Andy Rimmer – LARP Maker

Andy Rimmer - LARP Maker

Andy Rimmer has turned his hobby into a business making foam weapons and props for LARP players.

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Beamish – The Living Museum of the North

A 1900s town scene with tram and motor repair shop

Beamish is a different kind of museum, rather than being exhibits in cases in a building, the buildings are the museum, along with the transport and artefacts. This museum dedicated to “ordinary people” has shops, houses, schools and workplaces from

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First Steps in Organizing a Workshop

First Steps in Organizing a Workshop

A neat, well-organized workshop is the dream of many do-it-yourselfers and professionals. A corner in a room or garage is all you need to start setting up your workshop. If you plan to spend your time there often, then it

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Falkirk Wheel and The Kelpies

Falkirk Wheel and The Kelpies

I visited a massive engineering project that looks like a sculpture and a sculpture that was a massive engineering project.

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Pi vs Arduino

Pi vs Arduino

Last week I gave a talk showing three different ways to flash an LED. One of the questions at the end was why would we use a Pi vs an Arduino?

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Web Camera Gantry

Web Camera Gantry

For an upcoming talk, I need to show a Raspberry Pi and an Arduino on camera. So I built a frame to support the webcam.

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Wooden Dumbells

Wooden Dumbells

Before this year’s stormy season we had some trees cut down by the team from the Knowe Garden Centre. This project uses some of the logs.

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PSTOIC Medal 2022

PSTOIC Medal 2022

A last minute medal was needed for the “Bring something STOIC” so I used the milling machine to machine a billet.

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