30May20 22:41 Filed in: Hobby
actually I don't building tanks, but I couldn't resist last autumn's Black Friday offer: a set to age a US military vehicle as it was used in Europe during World War II (ETO). During the past six months I have built three models of a M4 Sherman tank each in a different scale. There is an album of every model, i.e. in 1:35, 1:48 and 1:72. This was quite an unexpected long time and I wonder whether it was worth it.
05Feb20 22:45 Filed in: Hobby
inspired by Alain, who works at the PH in media design with a Calliope mini, I also got myself such a microcontroller. Interesting to see how it all developed, who used to assemble electronic kits in 1980 is now called a maker or the microcontroller itself. The first such kits and boards appeared in the 70s and 80s (PET, AIM65 or µProfessor). Today, much more powerful computers are implemented in a smaller space. I also own some of the best known: Raspberry Pi, Calliope mini, BBC micro:bit or Arduino. With the microbit I have built a (simple) weather station that sends its data to the cloud.