Drones that Harvest Energy and Live in the Wild

I love this concept, that Drones can harvest energy from power lines and effectively live in the wild. We’ve seen basic BEAM (Biology, Electronics, Aesthetics, and Mechanics) robots harvest solar energy, but this adds another dimension. One day if we ever develop artificial intelligence, you can imagine robots like this living in the wild and …

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Sir Jonathan Ive on Blue Peter

Here’s a great little spot on Blue Peter with the fabulous Sir Jony Ive (we’re not worthy, we’re not worthy!!) Blue Peter was required viewing when I was a kid and although I may have replaced “sticky back plastic” with Gaffer tape, it’s still a big part of my Maker DNA.

The Shop is Open!

We are now officially open and can take orders in the shop. We hope everything works smoothly, but please bear with us (and please let us know) if there’s the odd hitch – We’re still finding our feet a bit. Welcome!

Demystifying Op Amp Power Supplies: Split, Single & Virtual Grounds

Alan Wolke has made a fantastic video on the basics of op amp power supplies. He particularly explains how and why split power supplies came to be used, with a neat experimental setup that beautifully demonstrates how it works. Negative power supplies are always a difficult and arcane concept to get your head around. This …

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Cog Drawing

Hello World!

10 PRINT “Hello World!” 20 GOTO 10 …a little programming joke there. Back in the mists of time when computers plugged into your TV and ran BASIC (the inspiration for the Raspberry Pi) we used to go into shops and type that program into the computers, run it and walk away. Of course, in those …

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