Author Archives: Chris

Don’t say cheese

The paparazzi are determined to get a photo of me double-screening Netflix and Reddit. They post a tantalising link to a website that will try to activate my webcam, take a photo and post it to their file host to … Continue reading

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Picking mobile locks

Once upon a time, I bought a mobile Internet modem from Three Mobile for my wife so she could get Internet access while travelling. Once her travels were completed and its duties discharged, I put it in a box and … Continue reading

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Tap replacement

DIY is starting to play a bigger and bigger role in my life and I discover, despite a fairly hands-on upbringing, I’m not sure I know anything. Today’s problem: The bathroom sink is leaking from a tap. Not your classic … Continue reading

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A model request

A colleague has asked me to print some parts for a game he plays. It seems they are available on Thingiverse so getting the model was easy. Let’s have another crack at calibration and printing.

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Propping up the barre

My better half enjoys ballet and has some space in the house to practice. All she needs is a little bit of floor space but all she has as a stand in for a barre is a windowsill. On the … Continue reading

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The Rock was stopped

For one of my birthdays a few years ago, I was given a Nintendo Wii along with the full Rock Band setup. Guitar, of course, drums and a microphone. The game is great, but in the fullness of time the … Continue reading

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The parting of the surfaces

The first model was an education again. It took a few goes but I got there. The next model failed again. Time for some lessons learned.

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The real world is *hard*

Printer filament arrived and the print was duly set going. The first dozen or fifteen attempts all had the same problem: The first layer didn’t stick to the print bed. The internet was consulted. The options were myriad. Masking tape. … Continue reading

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Not your artist’s 3D modeller

I’ve been interested in 3d modelling since the days of Quake mapping. I always found it difficult because I could never wrap my head around the interface. Moving something in one plane would look perfect but it would have zoomed … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi Assembly tutorial

I stumbled across this Raspberry Pi assembler tutorial¬†which seemed like a fun thing to try out. Who would have thought you could spend your evening thinking carefully about the ramifications of parameter passing mechanisms. Not something I plan to do … Continue reading

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