim to Ayrshire Link

Antrim to Ayrshire Link

Currently, the route from Northern Ireland to Scotland is via the Stranraer ferry, this is a slow route and often closed due to bad weather. All this will be a thing of the past once a new combined tunnel and

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Let it snow!

Let it snow!

Given that the penultimate post of the year falls on Christmas eve, I’ve been thinking about sleighs. Over on YouTube, Warren has been making a fantastic wooden sleigh. Just a table top version but a lovely build. Over at Greenfield

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Surprise Maker Parcel

Surprise Maker Parcel

Andy unboxes a #SurpriseMakerParcel from Alfred Chow – Maker of things. There’s an interesting selection of items in the box, some really old ones and some useful electronics.

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Cost Vs Price Vs Value

There have been some interesting comments on Twitter recently about selling price of handmade items. Fiora Aeterna shared an exchange from her friend a Cosplay prop and costume maker. There were a couple of notable points about the exchange. Firstly

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World War II bomber found on moon

World War II bomber found on moon

Back on April 24th 1988 a tabloid newspaper reported that a Lancaster Bomber has been found on the moon. At the time this was thought to be fake news. Ivan Pullnileg a reporter for Russia Today claims that a leaked

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