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Electronics

Project Insight

By Electronics, Festivals, Programming, raspberry PI

The second project i designed and developed for Apollo 2020 at Goonhilly Earth Station Project_Insight_Video from Apollo Control on Vimeo. Project_InSight…following on from Project_Arthur aims to educate and inspire fans of space & technology and in the spirit of the Apollo event and its 2020 theme ‘Mission to Mars’ encourages…

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Project Arthur

By Electronics, Festivals, Programming, raspberry PI

A project i designed and developed for Apollo50 at Goonhilly Earth Station Project_Arthur from Apollo 50 on Vimeo. Arthur is responsible for bringing many iconic moments in television history to the UK. For example, it transmitted man’s first steps on the moon on 20 July 1969. Since then, it’s become…

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Tide Clock

By Artwork, Carpentry, Electronics, Surfing, Weather

This is a coastal tide clock made with a K40 laser cutter using Ordnance Survey data from their open map service. This is a tutorial showing you how you can make one using your own location.I cut the map using a K40 laser with an upgraded smoothie board if you haven’t got your own laser cutter there are many offerings on the web or join a local hackspace.

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JukeJack

By Carpentry, Electronics, Music, Programming

The ‘JukeJack’ is a project of mine to create a ‘Diplomatic Jukebox’. Me and my mates used to choose which bars to drink in when we were younger based on the quality content of their jukeboxes. My favourite was the Old Ale House in Truro that had all the Led…

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K40 Laser cutter

By Carpentry, Electronics

K40 Laser and Cohesion 3d mini review part 1 This is a journal of my experience with the K40 Chinese laser. I bought this after the need to produce small bespoke ply components for some of my other projects. Realising a UK machine was well out of my price range…

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WAVEbuoy

By Arduino, Electronics, Engineering, Surfing, Weather

Featured on instructables here http://www.instructables.com/id/WAVEbuoy/ The WAVEbuoy is a arduino lamp connected to the internet that displays the current wave height of any of the National Data Buoy Centre’s wave buoys. This lamp is currently connected to the Sevenstones Lightship buoy that gives an indication of swell approaching Cornwall in…

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Ubidots ISS

By Electronics, Engineering, Programming

I discovered the really cool ISS live stream recently. I thought it would be good to show my son on his raspberry PI and make an alert light/sound when it was over our home see if we could see it. I looked at making a Google map with their API…

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SURFalert

By Arduino, Electronics, Engineering, Surfing

SURFalert is my first standalone Arduino project to help visualise a surf forecast for any location covered by Magicseaweed. The standalone system (doesn’t need to be connected to a computer) uses a open source Arduino controller and Ethernet shield to connect to the internet parse some XML data and display…

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Wavecopter

By Electronics, Engineering, Surfing

WAVEcopter is a fully waterproof quadcopter frame that I have constructed mostly from readily available and cheap electrical parts. My reasons for building it were to gain a new perspective on surfing photography, do aerial surveying of event sites, and to satisfy my general fascination with robotics and aviation. I…

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Swell Dials

By Arduino, Electronics, Engineering, Programming, Surfing

This is an arduino project to visualise ocean data wave height/swell period & local wind from any surfing location on magicseaweed /* Simple Client Parsing sketch Arduino 1.0 version */ #include <String.h> #include <SPI.h> #include <Ethernet.h> #include <Servo.h> Servo swell; Servo period; Servo wind; byte mac[] = { 0xDE, 0xAD,…

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