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Record Vise No 1 and No 2 Restoration

23 SEPTEMBER 2020

Earlier this year I purchased a pair of Record bench engineers vises from a local house who resells gardening and other equipment and donate the proceeds to charity. I paid £20 for both. The vises are Record No 1...

CNC Mill new Fixed Z Axis Upgrade

19 JUNE 2019

We have replaced the old adjustable Z axis on our DIY CNC milling machine with a new fixed vertical pillar Z axis, replaced the old stepper motor and ballscrew bearings with better quality versions and added e-chain for...

Raspberry Pi Zero Handheld Barcode Scanner Part 2

23 APRIL 2017

This is the second part in an ongoing project to build a wireless barcode scanner based on the Raspberry Pi Zero. View part one here: Raspberry Pi Zero Handheld Barcode Scanner Part 1 and part three here: Raspberry...

Raspberry Pi Solar Data Logger Version 2

30 NOVEMBER 2015

Three years ago we designed a solar data logger based on a Raspberry Pi which monitored the solar heating and PV system in the house as well as measuring the amount of energy we were using.  This system has served...

Mastervolt Soladin 600 Optical Interface Noise Fail

11 NOVEMBER 2015

Since we solved the RF interference problems http://www.briandorey.com/post/mastervolt-soladin-rf-filtering with our Mastervolt Soladin 600 mains inverter we had planned to use the data port to link to our Raspberry...

USB MultiComms Part Four Case

11 NOVEMBER 2015

This is part four of the USB MultiComms project, you can view part one, two and three from the links below: USB MultiComms Part One - USB Board USB MultiComms Part Two - RS232 Board USB MultiComms Part Three - UART Board With...

USB MultiComms Part Three UART Board

11 NOVEMBER 2015

This is part three of the USB MultiComms project, you can view part one and two from the links below: USB MultiComms Part One - USB Board USB MultiComms Part Two - RS232 Board With the main controller board and the RS232...

USB MultiComms Part Two RS232 Board

31 OCTOBER 2015

This is part two of the USB MultiComms project, you can view part one where we built the controller board at USB MultiComms Part One - USB Board In part one of this USB MultiComms I detailed the design and construction...

USB MultiComms Part One USB Board

15 OCTOBER 2015

Designing a USB communications box. Several of the projects we have been working on recently needed some form of serial communication with our PC, either through RS232, UART, I2C or SPI and at the moment we use a handful...

Sinclair ZX81 Kit Build

13 OCTOBER 2015

Several years ago we purchased a mint conditioned unopened Sinclair ZX81 Computer Kit from eBay with the intention of building it sometime and having another classic ZX81 computer which was the first computer I had when...

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Brian Dorey

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I make websites and manufacturer and sell expansion boards for the Raspberry Pi range of computers.

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