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

Puppet Master

Puppet Master

Over the weekend I attended a short introduction course with puppet master Bernd Ogrodnik. Along with 300 other enthusiasts from around the globe, I learnt a little about carving, wood types, performance and the design of puppets. Bernd shared many

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Master, Master

Master, Master

This last week, I renamed the branch on my Github repos from Master to Main. As I don’t use any kind of gitflow for my repositories and I don’t have to worry about team members, this was a pretty painless

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Heritage Crafts on TV

Heritage Crafts on TV

Over the weekend, I had an email from Spun Gold TV. Spun Gold is an independent producer and has previously made shows such as Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh, Great Canal Journeys, Back in the Saddle and Love

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A robot that smells

A robot that smells

Back in 2019, I had an idea to build a clone of the Cheesoid robot for a Project14 competition from Element14. I got as far as saving an old coffee tin and messaging David on Twitter. But I didn’t find

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Heritage Steam to go Electric

Heritage Steam to go Electric

The Merioneth and Llantisilly Railway Traction Company Limited has announced that from this year their steam engines will be using electricity

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Made from scratch

Made from scratch

The other day on Twitter, the monster 3D printing enthusiast Ivan Miranda asked about the meaning of the phrase “made from scratch”.

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The Barony A-Frame

The Barony A Frame

The A-Frame can be seen for miles around standing out against the clear blue skies of East Ayrshire. A reminder of the coal industry that once dominated the area. The A-Frame is all that is left of the Barony pithead

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A year of change

A year of change

This year started out quite similar to most, I made a medal for the PSTOIC dinner, was experimenting with stepper motors and wiring an extractor fan for the Workshopshed. Popular science had also published my article about making your own

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