Goodwood FOS

We went to the Festival Of Speed today, it was awesome, however really more than one day is required to see it all. We hope to go for a whole weekend next time.

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 There were bikes there too, but I obviously failed to get any pictures of them.

I did get some videos of loads of stuff which i shall put up here as soon as i have found time to edit the junk.

One down

I have now completed one wheel, painted with two coats of red-oxide primer and two more of white Hammerite.

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 I put that wheel on the near side rear of the land rover, which turns out is the wrong side because the tires are directional. I have now started the next wheel.

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 The tomato plants that Martin kindly gave us are doing ok, but for have a few green fly which we’re tackling with soapy water.

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 I got a great picture of Tigger looking just livid.

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Shard

Last weekend we hosted a family get together for fathers day and Hannah’s birthday. We had a lovely day, Martin brought his pressure washer up so that we could clean the patio slabs.

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Hannah and I went into London for her birthday.

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We went up The Shard, the tallest ‘building’ in the European Union, which really isn’t very tall at a mear 309.6 m (The CN tower’s observation deck is at 342 m, the tower goes on to be 553 m high and then there is the 828 m tall Burj Khalifa in Dubai), we went up the top floor, being the 72nd floor which is 244.3 m up. It was a pretty stunning view from up there.

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Bees and red ox.

Today I mowed the grass and spotted a ground bees nest. I got a load of pictures of the bees coming and going, but honestly one you’ve seen one you’ve seen them all.

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I also choose to paint the rim of one of my land rover weller 8 spoke wheels this afternoon.

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Land Rover back to Bracknell

Today I drove the Land Rover back up to Bracknell via Salisbury plain. Alan kitted me out with tools and loads of gear, such that no matter what became me on the trip, I would not need to use my AA cover. I glad though that I didn’t need it or the tools.

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Cruising at what appears to be 40 mph and 2500 rpm, in reality thats closer to 60 mph.

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Arduino output working

Today I got my Arduino and relays working, just on a tutorial code for which I can take no credit. Credit belongs here:

http://www.arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/ShiftOut

And the proof is here;