C64 Timeline

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Over on Instagram, Steve asked, “Why does (The C64 I was given for Christmas) have weird light coloured keys?” ‘Aldi’ C64 The short answer is that it’s a limited edition model. The long answer involves 12 years of Product Marketing & manufacturing changes made over the course of the C64’s lifetime. 1982 Back at the […]

Blender 3D BTTF Diner/Cafe

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I’ve been playing with Blender again recently – I wanted to recreate the cafe/diner from Back to the Future seen here: Here’s my progress so far on the exterior: … or at night: I’ve also been working on the interior. Here’s the original film: And here’s a couple of renders of my work-in-progress:

Raspberry Pi HDD Case (prototype 1)

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This is the first print of an easy-to-use case to hold both a Raspberry Pi 2/3 alongside a slot-in 2.5″ hard disk, following a request from someone who bought one of the Raspberry Pi Rack cases on eBay. I’m using a USB to SATA adaptor to power & connect the drive. Once I’ve finalised the […]

Pi-Rack v3, no fans

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Update: I now have a few of these for sale, here! I’ve reduced the size of the Pi rack as far as realistcally possible now & I’m trying it without cooling fans again. The vent section is removable for easier access to the Raspberry Pi boards inside…   Oh, and one final trick…

Glowing Tritium Capsules

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I had a question on Etsy about how bright the Fallout 4 style “Nuka Cola” keyrings glow if you put Tritium capsules in, compared to just the regular glow-in-the-dark material. Note that I don’t sell the capsules myself, you’d need to source your own but they’re pretty readily available on eBay. It’s difficult to give […]

Raspberry Pi Rack (Work in progress)

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I normally use these 3D printed sleeves from Thingiverse for the newer Raspberry Pi models (B+ and 2 B). I have versions printed in all kinds of materials, but this one here is in temperature sensitive plastic, meaning the hot parts change from blue to white as the Pi warms up… But, now I have a couple […]