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Treat dad to a Ferrari...

Car crazy dad? Get him building his own Ferrari F12 from Meccano It’s a novice build set with a couple of challenging moments making his a fun activity for a rainy day! 8 more words


"Any workout which does not involve a certain minimum of danger or responsibility does not improve the body - it just wears it out"*...

If you are one of the 51.8 million people in the U.S. who use a treadmill for exercise, you know there’s much pain for your muscle-and-fitness gain.

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Maplin's Sale

Maplin’s prices have generally always been much higher than other retailers. This is probably a large part of the reason why they are closing down. 196 more words


Shapin, Meccano, and the Hartree Differential Analyser

“You have to use what you’ve got; if you don’t have the stuff, you can’t do the thing.”

Inspired by this quip from Ben Russell (Curator of Mechanical Engineering at the Science Museum, Kensington), my latest Ph.D.

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Air Pump

Deliveries 22nd January 2018

I won this fearsome looking beast via a competition that Smyths Toys ran on Instagram before Christmas. I think it’ll be fun for us to put together and see how it all works as robotics is a fascinating area and even though this seems to be quite basic, it looks fun from what I’ve seen of it online :-)


Flame Monitor

Our goal was to create a fireplace flame monitoring system that would let us know if our gas fireplace was left on.

The Flame Sensor… 498 more words

Spirits of Christmas Past

Folks, one Christmas Eve, a long time ago, I was unemployed, broke and feeling a wee bit sorry for myself. Scraping up the last of our spare change I decided to get rolling drunk, because if you’re going to be unhappy you might as well enjoy it. 307 more words

On A Lighter Note...