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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...

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...