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Metro bank, a thin veneer of modern over another old bank

I remember reading about Metro bank a few years ago when they started opening branches and I was genuinely quite excited, finally something new to start shaking up a very boring industry. I was worki...

The power of a good API

As I have found out this week the alur of a good API can make up for a multitude of sins. At work I have been looking at methods for posting documents programmatically, that is sending a PDF to an AP...

Alexa vs Google Home

After living with Alexa and a Google Home device for a while my conclusion is that Google Home is a chore to communicate with while Alexa is a joy. Talking to Alexa feels natural, it feels more like...

Ball Bearing Machines

I have a thing for interesting machines, especially the type where there is a lot going on and you can get lost following things through and working out how everything functions. Cool machines One m...

100% Secure!

I signed up with a new bank recently called Tide, its one of the new challenger banks but unlike the Monzo its focused at small businesses and offers business current accounts. The app and onboarding...

2m LED Display - Boxing Up

It's been a few months since I have worked on the LED display/tower/thing so I have decided to try and get the physical construction finished. I had left the rear of the enclosure open with the elect...

Blenheim Palace Christmas Lights

Last year I built a lighting system for one of the exhibits for the Christmas at Kew Gardens event, this worked really well but it was also designed as a more generic controller for generating a light...

Tube Trotter

Record your London Underground station visits, because why not? I spend quite a bit of my time living and working in London and traveling on the underground and for whatever reason I have ended up qu...

2m Tall LED Display - Falling Rain

A few months ago while working on the Traveling Lights project I had a strip of leds laid out and had programmed a single dot of light to run along it, this effect while simple looked really cool so I...

Ardurover - Kevins control system

As part of my continued work updating and fixing my robotic platform Kevin I have been looking at the control system. The Old Several years ago when I was building a quadcopter I came across the fli...