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Saturday, 19 June 2010

I'm back!!

I haven't blogged for a while as work, winter, family and other crisis have intervened to conspire against me.

But enough of the excuses, what have I been up to in the intervening time??

  • Lorraine's Lair has been completed (more pictures soon) and she has moved in. She uses it for arts and crafts as well as doing her Scout's admin (she runs Kyle's Cub Scout Pack).
  • I have made very LITTLE progress on the ambulance. I started on the frame for the water system, but winter intervened and I didn't feel like lying on my back on the drive so the whole project got parked. Earlier this year I managed to progress with finalising the kitchen cupboards (more in the next post).
  • I acquired an Armdroid robot arm (always wanted something like this since using one while doing my engineering degree). I spent some time trying to get it going without much success. Keep an eye out as it will be resurrected (probably with new electronics). Not soon though.
  • The robot arm reminded me of my intention to build a CNC lathe and also an interest in the RepRap project. I have now collected most of the bits to build a Mendel. The only bits I need are the plastic bits, but as they are very expensive I will be creating a RepStrap with wood (I'll blog more on the details later).
  • The above projects were taking place on the dining room table. Lorraine decided that the remaining half of the shed should become Craig's Corner instead of storage. This was my birthday gift, but as I am the only one in the household capable of doing the work I ended up making my own present. (Pictures will follow in a later article along with the Lorraine's Lair update.)
  • I've also helped my brother setup a blog as he is building a boat. Read about it here!
  • Finally (well, out of the highlights), our landlord came a removed a number of bits from the house and garage so this has given me some more space.

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