Solidworks Rendering Milspec Connectors

July 25th, 2016
A while back i needed to some nice pictures of some Mil-C 26482 connectors. Sadly at the time I didn't have any connectors that weren't covered in dirt and grime. Hence I did a 3D model of them and used the Photoview 360 in Solidworks. Higher Resolution Render

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MIG Welding – Argon vs Argon CO2 Mix

July 14th, 2016
This article is what I wish I knew before I spent $600 on a Argon Cylinder (Twice). I like to think of it as learning the hard way. Speedshield52 This covers my recent experience with Argon vs Argon Mix for MIG welding and buying two gas cylinders. After about 12months of suffering Gasless MIG wire, inhaling the fumes and cleaning up so much splatter I bit the bullet and bought an Argon cylinder on recommendation of a work colleague. Sadly this didn't quite… Read More

Unimig Inverter 190 – Review

July 2nd, 2016
Just over a year ago I bought a Unimig Inverter 190. This is a MMA/MIG/TIG inverter machine with a maximum output of 190A. Unimig 190 This post details some of my personal experiences with the machine, things i like and dislike about it as well as the failures and shortcomings I have found of the machine. It came with all the… Read More

Milling Angle Plates – Part 2 – Machining the Faces

June 5th, 2016

The second stage of the project involved machining the surfaces parallel. Thankfully for this stage of the project I remembered to take more pictures.

This stage of the project was used to teach me more about machining hence, it took about 10 times longer than it should to program the job.… Read More

Milling Angle Plates – Part 1

May 31st, 2016

Recently we salvaged some nice off cuts of 25 x 200mm flat bar from a scrap bin. We were also in need to some angle plates for use on the CNC mill. Hence started the build of  a matched pair of angle plates for the machine. I will be breaking this post into 3 parts, The fabrication/Welding of the plates in Part 1, Part 2 will be the machinign of the surfaces and Part 3 will be the finishing of the plates including tapping.

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Two Workshop Upgrades – TIG Stand, Grinding Wheel Rack

May 21st, 2016
TIG Helper
When cleaning up my workshop I discovered that I had quite a few small pieces TIG filler laying around, I also had no where to put my TIG torch between welds. This provided a good excuse to do a quick little project out of some scrap.

More pictures after the break.

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Atmel Training Board V1.0

March 11th, 2011
During my studies I found that there were no basic tools avaliable for learning how to program Atmel microcontrollers. We had the STK500 Development Board, but this required considerable setup before using and only had LED's and Switchs.

This is what I came up with to solve this issue.

The Atmel Traning Board V1.0 features… Read More

Bench AC Supply

March 11th, 2011

Over the last couple of days I have been working on a Bench AC Supply. This is an essential piece of equipment that every workshop should have, some how i have managed not to need one up until now. The project itself if very simple and can be modified very easily to suit any input and output voltages.

The supply consists of five parts:
  1. Case/Chassis
  2. Power… Read More

ATMega32A Dev Board V2.0

February 26th, 2011
It was found whilst using the original ATMega32A Development Board that there was a couple of things missing that would make life much easier. So here is is the updated version of the ATMega32A Development Board V2.0.


The updated board has three significant new features:
  • Power LED (How did i forget this in the original?)
  • … Read More

Workshop Shelving

January 26th, 2011
The time has come that i have run out of shelving in my workshop again, hence here is an article about building your own shelves.

This project covers the construction of a set of heavy duty steel shelves for the workshop. This project will follow through the design of the shelves using SolidWorks through to the actual construction of the… Read More
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