Extractor fan switch

Extractor fan switch

To control the extractor fan I purchased a three-way switch that is labelled, “Man”, “Off” and “Auto”. The fan controller has a trigger connection and the idea is that this can be controlled from the light switch or in future

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Creating a 3D model for Kicad

Creating a 3D model for Kicad

Using Fusion360 to produce a model for the 3D Viewer in KiCAD.

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IOT Security

IOT Security

This last week I gave a talk at the Linuxing in London group about IOT security. The main themes were why you should bother and how to secure a system. The talk looked at some historical examples where systems were

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The Crafty Kid’s Guide to DIY Electronics

The Crafty Kid's Guide to DIY Electronics

Helen sent me a copy of her latest book to review. We’ve not had a chance to try out any of the projects yet but here’s my initial thoughts. So there’s a couple of reasons we’ve not yet got around

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Extractor Fan

Extractor Fan

As mentioned on the Guild of Makers Conference post, I picked up an extractor fan at the swap meet. This was a powerful dual blower style fan with a timer and an external trigger. There’s also a microswitch that controls

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Antrim to Ayrshire Link

Antrim to Ayrshire Link

Currently, the route from Northern Ireland to Scotland is via the Stranraer ferry, this is a slow route and often closed due to bad weather. All this will be a thing of the past once a new combined tunnel and

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5 Golden Rules for the Perfect DIY Space

5 Golden Rules for the Perfect DIY Space

If DIY projects are more than just a hobby to you, or you are involved in the trades – then creating a DIY space that works for you could be critical to the success of your projects and keeping you

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Guild of Makers

Guild of Makers

The Guild of Makers is a membership organisation. It exists to encourage Makers to support, encourage and help each other. Definition of a Maker for the purposes of this Guild:A practical person who takes pride in creating physical items using their

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