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Laser Engraver / Cutter build log - part 1

After a week of experimenting I have made some decisions with my laser engraver but I still have a lot left to decide. I am going to publish regular video updates for this project, the first of which...

Laser Engraver - Project Idea

Last week I stumbled across the MicroSlice on kickstarter, this is a mini laser engraver and cutter made from laser cut wood, salvaged dvd drive parts and some electronics. It looks really cool but it...

Narrative Clip, Life Logging and Quantified Self

For a number of years I have been interested in the idea of the quantified self movement and collecting data about myself and my life, ideally with the aim of using it to make improvements but to be t...

Experiments with e-paper

I enjoy playing with new technology and one thing I hadn't experimented with before was epaper or eink. These are the displays found within ereaders like the Kindle. The displays come in a wide range...

Chip & Pin tamper detection

While browsing eBay I spotted a chip & pin key pad, this was being sold as locked/broken but it was only a couple of pounds so it seemed worth it. The pin pad arrived yesterday and after powering...

Status Light v2 - Build Update

I have been working on the second version of status light for a little while now and I have made progress in a few areas. One thing I wanted to improve over the first one was the mounting and general...

Kevin - CAN bus problems and success

Last year when I was working through the electronic systems for Kevin I decided to implement a CAN bus to allow the various boards to talk to each other, this is the same system thats used in cars and...

Upgrading Colin

Colin is my trusty servant, he tirelessly cleans my flat for me and his only reward is electricity (and an occasional bit of verbal abuse when he stops behind a door and blocks it). He is a Roomba 520...

YouTube

Over the past few weeks I have started recording videos, initially covering past projects but I am planning on moving onto more complete projects. My main motivation for doing these has been because i...

Gauge Display

Over the past year or two I have done some work setting up dashboards and whilst they can be really cool the displays get a little dull over time. With this in mind I started work on a physical status...