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16 September 2013

DIY Pick and Place V2 Picker Y Axis gearbox and drive

It has been a busy week so far designing different brackets and parts for the automatic pick and place...

04 September 2013

DIY Pick and Place V2 Picker Head Assembly

After using our previous semi-automatic pick and place machine for a year we decided it was time to build...

21 August 2013

Agilent InfiniiVision MSOX2024A Oscilloscope I2C Analysis

Today I was trying to get a Netduino 2 .NET Micro Framework microcontroller board to communicate with...

17 August 2013

When hard drives crash

We recently had a hard drive failure on our Synology Diskstation NAS drive and the drive was making very...

25 July 2013

BeagleBone Driver Installer problems

My new BeagleBone Black arrived today and the first problems I had when trying to install the drivers...

22 July 2013

Raspberry Pi Solar Data Logger v2 Plans

It has now been a year since the first Raspberry Pi solar data logger was launched and over the past...

12 July 2013

Google Apps for Business and Analytics Login problems

One of our clients uses Google Apps for Business for his email and he used to have a Google Analytics...

06 July 2013

Raspberry Pi GPIO Protection

After damaging the GPIO port on our raspberry pi while designing a new solar monitoring system we decided...

29 June 2013

Landrover Defender Replacement crossmember fitting

Earlier this year I ordered a Landrover Defender Replacement HD (heavy duty) crossmember from blacksheepcrossmember.co.uk...

19 June 2013

Workshop ESD Protection

Now we are doing a lot more work with static sensitive devices we decided it was time to update our workbench...

10 June 2013

Cental Heating Control via Windows Phone and Raspberry Pi

I have now finished working on the mobile app for the Raspberry Pi controlled central heating controller....

06 June 2013

Raspberry Pi solar data logger after one year

It has now been just over 12 months since we installed our Raspberry Pi solar data logger system on the...

31 May 2013

Land Rover Defender roof insulation upgrade

After another cold winter driving our Landrover Defender 90 we decided to try to insulate the roof and...

31 May 2013

Solar Air Removal Upgrade SpiroVent RV2

Our solar thermal hot water system has now been installed for 12 months and has given a good saving on...

28 May 2013

Blog upgrade issues

Following a recent update to the new BlogEngine 2.8 version it seems that some of the blog posts...

18 May 2013

TECHNO SD 240 Manual operated stencil printer

After struggling for some time using homemade stencil holders and bits of tape to hold the stencils down...

05 May 2013

Dangerous LED Outdoor Floodlights

A few weeks ago I ordered a pair of “20W 1600Lm LED Garden Outdoor FloodLight 85-265V Pure White...

29 April 2013

Kent Hand Morse Key Restoration

I had been looking for a Kent hand key from eBay for some time as I plan to try to learn CW (Morse) to...

28 April 2013

Apple ATI Radeon HD 5870 Fan Upgrade

The factory fan on my 2 year old Apple ATI Radeon HD 5870 1Gb Graphics Card finally failed last week...

14 April 2013

Android Tablet and Arduino DIY pick and place component selector

Following from the Arduino pick and place update blog post video and Automatic component feeders post...

01 April 2013

Etching your own PCBs

Below is a photo overview of how we make our own PCB’s using a UV box and developing the boards. Disclaimer: Wear...


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