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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...

Status Light / Product Development

A couple of months ago I decided to try and move into product development, not a complete switch of career but perhaps moving a percentage of my time to building real things. This is a change that has...

A Simple Business Expenses App

I use Crunch Accounting to manage my business finances and after a bit of controversy recently about charging for an expense logging app, I decided to try building my own simple web app. The official...

Making money, easy as pi

Last week I set up a bitcoin mining rig based on the raspberry pi, for a number of months I have been using a small USB block eruptor plugged into the laptop I am using for my 3d printer. This has bee...

A place to work

A couple of months ago I made the decision to rent a small workspace. After using the facilities at Build Brighton for various projects I was running into the problem of not having anywhere to leave w...

3D Printer cabinet - Weekend build

A couple of weeks ago I came up with the idea of building a cabinet/table/storage thing for my 3D printer. Its aim was to solve a couple of things: Stability, its original table moves around quite...