After wanting to cook some Texas BBQ and seeing the price of offset smokers here in the UK I decided to embark upon a project to design and build my own from scratch.Read more
A 4-character build of Scott Bezek's splitflap display design to display various counters on my desk and make cool noises.Read more
A battery powered humidity, temperature and pressor sensor based on a Bosch BME280 and LoRa node module. Data captured via The Things Network.Read more
A hand-crafted wooden case with brass and steel fittings and a Raspberry Pi inside running InfluxDB and Grafana.Read more
A 3D printed case for a Raspberry Pi Zero and Pimoroni InkyPHAT display to send messages and inspirational quotes.Read more
A balenaCloud powered live train station sign for your desk. Built with a Raspberry Pi Zero and OLED display.Read more
Driven via a Raspberry Pi, control an obnoxious (or not) RGB LED Xmas tree from anywhere via a web browser!Read more
A quick setup using apcupsd, InfluxDB, Telegraf and Grafana to monitor the line voltage seen by the UPS powering my home server.
Build over 4 years of a 1/3rd scale, coal fired, live steam model of a Burrell Single Crank Compound traction engine.Read more
A custom designed frame and build utilising the Run-DMD edge board.
Restoration of a 1992 Data East 'Hook' pinball machine. This comprises of a full strip down and rebuild of all mechanical assemblies cleaning and replacing parts as required to make it play as new again.
The second miniature engine machining project completed on my new machines; a 'flame eater' engine.Read more
Setup of an HP Microserver Gen 8 running VMWare ESXi to run systems such as IPCop, Unraid, Windows & Ubuntu server for my home network.
Having just finished the installation of a new lathe and milling machine in the workshop, I needed a quick project to test them out. This is that.Read more
A breadboard experiment using a flyback transformer from an old TV to make a simple plasma speaker.
I built this OneTesla kit to further my knowledge of Tesla coils, plus it makes a good showpiece for the 'shop! When tuned properly it runs very well.
Building a new workshop from the ground up over 2 years from 2011 to 2013. Set up of a small machine shop, as well as a place to maintain cars and other vehicles.
Complete tear down and full rebuild of a 1993 Williams 'Indiana Jones' pinball machine.
A custom build weather station system created using 1-Wire sensors, monitoring temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, wind speed/direction and rainfall.
Another full teardown and complete rebuild of a 1993 Williams 'Whitewater' pinball machine.Read more
Full strip down and complete rebuild of a 1993 Data East 'Jurassic Park' pinball machine.Read more
Rebuild and recondition of one of the most complex pinball machines around; Twilight Zone (also one of my all time favourites!).Read more
A project to build a full size arcade cabinet housing for a MAME setup. Custom designed in CAD and built from scratch with proper arcade controls.Read more