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* Musical things
 
* Musical things
 
* Hacked gadgets
 
* Hacked gadgets
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== Expertise ==
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* Electronics
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* Software
  
 
== 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:===
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* CNC hole punch for creating piano rolls from midi files - now pretty much finished
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* Nixie tube clock - I've now bought some tubes, so I guess I can say it's "in progress"!
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=== Completed: ===
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* Hard disk clock - http://youtu.be/7whVfe79d7A
 
* Hard disk clock - http://youtu.be/7whVfe79d7A
 
* Pianola repair / restoration - http://pianolarestore.wordpress.com
 
* Pianola repair / restoration - http://pianolarestore.wordpress.com
* Reed organ restoration - unfortunately I had to sell my last one before I was allowed to get the pianola, but here it is finished http://youtu.be/3EtWNb01sBU
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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
 
* Bat detector - I recently built this kit at a Hackspace build a kit evening http://www.re-innovation.co.uk/web12/index.php/en/products-2/bat-detector
 
* Bat detector - I recently built this kit at a Hackspace build a kit evening http://www.re-innovation.co.uk/web12/index.php/en/products-2/bat-detector
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* Useless machine - I've built Martin Raynsford's kit http://msraynsford.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/useless-machine-kits.html
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* A pidgeon proof bird table
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=== To do, one day: ===
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* Theramin
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* Gieger counter
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* Cloud chamber
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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
 
* Organ pipes - midi controlled
 
* Organ pipes - midi controlled
 
* Tubular bells - midi controlled
 
* Tubular bells - midi controlled
 
* Keytar
 
* Keytar
* Theramin
 
* Gieger counter
 
* 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!
 
* 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 a 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 my Raspberry Pi - just not yet decided what!
 
* Do something with my Raspberry Pi - just not yet decided what!
 
* Laser cutter - I intend to help where I can with the Hackspace [[DIY_Laser|DIY Laser]] build
 
* 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
 
* Spend some time turning goblets and bowls on the wood lathe

Revision as of 23:40, 21 January 2013

Iandickinson
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Name Ian Dickinson AKA Ian D
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Interests

  • Electronics
  • Musical things
  • Hacked gadgets

Expertise

  • Electronics
  • Software

Projects

Current:

  • CNC hole punch for creating piano rolls from midi files - now pretty much finished
  • Nixie tube clock - I've now bought some tubes, so I guess I can say it's "in progress"!

Completed:

To do, one day:

  • Theramin
  • Gieger counter
  • Cloud chamber
  • 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 a design here http://aurorawatch.lancs.ac.uk/detectors/compass but I would adapt it to use a digital compass chip
  • Organ pipes - midi controlled
  • Tubular bells - midi controlled
  • Keytar
  • 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!
  • A gas flame thing - something like this http://youtu.be/atulGDiUUK8
  • Do something with my Raspberry Pi - just not yet decided what!
  • Laser cutter - I intend to help where I can with the Hackspace DIY Laser build
  • Spend some time turning goblets and bowls on the wood lathe