3D printing a mitre box

3D printing a mitre box

There is a bedroom wall in our new house that is missing some skirting boards. It seems reasonably simple enough to do-it-yourself, so I watched a 2-part series on YouTube explaining how to fit skirting boards. One tip they had…

Favourite makers on YouTube

Favourite makers on YouTube

A quick round-up of three of my favourite makers on YouTube at the moment. Colin Furze Colin is arguably one of the most famous makers on YouTube, with over 6 million subscribers. He builds insanely cool (and dangerous) things. Here…

Manufacturing electronics at home

Manufacturing electronics at home

I've been enjoying a new e-mail newsletter by James Bowman of Excamera Labs. James is the creator behind awesome electronics projects like the Gameduino 2, a full colour touchscreen for Arduino. He has a bunch of new projects at the…

3D printing a stand for my Ananas

3D printing a stand for my Ananas

In December I got the Ananas soldering kit as part of a Boldport Club subscription. The Ananas is a three-dimensional PCB with LEDs that flash with different timings. It was great fun soldering it together in January, but I wanted…

Stitching a blanket

Stitching a blanket

I'm just sitting around this lazy Sunday afternoon stitching my son's blanket and watching some tennis. We cut his favourite blanket into four pieces, so that there is always one of them available when he needs it. I've never stitched…

3D printed battery holders

3D printed battery holders

I found these battery holders on Thingiverse. I printed the one to hold AAA batteries a while ago, and printed the AA one last night. The thing on the right is my honeycomb cable holder for USB cables. I go…

Connected devices for parents

Connected devices for parents

We just got a Sammy Screamer motion sensor from Bleep Bleeps. It's a small alarm that you can attach to your baby's stroller, bag or other valuables. You turn it on and off via an app, and it sends you…

Creating DIY materials from local, natural sources

Creating DIY materials from local, natural sources

If you want to build anything, you probably need to go down to the hardware store to pick up some materials, or order something from an online store. But what if you could create the materials you want to use…

This is inspiration for making stuff

This is inspiration for making stuff

This morning I was watching Estefannie Explains it All on YouTube making a Daft Punk helmet using her new 3D printer. She was 3D printing a mold and using that to vacuum form a visor out of a PETG plastic…