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  • I’ve been trying to optimise the way I make Milestag sensor domes. These are electronic sensors that receive infra red light and convert this into a stream of binary

  • So seeing as Fitbit bought Pebble, and development is going to end on the Pebble platform, everyone is selling off their stock of Pebbles cheap. And I love a bargain. So I

  • 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

I've been trying to optimise the way I make Milestag sensor domes. These are electronic sensors that receive infra red light and convert this into a stream of binary data. The electronics need to be protected with a cover that is transparent to this light. Previously...

So seeing as Fitbit bought Pebble, and development is going to end on the Pebble platform, everyone is selling off their stock of Pebbles cheap. And I love a bargain. So I bought a Pebble Time (partly in the hope I finally find a killer app for the things and can retire to my own secret volcanic island base with the proceeds). Of course, I had to have a play with the SDK.
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...