BlinkyTape bike indicators

I made a bike light indicator system out of a BlinkyTape, a PowerMonkey rechargeable battery and some Loom Bands. It starts off with the central front LEDs lit up bright white, and pressing the button on the BlinkyTape switches between steads/left/right indicator modes. The PowerMonkey is a simple little 5v rechargeable battery, with a variety …

Posting as Holden Caulfield on Secret

I finally found a way to make Secret less boring. I spent a week posting and responding to comments using carefully selected quotes from Holden Caulfield. I gave each one the same background (crimson denim) and I dropped the initial capital on each one in an effort to make the quotes slightly less formal. Catcher …

Custom KSP controller and display

Here’s my custom controller and display for Kerbal Space Program. Last year, after seeing this custom controller, I was suitably inspired. I wanted to build a simple physical device to control launch/stage, throttle, landing gear, lights, and maybe some custom stages. I knocked up a quick hack just to get a feel for how well …

Jargone

I made a thing. Jargone is a bookmarklet for highlighting¬†jargon words on any web page. The list comes from the Government Digital Service GOV.UK style guide,¬†specifically the¬†plain English and words to avoid sections of the guide, which has this to say about avoiding jargon We lose trust from our users if we write government ‘buzzwords’ …