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3D printing gears

Back in March, I determined that using a raft was a waste of time. I tried printing some Lego-compatible helical gears, and this happened. The first layer wasn’t adhered sufficiently to the bed. The print head was merrily depositing further … Continue reading

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England’s weird place names

England has some of the weirdest place names. Until recently, my favourite was Dial Post. Yes, there really is a place called Dial Post, and anyone familiar with the A24 south of Horsham will have seen the signs. Someone I … Continue reading

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My Commute Carbon Footprint

(A quick back-of-the-envelope calculation) I’d like to know how much CO2 I’m putting into the atmosphere from my commute. I recall that I fill up about twice a month, and the petrol tank usually takes about 40 litres each time. … Continue reading

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Progress on my railway — 17th May 2015

More good weather has meant more progress on the railway, which is excellent news. Actually, to tell the truth, there’s another garden project which should be commanding my attention, but it was such a sunny day that I had to … Continue reading

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It’s the summer holidays and it’s all quiet

I thought I’d better post something, simply because there’s been nothing written since May! I’ve been working on other things, including moving house, making maps of Minecraft as a way of learning Python, and re-skinning this blog so it matches … Continue reading

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