Maquette tests

A late post of a test I did looking into hyperbolic parabolas and how they behave.  If you're wondering what one is and where you might have come across one before, think of the Chinese finger trap.  This is a hyperbolic paraboloid. As you can see from above the strands of the shape are formed… Continue reading Maquette tests

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Aquaponics system update

Had to widen the diameter of the pipe outlets to aide water flow as this is where the inexplicable leak was coming from.  Water was just backing up in the pipes as drains couldn't keep up with the pump, and turning the flow of the pump rate down meant there wasn't enough water going around… Continue reading Aquaponics system update

Aquaponic build phase 3

Finished off the farm over the weekend. Needed an extra air pump as the main pump for the plants won't be running non-stop so fitted that for the wee little fishies. Goldfish that is, got fed up with trying to source affordable fish that you could eat once grown.  Although who's to say goldfish can't… Continue reading Aquaponic build phase 3

Aquaponic build phase 2; plus some pump tests

Pump arrived and I was worried about it being underpowered so did some tests... ​​ Not good results.  Maybe the straw pipe is too narrow? See below... Caught a time lapse of the second build phase (in full this time) today.  ​​ Downpipes fixed and inlets / outlets drilled. Nearly ready to start farming. Plant… Continue reading Aquaponic build phase 2; plus some pump tests

So Make It Southampton

Cased out Soton's maker community premises. They've got a pretty good set up there. 3D printers, soldering station, laser cutter, metal lathe, circular saw etc etc. Was loving it!  Going to join I reckon. Might try making one of these one day even.  Several of the guys had made their own 3D printer.  People were… Continue reading So Make It Southampton