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Making

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....

How to merge text in Inkscape for laser cutting (or vinyl cutting)

One thing a lot of people seem to want to do with the laser cutter at Hack Oldham is to cut out words and letters, Often people want to merge the letters together so that they form one complete shape rather than individual letters.  Below I’ll explain...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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