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Friday, May 27, 2011

Extruded Food

extrudethumb.jpgMay 2011 - I found a second hand set of Play-Doh shaping tools in a charity shop for the bargain price of £1.50. The set includes a couple of different extruder tools which have potential for fun in the kitchen.

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Breakfast Pie

breakfastpiethumb.jpgBreakfast Pie - A Full English Breakfast, in pie form! Can it be possibly true?

It certainly can - we live in an age of wonders!

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

That's Handy! - Making A Working Model Hand

thatshandythumb.jpgThe objective of this project was to make a life-sized humanoid hand that can be controlled with wires or cables - and hopefully to achieve fairly realistic finger movements and grasping action.

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Copper Plating

copperplatingthumb.jpgElectroplating with copper is a classic science experiment that is easy to set up, but loads of fun and can produce highly attractive results - something I haven't tried since my schooldays. I decided to give it a go again.

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Making An Electric Motor

electricmotorthumb.jpg"Dad, I'm bored! What can we do?"

"OK, let's make something, how about an electric motor...?"

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Ersatz Coffee

ersatzcoffeethumb.jpg'... can be used to make a substitute for coffee' - if (like me) you're a reader of books about foraging, wild food and bushcraft, you'll have seen this phrase applied to an assortment of different things.

So it's possible to make fake coffee - OK, but how good is it? - let's find out.

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Fruity Oaty Bar (Not Mandatory)

fruityoatybarthumb.JPGThis idea grew out of previous experiments to make energy bars - but I wanted to try making them with white chocolate so as to show off the fruit.

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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Energy Bars

energybarsthumb.JPGThis is an experimental attempt to make a compact, durable, tasty, high-energy foodstuff suitable for carrying and eating while walking, exploring and hiking.

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Drink Can Tinwork Printing


My page on making little decorative boxes out of recycled drink cans was enormously popular - but what else can we do using these techniques? - I've been experimenting with printing.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Project Ebenezer - Christmas Dinner For Free

projectebenezerthumb.jpgStarting on 1st December 2009, I picked every dropped coin I saw, saving them up in a jar.

I'm planning to keep this up for a whole year - so at the start of December 2010 - hoping to have accumulated enough found money to be able to do something useful...

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