Circuit Playground Classic

Circuit Playground Classic

For an upcoming project, I’ve been having a play with the Circuit Playground board. This circular board has a selection of sensors, lights and touch capability. There’s a great demo for the board when you turn it on with a

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5 Mistakes Every Beginning Woodworker Makes

5 Mistakes Every Beginning Woodworker Makes

Woodworking is a centuries-old craft that many people spend a lifetime perfecting. So it makes sense that you might hit a few snags when you’re new to the practice. That’s okay. What’s important is, of course, to keep doing it

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Generation Experiments

Generation Experiments

I’ve been sorting some parts and experimenting with DC motors for the Dodo Automata.

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Cross vice riser block

Cross vice riser block

Quite a few years back I looked at an Axminster Cross Vice. One of the biggest issues was the vertical height. It gave very little clearance when placed on the drill table and then too much clearance when placed on

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Halloween Projects

Halloween Projects

Here’s a couple of projects that I did for HackSpace Magazine last year. You can find all the code on my Github repo, https://github.com/Workshopshed/HackSpace Skull For HackSpace #12 I teamed up with The Kuriologist and we created this monkey skull

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Pi4 Gotchas

Pi4 Gotchas

I’ve started a project based around a Raspberry Pi4 and thought I’d share some of the “gotchas” that I spotted and in some cases didn’t spot. Power The Pi4 is faster and more powerful than previous models. This means that

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9 Easy Ideas for Your Next Welding Project

Barbeque

Having DIY skills is a bittersweet thing. It is great knowing that you can build stuff, but you always feel a little bit let down when you’re in between projects and just aching to get to work. There are plenty

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Top 10 Car Maintenance Tips for a Healthy Vehicle

Top 10 Car Maintenance Tips for a Healthy Vehicle

If your car is getting a little older now, you’re probably increasingly starting to dread your next trip to the garage. A quick service could easily turn into a new camshaft here, a new head gasket there and a four-figure

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