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Working with companies of all sizes to make the most of the internet.

Making instant snow

I've seen this done a few times and thought as its a bit cold outside I'd try for myself. This is boiling water thrown in to the air which is currently -2.8 °C. https://youtu.be/z64UBPfqW9Q  

The Internet

I've been a fan of the IT Crowd since it first came out, while primarily a comedy many of the ideas it portrayed I had experienced in my life working in IT, So when they showed the internet as being a small black box, I of course decided I needed to make my own. At...

Smart Lantern

When we moved into the house there was a rather dated lantern in the porch which you turned on and off from within the house... so about as useful as a chocolate teapot. I decided to put a smart bulb in it to make it a bit more useful, however when I put my bulb of...

CheerLights cinema message board

I've had the idea of doing something with CheerLights for quite some time and finally came up with a project to make use of it. For those who don't know CheerLights is an IoT project that synchronises the colour of lights connected to the internet by monitoring...

Tabletop Robot Arena

I've recently been working with Rochdale Youth service delivering a number of workshops where young people have been building Raspberry Pi powered robots using the CamJam 3 Edukit. At the end of the project we plan to have a sumo competition which means we needed a...

Installing VirtualBox

VirtualBox is a peice of software that allows you to create virtual computers within your own real computer, this is useful if for example you want to run Windows software on a Mac, or in our case to create a virtual Raspberry Pi. To get started you need to download...

What is a maker?

The other day a random twitter conversation by biglesp, who for quite some time before I met him in meatspace believed was called Big Lesp, got me thinking about what is a maker. https://twitter.com/biglesp/status/735726907656785921 You see we came to the conclusion...