What I'm Doing to Prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse

Recent Posts

  • July 04, 2018

    I'm starting to learn woodworking

    For a craft where the principle material literally grows on trees, it's surprising just how expensive it is to get started in woodworking.

  • 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.

  • February 06, 2018

    Maze Robot

    Follow the adventures of my Maze Runner robot as it makes a bid for freedom.

  • September 30, 2017

    ... and he said it was good

    I'm not sure why I've not spoken about this before, but back in June, after starting the Electronics class on Instructables, I completed my second large maker project: a Mad Scientist Light.

  • August 27, 2017

    I can print you one of those...

    On the 28th July 2017, shortly after moving to Worcester with my girlfriend (say hello, Lucy), I ordered the Prusa i3 MK2S 3D printer.

  • May 24, 2017

    Slight change in direction

    When I first started this blog it was designed as a repository of thoughts as I read though, and complete the projects within, The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse.

  • February 09, 2017

    My Halloween box isn't four months late, it's eight months early

    Back in September 2016, inspired a bunch of cool looking projects I found on Instructables, along with access to a laser cutter, and some stock art, I decided to fully embrace this whole maker thing by making a project of my own.

  • January 30, 2017

    What I've been up to

    It's been a while since my last post, so I wanted to spend a moment talking about what I've been up to.

  • 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 03, 2016

    What's in the box?

    A couple of months ago I got really excited when I saw that Adafruit had launched a curated box of products suitable for anyone that's part of the maker scene. The AdaBox follows the same concept as something like Loot Crate, which has a unique theme per box and includes a bunch of items related to that theme. Once a particular box is gone, it's gone.