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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.

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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...

The Little World - Dux

Dux is a strange word here in Australia. People who are the highest – scoring students at their schools are known as the Dux of the class. 467 more words


I Love Paris

A city I’ve never been to and dream of going there someday. In the meantime, I was so happy to see we have an Eiffel Tower now. 93 more words


Meccano Piston Pump Made With a Syringe

built a syringe pump out of Meccano building set parts. It consists of a simple framework with a DC motor mounted on it that actuates the syringe when powered. 130 more words

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