A long while back now I bought a DeskCycle to use at work to help my body stay more active whilst at my desk, standing desks aren’t an option so this seemed ideal. I’m also a massive geek, which is a massive surprise I know, so I built a PC interface for it using […]
Before I can rebuild Bumblebee, my 1st generation Roomba, I need to figure out how he works. I’m going to split this into three sections; Power , motors and sensors. I’m going to cover how to interface with each of these in future posts.
This was simple enough, I charged the battery and put […]
Bumblebee is my Roomba, so named as long ago he lost his voice. About a year ago his logic board started playing up and though he was still able to clean, at the end of each cleaning cycle he wouldn’t go into standby and his battery would drain in no time. At that […]
Not long after I made the switch to Android Google announced the Chromecast Audio, a cheap little device that plugs into speakers you already own and gives you the ability to stream music from your phone or browser. As they also include synchronising of the speakers so you can cast to multiple rooms I […]
All my previous jobs were based in the town I live in so I used to be able to cycle to work, with my current job it’s far enough away I can’t reasonably cycle to work. As such, and as the company is jokingly referred to as the “Cake-apult” for the amount of cake we […]
Work has been mental for a few months so despite doing odds and sods on Hugo and a buttload of work on our illegal fishing project at work (hopefully more on that soon) I’ve not posted anything in a while so thought I’d post about a clock I’m building for my Dad.
My dad’s an […]
This weeks thing was built for a friend for the Iron Man inspired dress she has made for Iron Fest. The ARC reactor is made using 11 superbright 3mm LEDs connected to a pair of AAs. It is then sewn onto a scrap of denim from an old pair of jeans for a bit […]
I’ve been working on this for over a week and to be honest, failing. The driver boards I soldered at the Hackspace were a breeze and despite having the same soldering iron at home now I’m really struggling. I’m going to head to the space on Wednesday for open hack night, take my kit and […]