Archive for June, 2012

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Taipan! on the Arduino(s). Part 4.

June 27th, 2012

Well, it is 99.9% done! I finally got all the code in, all the graphics done and the game is now running in it’s entirety minus a few bleeps and bloops.  I still need to test everything (it’s about 70% tested now) and fiddle with the formatting and when to clear things off the screen […]

New furnace.

June 24th, 2012

This weekend I started building my new furnace after having gone to buy the fire bricks last weekend. I am using Pyrolite bricks from a place on Bruce McLaren drive (the famous NZ race driver/car builder – he started in an Austin 7!). Pyrolite bricks. During the week I was looking for a suitable steel […]

Taipan! on the Arduino. Part 3.

June 19th, 2012

Right, another update. I now have my display Arduino working nicely and my command structure worked out. I have started changing the serial print statement on the main game board into my special commands to send to the display unit to send to the LCD. It took a lot of fiddling to come up with […]

Pennies bracelet

June 17th, 2012

Or rather Penny’s bracelet. This was a really quick project. I had bought some old pennies on TradeMe with the idea of making them into cuff-links. It was only a few dollars for five pennies from around the great war era. They are a little too large for cuff-links so they sat on my table […]

An LPG burner for the foundry.

June 12th, 2012

Tonight I came home and decided I shouldn’t be working on the car due to a sore wrist (aggravated by all the sawing and hand filing) so instead I looked at building an LPG burner to use in my foundry.  I had spent some time looking into different designs and basically decided to chuck something […]

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