What I'm Doing to Prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse

Archive of posts with category 'the-makers-guide-to-the-zombie-apocalypse'

  • June 21, 2018

    I own a shed!

    When I first started this blog I was living in a small two-bedroom flat in the centre of Birmingham. It was great for transport, shopping, and restaurants, but terrible for project work.

  • October 05, 2016

    In the eye of the beholder

    When we last left our handsome hero he was securing the perimeter using a PIR sensor and an Arduino. The rig was designed to raise an alarm via a piezo buzzer when the sensor detected movement. With the ability to easily place PIR sensors along the base's perimeter, it was good for telling you that someone (or something) was at the door, but not who (or what).

  • October 01, 2016

    Securing the perimeter

    Just a quickie, this time, to let you know I've finally completed Project 6: PIR Zombie Detector.

  • September 06, 2016

    Made some progress, finally!

    This is a short post with a simple mission - to inform all (three) of you of my success in completing Project 3: LED Lighting.

  • September 01, 2016

    Learning from one's mistakes

    After a number of failures with the other projects I've worked on recently, I was looking forward to a success with Project 3: LED Lights.

  • August 27, 2016

    One step forward, two steps back

    One of my friends, a young gentleman by the name of Cos, has a healthy respect for the idea that the zombie apocalypse isn't an if - but a when. This is something which informs his everyday life, and will often guide his decisions.

  • August 05, 2016

    I just can't do it Captain, I just don't have the power!

    Unfortunately, today has turned into a bit of a failure.

  • August 04, 2016

    Prime day was eventful, for all the wrong reasons

    The 12th July was Prime Day, Amazon's answer to the blue cross sale.

  • June 17, 2016

    What I've learnt about the solar panel over the past week

    As mentioned in my last post, the weather has been terrible for testing the solar panel.

  • June 11, 2016

    It's like rayeeyaaaaaaain, on your wedding day

    Maybe not rain, but there's certainly no sun today, and that makes testing my solar panel challenging.

  • June 10, 2016

    Danger Danger, High Voltage!

    I am Edison. I am Tesla. I am capable of generating power from the very sun itself. I am God!

  • June 02, 2016

    Let there be light

    The solar panel arrived today. It's about the size and shape that I expected and thankfully doesn't seem to weigh too much.

  • May 31, 2016

    I'm officially £126.58 more prepared than I was yesterday

    So I'm pretty much just going to dive right in... (If you want some background, check out my thread on birmingham.io).

  • May 31, 2016

    The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

    The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, a book written by Simon Monk (who I gather is quite well known within the maker community, having authored various books on the Arduino and Raspberry Pi), is clearly something that knows how to motivate me.