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3D Printer

A few weeks ago I received a 3D printer, this is something I had been planning to get for a while so when I saw a decent looking device for sale in Maplin last month I jumped at the chance. The printe...

Kevin's first test run

I finally managed to get kevin outside at the weekend for a proper test run. This is the first time the base electrical systems including the motor controllers have been tested and they performed flaw...

The frame is finally complete

After a month or more of work the steel frame for Kevin is complete and painted. This is something I have been looking forward to for a long time as it means I can start attaching components and runni...

New ArthurGuy.co.uk website

After a couple of weeks working on the site in my spare time it is finally complete. This site is built using the Laravel framework on the backend and the new bootstrap v3 css framework for the front...

Kevin's unnecessary but cool control board

One of Kevin's control boxes will be a large fuze/switch box. The battery banks will feed into here and the power will be distributed to the motor controllers and other power systems. Within the box i...

Kevin gets some battery mounts

After building the core of Kevin I have now added a mounting frame for the battery, this is a straightforward mounting in the center of the frame which will accommodate up to 8 12v batteries. This is...

Kevin - robotics platform

After reviving my robotics platform I encountered some serious problems with the durability of the system. The motors are very powerful but they are slow and the wheel mounting isn't very good, the m...

Robotics platform reborn

Today I took the first steps in reviving an old project, the robotic platform. This was a project I started towards the end of 2009, I abandoned it as soon as it reached the software stages and t...

Crunch Accounting

First off, if you have looked at my portfolio you will see I have done some work for Crunch so I may be a little biased but I am also a customer so I do believe my comments are fair. As you probably...

Website analytics

Lately I have been working with a couple of website analytics and event tracking services, Google Analytics is normally my goto service for this type of thing but it has a lot of limitations espe...