Calbourne Water Mill

Calbourne Water Mill

Calbourne Water Mill & Rural Museum is located at the North East corner of the Isle of Wight. There’s been a mill on the site since before the Domesday Book was written in 1086. I had a chance to visit just

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Drill Sharpening

Stubby 7mm drill with test holes

I recently dismantled a broken garden seat so it could be taken for recycling. Basically separating the metal and hard plastic parts. To complete this I needed to drill out some rivets. Unfortunately doing that I snapped a 7mm drill.

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Use lighting to set the mood in your garden

Use lighting to set the mood in your garden

The summer months are a great time to enjoy your garden but how best to take advantage of the warm evenings. Leila Jones provides some thoughts on how to light your garden. Use Lighting to Set the Mood in Your

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Jumbo Servo Motor Current

Jumbo Servo Motor Current

This weekend I’ve been testing the motors for the Jumbo servo. Adding on from the last test, I put in the L298 H-Bridge module, rather than test with the motor, I used two LEDs wired back to back. This allowed

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Jumbo Servo Testing

Jumbo Servo Testing

Now that the Unicorn is finished I’ve been testing the jumbo servo. I soldered a socket and some sockets to a stripboard and some headers for the Itsy Bitsy. This also has some mounting points in the corners so I

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Stainless Steel Unicorn

Stainless Steel Unicorn

Over the weekend I finished off the Stainless Steel Unicorn. My first test was not very successful as the wheels just span rather than moving the robot. So I used some Sugru to form tyres for the wheels and that

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What You Need For An Awesome Decking Project

What You Need For An Awesome Decking Project

Before you can actually begin putting together this awesome new deck of yours, you need to learn the building codes for your local area. You can do this by going on Google and typing in your city and state, and

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Wheels of steel

Wheels of steel

There’s been some good progress on the Stainless Steel Unicorn this week. The body has been finished and I’ve added some detailing to match the card version. The ears were punched with the nail punch from the Spring Tool set.

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