Elephants and Servos

Elephants and Servos

This week sees the release of Diyode magazine #26. I’ve been working on a project for them for a few weeks now and it’s been split up into 3 parts. The first 2 are in this edition. The main project

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Small Repairs

Small Repairs

Not all good repairs need to take a long time or lots of effort. Sometimes it’s the simple ones that are the most effective. Vice Screw Replacement The Axminster vice I’ve had for a few years works really well and

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Wand practice

Wand practice

The other week we visited the Harry Potter experience over by Watford. For some pictures see Instagram or Twitter. In the shop, there were some replica wands made from plastic and they were £32 each. Much as I love a

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Projects vs Kits

Projects vs Kits

I finished off a project over the weekend for a magazine and also had a message from a budding builder who wanted to create their own version of the EL wire sign created for HackSpace. This got me thinking about

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Designing for 3D Printing

Mesh Mixer Inspector showing a problem

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been designing a complex animal model for a magazine article and thought I’d share some of the things I’ve discovered along the way. Organic Shapes I tried to design the main body of my

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The Pros And Cons Of Buying A House That Needs Work

The Pros And Cons Of Buying A House That Needs Work

The trend for actually staying put and renovating is on the up according to statistics. A little look at Kirsty and Phil’s Love It Or List It on Channel 4 and you’ll see that plenty of people choose not to

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Kitchen Maintenance: 4 Things to Check for Repairs

Kitchen Maintenance: 4 Things to Check for Repairs

There’s plenty of maintenance to do around the house, but one room that benefits from a special focus is the kitchen, and accompanying dining areas.  This because they get so much use over time, when compared to the rest of

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But what if I fail?

Fail Book

So now you’ve done your thing and did not have success. What next? Here’s some thoughts with dealing with failure.

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