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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Drink Can Tinwork - Metal Sign

tinworksign17.jpgAnother project with embossing sheet metal cut from discarded drink cans - this time, to make an embossed metal sign.

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Invention Dice

inventiondicethumb.jpgEven the most creative people get stuck for ideas once in a while - here's a way of generating brand new ideas - Invention Dice - a method for making the Muse less fickle.

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

More Plastic Moulding - Re-Making A Missing Handle

plasticmoulding4thumb.jpgHere's another plastic moulding project - this time, to make a new handle for a broken horn serving ladle.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A Quiz Scoreboard Database

quizthumb.jpgNovember 2013 - Not the usual Atomic Shrimp fare, but this is just a little Microsoft Access DB I made for managing and displaying quiz scores.

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Network Cable Coil Basket

networkcablebasketthumb.jpgI made this colourful coil basket completely out of scrap network cables.

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Making A Cider Press

ciderpressthumb.jpgHere's a project to make a cheap and simple press for apples (and maybe cheese), from readily available materials and components.

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Monday, April 22, 2013

The Beadmen Are Back

beadmen1.jpgYears ago, before the Atomic Shrimp website existed, I made some little bamboo and wooden mannequins, which I called The Beadmen.

Now, at last, it's time for them to come home.

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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Making A Replica Roman Dodecahedron

dodecahedronthumb.jpgAll across Northern Europe, curious dodecahedral objects have been found at Roman archaeological sites. The original purpose of these intricate objects is not known.

In this project, I will attempt to make a replica dodecahedron - to see if I can work out what they can and cannot be used for.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Plastic Moulding - Replacing A Broken Lid

plasticmoulding3_thumb.jpgAlas! The plastic lid on one of my kitchen jugs broke.

This snap-on lid was one of the main reasons for buying it - as it makes the jug useful for storing leftover gravy or custard in the fridge.

So I set about making a replacement - out of my new favourite material - recycled HDPE.

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Making A Stirling Engine

stirlingenginethumb.jpgThis is a project to try to make a small working model Stirling engine - designed to run off a small heat source such as a candle or cup of hot water.

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