Maker.RIP Blog

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What’s in the box?

A couple of months ago I got really excited when I saw that Adafruit had launched a curated box of products suitable for anyone that’s part of the maker scene. The AdaBox follows the...

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Securing the perimeter

Just a quickie, this time, to let you know I’ve finally completed Project 6: PIR Zombie Detector. I’m not exactly sure what I did wrong the last time, although it’s a safe bet that...

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Made some progress, finally!

This is a short post with a simple mission – to inform all (three) of you of my success in completing Project 3: LED Lighting. Following on from what I learned last week, I...

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Learning from one’s mistakes

After a number of failures with the other projects I’ve worked on recently, I was looking forward to a success with Project 3: LED Lights. How hard can it be to wire up some...

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One step forward, two steps back

One of my friends, a young gentleman by the name of Cos, has a healthy respect for the idea that the zombie apocalypse isn’t an if – but a when. This is something which...

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You light up my heart

If you’ll indulge me for just a moment, I want to talk about something which isn’t related to zombies, but is about electronics and my attempts to get creative. With the failure of the...

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Prime day was eventful, for all the wrong reasons

The 12th July was Prime Day, Amazon’s answer to the blue cross sale. This is relevant, as I was saving my money for this special day, planning to use it as an opportunity to...