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Posts from ‘July, 2012’

Manchester Maker Faire

I visited my second Mini Maker Faire on Saturday. This time it was at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. I didn’t get to see the Faire in its entirity because we were knackered after a day walking around the city but here a few of the highlights.   This used to be [...]

Going Digital

I used to have a lot of magazines. I don’t mean just a few but shelves full of magazine boxes containing copy after copy of film periodicals, sci-fi mags, computer mags and of course crafting titles. Some I flicked through often, others I just stored but they all had one thing in common, they took up space. I got [...]

Making Monday – Building a PC

Doug’s main PC blew up last week So I built him a new one on Saturday. He’d ordered some parts from Scan (the “it’s a no brainer” bundle) which were packed in an enormous box Here’s And the motherboard in progress. You can see that I’ve already fitted the processor and the fan that keeps it from [...]

Making Monday – Plant Sensor

There are several ways that you can tell if a plant needs water, touching the soil to see if it’s dry or looking to see if the leaves are drooping are just a couple. Or you can look at your Plant Monitor and see if it’s flashing! It’s an electronic sensor that can tell if [...]