Sugru New Colours and Formula

Sugru New Colours and Formula

Tom from Sugru sent me some of their family safe formula Sugru. So I decided to use the new colours to make an Automata.

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How To Make A Wooden Bowl Using A Wood Lathe

How To Make A Wooden Bowl Using A Wood Lathe

A simple wooden bowl is one of the most beautiful things you can make on your wood turning lathe.  They make useful decorative additions to your home as well as thoughtful and sentimental gifts for your loved ones. In this

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Smartibot

Smartibot

A few weeks back the KickStarter for the Smartibot was fulfilled. A colourful flat box arrived with the familiar robot, teabot and unicorn on the front. The motors and driver board were very similar to those that I’d used for

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High Tech Woodworking: Is It Worth It?

High Tech Woodworking: Is It Worth It?

Technology is constantly improving. We’ve gone from the days of dialup to self-driving cars and innovative AI. But do these help or hinder the Woodworker?

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Shed Repair

Shed Repair

This week my neighbour has been replacing their fence. The old wooden fence has been taken down and some big concrete posts have been put up. What this means is that for the first time since I moved into the

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Jumbo LED

Jumbo LED

How I made a giant LED, using a 10W chip module, some wire, a bell jar and some 3D printed parts.

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Compass Project

Compass Project

My latest project has just been published in DIYODE Magazine #19. I took the work I had done on the Azure Sphere based IOT Compass and ported it over to the Arduino MKR1000. There was a couple of reasons for

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Close scrapes with undercupboard lighting

Close scrapes with undercupboard lighting

This week the mini fluorescent tube of our under cupboard lighting failed. The tubes have been tricky to replace so each time they popped I’ve been replacing them with LED strips. As mentioned on twitter the kitchen is a harsh

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