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Radio-4-Matic - AC power update

posted in Electronics by Cargo Cult on Sunday June 30 2013

Analogue electronics? Terrifying. And something other than the Sunday Things? Heresy! ... I suspect more through luck than judgement, I've successfully upgraded the Radio-4-Matic to run complete ...

Archive for January 2013

Radio-4-Matic - part 4 - Radio 4

posted in Electronics by Cargo Cult on Saturday January 12 2013

So, it seems someone at Radio 4 spotted this thing, and one thing led to another and I ended up being interviewed on PM.​ Yes, me on national radio! On a proper news programme! Blinking heck. Like a ...

Radio-4-Matic - part 3 - software

posted in Electronics by Cargo Cult on Friday January 11 2013

I promised 'Friday' for this third, code-containing article,​ and according to my radio it's still Friday (Today in Parliament's playing) - so here we are. Before I even had a chance to fully docume ...

Radio-4-Matic - part 2 - hardware

posted in Electronics by Cargo Cult on Wednesday January 9 2013

Continuing this series on the hacked-together, time-travelling Radio-4-Matic, time for some hardware. This was going to have been a guide to dismembering an old, non-functional radio and rebuilding it ...

Radio-4-Matic - part 1 - introduction

posted in Electronics by Cargo Cult on Monday January 7 2013

So, there have been vague hintings at a Raspberry Pi project​ I've been building. It's been functional for a while in its time-travelling lunacy - but first, what the hell is it? Something one encou ...

Archive for November 2012

Mystery Project - part 2

posted in Electronics by Cargo Cult on Friday November 23 2012

I'm good at having weird things arrive through the post. The​ latest acquisition? Observation: box is labelled 'potatoes'. Plenty of bubble-wrap! Not seen: the Royal Warrant of Appointment. Plenty o ...

Archive for October 2012

Mystery Project - part 1

posted in Electronics by Cargo Cult on Monday October 29 2012

Clue: it's all terribly British. Second, newly self-contained prototype for my Raspberry Pi project is up and running! Now I just need to get the rest of the parts. Oddly, the main section can't be fo ...

Archive for June 2012

Timelapse-o-Tron™ 9000, part 1

posted in Electronics by Cargo Cult on Wednesday June 13 2012

Computers are way too fancy these days, with their gigabytes​ of memory, gigahertz of multiple processing cores, hyper-parallel GPUs and terabytes of storage. Sometimes we nerds yearn for a simpler age ...