What If?…. machine

Due to my connection with Nottingham Hackspace, I was asked to provide the public participation activity for the What If?… machine day run at Derby Silk Mill as part of Derby Festé 2012. I built a simple marble run to which the visitors could add bits and pieces (mainly found materials) to make the marble … more

SunSeed Pedal Power Course

Have you ever wanted to build your own pedal powered machine? Fancy making a holiday of it in somewhere slightly more sunny than the UK? Then here is your chance…. Renewable Energy Innovation has teamed up with Magnificent Revolution and Sunseed Desert Project to bring you not one but two in-depth pedal power courses. These … more

Small Is… Festival 2012

For the past three years I have been running an ‘introduction to solar photovoltaics’ workshop at the Small Is…. festival and this year was no exception. The Small Is… festival is a collaboration between Practical Action and Engineers Without Borders UK set in the grounds of Practical Action’s headquaters, The Schumacher Centre, near Rugby. The … more

Website Upgrade

Just a quick post to let you know that I have recently upgraded my website from Joomla 1.5 to Joomla 2.5. Joomla is an open-source and very powerful content management system. I have been using Joomla to manage this website for around two years. The upgrade process was required due to a security issue with … more