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Five Years…

I was sat at home feeling rather melancholy when a Robin appeared in my garden perched on a lantern. The widowed community have their own superstitions about the presence of Robin Red Breasts. I hadn't seen one in a while, could it be coincidence that today was five years ago I arrived home to comfort my late wife after she received life changing news?

Lumie Zip Battery Replacement

Consumables should be easily replaced when, say, a battery reaches end-of-life. Officially Lumie say there's no repair service. It cost £10 and five minutes to replace the battery and breathe new life into this Lumie Zip.

Artworks of Nathan Smith

Long time friend and professional artist Nathan Smith releases book and magazine showcasing a sample of his huge portfolio of work. Take a look and check out his website.

Take Me Down to Emulation City…

Emulators are the key these days to using legacy hardware and preserving our digital heritage, though many are Windows based, what's available for the macOS User? In today's article we take a look...

The Prettiest Star

An unusual and most thoughtful gift brought me to tears for more reasons than my friend had known, Janice you are my brightest star, love to the heavens and back xxx

Auto Update Your Raspberry Pi

Need to ensure your Raspberry Pi is patched and up-to-date? This article shows you how to add an auto-schedule script to check and upgrade your pi unattended.

The Birthday Paradox

Did someone say cake? What's the probability of two people in a group of people share the same birthday? Have you been curious? Well wonder no more as I explain basic probability principles and did I mention it was recently my 50th Birthday?

Autonomous Collective

As autonomous tech is rolled out into the real world, it's inevitable that operational challenges will occur. The key is how we adapt and handle these exceptions. This is my experience of Starship and how well they handled my advisement of an emergency stop.

Jabby McJabby Day

Having the COVID Vaccine is a personal choice, one of which has divided people and nations. This isn't a debate about the rights or wrongs, just my experience of receiving the jab.

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Five Years…

I was sat at home feeling rather melancholy when a Robin appeared in my garden perched on a lantern. The widowed community have their own superstitions about the presence of Robin Red Breasts. I hadn't seen one in a while, could it be coincidence that today was five years ago I arrived home to comfort my late wife after she received life changing news?

Lumie Zip Battery Replacement

Consumables should be easily replaced when, say, a battery reaches end-of-life. Officially Lumie say there's no repair service. It cost £10 and five minutes to replace the battery and breathe new life into this Lumie Zip.

Artworks of Nathan Smith

Long time friend and professional artist Nathan Smith releases book and magazine showcasing a sample of his huge portfolio of work. Take a look and check out his website.

Take Me Down to Emulation City…

Emulators are the key these days to using legacy hardware and preserving our digital heritage, though many are Windows based, what's available for the macOS User? In today's article we take a look...

Auto Update Your Raspberry Pi

Need to ensure your Raspberry Pi is patched and up-to-date? This article shows you how to add an auto-schedule script to check and upgrade your pi unattended.

There’s a Starman

It was a pipe dream on a Tomorrows World program of world automation, here's my experience of Starships flagship robot delivery service.

3D Printer – X,Y and Z Axis Calibration

To get the best prints, especially if you're creating prototypes from CAD designs, calibrating your printers X, Y and Z axis is key. I'll show you how to calculate the steps needed to adjust in your printer.

3D Printing – Manual Bed Levelling

Having a level bed makes the difference between a good print and one that is fraught with issues. In this article I'll cover some of the basics with Bed Levelling and additional tips if you're using an Automatic Bed Levelling Touch Sensor.

3D Printing – 3D Touch

You want to add Automatic Bed Levelling to your 3D Printer? This article covers the basics of installing the hardware and compiling updated firmware and installing it to your printer.

3D Printing – Slicing Software and Tools

If you're new to 3D Printing then you need to know some of the Slicer tools available to you that help bring your prototypes and creations to life. I cover some of the tools I use which may be useful to you as you start your journey.