Soldered headers onto Uno board

Thought I’d have a go at soldering the headers onto a small knock off Arduino Uno board.

Attempt no. 1. Soldering is functional but does not look pretty.
Attempt number 2, one was not so good, but still functional.
Soldering, not bad given that the soldering iron is unlikely to be the right type. Far too big I would think.

LED Headlights comparison

I now suspect that the adjustment might be out. Though the pattern of the LED is far wider than the halogen as you can see. I am not sure that this can be adjusted away.

Tree down

We had a tree come down on Sunday night, one of three that used to stand on council property to the back of our house. Luckily it was the middle of the three that had been bend over by the other two away from our garden, so it fell onto pubic land.

The council kindly logged it, and i was able to help deliver it to a fella who lives in front of us.

Speedo drive

I have designed and had printed the body for my speedo drive:

The OneRender image of my OnShape model.
In ABS printed Parts
Assembled

We visiting Longleat where we met this fella;

LED head lights

Fitted my LED head light lamps today. The right one is the LED, the left is the halogen.  One of the picture is main beam, the other dipper. Neither looks brighter than the other to me.

Volvo 50k miles

The Volvo 340 is now a high miler. Done ticket over 50,000 miles on the 24th September. I baked some sweet chesnuts from the tree outside the front of the house, i slit them all, but still a few exploded in the oven and the photo of some bits on the ground is showing the remaining fixings from the removing the plastic under-tray from Hannah’s car. I removed it to change the oil, but sheared off or drill out the fixings as they were so badly rusted, I replaced the tray using zip ties, so it will remain to be seen if it’s still there when I change the oil next time.

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Birthday 37

Birthday 37, I managed to tip over whole mug of tea, not a small one either. Then some tree surgeons turned up and started to cut down a tree out the front and late came around the back and saw the horrible job I’d made of removing a branch of the tree out the back, in January 2016. The cleaned that up for me. But my tyres turned up and I had a lovely day even if Abigail and Hannah both have stinking colds and I was working..IMG-20180905-WA0003.jpg IMG_20180906_134258.jpg IMG_20180906_133530.jpg IMG_20180906_070335.jpg 20160130_153417.jpg

Laning, Lavendar and Blackberrys

Yesterday I realised that we have a ripe crop of blackberrys, so I’ve eaten them on my breakfast muesli. We went to the lavender fields again, it was amazing to see the difference in the lavender over the course of a number of weeks, the tractor thing is a lavender harvester. Today I went laning with a couple of friends down towards the Devils Punch Bowl.

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