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

Badass Maker Women Film Festival

Badass Maker Women Film Festival

element14 have been looking for the top makers and engineers to join their element14 Presents team. Now is your chance to vote for the winners

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Inspiration?

Inspiration?

Where to get inspiration from and what to do with it when you get it.

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Fantasy tool shop

Fantasy tool shop

Have you ever gone to a tool shop, web site or catalogue and browsed through, picking out a fantasy shopping basket of those things you’d get if money was no object? I know I have. So I put the question

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A secret door found at the back of the larder

A secret door found at the back of the larder

Whilst trapped in lockdown, Jim and Hilda Bloggs of Bellhouse Road, Sheffield were not expecting to find a priceless historical artefact. When Jim and Hilda decided to re-arrange their store cupboard, little did they know what the would discover. “It

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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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