I've been running "Frontie" for a couple of months now, and really enjoying it. Numbers are increasing, so it seems others are enjoying it too. The Tamiya FF-04 EVO I bought has been going well - zero complaints about the handling out of the box, and I've only made a couple of changes to get … Continue reading XRAY T4F – First impressions
Just put together a very simple roll centre calculator in Excel Online which should work for one axle of an RC car with double wishbone suspension. You're welcome to try it out yourself! Roll centre calculator on OneDrive
You know what, I REALLY like building IKEA furniture. A change of circumstances recently means that I have furnished a two-bedroom house from scratch, and almost all of the contents have come from IKEA. The experience of building IKEA furniture has a lot in common with building a Lego set or Tamiya kit: The quality of … Continue reading I heart IKEA
...When you have an HG P402! Only mods are a high-end Futaba servo and a longer servo horn. Very capable garden crawler!
At launch about 2 years ago, these were £250. I picked it up for £70 at Currys in their "Black Friday" sale. I'm not sure whether that heavy discount is related to the popularity of Smartwatches in general (which it seems have passed their peak), or the popularity of this particular model. I was actually … Continue reading The Sony Smartwatch 3 – a brief review and a couple of tips
Leonard Cohen has left us. I have no reservations in considering him a genius who will never be replaced. 2016 has been marked by the passing of many genii (Bowie, Rogers Nelson), but that is simply a coincidence. What matters is that Cohen brought a unique voice to music and it will be missed. My … Continue reading A testament to Leonard Cohen
(From https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-highway-code/annex-1-you-and-your-bicycle) Make sure that you feel confident of your ability to ride safely on the road. Be sure that you choose the right size and type of cycle for comfort and safety lights and reflectors are kept clean and in good working order tyres are in good condition and inflated to the pressure shown on … Continue reading You and your bicycle
...beside the seaside! Quick ride out to Severn Beach on the Raleigh Nitro. Bristol channel as muddy as ever. Bike working well. Yorkie bar and Lucozade to recoup my energy then it's time for home!
Just spent an evening trying to get eBooks to be readable on my PC rather than actually doing any reading. Me and computers never seem to get along, which is all the more frustrating because I sort-of know how they work.Dawsonera is an online library of eBooks. It's a lot handier than a physical library … Continue reading Strange problems with dawsonera eBooks
It's been a few years, but my daughter is losing her teeth and is very keen to look at them in close up. Although it has to be said that the only close-up views she has had this evening are of an increasingly frustrated father! Lessons from the day... 1. The QX3 drivers don't work … Continue reading Return of the Intel QX3 microscope…