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One-Direction bot

Build Brighton is a top place, full of electric lasers and 3D, but it's an absolute sod to find.
So I decided to add a little bit of trim (or flare as they might say in "Office space" ) to the inconspicuous BB doorbell.



A quick measure, and a few minutes with the #BuildBrighton jigsaw on some scrap mdf left over from the Dalek, and I had a some shapes.



I sanded them down, and primered them up, then gave a quick splash of the ever useful "Plastikote" enamel paint.


Final job was to stick the blocks to the wall using a couple of dobs of Gripfill, that way if we want to get rid of them, it's a ten minute job with a crowbar.
So that's Donation bot's cousin, Welcome/Direction Bot... I guess we could tap the power to the doorbell to run a couple of LEDs but for the minute, job done.



Fake Plastic Trees...

So, for a bit of light relief I bought a few of Justin's LED Christmas tree kits.


I think the original idea was to have a relatively easy kit to put together on Saturday workshops in the run up to Christmas, but they seem to have become quite popular with all manner of folk.


Anyway, the kit is based around a couple of well made pcbs, a bag full of components, and the simple instruction that +ve is UP.
It took about 10 mins to solder all the bits together, and with a huge amount of satisfaction over the end result.

Justin and his Christmas tree kits can be found here: http://cyber-lane.com/
The Build Brighton Christmas workshops will be running each Saturday from 30th November to 21st December from 10am – 2pm. Entrance is completely free. Kits are priced between £2 and £5.


#BuildBrighton can be found here: http://www.buildbrighton.com/blog/