Month: April 2011

Bar Sign Debrief

In my last post, I promised photos of the completed sign, once the cocktail party had been. I’m happy to report that Neville liked the sign, as did all the party guests. Here’s a photo of the sign lit up

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Geiger Counter Project

I’ve wanted a working Geiger counter for a while. It seems like it would be rather handy to have one as a random number generator, and another to install inside a weather station to monitor local radiation levels. With what’s

Posted in Electronics, Geiger Counter, Projects

Bar Sign Finished

The sign is finished and wrapped up ready to go. You’ll have to wait until after the party for me to reveal the completed photos. I’m very happy with the result. Here’s a teaser…

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Slow progress

It’s been very slow going attaching the EL Wire to the sign. The sign needs to be finished for the 16th April, so I need to pick up the pace. I’ve started to use a toothpick to apply the glue

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Attaching EL Wire

I’ve started attaching the EL wire to the sign. I first attached it using a Gel Superglue, but it spread terribly and left cloudy marks everywhere, so I carefully undid my work and went looking for another glue. I settled

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iPhone templates for UI prototypes

I’ve recently started doing a lot of development for the iPhone and iPad and I wanted to be able to sketch layouts on paper. Now it’s one thing to draw a rough iPhone layout, but it’s another to actually have

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