Arcade Machine

Built from only the finest cheap plywood. Only been done by literally hundreds of others. I give arcade machine!...with a book shelf.

Powered by a Raspberry Pi 2 B.

Here's how it was built, and how I fixed the issues I came across.

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Ben Lawers

Had a fantastic day hillwalking yesterday. We climbed Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lawers. It was one of the coldest, clearest days I've been out walking.

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VIEW FROM THE OVERLOOK: Crafting The Shining (30 min) Directed by Gary Leva

Here's a short 30 minute film about the making of 'The Shining'.This film was originally created for a dvd re-release.
Particularly interesting is how they shot the scene which zooms into the people walking in the maze from a huge height.

'In 1966, Stanley Kubrick mused to a friend about his desire to make "the world's scariest movie." In 1980, he did it.'

VIEW FROM THE OVERLOOK: Crafting The Shining (30 min) Directed by Gary Leva from Gary Leva on Vimeo.

'Perpetual motion machines'

These guys have posted lots of videos of strangely convincing perpetual motion machines. Of course these are impossible, but some of the machines are beautifully made and how they work is very cleverly hidden. It says on his website that they are all done with hidden motors.

They were built to kickstart basic scientific discussions on how they work in principle.

The main site is here.

And finally...this thing:

OMM Bike - Yorkshire

Had fun at OMM Bike in Reeth, Yorkshire last week. It was the longest orienteering event by far that I've done (7 hours on Saturday, then 5 on Sunday). Did terrible the first day and then did great on the second. Think I'll do it again. Long drive after work to get there though. Bike Event 2015