Tag Archives: Hackspace

Tsunami Signal Generator “Case”

I recently got a Tsunami signal generator from Arachnid Labs. I could have got a proper case for it, but instead I thought I’d make my own. I really like making simple lasercut cases, so I threw together a “wave-like” design, cut … Continue reading

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Stroboscope

Introduction For a Nottingham Hackspace project, I was asked if I could measure the RPM of a motor. “Sure!”, I said. What was really needed was quickly bodging together a beam-break circuit and connecting it to an oscilloscope. This would … Continue reading

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Shapes of Constant Width

Shapes of Constant Width I’d got my hands on a set of these shapes at a Festival of the Spoken Nerd (FOTSN) show in Nottingham. I’ve simplified Wikipedia’s explanation of what these things are: “A shape of constant width is … Continue reading

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Huge Seven Segment Display #4

LED Auto-Dimming This is the last post in a series of four on the days-accident-free counter I made for Nottingham Hackspace. You can read the other three here: Introduction, Counter Design, Enclosure Design The electronics for the counting of days and … Continue reading

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Snackspace #1: Introduction

This is the first post in a series on making an electronic, over-the-top, needlessly complex “self-checkout” system for Nottingham Hackspace, to allow guests and members to buy snacks and drinks. The current (perfectly good) system is that a person grabs … Continue reading

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Huge Seven Segment Display #3

Enclosure Design This is my third post on the days-accident-free counter I made for Nottingham Hackspace. See the first one here and the second one here This post is on the design of the counter enclosure and the digits and … Continue reading

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Fluxx Box

I recently bought myself a copy of the card game Fluxx. While it has its critics (it is a bit too dependent on luck), I remain a fan. The cards come in a cardboard box, which has got a bit … Continue reading

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