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  • On 04-Mar-2017 we put on our first Embedded Software for Absolute Beginners workshop at HackOldham 1.5. 10 hardy Guinea Pigs signed up and, despite a minor issue with drive

  • I’ve had the need to make a part. I originally planned to 3D print it but the ‘legs’ at the right hand side were just too fragile. A talk with the mechani

  • A pop up shop will open in Oldham this week, providing a taster of what will be on offer at the spring launch of the region’s biggest permanent high street makerspace. Open

  • I’ve got quite a lot done since my last post. My neighbour kindly machined the Y axis risers and Y axis gantry for me. I really did not do much on these myself, so he

  • The sword was now ready to paint, the pva glue had provided a good surface for great coverage from this painting was easy, I used automotive spray paint it wasn’t any

  • I wanted to get a gift for my girlfriend sure I could buy flowers or chocolates but meh they are kinda not what a geeky girl wants…..a sword from an anime series? per

  • I decided one day while trudging the wastes of the game fallout to build the power armour. I looked at all kinds of home methods first using cups and boxes but none gave th

  • A self propelled maze solving sneaker. Yeah, that seems like a good idea.

  • I make Laser Tag equipment for a hobby. And I sometimes need to make clear acrylic domes for the sensor electronics to be housed in. To accomplish this, I buy A4 2mm clear

On 04-Mar-2017 we put on our first Embedded Software for Absolute Beginners workshop at HackOldham 1.5. 10 hardy Guinea Pigs signed up and, despite a minor issue with drivers, we managed to cover all the basics of writing some simple programs, uploading to an Arduino micro-controller and integrating with an electronic circuit. The result - Traffic Lights.

I've had the need to make a part. I originally planned to 3D print it but the 'legs' at the right hand side were just too fragile. A talk with the mechanical engineers at work turned up 'Constant Manufacturing' based in Oldham. Large companies tend to shy...

I've got quite a lot done since my last post. My neighbour kindly machined the Y axis risers and Y axis gantry for me. I really did not do much on these myself, so here is a pic of them after installation. You can see...

The sword was now ready to paint, the pva glue had provided a good surface for great coverage from this painting was easy, I used automotive spray paint it wasn't any expensive brand but the coverage was great, a layer of primer even though I had...

I decided one day while trudging the wastes of the game fallout to build the power armour. I looked at all kinds of home methods first using cups and boxes but none gave the true shape of the helmet or other parts. I knew I...

I make Laser Tag equipment for a hobby. And I sometimes need to make clear acrylic domes for the sensor electronics to be housed in. To accomplish this, I buy A4 2mm clear acrylic sheets off ebay, which I then cut with the laser cutter at...

I've found some more time to progress my computer controlled CNC router and assembled the stepper motor controller. The router has 3 axes (x,y,z) and each is moved by a stepper motor driving a ball screw. This amplifies the thrust of the motor substantially, allowing the...