Sunday, 10 February 2019

Building a Solar Powered Weather Station - EXTRAS - Voltage Regulators

Back in Part 1 of my Solar Powered Weather Station project, I suspected that the Voltage Regulators that were stuck to the back of my cheapo Solar Panels were operating less than optimally... in this quick little video (by my usual standards),  I run some tests to prove my theory...

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Building a Solar Powered Weather Station - Part 2

Although I haven't had much time on coding or development of the Weather Station, Part 2 is taken up with planning, purchasing components and testing my new temperature sensor...

Sunday, 9 September 2018

DELL XPS 9560 - The Perfect Linux Laptop? (Part 4 - Battery Life)

I hadn't thought of doing any more than one part to my Dell XPS 9560 review, now I'm on part 4!  Apparently people have been asking about my battery life under Linux... So, I've done another video addressing that.

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Building a Solar Powered Weather Station

For many years I've wanted to have a personal weather station so that I could record and track data based on where I actually live, rather than where the nearest Met Office weather station is.  Also, i'd like to manipulate the data I get from the weather station and upload to the AWS cloud.  Anyway, I need this station to operate from a combination to solar power and batteries, so in this first YouTube video,  I do some research into that...

Saturday, 19 May 2018

The First Brexit - A Little Bit Of History...

In 2016, the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland had a vote to leave the European Union, but this wasn't the first Referendum to leave Europe. This video takes us back to 1975 and shows the information given to the public before the first Brexit vote...

Thursday, 15 March 2018

DELL XPS 9560 - The Perfect Linux Laptop? (Part 3)

Finally, I get to the last in the trilogy of videos where I see if the Dell  XPS 9560 really is the perfect Linux laptop.  In part 3, I answer some questions that were posed in the first two videos...

Saturday, 13 January 2018

The Most Fun You Can Have In The Shower?

Welcome to 2018 everyone!  How do you start the day?  For me it was listening to BBC Radio 4 in the shower on a plastic duck... but now I'm using a strange Bluetooth device with 8-bit 1980s samples from a Casio keyboard.

If you want to buy the Expower FM Radio with Bluetooth Speaker, it's on Amazon: