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Old Stuff : 12V CPU Rail Monitor

Old Stuff : This was posted many years ago to my old-ass website – thought i’d not let it go to waste. This is some time from 2015. ~~~~ Old Stuff – 12V CPU Rail Monitor The Idea This is not a wholly original idea but there is still not much reference to the idea on...

Old Stuff – The 100 Watt LED Torch Project

Old Stuff : This was posted many years ago to my old-ass website – thought i’d not let it go to waste. This is some time from 2015. ~~~~ Old Stuff – The 100 Watt LED Torch Project Introduction Have you ever looked at a little pocket torch and wanted...

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...