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

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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Top Women Makers

Top Women Makers

Mad Morda I spotted Mad Morda via her application to host Element14’s “The Ben Heck Show”. She’s been making electronics, mods and 3D printed projects and publishing on youtube for the last year. I wish her the best of luck

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Responsibility and common sense

Responsibility and common sense

Are bowls food safe? Jimmy Shaw brought up an interesting discussion on twitter the other day about where to draw the line for advising viewers. My thought was that this specific item should have been mentioned. The reasoning is that

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