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17 MARCH 2020

When lightning strikes

Today whilst sorting through my old 35mm film negatives, I found some photos of the damage our home suffered when we had a direct lightning strike to the aerials on our roof in September 2004. On the night, we all went...

10 FEBRUARY 2020

Commercial waste and an ecommerce business

When we started our AB Electronics UK ecommerce business eight years ago we found that we had the problem of generating a small amount of waste / rubbish every month from our PCB assembly. We had never had to deal with...

16 DECEMBER 2019

Oculus Rift CV1 V12 update stuttering workaround

Last week my Oculus Rift software auto updated to a new version 12 release and straight away I found that all my games were unplayable due to frame dropping and stuttering problems and also motion tracking issues when on...

29 NOVEMBER 2019

Developing a new product to sell

Since launching our AB Electronics UK shop in 2012 we have expanded from our first Raspberry Pi analogue to digital converter to over 40 custom boards and accessories we sell online at  www.abelectronics.co.uk/. This...

24 OCTOBER 2019

Difficulties trying to promote local businesses

In 1996 we started a local tourism website called Virtual Swanage which over time grew to have over two thousand pages of local photos, events, business listings, local attractions and much more. I posted about the twenty...

04 OCTOBER 2019

Trying to Save Power and Lower our Energy Bills

This is a very text heavy post but I thought I would share our efforts to save on our energy usage in our home. With the constantly rising costs of energy we have always tried to use as little electricity and gas as possible...

02 OCTOBER 2019

Workshop Tool Storage Rack

In our loft workshop we have many electrical hand tools and screwdrivers which we use often, and these have all been held on the wall using plastic pipe clips and magnetic tool holders. The magnetic tool holder did not...

16 JULY 2019

Broadband problems with REIN interference

Bit of a long-winded post but maybe interesting for anyone with broadband speed problems. Over the past year we have experienced increasing problems with our broadband connection either randomly cutting out and resetting,...

05 JULY 2019

Ford sync 3 interference white noise from speakers

My 2016 Ford Focus has an intermittent problem with the Sync 3 sound system. Sometimes when starting the car the sound system will emit a very loud static / white noise sound from the center speaker and turning the volume...

02 JUNE 2019

CNC Mill Driver and Motor Controller Upgrades

  Our Axminster SIEG Super X1 Micro Mill has had many upgrades since we purchased it over 10 years ago but it has always stood on the same MDF table in the loft which had limited storage for the milling and lathe...

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