Having few options for buying a compact PC case that would accept standard size components, I set out to build one of the smallest possible mATX cases, while keeping the standard, relatively accessible, tower format.

Also took the opportunity to make use of the CNC, both to make all the accurate c...

Made a couple before but this time put everything to use for this endgame keyboard. Definitely the last one.

First was the keypad - saves some desk space since it also functions as a calculator (bonus feature of typing the result into your computer).

Then came the matching keyboard - not being r...

Full build log with clips of it in action

Description of functionality on shop listing

This is a project that goes back a while. While making some nixie clocks - also featured here - I learned of the FLW - Four Letter Word, a toy created in the 70s using huge B7971 nixie-type tubes. I worked w...

A small job for the CNC - a new house number to go with the new front door. Used some offcuts of cedar to create a block - some CNCing created the cutouts for the number and a channel for the LED neon tape to go in. An aluminium back reflects the light and holds the centres of the 8 in place.

More pics, details and video clips at https://imgur.com/gallery/7NiOgrQ

I miss 1980s-style hifi systems with flashing lights, various knobs etc, so decided to make one that looked/worked exactly as I wanted. This is actually my second model - the first one came a couple of years ago - I learned wh...

A project I had in mind for a while - I enjoy the convenience of digital music, but wanted some physical, actual, non-cloud device to hold my collection. Lately, less is more so systems are style-over-substance, with few audio controls; but I got inspired by watching YouTuber TechMoan, who regular...

Been wanting to make a retro games emulator console for a while - but knew a standard arcade cabinet would't really fly in this rather minimally-furnished household.

But after getting my hands on a Raspberry Pi 2 - and seeing the wonderful RetroPie distro for getting emulators up and running - I...

Another clock made from the same PCB/kit from Jonas @ TubeHobby. For this I used Raytheon 1916 tubes which are very, very nice - they are a bit more refined than the common Russian ones (and have a proper 5!) but are not particularly easy to find.

Also, bonus pic of ongoing project... some time ag...

A couple of Nixie tube clocks I've done. It's an overdone theme, but most you see are the typical tubes-sticking-out-of-a-base design; I wanted to do something that looked a little more like it was designed for the purpose.

Layered plywood body faced with a formica laminate. Confess I'm not smart...