Gerrit Niezen

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My name is Gerrit Niezen. I'm a maker of open-source software and hardware based in Swansea, Wales.

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Taking a short break

Taking a short break

If you're looking for yesterday's blog entry, I wrote it on write.as. I used my phone to write the entry, and write.as works great on mobile, while the Ghost editor does not work well at all.I'm going…

Dishwashers

The house we recently moved into has a built-in dishwasher. This is the first time I've owned a dishwasher in all my adult life. I remember that as a kid it was still a lot of work loading and unloading…

Storing multimeter test leads

Storing multimeter test leads

I have owned this multimeter for over ten years, always storing it in the cardboard box that it came in to keep the wires from getting tangled or losing the test leads. Today for the first time I noticed there…

Forest school

Forest school

I'm taking the afternoon off today to take my son to forest school. I have never been there before, but it sounds like fun. Apparently we will be making Christmas wreaths, and there will be a fire with (non-alcoholic) mulled…

3D printing for the advent calendar: Part 3

3D printing for the advent calendar: Part 3

So the double-decker bus I mentioned yesterday is a success! It printed without any issues, and the trickiest part was to find the right diameter metal pins to use as axles for the wheels. I ended up using a couple…

3D printing for the advent calendar: Part 2

3D printing for the advent calendar: Part 2

I mentioned in my previous posts that I've already printed a Flexi Rex, a bathtub boat and a low-poly Pikachu. Yesterday I also printed a cookie cutter in the shape of a Christmas sock.So far they've been single prints.…

Spotify Wrapped

Spotify Wrapped

This year Spotify's summary of the music you listened to over the year is called Spotify Wrapped. By far my favourite feature is them creating a playlist called "Your Top Songs of 2018" as part of it. When you've listened…