I’ve been running my own VPN so I can access my home-based servers from anywhere with an internet connection (not to mention, in this day & age of Government snooping – personal privacy & increased security). I’m on a pretty quick connection from Virgin Media here in the UK, currently
I’ve joined the uRadMonitor network! I’m told my unit is on the way & it should be going live here in Manchester, UK within about 10 days. This is a crowd project to monitor background radiation levels all over the world, so far there’s a lot of units already online.
I received this USB supply with a laser module from China that I purchased on eBay. I have heard of these nasty copies of Apple chargers going around, but I’d never received one this bad with a piece of Chinese electronics. Model No. A1265, so definitely an Apple clone. Apparently
Here is an old chemical dosing system for industrial washing machines. These units are 4-pump models, with dual pumpheads. The motors are reversed to operate alternate pumps in the same head. From 2006, this is a fairly old unit, and made in the UK. Main controller PCB, with interface to
This is a standard 13A UK main power plug – with a twist. This one requires no tools to open or connect. The top cover is slid off the top, after turning the red cam with a coin to unlock it. Manufactured by Plugco – a Google search of this
Here I will document progress in replacing standard halogen MR10 lights with LEDs. These units are from TruOpto, available through Rapid Electronics in the UK. They are 3W total, from 3x 1W emitters on an aluminium back plate. Here is the LED attached to a heatsink for testing purposes –
A bit of a shift from my usual content, but I thought this deserved a place for people to see. Only relevant for people of the UK though. “I’m a DWP worker sticking his head above the parapet and hoping not to get shot… I work in a busy Jobcentre