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Using RTL-SDR to automatically receive weather satellite images.

March 19th, 2014

Some time ago I did some posts on receiving weather satellite images from the NOAA satellites using a receiver and a home made antenna. Part One, Part Two, Part Three. This is the kind of image I want: I had my receiver working and was going to build a circuit to automate the tuning of […]

John Steed marionette puppet.

September 23rd, 2013

This is a project I have been working on for a very long time. I am finally at the point of writing it up. It’s been so long in fact I can’t even remember all the details so this will piece it together as best I can with lots of pictures and some vague descriptions […]

Sophie’s oven.

December 24th, 2012

This year for Christmas my sister asked me to make my niece Sophie a toy oven. So I did! It’s a simple wooden box made from 25mm pine framing covered in MDF and painted. The door is simply hinged to the front and has a piece of clear acrylic for a window. I wanted a […]

Curtains and The Godfather chopped of horse head hot water bottle cosy.

October 10th, 2012

This week I have been busy playing with the borrowed sewing machine and I made up some black curtains to turn the bathroom into a dark room. Unfortunately it turned out one layer of the black fabric I bought wasn’t enough and in direct afternoon sunlight there was a definite red glow coming through it. […]

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 […]

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