Tag: DIY

1949 PYE Type 39 J/H Radio – Restored!

Follow up from https://bmorton.com/posts/pye49/ The Pye radio lives again! I’m pretty happy with how this turned out. It was in worse shape than I’d anticipated – the varnish was pretty far gone and the paint was chipped. The wood had swelled from water damage at some point. A bit...

Bluetooth Roberts Rambler

Here’s an old Roberts Rambler which was too far gone to restore to original condition (water damage, battery leak). The damaged speaker has been replaced with one from a car, and a bluetooth module added to make a cool bluetooth set for summer. The bluetooth module is wired to...

The Chariot (Illuminated Billboard on a Bike)

This folding conveyance cost me 30 pounds and a tube ride to the West End and back. It was rusty. I scrubbed the chrome with aluminium foil to lift off the rust, oiled everything and replaced the handlebars / seat. An illuminated sign made from a wash basket and...

Electrolytic Rust Removal

I have a shed full of rusty stuff to knock the rust off of, and no time to do it. There’s tutorials on electrolytic rust removal all over the internet, so I’ll spare the details and just show off my design. The barrel is about 25 litres, so I...

A Super Simple Perspex Raspberry Pi Case/Stand

I recently needed to add a case to a Raspberri Pi/5″ LCD combo so that it could sit countertop in a customers business. No suitable case could be found online, and I don’t have access to a 3d printer, or any tools beyond a sharp knife for that matter....

Building a Light Gun Arcade Machine

I’ve been working on an arcade machine project on and off. My brother put together the screen and case while I worked on the internals and software. It’s still not completely done, but below are some shots of the work in progress. As far as the software side of...