• Fumblings in Home PCB Maunfacture

    Work in progress… The Dublin Maker event is now just around the corner, so we’ve reached fever pitch at The Bedroom Laboratory. We’ve embarked on Hack Weekend 2, to try cobble all of our separate pieces of the project together. One major issue that we have to tackle this week is making up the PCBs …

  • Power Strip – Relay

    Having worked on the voltage and current meter previously, this time around the relay was the focus of attention. Although I was initially worried about working with mains power (240v), I mitigated the fears by using an adapter that limited the risk to 12v. The circuit and code were pretty straight forward to get to …

  • Map Making

    So I made a map. What do you think? It was surprisingly straightforward. I used illustrator to draw over an existing map (Kavrayskiy VII map projection for the map nerds amongst) and “laser” cut it on some 5mm laser ply at the institute of making over in UCL. I think it came out pretty well, I’m …

  • AWS Environment set up for Maker 2014

    As part of our Maker 2014 project we decided to utilise an AWS server Martin had signed up to. While we will probably end up using a local server on the day we thought it was a good opportunity to give AWS a test run. As well as giving us a way to share an …