Raid the Bus and the Speccy Lives!

A retro project to make a ZX Spectrum live on an RC2014. It’s been a bit of a labour of love but I’m now ready to say this is finished-ish, so take a look!

SandBot Software Revamp

Built the robot, now for the software. How to draw smooth patterns in sand by describing the pattern as a mathematical expression. And with a nice new web-based UI to make it all easy.

A New SandBot

A totally new design for the SandBot which creates Sand Art by moving a ball-bearing on a bed of sand using magnetism and a SCARA robot.

Galaxy Invasion – 80’s Style

Galaxy Invasion – using a new bit of hardware (and software) I’ve designed to allow retro 8bit gaming on an RC2104 computer. Can you save the 1980’s galaxy from invasion!

Show me the Money

Ringing a bell in the office to celebrate closing a significant deal is a great motivator for everyone in a company. This project brings the notion up-to-date with a connected-bell using the IoT platform Particle and automated connection to a CRM or Twitter account.

Not So Droopy SCARA (Robot Arm)

Prompted by an email from JJRobots, here’s a single-arm SCARA design that I’ve been working on that could be suitable for drilling, 3D printing, etc.

A Bigger Delta

Learning a little about Delta 3D printers gave me enough confidence to design my own and I’m very happy to say that the genesis has been a lot of fun.

Machine Learning – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

There are a lot of cats around where we live and some are agressive towards our pets. So here’s a description of a successful project to deter them from waiting outside our cat-flap to beat up our guys.

Flight Trim

A present for my daughter which turned into quite an enjoyable little project with a good outcome.