Friday, September 30, 2011

New fifty pound note (Bank of England)

The bank of England will issue a new fifty pound note in November featuring a steam engine and the portraits of Matthew Boulton and James Watt.
Article here:

Thursday, September 29, 2011

George,the Nespresso-bot

George,the Nespresso-bot's,upper torso is made from a part of a Nespresso coffee maker.The lower torso is from an old enlarger.He has two crocodile clips as hands.His head is made out of a radio valve of which the glass was broken,and a upturned shot glass.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Shelf one project,start another project

Or SOPSAP (maybe this acronym will catch on)Anyway,I've decided to work on the hourglass project(s) later,was not happy with the way the one with the wheel was going too.So,next project(s):incense burner.
The first one will be in combination with a green LED,maybe it'll be a Pummer or just a simple lighted LED.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Hourglass project and Magbot pendulum in the spotlight

First let me say thank you to the people at Solarbotics ( for putting my Magbot pendulum on their site.
Then on to current projects:at the moment I'm working on a hourglass with a wheel in the middle(the sand from one glass moves the wheel before falling into the other glass).Next will be a more standard hourglass,and then I might make another one,since all good things come in threes(or so they say).

Sunday, September 04, 2011

New Magbot pendulum

The last few days have been spent on building a Magbot pendulum for the magnet challenge.The instructable can be found here.Just half an hour after I published it,it was featured,so that's two in a row now.Pretty pleased about that.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Happy September!

Well,the summer is allegedly the wettest in about a 100 years(here in The Netherlands),but hopefully the fall will be better.So,plenty of time spent in the workshop.My windchime is finished and I entered it in the Steampunk challenge.Didn't win though but it got featured and earned a 3 month pro membership.It isn't that Steampunk in my opinion but I might add something to it later.
The next challenge is interesting too:make something -anything,which incorporates magnets.So,I'm working on a Magbot pendulum.