Weather Station – Stevenson Screen

A Stevenson screen is an outdoor enclosure to shield meteorological instruments against precipitation and direct heat radiation (sometimes called a radiation screen) from outside sources, while still allowing air to circulate freely around them. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) agreed standard for the height of the screen is between 1.25 m (4ft 1 in) and […]

Maker, R-Pi, Work December 22, 2014 Skippy 2 comments

OctoPrint and an Ultimaker 2

A while ago work bought an Ultimaker 2 to produce cool things at work, A Raspberry Pi B+, and Pi Cam were also acquired for it with a view to using OctoPi (a copy of OctoPrint developed for the R-Pi). OctoPi can be downloaded from the official mirror, and burnt to an Micro SD card […]

Geeky, HACMan, Maker, ROV November 23, 2014 Skippy No comments

Kort Nozzle test print

My test print of the Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN) No. 37 profile. The Kort nozzle is based on the one from Tomi Salo put on Thingiverse, I didnt make any alterations to the .dxf file, and a few alterations to the .scad file. I have sized the nozzle to the same internal dimension as […]

3D Printer, Geeky, Mac, Maker, Projects September 4, 2012 Skippy No comments

Playing with 3D printers

Today I am sat with Nathaniel, working out how to get parts for my Tantillusup and running, I have downloaded the Mac pre compiled copy of kliment /Printrun, from, (also needed Slicer for Mac). With both of these installed, when trying to load Nautilus Gears as a test, I get this error: To get […]

3D Printer, Geeky, Maker, Projects, Tech, Tool August 15, 2012 Skippy No comments

My 3D printer

I have got the first parts of my Tantillus 3D printer, I got the outside parts lazered by Sham GlamĀ (1st post). Here is the unboxing photos, these were taken at Swindon Hack Space, at the Swindon Museum of Computing: Just need to order some printed parts, and get the vitamins. I will keep my blog […]