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18th June 2015 | By:

3D Printers [Part 2 – Unpacking]

Having covered some considerations in purchasing a 3D printer in the previous post, as well as what factors led us to opt for the Zortrax M200, this post will cover the unpacking of the printer and our initial experience with… Continue

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16th June 2015 | By:

Taking to the skies

Most people who know me, know that I don’t like flying. It’s one of those things that I do because I have to, but no matter how much I try and rationalise the risks and tell myself I’m actually in… Continue

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15th June 2015 | By:

How to Build a Binary Clock [PART 1]

Electronics have always been very interesting for me, but I’ve never had a lot of opportunities and tools to try it. Now, as our office has become more of an electronics lab, I can start to get closer to the electronic part… Continue

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11th June 2015 | By:

Literature Censorship in China

I recently attended a talk by Professor Michel Hockx, Director of the SOAS China Institute, titled ‘Inside The Great Firewall: Internet Literature in China'[1]. I didn’t know exactly what to expect, and part of the intrigue was understanding more about China’s online ‘world’,… Continue

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9th June 2015 | By:

Wonderful Cuba

We spent this years holidays in Cuba, one of the most extraordinary, weird and friendly country we’ve ever visited. It is one of the most beautiful places on the Caribbean and definitely one with the most interesting history. Before we… Continue

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6th June 2015 | By:

3D Printers [PART 1 – Selecting a Printer]

The advance of 3D printing has not only opened doors in manufacturing, making previously "impossible" designs now possible, but it has revolutionised prototyping. Designers can now quickly and easily bring their CAD designs to life, allowing them to test mechanisms,… Continue

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28th January 2015 | By:

The Joule Thief

The joule thief is a fascinating circuit with the ability to “steal” every little bit of charge left in a battery and power a device which would otherwise consider the battery to be dead. Many applications cut off when the… Continue

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8th December 2014 | By:

Inside Rolls Royce – Saatchi Gallery London

The 'Inside Rolls Royce' exhibition is quite possibly the first example I've come across of a truly interactive exhibition - and one that delivered on its promise. Before jumping in to the fascinating history behind Rolls Royce, and the exquisite… Continue