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How to cover 3D prints in glitter

If you’re reading this, I guess you want to cover your 3D print in glitter! Cool, that’s exactly what I did and it turned out surprisingly well. Here’s how I did it… First up, you’ll need a...

Why no updates?

I’ve not updated this blog for a loooong time as I’ve been super-busy over at WCRS. Check out the WCRS blog to see some of my latest ramblings. There’s a growing list af articles over at Campaign...

Join in the Pressup Challenge!

On Jan 1st 2015 I started the pressup challenge. Starting with 1 pressup, I added one for every day of the year. I.e. on day 60, I did 60 pressups that day. It’s finally new year’s eve 2015 and todays total...

Diagnosing Dell OptiPlex touchscreen problem

Slightly strange but logical one. We recently used a Dell E2014T 20 inch E-Series Touchscreen on a job. Worked fine until we got it on site and then the screen’s touch accuracy went haywire. On-screen buttons...

Yep, a bamboo bike…

Spotted this beauty in London’s swanky West End last night. It’s a bike made from bamboo. Sweet! I’d seen them on the TV a few months back being made in Ghana. It was Boomers International in Ghana ()...

Apple Maps cars spotted in London

Look who’s been sniffing out the streets of Soho in London. Hopefully their own maps will do a better job than the pitiful data they bought from TomTom when they first launched in 2012. I’m usually an Apple...

Puppets, Zoltar and The Great Adverto

Every year at the Engine Group, we down tools for a day and visit each of the companies on the various floors to reacquaint ourselves with what they’ve been up to (and or ned starters, what they do). Each year is...

What makes an image popular?

I got very excited about this. An experimental service that aims to predict how popular an image would be if released onto the unsuspecting internet. Without getting too in to the details (as I haven’t got them)...

Engine light on? Try better fuel…

The ‘engine light’ comes on on occasionally on our car (a 2001 BMW 318SE). Sometimes I fix something but curiously, sometimes it goes out on its own. Looking at the manual, you soon realise the light is a...

App of the week: Monument Valley

App of the week: Monument Valley

Been playing Monument Valley by UsTwo for a day or so and had to make sure everyone knows about it. It’s stunning. Beautifully put together and super clever gameplay. Think adventure puzzler crossed with MC Escher...

Bears on Stairs – 3D printed animation

Just had to share this. Was mulling over something similar at Christmas but the 3D printers at work were pretty much just used for recording servo sound effects these days. Shame. Anyways, this video is very cool.Take a...

Box2D Javascript test

I’ve just indulged myself in some physics therapy. I *FINALLY* managed to get a few hours to play with the JavaScript port of the infamous Box2D.js physics library. Not fantastically exciting, but at least...

Google map of 1890’s London

There are a bunch of really interesting Google Map mashups but this one really caught my attention. Google have teamed up with the Ordnance Survey to allow you to explore old London maps directly within Google Maps...

HTML5 Canvas maze maker

I recently created a kids activity pack that required a massive maze. I’ve had some maze creating code rattling around my from the Flash days so decided to throw it down in JS and HTML5 Canvas. I used this code to...

GoPro commute Feb 2014

Feb has been a relatively uneventful month of commuting on the wet and windy streets of London but still managed to catch a few random things along the way. Hope the 2 people on the floor being attended to by ambulances...

Go go GoPro! Jan 2014

Few random moments captured on camera commuting from East Finchley to Old Street. All taken during 3 weeks in Jan 2014. For the record… Yes, I stop at ALL red lights… wear a helmet… also ride 2...

Creative Tech Hub slides

It was a pleasure to host the first Creative Tech Hub meetup of 2014 over at Microsoft’s offices in Victoria. We had 3 amazing guest speakers, Andrew Spooner (Developer Evangelist at Microsoft), Seb Lee-Delisle...