Arduino Rocket Data Logger

I have just published my second Instrucatble and entered it into the Space contest. I built an arduino data logger that takes acceleration,pressure and temperature readings during a model rocket flight. It uses an IMU (inertial measurement unit – typically found in quad copters) to sense its environment. The arduino reads the raw values from…

Obstacle Avoiding Robot

This project was ultimately a failure, but one where I learned a great deal. From the outset I wanted to develop a robot that could run around the house, avoiding obstacles using ultrasonic sensors. I didn’t like the look of the other ones I saw online, they were slow and clunky, stopping to sense their environment then…

Steampunk Nixie Clock Build

I have posted my first instructable on this Nixie clock I built. It is made from a nato 30cal ammo tin. It has moving coil gauges displaying the current and volts, they are from the 1940s. It has a large switch from a 1960s airliner. Check out the build details here.

Scratch Building a Model Glider

Edinburgh is perfect for slope soaring. I have been flying traditional R/C models here for years and have always cursed the amount of wind we have. Gliders however operate well in these conditions. I used my experience of gliding, R/C flying and some new building techniques learned from an earlier project to make a cheap model…

Scratch Building a Flying Wing.

I became aware of Flite Test last year, they have a great website and YouTube channel. I am keen to try some FPV flying and have always wanted to do a scratch build. The Blunt Nose Versa Wing fit the bill. It’s cheap, robust and easy to build. I downloaded the plans then cut out…

MeArm – 4 Axis robotic arm.

My sisters gave me a small robotic arm kit for Christmas, they know me well! The MeArm v1.0 kit is laser cut from plastic, it uses 4 micro servos to control the motion of the arm. MeArm sell controller boards but I decided to use an arduino to power it instead. The assembly of the…

Not Another Daft Punk Helmet: Part 6

It’s finished! It has taken about 8/9 month in total. I hesitated on many aspects as I wanted it perfect but I heard the saying “perfection is the enemy of good enough” so I compromised on some aspects such as paint/chrome and coding. Here are some pics of the last stages of the build. The…