Category Archives: Side projects

Prototype assembly

Well 4 hours of squinting in the gloom nudging parts into place and we have our first prototype assembled. Note to self, PCB assembly is best done during the day with lots of natural light, and a magnifying glass or … Continue reading

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Playing with the Nano Lcd

For the past few weeks ideas have been flying about the office for a new project to bring together the very best of what we do. It started as an opportunity to play with some new toys but we are … Continue reading

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3D printer heated bed

As it turns out you can’t really print ABS plastic onto a cold bed and have parts come out flat. This is something of an inconvienience when trying to calibrate your brand new, just assembled 3d printer. The answer: A … Continue reading

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Rapid prototyping

Recently something has been growing in the corner of the Virtual office. A SeeMe CNC rapid prototyping machine, based on the RepRap Huxley. And in other recent news, The Register reports that The Pirate Bay has added a category for … Continue reading

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About a scooter

Last week’s excitement was finalising the scooter video. Edited in Cinelerra with a smattering of graphics & effects. Rendering directly into H264 resulted in a broken file so ended up using a YUV4MPEG pipe into ffmpeg. Audio rendered out separately … Continue reading

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