Nerf Gun Shooting Gallery

This is a work in progress as it has turned out to be far more complicated than I thought it would be! I’ve learned a lot about how to design parts for my 3d printer and how to use the laser cutter at Reading Hackspace too though so already winning! Over the passed few years […]

DeskCycle Stats Update

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 an Arduino […]

1st Gen Roomba Overview

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. Power This was simple enough, I charged the battery and put […]

Project Bumblebee

Bumblebee?   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 […]

Dual USB Cable for Chromecast Audio

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 figured […]

Arduino Speedometer for the DeskCycle

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 […]

Dad’s Clock

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 […]

TaW: Week 12 – ARC Reactor

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 of structure […]

Controlling a Syma S107G with an Xbox 360 Controller

As a tie in to my No ‘Air Ambulance Challenge, a sponsored body wax for the local Air Ambulance charity, I’ve decided to upgrade my old project by swapping the RC car out for a Syma S107G.  If you enjoyed this post, please donate a few quid or whatever you can here.  It’s for a very good cause […]