Still here

Posted Posted in Hobbying, Home Automation, Kodi, News, Work

I changed job around 6 months ago – stepping down from running the department back to being a hands-on engineer. This time they called me an Azure Specialist, imposter syndrome is GO! And that’s the last you’ll hear about the new job 🙂 As the UK has gone to hell in a handbasket in the […]

The Portable Kodi Endpoint

Posted Posted in Hobbying, Kodi, Work

As yet another side project at work, i started looking into re-using a portion of our soon to be replaced laptop fleet. Many of the laptops will be recycled but it’s looking likely that i’ll get 10 or so 15.6″ LCD panels to re-use and turn into physical, portable kodi screens to be placed in […]

16×64 LED Tiles

Posted Posted in Hobbying

I've just been given access to a Jumbotron's worth of LED Tiles. They are all 16×64 and stack nicely to form a large format LED Screen. I'll be working to reduce these down to their component part size and use them individually with other projects. Each panel is about 50cm wide by 12.5cm high – […]

Droning on….

Posted Posted in Hobbying

After years of telling myself not to, I bought an ArduCopter based Hexacopter. Specifically a HMF S550 Kit. It’s been an interesting build, much frustration, lots of reading and learning and then plucking up enough confidence to actually try the theory out in a field. ArduCopter is an OpenSource Auto-Pilot. I’m using a PixHawk with […]

Soldering with poor eye-sight

Posted Posted in Hobbying

My sight is pretty rubbish, it’s been that way all my life. It doesn’t cause me too many issues, the DVLA weren’t interested when I learnt to drive, apart from looking a tad cross-eyed when i’m tired or straining to bring something tiny into focus – I get along just fine. I have a few […]