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Archive for February, 2012

Let’s make a kite camera rig. Check out my footage taken from my kite in the video below.

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We all know the best film trilogy is Back to the Future. Within my workshop, stored in various cupboards and on shelves is my collection of film memorabilia relating to these films. The photograph below shows what is currently piled up on my desk.

The collection has grown rather large over the years as more and more models, books and props are added. I particular like the car kits though I’m now a little scared to open up any more through fear of devaluing them. Charlie loves playing with my Deloreans however, I think its the doors he likes and as such I haven’t shown him my radio controlled one yet as he may go a little too crazy for it.

In an amongst the piles you will also discover a series of completed sticker books, signed production photographs as well as press packs handed out at the premiers. Its this part of the collection that I’m most proud of.

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Let’s start making the kite computer using arduino. This video shows how it records temperature.

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Let’s make an arduino Wall-E room guard.

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Let’s try and set a kite altitude record.

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Here is the second Workshop Thursday, where every week I give you a little taste of what is in my workshop. This week it’s all about the autographs. There are many dotted about the place, mainly collected during my uni days where I set a challenge to see how many I could obtain. However, the scribbles I am most chuffed with are the ones of the Hoff and Trevor Baylis.

The photo below is of a signed train ticket from when I met Trevor Baylis on an empty platform in Grantham.  I can still remember the conversation we had as we waited for our train, all about dreaming in technicolour and train mechanics. When the train arrived he headed for first class and I headed in the other direction to the poor peoples carriage but not before he signed my ticket.

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