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Warm May Bank Holiday weekend again

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Is the weather this year repeating that of last year?

In preparing this post on the latest riverside walk, I noticed another post from almost the same date last year. The similarity being the nice sunny warm weather in May. This time last year the weather was nice and sunny in early May then cooled More >

Raspberry Pi temperature logger

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Raspberry Pi (boxed) temperature logger

OK, so a while ago I built a little temperature measuring system using an Arduino Uno, an Arduino ethernet Shield, a real time clock module and some digital 1-wire temperature sensors. I hooked up a serial interfaced LCD display to display information such as More >

New walks for 2013

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The 2013 walking season kicks off with a walk on the river Thames around the Isle of Dogs.

This is followed by a long walk on the Grand Union Canal from Cowley Peachey to Rickmansworth.

Thames Clipper

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A few pictures from a round trip on one of the Thames Clipper ferry services. This was an exceptionally warm afternoon in May 2012 a week before the rainy Diamond Jubilee celebrations on the same river! The Thames Clipper service is a nice way to travel along the river from Westminster end, out as More >

More TV … brace yourselves

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As part of a new BBC4 series on Measurement, a film crew has been working at NPL, filming various items for the three hour-long episodes. The presenter of the series is Marcus du Sautoy, and he and the film crew spend some time with me in the dimensional metrology laboratories, filming some More >

Arduino temperature web server

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I have been playing around at building something using the Arduino system. (I have tried to mix the supplier links on this page, though for reference, all items so far have been supplied by Proto-Pic UK).

At work, we have a temperature logger that plugs into the network. It stores temperature and More >

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