Tips and Tricks for Concrete DIY Projects

Tips and Tricks for Concrete DIY Projects

Concrete is an awesome, hugely versatile material to work with. If you’re considering making some DIY projects with concrete, there are plenty of options to choose from, whether you want something simple like a vase or candleholder or want to

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Creative Computing Day 21st March 2020

Creative Computing Day 21st March 2020

Makers and Artists will be getting together at the UAL Creative Computing Institute to showcase their projects and share their joy of computing

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Mini-break to Edinburgh

Mini-break to Edinburgh

Over the school half term, we took a family trip up to visit relatives and had a quick trip over to Scotland in the middle. We dropped into Edinburgh Castle, The Camera Obscura and National Museum of Scotland. The castle

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Drilling hard materials

Drilling hard materials

Following last weeks post, I quizzed Brendan about their smaller drills and asked if they too were ground with the split point. He pointed out that they were too small for that. “All drill bits from 3mm up to 13mm

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Hard drills

Hard drills

Brendan from TTP Hard Drills sent me some of their cobalt drills and some cutting paste to review. He also threw in a handy drilling guide, a hat and some pens. As I was looking around the Workshopshed for some

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How to Waterproof Your Projects

How to Waterproof Your Projects

You’ve just crafted a beautiful handmade table. How do you make sure it holds up for years to come?

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Motor Controls and Magazines

Motor Controls and Magazines

This week I have been looking at a stepper motor driver from Trinamic and revisited some magazines from my youth.

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Squid Hunter

Squid Hunter

As a Christmas present from my sister, I received a Solarbotics Squid Hunting kit. This is a laser-cut wooden kit with a small PCB to assemble and a couple of solar panels. The sculpture has a small submarine, giant squid

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