And some vids, to summarise what I’ve been up to for a while

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I’ve been working away at some prototypes. The glow fans are motion responsive, with a 3-axis accelerometer controlling the colour and brightness based off how they are moved. 10 LEDs, so decently bright too. I’m working away at making these good enough to be sellable. Right now, the cost for each would be silly and …

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Progress

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I don’t think I’ve posted a pic from this angle: We’ve got roofs. Four of them. Two will be green roofs, for which we need to order over two thousand plants. The soil is only 100 mm deep, so it’s mostly tussock and succulents. It’s surprising how quickly the house has gone a bunch of …

Monthly progress

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There’s been no house pics for nearly a month, but serious progress, so, pics for Africa! We now have roofs: Now the roofs and framing is up, we can almost claim to have rooms. The main living space runs from the two-storey trapeze space to the kitchen. Upstairs will have some internal walls, but till …

Lots of pics of house and projects

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Big news is that one roof beam has been raised. That’s it hiding away behind all the scaff. There’ll be four, holding that part of the roof in a curved vault. There is lots of scaff. This is the base of the trapeze space: The house now has insides! Sort of. The upper storey floor …

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This is what the house looks like from the road above: No, the house with red window frames is the neighbours, you can tell from the way it’s got a roof, unlike ours. Ours is hidden down below the trees, nice and unobtrusive. This weekend was mostly working on the posts and fighting with tarps …

Pruning and board layouts

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tieke always knew her circus skills would come in handy around the garden: When not running around collecting dead tree, large chunks of the weekend were spent scratching my head, trying to fit all of this into the space normally occupied by one AA battery: That’s a microcontroller, 4 Watt step-up power supply, accelerometer, LED …