Tube headphone amplifier

I decided to build a tube headphone amp because I’ve been aware of them for a while, but I wanted to see how much of a difference they actually make to a listening experience. I decided to go with an amp that uses a twin triode 12AU7 tube, which has two advantages: Runs on 12V, […]

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Installing i3-gaps on Ubuntu 16.04

A lot of the online guides broke when i3 acquired the new dependency xcb-util-xrm, and I’ve also had trouble with the xorg-macros package, so this post is just a collation of fixes, really. First, ensure i3 is not installed! I installed it before I tried to setup i3-gaps, hoping it would make installing the dependencies for i3-gaps […]

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Mechanical keyboard build

Edit: Since posting, I have had a lot of messages about this keyboard. I will gladly make these to order if people would like. Get in touch at customkeyboardsbyben@gmail.com if you are interested.   This is something I’ve wanted to do for a while but never got round to. I was initially going to design […]

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Bluetooth Speaker

Recently I was given an old iPod dock for parts. Since I had some spare 3″ speaker drivers lying about, I decided to salvage the circuitry from the dock and make a portable speaker. First, I had to make an enclosure. I used some scrap oak floorboards that I found in our shed, along with some pine […]

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Modelling flight time

My latest project is building a small, fast, 250-class quadcopter. Since it’s designed to be light and agile, keeping weight down is an essential part of the build. A lot of the total weight (~1/4)  of the quad comes from the battery, so choosing the right size is a major decision. I decided to model the flight […]

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Quadcopter

My latest project has been to build my own Quadcopter.   I spent a while researching in late 2015, got some parts for Christmas, and have been building since. As you can see from the costings graph above, my main expense was the RC transmitter, as I decided to go for one that supports telemetry. For a […]

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Control Panel

Just a fun weekend project; a control panel for my laptop (back in my Windows days). It can open applications; cut, copy and paste text; switch and close windows; run a demo; as well as turn off the computer.

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