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Gay Bar Answering Machine

Introduction So, this one is going to be a long post. I came across this UK telephone number +44 11 7325 7425 (Yes this is a UK number, just a weird area code, honest) (see article here) that when you ring it, rick rolls you down the phone. I loved this idea, and...

Fixing a Panasonic SL-PJ24A CD Player

Just a quick(ish) post about how I managed to fix a Panasonic CD player SL-PJ24A, using parts from a Technics CD player SL-PJ26A. I was gifted my grandparents’ old Panasonic Hi-Fi setup a few weeks ago, vintage from around 1990 if the date codes are to be...

Restoring a Brighton Polytechnic Telephone

Brighton Polytechnic was the name given to the merger between the School of Art and Brighton College of Technology, which itself became the University of Brighton in 1992. The University of Brighton began replacing it’s PBX system with VoIP in 2014-2015, meaning...

Ms Nightshade – Robot Wars Season 9

“A 2016 series of Robot Wars was first announced online via a BBC News article on the 13th January 2016” – Robot Wars Wikia. — For Katie, timing couldn’t have been better for her. In February 2016 one of her modules at the University of Brighton was...

The Ultimate XE221 Robot Building Guide

This is more of a write up than one of my usual posts, so bare that in mind. I'm sure this post may be full of inaccuracies but this represents my best effort as well as me hoping what i learnt might help other people. Introduction This isn’t a cheat guide on...

Slick review Bett Show, 2017

A couple days ago I visited the Bett show in London along with our friends at BBJT (bbjt.co.uk). The Bett show is all about technology use in education and although Slick Productions doesn’t really have anything to do with the education sector apart from web...

The Fall, Sunny Dispositions and Robot Wars.

It’s been a while since I bothered writing up on anything, I’ve been busy recently with the whole education thing and university.   So Robot Wars 2017 applications have come and gone and it seems that this year Mentorn have favoured more amateur teams than for...