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== Interests ==
 
== Interests ==
 
* Electronics
 
* Electronics
* Musical things
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* Mechanical music
* Hacked gadgets
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== Expertise ==
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* Electronics
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* Software
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* Laser cutting
  
 
== Projects ==
 
== Projects ==
In no particular order, projects I've done, have in progress, or things I wish to do one day!
 
  
* CNC hole punch for creating piano rolls from midi files '''<-- my current project'''
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=== Current:===
* Hard disk clock
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* Pianola repair / restoration - see http://pianolarestore.wordpress.com
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* Nothing in progress at the present time!
* Reed organ restoration - unfortunately I had to sell this one before I was allowed to get the pianola, but here it is finished http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EtWNb01sBU
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* Bat detector - I recently build this kit http://www.re-innovation.co.uk/web12/index.php/en/products-2/bat-detector
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=== Completed: ===
* Organ pipes - midi controlled
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* Allotment solar powered IoT sensor system - [http://onionnet.uk onionnet.uk]
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* Hackspace video for Computerphile - [https://youtu.be/NlKjFZwW3Ts Computerphile]
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* Small hand turned pipe organ - [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GC3tJzbuYo Computerphile] [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0LBmxIVzq0 YouTube]
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* Talking Donations Bot - A speaking collection tin that sits in the comfy area and attempts to solicit money from visitors on a Wed Open Hack Night - [https://www.flickr.com/photos/97344842@N08/35032628726/ flickr]
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* IoT connected Ouija board - Crapathon 2018 entry (2nd place) - [https://flic.kr/p/2bWeP59 Flickr]
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* Temperature replicator - Crapathon 2017 entry - [https://flic.kr/p/ZyXJ2y Flickr]
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* Theremin playing robot - Crapathon 2015 entry (winner!) - [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5y60_xl8_4 YouTube]
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* Fire Pong (completed with other hackspace members) - [[Project:Fire_Pong]] - [https://hackaday.com/2016/08/11/emf-fire-pong/ Hackaday] - [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6EBe_5LxO8 Computerphile] -  [https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/fire-pong-raspberry-pi/ Magpi]
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* Barbot, various hardware components (completed with other hackspace members) - [[Project:BarBot]] - [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20SI1o-t1F4 YouTube]
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* Turned various bowls on the wood lathe
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* Nottingham Light Night 2016 - [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nottinghack/albums/72157664202278261 flickr]
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* Customised guitar - [https://www.flickr.com/photos/97344842@N08/albums/72157638993141054 flickr]
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* Theremin based on Arduino Uno with one of these shields [http://www.gaudi.ch/OpenTheremin/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=103&Itemid=93 Open.Theremin.UNO]
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* Nixie tube clock using IN-19B tubes, so a bit different to your normal Nixie tube clock! - [http://www.flickr.com/photos/97344842@N08/sets/72157634055979574/ flickr] - [https://hackaday.com/2015/07/14/unusual-nixie-tubes-lead-to-unique-clock/ Hackaday]
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* CNC hole punch for creating piano rolls from midi files - [http://youtu.be/X8ManoX9mUs YouTube] - [http://www.flickr.com/photos/97344842@N08/sets/72157634053330567/ flickr]
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* A pigeon proof bird table - [http://www.flickr.com/photos/97344842@N08/sets/72157634056054156/ flickr]
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* Hard disk clock - [http://youtu.be/7whVfe79d7A YouTube]
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* Gieger counter - Arduino based using SI-3BG tube
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* Pianola repair / restoration - [http://pianolarestore.wordpress.com Blog]
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* Reed organ restoration - unfortunately I had to sell this before I was allowed to get the pianola, but here it is finished [http://youtu.be/3EtWNb01sBU YouTube]
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=== To do, one day: ===
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* Electric motorbike conversion something like this one on [http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-72Volt-electric-motorcycle/ Instructables]
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* Lightning detector - there's lots of designs on the internet, but I particularly like the construction of this one by Martyn Fuller http://www.techlib.com/electronics/lightningpics2.htm
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* Aurora detector - an ambition is to see the Northern Lights one day! There's a design here http://aurorawatch.lancs.ac.uk/detectors/compass but I would adapt it to use a digital compass chip
 
* Tubular bells - midi controlled
 
* Tubular bells - midi controlled
 
* Keytar
 
* Keytar
* Theramin
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* LED cube (8 x 8 x 8 or larger and RGB) - I made a 3 x 3 x 3 a while ago, but one day I plan to make a bigger one!
* Gieger counter
 
 
* Cloud chamber
 
* Cloud chamber
* LED cube (8 x 8 x 8 or larger and RGB) - I made a 3 x 3 x 3 a while ago, but one day I plan to make a bigger one!
 
* Lightning detector - there's lots of designs on the internet, but I particularly like the construction of this one by Martyn Fuller http://www.techlib.com/electronics/lightningpics2.htm
 
* Aurora detector - an ambition is to see the Northern Lights one day! There's design here http://aurorawatch.lancs.ac.uk/detectors/compass but I would adapt it to use a digital compass chip
 
 
* A gas flame thing - something like this http://youtu.be/atulGDiUUK8
 
* A gas flame thing - something like this http://youtu.be/atulGDiUUK8
* Nixie tube clock
 
* Do something with a Raspberry Pi
 
* Laser cutter - I intend to help where I can with the Hackspace [[DIY_Laser|DIY Laser]] build
 
 
* Spend some time turning goblets and bowls on the wood lathe
 

Latest revision as of 19:54, 1 September 2019

Iandickinson
Nixies.jpg
Name Ian Dickinson AKA Ian D
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Interests

  • Electronics
  • Mechanical music

Expertise

  • Electronics
  • Software
  • Laser cutting

Projects

Current:

  • Nothing in progress at the present time!

Completed:

  • Allotment solar powered IoT sensor system - onionnet.uk
  • Hackspace video for Computerphile - Computerphile
  • Small hand turned pipe organ - Computerphile YouTube
  • Talking Donations Bot - A speaking collection tin that sits in the comfy area and attempts to solicit money from visitors on a Wed Open Hack Night - flickr
  • IoT connected Ouija board - Crapathon 2018 entry (2nd place) - Flickr
  • Temperature replicator - Crapathon 2017 entry - Flickr
  • Theremin playing robot - Crapathon 2015 entry (winner!) - YouTube
  • Fire Pong (completed with other hackspace members) - Project:Fire_Pong - Hackaday - Computerphile - Magpi
  • Barbot, various hardware components (completed with other hackspace members) - Project:BarBot - YouTube
  • Turned various bowls on the wood lathe
  • Nottingham Light Night 2016 - flickr
  • Customised guitar - flickr
  • Theremin based on Arduino Uno with one of these shields Open.Theremin.UNO
  • Nixie tube clock using IN-19B tubes, so a bit different to your normal Nixie tube clock! - flickr - Hackaday
  • CNC hole punch for creating piano rolls from midi files - YouTube - flickr
  • A pigeon proof bird table - flickr
  • Hard disk clock - YouTube
  • Gieger counter - Arduino based using SI-3BG tube
  • Pianola repair / restoration - Blog
  • Reed organ restoration - unfortunately I had to sell this before I was allowed to get the pianola, but here it is finished YouTube

To do, one day: