Events diary 2021

Events, presentations and virtual conferences 2021 January Raspberry Jam Virtual Pi Wars CAS East Area Meeting Maker Monday February Raspberry Jam – I Made something awesome Maker Monday March Maker Monday RJam – March of the robots April RJam – How does your garden grow? May Maker Monday Raspberry Jam – Brian May June Raspberry […]

Euro Truck Simulator 2 Dashboard

As a big fan of both Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck simulator I wanted to build a physical dashboard that not only controlled the game but received real-time telemetry data back from the game. The final build uses both a Raspberry Pi Zero to read the server data from the game and an […]

Animal Crossing Details

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Animal Crossing Fireworks

Last night was the first Animal Crossing New Horizons fireworks night in August and brought some exciting new game play to ACNH. As someone who is not a hard core gamer in any sense I have really enjoyed the 500+ hours spent on ACNH since Easter! There is a certain amount of daily work that […]

Mahjong Wind Indicator

About 25 years ago my in-laws taught me how to play Mahjong, recently we have started playing with our own kids. I was quite suprised to see their wind indicator was still a piece of scrappy paper that they must have made about 30 years ago. In the tradition of the MakerCupboard I decided to […]

Latest News

Latest news and updates Last updated This was last updated on July 23rd × Dismiss alert The summer holiday is here at last.  The last term was absolutley crazy and I am not quite sure how I managed to get to the end of it.  I am really looking forward to the next six weeks […]

Textured paint (Owl)

After the success of my first textured paint job I thought I would have a go at doing something that would look good with this paint. I went for an owl statue (see attribution below) as I wanted to see how the paint would handle the different contours of the body. Here is the final […]

Textured paint

Over the last year I have been working on improving the quality of my acrylic painting of models and have definitely seen a big improvment. I have wanted to try and extend this by using some textured finish on models so bought for £10 a can of Rust-Oleum textured multi coloured finsh (Desert Bisque) paint […]

Turret Malfunction

Turret Malfunction by Flye001, SirHorse I am really excited to share this game with you, written by my 15 year old son Philip with graphics by one of his friends from school. This was an entry to a game jam by GMTK and they only spent 48 hours developing this. The theme was out of […]

Heated bed repair

Earlier in the year my heated bed failed during every print. The print would get about 75% through and then have a thermal runaway error which stopped the printing. Looking through the terminal messages on Octoprint it appeared to be an issue with the heated bed losing about 5oC and causing an error. When the […]