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09 November 2014

Cateye Micro Wireless Bike Computer interference

We recently purchased a pair of Specialized Crux E5 cyclocross bikes from Primera Sports in Bournemouth...

06 November 2014

Do not return batteries via the Royal Mail

On the 15th October 2014 I ordered a pair of Voltz 5300mAh 8.4v Stick Pack with Traxxas Connector...

19 October 2014

Maynuo M9812 Serial to USB Adapter

We recently purchased a Maynuo M9812 programmable DC electronic load to use on various projects and...

12 October 2014

SMC Vacuum and Air Valve Upgrade

In July 2014 we modified the vacuum valves to try to improve the air flow to the picker nozzles by...

02 October 2014

Maynuo M9812 Programmable LED DC Electronic Load

We have now purchased a Maynuo M9812 Programmable LED DC Electronic Load rated at 0-150V 0-30A 300W. We...

04 September 2014

Mastervolt Soladin RF Filtering

Following from the Mastervolt Soladin 600 Inverter RF Interference post about the major RF interference...

31 August 2014

LEE Bug Filters and GoPro Hero

Since buying the GoPro Hero 3+ a few months ago we have found that the video suffers with washed...

17 August 2014

Banana Pi first tests

A few weeks ago I ordered a Banana Pi board from http://www.pidirect.org/products/banana-pi-0 who...

10 August 2014

ModernUI Pick and Place Controller Software

I have finished the latest version of the DIY Pick and Place controller software to work with the...

18 July 2014

Mastervolt Soladin 600 Inverter RF Interference

Our new Mastervolt Soladin 600 tie-in mains inverter arrived today and we have installed it in the...

15 July 2014

Off Grid Solar Changes

Last week one of our 125Ah 12 volt batteries on our off grid solar system failed after only 20 months...

09 July 2014

Vacuum Valve air flow modification

The DIY Pick and Place machine upgrade to use automotive vacuum valves didn’t work as planned...

09 July 2014

Pick and Place Controller V3 Part 2

Following from the previous Pick and Place Controller V3 Part 1 post we have now built and installed...

09 July 2014

Powerpole Fused Distribution Board

We use Anderson Powerpole connectors (http://www.powerwerx.com/anderson-powerpoles/) on our ham radios...

24 June 2014

DIY Pick and Place Design Files

We have collated all the design files we saved during the development and build of our DIY manual...

15 June 2014

USB to RS485 Adapter

The new solar data logger project is slowly progressing and a part of the project includes some Atmel...

12 June 2014

Pick and Place Controller V3 Part 1

Since we built the automatic DIY pick and place machine, one aspect of the build which has always...

22 May 2014

Pick and Place Cable Upgrades

In the past few weeks we had an intermittent problem with two of the stepper motors on the DIY Pick...

18 May 2014

Projects and Work News

Things have been very busy with both work and hobbies and there doesn’t seem to be enough hours...

23 March 2014

Railway Sky LED Controller

Alongside our electronic projects another long term hobby has been model making and more specifically...

18 March 2014

SolarStorm X2 LED Bike Lights Mount Modifications

I am trying to get fit again after a long wet winter of not using my bike and I decided it was time...


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